Clinics We Offer
The doctors delegate many of their responsibilities to the practice nursing team. If you are able to discuss your needs with the receptionists they will be pleased to advise you whether the nurse will be able to help you.
Our Practice Nurse team provides the following specialist services:
- Routine Health Checks
- Ear Syringing
- Cervical Smears
- Travel Health (some vaccinations are private)
- Children’s Vaccinations
- Asthma Management
- Diabetes Management
- Dietary Advice
- Heart Disease Management
- Family Planning
- Blood Pressure Checks
- Flu Vaccinations and many more!
- Well Person Checks
- Maternity Services
- Weight Control
- Pre-Conception Advice
- Children’s Developmental Assessment
- Children’s Immunisations
- Emergency Contraception
Minor surgery including incisions, excisions and injections of muscles tendons and joints is performed by appointment at the discretion of your doctor.
In the early autumn we offer appointments for flu vaccination which is particularly recommended for those with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes, residents in nursing and residential homes and all patients over 50 years of age. Re-vaccination is required annually to continue the protection.
Immunisation against pneumonia is available throughout the year. Patients of 65 years of age and over are encouraged to have this vaccination. If you are under 65 years of age but have a chronic illness ask the practice nurse or doctor whether this immunisation would be of benefit.
A vaccine to prevent shingles, a common, painful skin disease is available on the NHS to people in their 70s. The shingles vaccine is given as a single injection into the upper arm. Unlike the flu jab, you'll only need to have the vaccination once and you can have it at any time of the year. The shingles vaccine is expected to reduce your risk of getting shingles. If you do go on to have the disease, your symptoms may be milder and the illness shorter. Shingles can be very painful and uncomfortable. Some people are left with pain lasting for years after the initial rash has healed. Shingles is also fatal for around 1 in 1,000 over-70s who develop it.