Regular development checks for the under-fives are carried out by the Practice Nurse and Dr Deane during the Baby Clinic every Monday afternoon. Children’s immunisations are performed by the nurse at the same time as the Baby Clinic.
The Practice offers a full range of services including coils and caps.
If you need the “morning-after pill” it is available from any of the doctors or can be bought over the counter at the Pharmacy. In fact, it does not have to be taken the morning after but within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse. Any consultation for contraception will be treated in the strictest confidence.
All doctors provide maternity services though none offers home confinements. An Ante-Natal Clinic is held by the community midwives on Tuesday afternoons. Antenatal appointments with the doctors are during normal surgeries.
Minor Surgery for suitable cases is undertaken by all doctors at their discretion. Tissue samples are routinely sent to the laboratory for examination.
A Phlebotomy Clinic is run every morning at the Practice. Our Health Care Assistant takes most routine blood samples for laboratory tests. If you are required to have a “Fasting” blood sample e.g. for a cholesterol or glucose test, you should only have water from after 10 pm the night before your blood test is taken.
Results take from 3 to 5 days to come back according to the test required. Please ring after midday for results. For reasons of confidentiality, results can only be given to the patient.
Our practice nurses are available daily by appointment. They offer a variety of services including advice on all general matters and run clinics for Warfarin, Respiratory, Diabetes, Well Woman, Babies, Travel, Complex Wound Dressing and Cryotherapy.
Patients may book an appointment for a cervical smear, family planning or HRT advice. For women already on the pill or HRT, your 6-monthly blood pressure check may be done at this clinic. The clinic is also an opportunity to discuss any worries you may have concerning your health.
We appreciate that some patients, male or female, may wish to have a chaperone present during their consultation with a doctor or nurse, particularly if a physical examination is necessary. If you would like a chaperone, you may bring a friend with you or alternatively ask our receptionist and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Our nurses can advise you on all aspects of healthcare for foreign travel including immunisation and malaria prevention. Please complete our travel risk assessment form (available in the download section of ‘The Practice’ tab) at least six weeks before you travel and hand it into reception. Our Travel Nurse will then contact you to make an appointment. We hold stocks of most vaccines which can be administered in our weekly clinics. Private prescriptions for anti-malaria drugs can be issued where required.