Clinics & Services
A full range of family planning services including contraceptive pills, coils, implanon and injectable methods are available at the surgery. Emergency contraception is also available within 72 hours of intercourse, although it is advisable to see a doctor as soon as possible.
The midwife holds a weekly ante-natal clinic on a Tuesday morning. The midwife will also arrange home visits before and after the baby is born. The doctors support this and will carry out post-natal checks on both baby and mum 6-8 weeks after the birth.
The drop in well baby clinic is now held at local children's centres. We still run the immunisation and 8 week health check appointments here at the surgery. Call Locala for detials of your nearest baby clinic:
Breast Feeding Facilities
The Practice promotes breast feeding. If you would like any privacy we have a room you can use. Please ask at reception.
Well-women checks / cervical smears are performed by the nurses. Cervical smears are carried out in line with nationally agreed timescales and it is recommended that you make an appointment when you are called.
Asthma / Diabetes / Happy Heart
The nursing team run special clinics specifically to meet the needs of patients who have been diagnosed with Diabetes / Asthma or Heart Conditions. Blood Tests
We have a qualified phlebotomist at the practice, so blood tests are available to have at the surgery.
Fitness to work Note
Only doctors have the authority to sign fitness to work notes. Fitness to work note’s are only required following a period of self-certification (5 working days) and you will normally require to be seen by a doctor.
The nurses offer a range of travel vaccines although there may be a charge. Please contact the surgery at least 8 weeks before you intend to travel for advice.
Health Checks / Promotion
Patients who are generally healthy and have not been to the surgery for over three years (one year for patients aged 75 or over) can request a Health Check with one of the nurses. Patients may also consult with the nurses with regard to smoking cessation, diet or general health promotion advice.
The flu vaccination is for all patients over 65 and those of any age with certain medical conditions such as asthma, emphysema, diabetes, bronchitis, COPD and heart disease. Flu vaccines are available from September each year. They are also recommended for ladies who are pregnant.
We have facilities to perform minor surgery at the practice e.g. the removal of lumps, tags, cysts, warts etc and give joint injections.
24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring
We have the equipment at the surgery to apply the machines without the patient having to go to the hospital.
We have various GP's that specialise in specific areas, for example, Dermatology, Gynaecology, Minor Surgery and Joint Injections.
Leaflet Corner / Information Notice Boards
These areas are aimed to give you the best and most up to date information.
Spirometry / Reversibility
Spirometry is the most common of the lung function tests. These tests look at how well your lungs work. Spirometry shows how well you breathe in and out. Breathing in and out can be affected by lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, pulmonary fibrosis and cystic fibrosis.
Reversibility testing is done in some cases where the diagnosis of the lung condition is not clear. For this test, you will be asked to do spirometry as described above. You will then be given a medicine by inhaler or nebuliser which may open up the airways. A nebuliser allows a medicine to be inhaled like a fine mist, through a mask. The spirometry test is then repeated 30 minutes or so afterwards. The aim of this is to see if your airways open wider with medication or not. Generally, asthma has more of a reversible element to the airways obstruction, compared with COPD.
There is the facility to use a wheelchair for any patient that needs to use it. Please ask at reception and a member of the team will get it for you.
Text Message Reminders
The surgery sends text messages to remind patients of booked appointments, to confirm appointments to invite patients for reviews and to update patients with reletive news. No personal details will be sent in a text. Please ensure we have your up to date mobile number. You may OPT OUT of the text service at any time by advising reception. Patients are all assumed to have opted in to this service.
Payment by card
You can pay for any transactions either by cash or by card.
If you would like to stop smoking the Health Care Assistants run clinics to help you. Giving you help, support, tips and advice.
Ear Syringing GUIDANCE HAS NOW CHANGED AND WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO OFFER THIS SERVICE. Patients are advised to seek self care from the Pharmacy. If patients have ongoing issues following this then they may need to be referred to the Hospital for further investigation / treatment.
If you have a problem with anything, wether it be difficulty seeing the call screen or difficulty hearing the clinician etc, then please make the receptionist aware. We will be happy to help in any way we can.