These are available via the practice nurse. Please ring the surgery for an appointment. We suggest cervical smears are done every three years from the age of 25 to 49 and every five years from the age of 50 to 65. If you feel your appointment is overdue, please check with the practice nurse.
Patients Aged Between 16 and 75
If you have not been seen in the last three years, it is recommended that you are seen by either the practice nurse or GP for a health check.
Patients Over The Age Of 75
We recommend that patients over 75 are seen every year for a check-up.
If you find it difficult to get to the surgery, we can arrange for a member of the practice team to visit you at home.
Antenatal and Postnatal Care
The community midwife holds clinics regularly in the surgery for the care of pregnant and nursing mothers. Antenatal care will be shared by the midwife and the doctor.
You are entitled to see a doctor anywhere in the UK if you are away from home and in need of medical help. You can do this simply by asking to see the nearest doctor as a temporary resident.
Child Immunisation Clinics
Tuesday 9.30am - 12 noon
These are run for all children in the practice in conjunction with the practice nurse and health visitor.
Advice and holiday vaccinations are available from the practice nurse.
Medical examination for special purposes eg elderly drivers, pre-employment, insurance medicals etc, can be arranged by appointment. A fee as recommended by the British Medical Association will be payable for these examinations.
Routine advice on contraception is available from the surgery. Make an appointment with either the doctor or practice nurse.
We also fit coils; please ask at reception for more details.
If contraception is not used every time sexual intercourse takes place, pregnancy may result.
Emergency contraception, such as tablets or a coil, is available to help prevent unwanted pregnancy.
Tablets can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex, or a coil fitted in cases up to five days after.
If you need emergency contraception please tell the receptionist you need to be seen as an extra emergency appointment. If she requests to know the reason why, please ask to speak to her in private.
Emergency contraception works better when taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex.