Services and Clinics

Ante-Natal Clinics

We have a small team of midwives. The midwife led ante-natal clinic is on every Tuesday. They will also care for you after your baby is born. We take part in the national programme and requests to attend for a smear. A letter will be sent to you by the screening service.

Chaperone Service

Please ask if you feel you would like a chaperone with you at any time during a consultation and we will be happy to arrange.

Child Health and Development Checks

These checks are done by the Health Visitors. The Health Visitors run a clinic the 3rd Monday of each month from 1:30pm – 3:00pm.

Child Vaccinations

We follow the national programme. Appointments will be sent to you to attend the children’s vaccination clinic. Please bring your child health check book with you each time you attend the appointments.

Chiropody/Podiatry

All patients with Diabetes will have a chiropody assessment arranged every year. Unfortunately there is no provision for NHS chiropody for patients who do not have diabetes. Age UK can give you a list of chiropodists who are able to provide foot care including toe-nail cutting. 01228 536673

Chronic Disease Management

Patients suffering from asthma, diabetes and COPD can be seen in special clinics run by the nurses. Patients with these conditions are strongly recommended to attend for regular checks

Contraception

We provide contraceptive advice and treatments. Dr Mansour fits intra-uterine contraception devices, she also does contraceptive implant procedures. All Drs and nurses can give advice about emergency contraception. Please ask reception for an urgent appointment if you need to be seen for emergency contraception. You do not have to say the reason for this appointment. Emergency contraception is most effective if taken within 24 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse but can be effective for up to 5 days. Please do not delay in contacting the surgery. Emergency contraception can also be given by a pharmacist.

Counselling

First Step is a service for people experiencing common mental health problems, such as depression or anxiety. You can be referred by your GP straight to them, or you can refer yourself by telephoning 0300123 9122. More information is available at the surgery.

What help does the service provide?

  • Help to people that are experiencing common mental health problems (e.g. depression, anxiety)
  • Assessment and brief talking therapies, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), counselling, self help books and computerised therapy.
  • Referral to other services if this would be more appropriate.
    Please click here to view the First Step Patient Leaflet

Flu Vaccinations

We offer these each autumn to everyone over 65. Carers and people with certain medical conditions are also eligible for this vaccination. We will give flu clinic details beginning of September.  Flu vaccinations are given each year. Appointments can be made with the nurses and health care assistants.

Mammography

We take part in the national programme, women between the age of 50 and 70 are included. The patients are screened every 3 years. An appointment will be sent to you.

NHS Health Checks

NHS health checks are being offered to all people aged between 40 and 74 once every five years. If you wish to have a health check please contact reception to make an appointment.

Pneumonia Vaccinations

All people over 65 or those who have respiratory problems, diabetes or serious illness are advised to have the pneumonia vaccine. This can be given any time of the year and is only given once. Patients who have had their spleen removed might need the vaccination repeated. Please make an appointment with the nurse to have this.

Patient Transport Service (PTS)

Patient Transport Service Website

The Patient Transport Service is here to help non-emergency patients get to and from medical appointments. We want to make sure those who need it have access to it. To find out if you are eligible please phone 0800 0323240 or visit: www.patienttransport.nwas.nhs.uk

Post Natal Appointments

Please make an appointment for approximately 6 weeks after the birth. We perform the 6 week check on your baby. Please bring your child health record book with you when you attend.

Private Certificates and Medical Examinations

We can provide private examinations and certificates where appropriate. These are not funded by the NHS. Please ask at reception for the current fees.

Smoking Cessation

Smoking can seriously damage your health. If you smoke and would like help to stop please contact your local pharmacy.

Young People

We welcome young people who would like confidential advice about any matter. Please contact reception to make an appointment with either a doctor or a nurse.