Clinics and Services

If you would like to book an appointment for any of the below clinics, please visit our Consulting Room.

Contraceptive implant clinics

Contraceptive services and advice, including contraception implant fitting service now available with our female GP, please ask the reception team for further details. If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review, please complete our online Contraceptive Pill Review form.

Minor illness clinic

Our minor illness nurse will be able to treat you for minor ailments, such as ear ache, rashes, sore throats etc.The receptionists have all been trained to help triage your ailments and will ask if you would like to see the nurse who can prescribe if required.

If you wish to see the nurse, rather than a doctor, please tell the receptionist when you book your appointment.

Private medical examinations

We carry out routine medical examinations for insurance companies and employers. There is a charge for such medicals which sometimes has to be paid by the patient personally. This will usually be the case for HGV and taxi driver licences, and for the fitness to drive medicals required by most insurance companies for those over 70. Please ask the receptionist about charges when you book a medical.

Private health care

We are happy to refer patients who wish to see a specialist in private practice, and we do not charge for organising this. We do make a charge for the completion of claim forms for private health insurance eg BUPA, PPP etc. A full schedule of fees, updated in April each year, is available on request from the secretary.

Sickness certificates

If you are off work for less than seven days you are responsible for your own self-certification on form SC2, which can be found using our online Sick/Fit Note triage.

If your employer will not accept an SC2 we can issue a private medical certificate for which we charge a fee. After seven days you will be entitled to an NHS medical certificate.

Travel

The practice nurse can advise you about all aspects of travel immunisation. Please make an appointment to see them as far in advance of your holiday as possible.

No immunisation schedule can give you 100% protection. You must still take precautions against mosquitoes. Drink bottled water only, if you must drink ordinary water either boil it or add purifying tablets. If you become ill after returning from abroad you must consult a doctor.

Substantial protection can be provided against:

  • Malaria
  • Polio
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus
  • Typhoid
  • Meningitis
  • Yellow fever
  • Some forms of hepatitis.

We provide most immunisations (excluding yellow fever) at the practice.

Not all travel vaccines are available on the NHS, therefore a charge will incur. There is also a charge for certificates.

Hepatitis B

Certain occupational groups such as police and prison officers, doctors, dentists and nurses, should be immunised.

Influenza

Elderly people and those with heart, lung and kidney problems, diabetes and asthma. The practice offers vaccinations in October and November to patients in these groups.

Immune system disorders

Generally yes to vaccination but should have specialist advice.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

Immunisations

Children:

  • Diptheria
  • Tetanus
  • Pertussis (triple)
  • Haemophilus (HIB) polio
  • Pneumococcal
  • Meningitis C vaccines
  • HIB / meningitis C booster
  • Measles, mumps and rubella (german measles), MMR vaccine.
  • Pre-school booster
  • Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, HIB and booster MMR.

If you have any worries, please discuss them with your doctor before rejecting the immunisation. Eczema or epilepsy in other family members is no longer a reason to avoid vaccination.

Teenage immunisation:

  • Tetanus / Diptheria / Polio

Adults:

  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Polio
  • Flu vaccines
  • Pneumovax

Side effects

Parents and carers can also report unusual side effects of vaccines and medicines through the yellow card scheme.

This can be done by calling the Yellow Card hotline on Freephone 0808 100 3352, available Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 14:00.