New Mothers should consult their doctor to confirm their pregnancy and arrange their ante-natal care. Most patients are referred to the Maternity Department of the local Alexandra Hospital, and the maternity care is shared with hospital staff and the community midwives.
The doctors in the practice like to examine new babies when they are eight weeks old, combining this with Mum’s post-natal check. The baby also has its first immunizations at this visit.
Appointments and advice are available with any doctor or Family Planning nurse at any time during surgery hours. As with all our services, it is COMPLETELY CONFIDENTIAL.
Teenagers are welcome, again in total confidence. Emergency contraception is available and should be started within 72 hours.
Condoms are available from reception at any time.
We recommend that all our female patients should have a smear performed every 3 years from age 25 – 49 and every 5 years from 50 – 64. The purpose of this test is to prevent cancer of the cervix. The procedure is normally carried out by the practice nurses.
Patients can be referred to our Counsellor by any G.P.
We offer a wide range of minor surgical procedures at the surgery. You should consult a doctor about any moles, lumps or bumps that concern you, as these may be suitable for removal at the surgery.
Patients over 75 may request an annual health check. Patients who have not been seen for 3 years may request a health check.
This is recommended for everyone over 65 years of age, and for patients with chronic medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, asthma, bronchitis or kidney problems. It is carried out between October and January each year.
We offer a wide variety of vaccinations, flu, shingles, travel, baby, preschool, HPV, etc - please ask at Reception to see if you are eligible.
Are you eligible for a shingles vaccination?
This is for the treatment of warts, small skin tags and verrucae. The affected area is frozen with liquid nitrogen. This treatment is not recommended for children under 10 years.
Private Medical Services
Some services are not covered by the NHS, and a charge will be made for these. This includes private insurance forms and various special examinations for employment, driving etc.
A full list of these services is displayed in the surgery together with the current standard charges.