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New Patient Registrations
Looking for a doctor?Please contact the practice and arrange to complete a new patient registration form and health questionnaire.  You will need proof of identity and proof of address with you when you register.

Late Night Clinics
We are pleased to announce that we now hold late night appointments up until 7:30pm every Monday night. Please note that reception is closed to general queries and prescription collections.

Cancellations
Please try to keep your appointment and arrive at the surgery in good time. If you are unable to make your appointment, please tell us as soon as possible so we can offer your appointment to another patient.

Out of Hours
If you need to see a doctor outside normal surgery hours, please telephone the normal practice number – 01274 224 888 – and you will be directed to our emergency on-call doctor service.  Alternatively, you can call 111 for any health queries.

Test results
Please telephone after 2pm for test results.

Clinics and Services

We aim to provide a full range of services to cater for all your healthcare requirements. Our comprehensive programme of services and clinics include:


Baby and childhood immunisations
Our nurses provide routine immunisations to protect young children from serious childhood diseases. We can offer up-to-date advice and guidance about these immunisations.


Vaccinations - Children  
All children should be have routine vaccinations as follows:


2 months:    Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Polio, Hib & Pneumococcal


3 months:    Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Hib (type b) & Meningitis C


4 months:    Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Hib (type b), Meningitis C & Pneumococcal


Around 12 months:  Hib (type b), Meningitis C


Around 13 months:  Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR), Pneumococcal


3 years and 4 months or so after:   Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio & MMR


13 to 18 years old:   Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio


Baby clinics
These are drop-in clinics run fortnightly on a Wednesday morning at the surgery with the health visitors, practice nurses and GPs, providing advice on keeping your baby healthy.


Family planning
We advise on and provide all forms of contraception, including the fitting of contraceptive coils and contraceptive implants. This service (as with all our medical care) is completely confidential.


Minor surgery
Minor surgical procedures can be carried out in the practice, including the removal of a small lumps and bumps and administering joint injections.  Please be aware that these appointmnet are by referral only.  You must see a GP before you can be booked in to these clinics.


Travel vaccinations
The latest health advice is provided for overseas travellers, and we can administer most recommended travel vaccinations. Please contact us with at least 8 weeks notice before you travel.  If these vaccinations are administered less than 6 weeks before you travel they may not be 100% effective.


Influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations
The influenza vaccination is given annually to over 65-year-olds, and a one-off injection is given for the pneumococcal vaccination. Both vaccinations are also given to patients in ‘at-risk’ categories, which include those with heart or lung conditions, diabetes, those with no spleen and those with a weakened immune system (for example, patients undergoing cancer treatment). The Flu season is between September and January.  We cannot administer Flu vaccines outside of this time.


Diabetes clinics
We offer weekly clinics by a highly trained and qualified diabetic nurse, to monitor this condition. Additional support is provided by a wider range of health care professionals including podiatrist, dietician and if required consultant care.


Cardiovascular clinics
Heart disease in the community is cared for by our specialist nurse. Conditions, such as angina, strokes, and peripheral vascular disease are managed on an ongoing basis at our weekly dedicated clinic.


Asthma clinics
These clinics provide regular checks for all adult patients with asthma. For children under 16 years, please consult with the GP. Through these clinics we ensure you are receiving the most appropriate medication and treatment.


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) 
To help us manage this condition, we use a spirometer (breathing test) to help diagnose, treat and monitor patients with chronic obstructive airways disease, chronic bronchitis and emphysema.


Smoking cessation clinics
To help you break this habit, these one-to-one weekly sessions will use the full range of medication available to us, including tablets, patches, gum etc.. Motivation and support is key to your success.


Cervical cytology/smears
All women aged between 25 and 64 years are advised to attend the surgery for regular smears. These are done every three years up to the age of 50, and then every five years.


ECGs
We provide an in-house ECG service, so if a doctor refers you for an ECG recording you won’t need to go up to hospital for it.  This is done only by referral from a GP.


Sexual Health Screening
We provide fully confidential screening for sexually transmitted diseases which is open to patients who are registered with us and also those who aren’t.  We also offer a free Chlamydia Screening service to patients who are under the age of 25.


Physiotherapy
Twice weekly physiotherapy sessions are conducted in the practice.  Referral to this service is usually made through the GP or Nurse Practitioner.


Alcohol Service
We offer a weekly clinic dedicated to supporting people who are struggling with their alcohol intake. Click here to find out more information about this clinic.  


Additional Services
The practice can provide access to a wide range of services when needed. These services include counselling, occupational therapy, social services, exercise on prescription (through the BEEP Scheme) etc.  Access is usually provided through referral by the GP or Nurse Practitioner, although some services are through self-referral – please ask a member of the team for advice.


Non-NHS services
Insurance medicals, medicals for HGV drivers and other professions are carried out by GPs, and appointments can be arranged by our receptionists. These Non-NHS services are charged for using a scale as recommended by the BMA.  



 
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