Clinics and Services
Our practice nurses are available throughout the week, by appointment, to carry out health promotion, travel immunisation sessions and routine cervical smears as well as offering general advice on health matters.
You can request an appointment with the nurse by:
- Completing our Request an Appointment With the Nurse or HCA form
- Online via SystmOnline
- By calling or visiting reception
Please note that the appointments booked online with the nurse are for blood tests and blood pressure checks only, for anything else you will need to contact the surgery and book in the usual way.
On a Monday morning we have an urgent appointment triage system which is run by Sister Annette Marsh, she will assess each patient’s needs by means of a telephone call and either offer advice or an appointment whichever is appropriate.
In addition to GP consultations the practice adheres to the General Medical Services Contract for the provision of healthcare services:
These are run on a Thursday afternoon, 13:30-15:30, by our practice nurse Pippa Williams. If you are unable to come to the surgery at this time please make an appointment with Pippa at some other time, but please make the receptionist aware that it is for an asthma check so that she can make sure that enough time is allocated for the appointment.
If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an annual review of your asthma symptoms, please complete our online Asthma Review form.
If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a COPD assessment, please complete our online COPD Assessment form.
Appointments for the diabetic clinic are available on a Monday afternoon, 14:00-15:00 and on a Wednesday morning, 10:45-12:30, both clinics are with Sister Annette Marsh.
Due a cervical screening test? Your safety is important, so due to COVID-19, the way we carry out tests has changed. Regular appointments are available with our practice nurse so please book your test. When you make your appointment the receptionist will explain our current appointment procedures that we have in place in order to keep you safe when you arrive at the surgery.
We offer a range of contraceptive options for our patients. If you would like to discuss which choice is best for you please make an appointment with one of the doctors.
If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review, please complete our online Contraceptive Pill Review form.
Health Visitor Clinics
Our health visitors are responsible for the developmental assessment of all preschool children.
The health visitors run a clinic on every other Thursday afternoon, 14:00-15:30. No pre-booked appointment is necessary, just report to reception on arrival.
The health visitors can be contacted by phoning 0300 421 8967. Non-urgent messages for the health visitors can be left at the surgery.
A midwife is attached to the practice and holds antenatal clinics, by appointment, on Thursday afternoon, 14:00-16:00.
Minor surgery is done at the surgery by Dr Nattrass on Thursday mornings, 08:30-09:30.
You need to be seen by the doctor who is going to be carrying out the procedure prior to booking an appointment for minor surgery.
All adults should ensure that they have had a tetanus booster in the last 10 years (only a total of 5 tetanus boosters are needed in a lifetime) and have had a full course of polio vaccinations, if in doubt then please check with the receptionist.
Flu and pneumococcal vaccinations are available each autumn, for patients over 65 and those in the ‘at risk’ groups. Pneumococcal vaccinations are only needed once in a lifetime.
For adults and some children who are vulnerable (eg those with diabetes, emphysema, heart failure, splenectomy, etc) other vaccinations may be recommended (eg influenza, pneumococcal, meningitis).
Childhood Vaccinations and Immunisations
Baby clinics are held on a Thursday morning, 10:30-11:50, with our practice nurse, Lucy Wallker.
Ideally, children should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection. For information on the vaccination schedule, please visit the NHS website.
Dressings and Removal of Sutures
These are done by the practice nurses.