Clinics and Services
Clinics & Services
- INR & Phlebotomy
- Chronic Disease Reviews
- Chronic Disease Clinic
- Minor Surgery
- Well Baby Clinic (incl. immunisations)
- Family Planning/Well Woman
- Well Woman Clinic
A child immunisation clinic is held every Tuesday between 1.00 and 3.30pm. This is conducted by the practice nurse, health visitor and doctor.
Timetable of Immunisations
|Around 12 months||Hib / Men C booster
Pneumococcal (PCV) booster
|3 years 4 months||dTaP/IPV or DTaP/IPV
If you have any concerns please speak to the practice nurse, health visitor or your doctor.
We recommend vaccination against ‘flu in the autumn for all our patients who will be 65 years or over by the following March. Vaccination is also recommended for pregnant ladies and anyone considered ‘at risk’, which includes those suffering from:
Diabetes mellitus, chronic heart disease, chronic respiratory disease including asthma, chronic renal disease, immunosuppression due to disease or treatment, chronic liver disease, chronic neurological disease, stroke, transient ischaemic attack, multiple sclerosis & related conditions, hereditary & degenerative disease of the nervous system, patients living in a long-stay residential or nursing home or other long-stay facility, those who are the main carers for elderly or disabled persons whose welfare may be at risk if the Carer falls ill and those who are in receipt of a carers allowance.
Flu clinic times are posted in our news section.
We recommend that anyone over 65 years old has this vaccination which provides life-long cover (except for immunosuppressed patients who need a booster every five years).
Everyone should be protected by immunisation from this disease. A course of three injections gives protection for 10 years. Please check with our practice nurse.
This disease can cause Meningitis and septicemia that can kill in hours and those who recover may be left severely disabled. The vaccine also protects against three other meningococcal groups too – A, C and Y.
If you are in this age group it is very important that you take up the vaccine. It is being offered in response to a rapidly growing increase in cases of a highly aggressive strain of meningococcal disease group W.
If you’re planning to go to university, please make an appointment before leaving for university. You are at more risk of Meningitis and septicaemia in the first weeks at university when you mix with lots of new people, some of whom may unknowingly carry the meningococcal bacteria, which is usually spread through prolonged close contact.
As the vaccine will also boost your protection against MenC, it replaces the "Freshers’" MenC programme which has been in place for the past year.
If you decide not to have the vaccination please let us know so we can enter this on your medical records.Further information on the vaccination programme and meningococcal disease can be found at:
During busy periods telephone consultations will be suspended, however during these times please feel free to ask one of our receptionists to relay a message on your behalf to one of our GPs. This member of staff can then ring you back with the GPs response. All are staff are bound by confidentiality agreements.
Travel Advice & Immunisation
Our practice nurses have up-to-date information on your needs for injections and malaria protection for travel abroad. Please come in plenty of time to allow for injection courses where necessary.
Advice on contraception is available by consulting any of the doctors or practice nurses. A family planning clinic is run by the practice nurse, with doctors in attendance, on Wednesday evenings, providing all types of contraception. Intra-uterine devices (including the Mirena device) can be fitted by the doctors. An Implanon service is also provided.
Emergency contraception is available during surgery hours however for those patients aged between 14 and 25 it can also be obtained free of charge from certain pharmacies.
You will be referred to a specialist clinic but most of your care in pregnancy will come from the midwives. Do report to your doctor early in pregnancy. Antenatal clinics are held by midwifes. Please ensure you return to the practice for your postnatal check six to eight weeks after your baby is born.
We recommend that ladies have a smear test every three years from the age of 20 to 64 unless advised otherwise. The test can be done during surgery times by your doctor but please inform the receptionist as you will require a double appointment so that sufficient time can be allocated and preparations made. You may also have a smear test done by one of our practice nurses at the Well Woman clinic on Wednesdays.
All our doctors are on the minor surgery list and perform various minor operations in the health centre. You will be given an appointment for these if required.
Useful Advice For Minor Illnesses
Many mild illnesses and conditions are self-limiting. They will get better with no treatment or, in many instances, can be dealt with by yourself with a little help from the chemist if need be.
These are very useful drugs for treating infections spread by bacteria but they are of no use on the many conditions caused by viruses eg cold and flu, most tummy upsets and sore throats. Excess use leads to resistant germs and they can induce serious side-effects. Your doctor will decide when to use them.
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