As part of our child health surveillance programme we strongly recommend all parents to bring all their children for their immunisations. The health authority will post appointments at appropriate times.
If you have questions or concerns about immunisation then please speak to a doctor, nurse or health visitor rather than just not bringing your child.
Children’s immunisations are offered at the practice on Wednesday morning between 9.00 – 11.30am. Immunisations can be carried out at other times by appointment.
Please ask the practice nurse for a detailed schedule of which vaccinations your child should have.
Influenza And Pneumovax – We recommend all our older (over 65) patients and other at risk patients (diabetes, lung or heart disease etc) to be immunised against flu in the autumn. Please enquire at reception.
Please see our practice nurses who can provide up-to-date information about all aspects of travel-related health issues including malaria prevention and vaccination. Allow several months before you travel, if possible.
All doctors will deal with any form of contraception in any routine surgery. However a double appointment is required for coil fittings and will be made by GP following an initial patient consultation.
As part of the national breast-screening programme, ladies aged 50-64 may be asked to attend. Self-examination is encouraged, to detect any lumps. If you are concerned make an appointment with a doctor or nurse. Never ignore a lump!
We recommend smear tests every three years for all women between 20 and 49 and every 5 years for women aged 50 and over, unless advised otherwise. The test can be carried out during surgery times by any doctor or nurse.
We, in co-operation with our health visitors, offer a regular development check on the under 5s. The health authority will post appointments at the appropriate times.
This is an effective and quick way of removing warts, verrucas and minor skin tags. Dr Brindley runs a monthly clinic. Ask at reception for details.
Some of the work doctors are asked to do is not covered by the NHS and you may have to be charged a fee. These fees, based on British Medical Association scales, are chargeable for countersigning driving licences, insurance forms, letters to lawyers etc. Our receptionists will advise you if fees will be due.