We operate a same day Doctor/Nurse led service for patients who feel they have a clinical need to be seen and are unable to wait till the next routine appointment. Receptionist will place you on the triage list and either a Doctor or Nurse will call you back within 2 hours. The Doctor or Nurse will either give you telephone advice or make you an appointment to come down to the surgery to see a health professional.
Please be aware that a current mobile/landline telephone number is needed for this service.
Please make an appointment in the Treatment Room for the following: -Dressings / removal of stitches.
Please make an appointment at least six weeks in advance of your holiday to ensure adequate cover. A charge will be made for certain immunisations, which are not covered by the NHS. A list of charges is held at reception.
Other recommended vaccinations
Flu – is recommended yearly for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes, residents of nursing and rest homes, and patients aged over 65. Please contact the reception staff in September for details of the flu clinics.
Pnuemovax -is recommended every 10 years for patients with chronic heart, lung, liver, kidney disease, diabetes, and other at risk groups.
Tetanus – recommended for all patients. Once a course of 3 injections has been completed boosters should be given every 10 years.
Shingles – Patients aged between 70-79 years are eligible for the vaccine.
Health Promotion Clinic
These clinics are run by the Practice Nurses The clinics are for the following: – blood pressure checks, diabetic checks, cholesterol checks, urine checks and advice on diet, alcohol, exercise, tobacco, heart disease prevention and lifestyle.
Child Health and Development
This clinic is held every Wednesday morning between 9:00 and 11:45 for well babies only. You will be sent an appointment for your baby’s 8 week check and 7-9 month development checks, and for all immunisations. Referrals will be required for these appointments from the GPs and nurses.
Post natal examinations are usually completed 6 weeks after delivery by the nurse practitioner. Please inform reception what the appointment is for.
This is run by the community midwife. It is held every Tuesday afternoon between 1:15 pm and 4:30 pm and is by appointment only. To contact the midwives, please telephone 01253 956820.
Well Woman Service
These clinic are run by the practice nurses and are for the following: Cervical smears, contraceptive advice, blood pressure checks, preconceptual advice, menopause and HRT advice, health screenings and lifestyle checks.
Chronic Disease Service
Practice nurses, supervised by the Doctors run this clinic. Advice on treatment and lifestyle is supplied to all patients with asthma, COPD, diabetes, hypertension and respiratory problems. Please bring your medication with you.
PCN – The Central Wes Primary Care Network
Services provided within house rather than referred to other agencies these include:
Social Prescribing helps you to explore extra services that may support you to improve your health, well-being and independence.
Care Co-ordinators—To help improve the overall care and experience for patients.