Service We Provide

 

Health Promotion Clinics

As a practice we are committed to a policy of promoting good health and preventing disease. The following clinics are held by the doctors and nurses:-

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Antenatal
  • Travel Clinic
  • Well Person
  • Child Health Surveillance
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Chlamydia Screening

Please ask at reception for the days and times of the clinics

Women between the ages of 25 and 65 will be offered a cervical smear test in line with current recommendations. Please ask at reception for an appointment.

GP Consultations

 

Influenza or 'Flu'

From the end of September each year the influenza vaccination will be available for patients over the age of 65, healthcare workers and adults and children with any of the following conditions:-

  • heart disease
  • kidney disease
  • diabetes
  • chronic chest conditions including asthma
  • conditions causing lowered immunity

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Tetanus, Diptheria and Polio Immunisations

It is now considered for most circumstances that a total of five doses of the vaccine at appropriate intervals give satisfactory long-term protection. Therefore boosters are not required every ten years. If in doubt please speak to the practice nurse.

 

Pneumococcal Vaccination

Pneumococcal disease is the term used to describe a range of illnesses such as pneumonia, septicaemia (blood poisoning) and meningitis. The pneumococcal vaccination is available for patients over the age of 65 and adults and children with any of the following conditions:-

  • heart disease
  • lung disease
  • diabetes
  • those with no spleen or lowered immunity
 

Childhood Immunisations

Please check with the practice nurse that your child is up to date with the current vaccination schedule

 

NHS Health Checks

If you are aged between 40 and 74 you might be entitled to a free NHS Health Check done. This is a basic health check that can be done at the surgery by a member of the nursing team. However, if you are currently being monitored by your GP for any long-term condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart or kidney problems you will not need to have the check done.

If you do receive a letter, and are not already being monitored for something else it is important that you ring and book an appointment with a Health Care Assistant or nurse for a convenient time. You can expect to have basic information such as height, weight, blood pressure taken, a finger-prick blood test to confirm your cholesterol levels and be given advice and support around your diet and smoking, drinking and exercise habits.

All of this information will help us in the Practice, and other community health services, to determine where and what the greatest health needs of our population are so if you would like to have the check, please do make sure that you ring us for an appointment. Thank you.