Baby checks and immunisations
Coils and implants
Presently by appointment only.
All children are invited to see the doctor for a health and development check at about 6 weeks. Later checks are carried out by the Health Visitors and School Nurses.
Please bring your "red" book when you come.
All patients who have a history of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), Angina and Heart Failure will be invited to attend an annual assessment with one of our Practice Nurses.
In addition to recording vital medical statistics, comprehensive advice will be given on lifestyle and support offered to patients enabling them to live as ordinary a life as possible.
To reduce the risk of cervical cancer, smear tests should be performed every 3 years (unless otherwise indicated by the Doctors) between the ages of 25 and 65 years. You will be informed by letter that your smear is due and we will send text reminders. Smear appointments are available to book by our receptionists either here at the practice or at our local GP hub based at Spa Medical, Old Jamaica Rd, if weekend appointments suit your schedule better.
If you are between the ages of 15 and 25 years you can have an NHS Chlamydia test. This is done on a urine sample. The results are confidential and can be sent to your mobile phone. Ask the doctors, advanced nurse practitioners or nurses for the test. Chlamydia on the NHS website.
Both doctors and nurses offer contraceptive services. Guidance on the best method of contraception for you is given and these include the pill, contraceptive injections and implants, caps and coils, patches or condoms.
Emergency contraception is also part of the service.
Flu vaccinations are carried out each year for certain at risk groups. Please see Influenza (Flu) for further information.
If English isn't your first language we can provide interpreting services to help with translation in your appointments.
We can arrange for a telephone interpreter for your appointment.
We are able to arrange this for most languages. This service is free of charge to the patient.
If you would like to find out more please ask at reception, we can also arrange a telephone interpreter for this conversation if needed.
We offer antenatal and postnatal care in co-operation with the midwife and hospital.
See First Contact Practitioners and the Physio Self Management App for further information.
Our Practice Nurses offer the following services:
- Blood pressure checks
- Chronic heart disease (CHD)
- Diabetes review
- First aid advice, blood and urine tests, dressings, removal of stitches etc
- Ear syringing
- Adult and childhood immunisations
- Travel immunisations *presently not available*
- Stopping smoking
- Cervical smears and contraception services
- Family planning
- Health promotion
- Advice on diet
- Post natal exams
- Spirometry (lung function tests)
The nurses also runs a variety of clinics.
Please make an appointment to see the Practice Nurse. If you are a new patient to the Practice, please arrange to have a check up as soon as possible, as your medical records may be delayed in arriving from your previous Doctor.
Help with smoking cessation includes one to one consultations over an average period of twelve weeks. During this time, you will receive advice and support from one of our experienced practice nurses as well as undergoing nicotine replacement therapy.
Local Opiate Users
The practice provides a practice based service for local drug users.
*Presently not available* Advice on immunisation and precautions needed for foreign travel are available from the Nurse.
Please note certificates for confirmation of vaccination for visa purposes are NOT on the NHS and a charge will be made.
Please try and see us well before you travel, ideally 4 to 6 weeks and try not to leave vaccinations to the last minute. It is essential you have adequate medical insurance, and if visiting an European Economic Community (EEC) country you will need an EHIC, see applying for healthcare cover abroad.