Clinics And Services
We recommend that females up to the age of 65 should have smear tests with the following regularity:
- Under 25 – up to 6 months before you turn 25
- 25 to 49 – every 3 years
- 50 to 64 – every 5 years
- 65 or older – only if 1 of your last 3 tests was abnormal
Please make an appointment at reception or by completing our Get Help for any Health Problem form.
The surgery run a proactive programme and will call all children for their immunisation at the appropriate time. You will receive an invite by text or letter.
If you are unable to attend, you should telephone the immunisation coordinator at the surgery on option 5.
We offer a full range of contraceptive advice to our patients. If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review please complete our Contraceptive Pill Review form.
There are specific arrangements for the management of certain conditions such as:
- Asthma – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an annual review of your asthma symptoms, please complete our asthma review form
- High blood pressure – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit your blood pressure readings on a regular basis, please complete our blood pressure review form
- Smoking – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a smoking review on a regular basis, please complete our smoking review form
Details are available from the receptionists with whom appointments are made.
Postnatal care is provided by the doctors with the help of our community midwife and health visitors.
The surgery is fully equipped for minor surgery; the doctors are qualified to perform a variety of minor surgical procedures.
Services For Children
From the day you return home from hospital with your baby we provide a complete programme of child health surveillance, immunisation and health care. This will involve at various stages the doctors, midwives, health visitors and practice nurses.
Doctors from our practice carry out developmental checks at specified stages (your health visitor will provide full details).
Services For The Elderly
If you are aged 75 years or over, you will be invited to consult either your doctor, the practice nurse, district nurse or health visitor.
This can happen at the surgery or, if that is not possible, a home visit can be arranged.
- Tetanus/Diphtheria – Please make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss these.
- Influenza – This is recommended both for all patients over the age of 65 and for younger patients with chest problems, heart disease or diabetes. Details are available from our receptionists in october each year.
- Pneumovax – This is available and recommended by the department of health for all patients over the age of 65, immunosuppressed patients and those who have had a splenectomy.
- Shingles – This is available and recommended for patients between 70-79.