Our Midwives hold Ante-natal Clinics by appointment on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Joanne and Jenny, our Practice Nurses, are both fully qualified in childhood vaccinations. There are 5 total rounds, starting when your child is 8 weeks old and ending when they are 3 years and 4 months (their pre-school boosters). If your child is new to the country and has never been registered at a GP Practice before, it would be very helpful if you could provide us with a copy of their vaccination history. This way, the nurse will know what your child needs and we will be able to arrange further appointments if needed.
Please book an appointment with Yvette, our Minor Illness Nurse, to discuss starting contraception such as the Pill and the Depo injection. This can then be reviewed by our Practice Nurse Joanne. Coil and Implant appointments can also be arranged, but please be aware that there is a waiting list for this.
Cervical Screenings (Smears)
It is recommended that all women between the ages of 25 to 64 have a cervical smear every three to five years. For an appointment, please call the surgery and we will be able to tell you when you are due. For women aged 25 - 49, an appointment will be offered every three years. For women aged 50 - 64, an appointment will then be offered every 5 years. Appointments are booked with the Practice Nurse's Joanne and Jenny, and can be done any day of the week.
Our Nurses and Health Care Assistants provide advice on Diabetes, Hypertension, Diet, Alcohol, Asthma, Stress Management, Smoking Cessation and Menopausal problems. Please see the Nurse or Doctor by appointment.
Clinics are held regularly. Please make an appointment to see the Advanced Nurse Practitioner or Minor Illness Nurse for referral to this service.
Please see your GP regarding a Physiotherapy referral alternatively there is also a same-day physio assessment that can be done via the Trinity Care Service. Patients with musculoskeletal problems can be offered an appointment where the physiotherapist will assess the patient, give you a pain management plan and consult with the GP if needed.
Please see an Advanced Nurse Practitioner regarding a referral for this
Help is available for bereavement, anxiety, stress management and help with depressive illness. The first point of call is to refer patients to a service called Turning Point. Please click here to go to their website and find more information. If you find this service unhelpful, please contact the surgery to make an appointment with the Advanced Nurse Practitioner or GP.
We have contact with District Nurses, Health Visitors, Social Services and Terminal Care Support Team. We can arrange other special help and aids as required.