A general health ‘MOT’ with particular emphasis on helping you to avoid heart disease. For those aged 15-75. All newly registered patients will be offered a new patient health check on joining the practice.
If you are aged 40-65 you take an on-line health check click here.
All women from age 24.5 are recommended to have a cervical smear every 3 years until the age of 50 and thereafter every 5 years until aged 65. All women over the age of 50 will be called for breast screening every 3 years.
These will include the same checks as for the well person but will include lifestyle advice particularly relevant to men.
Advice on contraception. Emergency contraception also available.
This care is shared between the doctor, midwife and hospital based specialists.
Child Development Checks
These are carried out mainly by the Health Visitor. The 8 week baby check is carried out prior to starting vaccinations. For more information on children’s services click here.
We recommend full vaccination of pre-school children. Letters of invitation to make an appointment will normally be sent to you but if in doubt please contact us. See below for a full schedule of recommended immunisations.
Travel Vaccinations and holiday advice
Anyone planning holidays abroad should refer to the Fit for travel website and then check with the practice nurse at least 2-3 months before they are due to travel as to which vaccinations are required. A Travel vaccination form can be obtained from the surgery which requires completion with information regarding destination, this needs returning to the surgery when an appointment will be made with the Practice Nurse. Before your appointment she will go through the information and will be able to advise on the vaccinations required, charges etc. Some vaccinations are not available on the NHS and therefore a fee will be charged. Please click here for more information.
These are available in September of each year. Information will be posted in the surgery and on this site when dates are confirmed.This vaccination is recommended for those over 65, anyone suffering from a chronic disease such as diabetes or heart disease, carers and pregnant women.
Available to the same group of patients as above but only needs to be given once during your lifetime.
Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination programme
Please see this document for guidance on current recommendations for:-
Chronic Disease Management
The care of these patients is shared between the Doctor and Nurse. You will be called for an annual review to keep you in the best of health.
If you would like help to give up smoking we run smoking cessation clinics here at the surgery. For more information or to make an appointment please ring our main reception number.
Alternatively smokers wishing to quit can self refer to:
Specialist Stop Smoking Service – 0300 303 1603
NHS Smoking Helpline – Freephone 0800 022 4332 (7.00 am – 11.00 pm 7 days a week)
Some of the doctors are qualified to perform minor surgery.
This is available to patients who are significantly overweight and highly motivated to lose weight. Please leave your details at reception and the practice nurse will contact you.