Services Available At The Practice
The Practice provides a wide range of services under the GMS Contract. The areas covered include Atrial Fibrillation, Asthma, Cancer, Cervical Screening, Child Health Surveillance, Childhood Immunisations, Chronic Kidney Disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Contraceptive Services, Coronary Heart Disease, Cryo Treatments (for warts etc), Dementia, Depression, Diabetic Care, Epilepsy, Family Planning, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Joint Injections, Learning Disabilities, Maternity Services, Mental Health, Minor Surgery, Obesity, Palliative Care, Pulmonary Disease, Smoking Cessation Advice, stroke and Transient Ischaemic Attacks and Warfarin Monitoring.
If you have not been seen by a Doctor or Nurse at the Practice for three years (or for one year for those over 75), you can request a check-up appointment.
Family Planning/Teenage Sexual Health
Each Doctor provides this service and will be happy to discuss individual needs. Some of the Nurses are also able to provide this advice. Anyone who requires an IUCD (coil) will be referred to Dr Paiyadi or Dr Schröder, who specialise in this field.
Antenatal clinics are held at the Practice. The Midwife looks after maternity patients. Women can choose where they give birth.
The current recommended schedule is:
||Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (whooping cough), Polio, Hib (Haemophilus), Pneumococcal and rotavirus (Oral), Hepatitis B, Meningococcal B,
||Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Hib (Haemophilus) and rotavirus (Oral)
||Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio, Hib (Haemophilus) and Pneumococcal, Meningitis B
|12 to 13 months
||Hib (Haemophilus), Meningitis C, Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Pneumococcal, Meningitis B
|3 years 4 months to 5 years old
||Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis and Polio plus second dose of Measles, Mumps, Rubella
|Girls aged 12 to 13 years
|13 to 18 years
||Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio and Meningitis ACWY
Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccine
In accordance with Department of Health guidelines, we recommend an influenza plus pneumonia vaccination for patients with diabetes, chronic heart, lung or kidney disease, residents of nursing and rest homes and people aged over 65. The vaccination is available in late autumn; please contact reception to book an appointment.
Minor Illness Clinic
Sister Lorraine Davies and Sister Lisa Hogan can deal with a number of conditions in the Minor Illness Clinic, to save you having to see a Doctor. Information on what can be treated in the Minor Illness Clinic is available at the Practice. It includes sore throat/swollen glands, earache, sore eyes/styes, infected ingrowing toenails, cuts and bruises, skin infections, diarrhoea and vomiting, haemorrhoids and urine infections.
The Practice offers ear-syringing to patients registered with the Practice. You will need to put ear-drops in for at least five days prior to the appointment. Ear syringing is not a priority treatment, so you may have to wait for an appointment. The Practice does not carry out ear-syringing for patients who are only with us temporarily.