The practice provides this service and will be happy to discuss with you your individual needs.
The aim of promoting health is to try to identify risk factors at an early stage and prevent them from causing ill health. For this reason we will ask about drinking and smoking habits and measure your blood pressure and weight from time to time. This is especially wise in people with a family history of heart disease, diabetes or stroke. Our nurses run special clinics to address these issues.
Antenatal appointments with the GP take place at the surgery. Doctors provide shared care with midwives to look after maternity patients.
Medical examinations for special purposes, such as fitness to travel, pre-employment, insurance, driving medicals etc. are undertaken by special appointment. A fee will be payable. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment. Fees are clearly displayed in the reception area.
In accordance with Department of Health guidelines, we recommend an influenza plus pneumonia vaccination for patients with diabetes, chronic heart, lung and kidney disease, residents of nursing and rest homes and all patients over 65. The vaccination is available in October; please contact the practice nurse for further details.
We also recommend that, where appropriate, patients over 65 receive a pneumonia vaccination. Please ask the practice nurses for advice.
The current recommended schedule can be found here.
Our practice nurses will be pleased to give advice to those patients going abroad. Allow adequate time (minimum of two weeks) in order for the vaccine(s) to be effective. Certain vaccines are chargeable - please ask at the time of booking. Further information can be found on the above tab.
We have a specialist Smoking Cessation Advisor who is able to support you if you wish to stop smoking. There are clinics held each week on a Tuesday afternoon. Our Health Care Assistant is also able to offer smoking cessation advice. Please ask at reception for further information.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Monday 8.00am - 6.30pm
Tuesday 8.00am - 8.00pm
Wednesday 7.00am - 6.30pm
Thursday 8.00am - 6.30pm
Friday 8.00am - 6.30pm
We are sorry but, in order to ensure that we are able to maintain the current level of turnaround, the dispensary will no longer be open during extended hours. This will take effect from Monday 8th January 2018. It will be open daily from 8.00am until 6.30pm. We will also be closing every Thursday between 2.00pm - 4.00pm from 1.12.2017.
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