Clinics & Services
The practice is engaged in health education and disease prevention. Please ask at reception for an appointment for any of the following:
- Well Woman
- Smoking Cessation
- Safe Drinking
- Weight Reduction
If you are over 19 years of age and would like a free health check, please make an appointment with our practice nurse.
- Family Planning - all doctors will provide advice and prescriptions for the contraceptive pill. We also have doctors who will see patients for advice and fitting of coils, caps, implants, injectable, etc. Please tell the receptionist what you need and she will book you an appointment in the most appropriate service.
- Cervical Smears - the practice nurses usually perform cervical smears, but if you prefer your own doctor, this can be arranged with notice. To help us with the paperwork, when making your appointment, please tell the receptionist if you require a cervical smear.
- Chlamydia Screening - . Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK, affecting both men and women. Most people have no symptoms. If you are sexually active and under 25 you should be tested for chlamydia annually.
The test for chlamydia is simple – just one quick and painless test that you do yourself. You do NOT need to be examined.
- Phlebotomy - there is an in-house blood testing service on Thursday and Friday every week. Appointments can be made by phone or in person at reception. We can take blood from children over the age of 5 years. Please book an appointment.
- Child Health Surveillance - the practice provides a full child development service run by Dr Johnson and the health visitor. Once you have registered your baby at the practice, an appointment for checks will be sent to you.
- Maternity Services - all of our doctors offer full maternity care. The community midwives work with the practice and can offer special advice in both antenatal and postnatal care.
- Immunisation - immunisation clinics are held weekly on Wednesday afternoon. Your child is normally invited by letter to attend between 2:00pm and 3:00pm. If your child is late for an immunisation, please ring the surgery to make an appointment to attend this clinic between 3:00pm – 4:00pm. If you have problems coming to the clinic, please speak to your health visitor who may be able to arrange another time. Special Immunisation clinics are sometimes arranged during school holidays as well as the above.