Clinics and Services

Clinics

Antenatal Clinic

Antenatal clinics are run on a Tuesday afternoon, and appointments can be made with the doctor. When you know that you are pregnant, please see your doctor who will advise you to book in to the antenatal clinic at the surgery or at your preferred hospital if appropriate.

Asthma/COPD Clinic

This clinic takes place on a Thursday afternoon by a doctor to monitor all patients who are asthmatic or who have COPD. Usually you will be invited to attend by letter and/or telephone call. Your doctor may also advise you to attend this clinic if he or she feels that you need to be reviewed more closely.

Chronic Disease Clinic

This clinic is run on a Thursday afternoon by the nurse in order to monitor patients who would be diabetic or fall under any other chronic disease category.

Children's Development

Babies are seen at six weeks for a developmental check with the doctor and will be booked in with the nurse for their first immunisations thereafter. Please tell the reception staff that you wish to book in your baby for their first immunisations after you've seen the doctor.

Childhood Immunisations

All children are seen by the doctor prior to the commencement of their immunisation program. They will then be booked in with the practice nurse for all their immunisations. We strongly reccommend that you have your child immunised against diptheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, HIB and meningitis, measles, mumps and rubella.
If you are uncertain or have questions with regard to any of the above injections, please speak to the nurse and/or a doctor who will be happy to advise you. For further information on when your child should have the relevant vaccinations, please ask for a childhood immunisation leaflet from the nurse or from reception.

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Lifestyle Clinics

The nurse runs this clinic alongside a clinic for health checks on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am-11:00am and on a Friday from 4:00pm-6:30pm.

Travel Immunisations

Travel immunisations need to be booked in advance and can be done at any time during general surgery. Please book an appointment to discuss your travel details and obtain advice on what immunisations you need a minimum of 10 weeks before you are due to travel. This will enable us to ensure that you are fully immunised prior to travel. Please note that if you require a certificate to be produced, this may incur a fee (i.e. Hajj pilgrims).

Other Clinics

From time to time the practice will offer additional clinics and patients will be advised as to what these clinic are and when they take place. Every year between September and December the practice will put on additional clinics to vaccinate people who are either over 65 years of age or at risk from chronic diseases to be immunised against influenza. It is important that patients who fall under the above categories have the flu vaccination as this will ensure they remain healthy over the winter period when they are most at risk from contracting flu, pneumonia etc.

Services

Transport Booking

If you are unable to travel by public transport and do not your own mode of transpport to attend an outpatient appointment at one of the hospitals, you may be entitled to be picked up and dropped before and after your appointment. Please contact reception well in advance of your appointment and they will be able to advise you as to whether you are entitled to this and complete the booking on your behalf.

Private Fees

Some of the services we are asked to provide fall outside of the remit of the NHS and a charge will be applicable for these. These would include such things as private medical certificates, fitness to drive, medical examinations for employment, sports and schools, and private insurance claims. Our charges are based on the recommendations made by the British Medical Association (BMA). A list of these fees can be obtained from reception. Please note that special appointments are required for all of the above medicals.

Visitors from Non-EU countries

All patients who are not UK or EU residents will be seen as a one-off consultation in the event of a medical emergency.