New Patient and Learning Disability Health Check
New patients can request a health check with a member of our nursing staff to check height, weight, blood pressure, medical history and discuss any concerns.
Learning Disability health checks are with our Health Care Assistants and patients should download our LD Patient Questionnaire, please give your completed forms to reception at least 24-48 hours prior to your appointment – LD Patient Questionnaire
Antenatal and Postnatal care
Our attached Community Midwife, Lydia Flanders, runs weekly antenatal clinics on a Monday and Tuesday morning. Antenatal patients will be seen by their Doctor and Midwife. The Midwife will also attend home deliveries.
Immunisations for all pre-school children registered with the practice are offered and administered by the Practice Nurse at the same times.Please ring the surgery for details. Please do not bring ill or infectious children to this clinic.
The Health Visiting Team can be contacted on 01494 426168. The team hold regular drop in clinics – Please call for details.
The Doctors and Practice Nurses are available for information on family planning. All contraceptive methods are prescribed, including injections and implants. For emergency contraception, please make an appointment, but be prepared to tell the receptionist that you require emergency contraception if you are not offered a same-day appointment so that you may be seen within an appropriate time scale.
As of 1.1.05 these are offered every three years for women aged 25-49 and every five years for those aged 49-64. Under 25’s will not be routinely called. Any women who joined the screening programme before the above date will continue to be called as before.
Flu immunisations are free and recommended in the Autumn for the over 65’s and those with heart and lung disorders, or diabetes.
These are available in the surgery. Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse to discuss your requirements. It is important that you allow sufficient time for the completion of any immunisation course before you go on holiday.(Charges apply for some travel vaccinations- please see the scale of charges in reception).
Tetanus immunisations are recommended for everybody. If you have never had an anti-tetanus injection and would like advice, please contact the Practice Nurse.
Diabetic and Asthma clinics
These are held at regular intervals. Diabetic and Asthma clinics are by appointment with the Doctor or Practice Nurse.
Breast Screening is offered every three years to all women aged between 50 – 64.