All GP practices are contracted to provide 'essential services', that is basic treatment of ill people. We also provide the following 'additional services'.
Child Health Surveillance
This is provided by Dr Whittaker by appointment in routine surgery.
These are provided by our practice nurses. Current recommended schedule can be obtained from www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations.
All adults who have not had a full primary course of three tetanus injections are advised to have them at monthly intervals. Thereafter, adults are advised to have a tetanus booster vaccination at 10-yearly intervals, until a total of five injections has been given.
Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccine
In accordance with Department of Health guidelines, we recommend influenza and pneumonia vaccinations for patients with diabetes, chronic heart, lung or kidney disease and patients over the age of 65. We also recommend the influenza vaccine for carers.
Our experienced practice nurses offer a comprehensive travel service including advice about anti-malarial prophylaxis. You should make an appointment with the practice nurse at least six to eight weeks prior to your planned journey.
Please tell the receptionist that you wish to make an appointment for travel advice.
Please bring any records of previous vaccinations to your appointment.
Some vaccines are kept at the surgery but others need to be ordered or obtained on prescription. Please note that for certain vaccinations a fee is chargeable (see list of charges at reception). We are not a registered Yellow Fever Clinic but can advise you of the nearest centre.
All our practice nurses can perform these in routine appointments.
All of the doctors can advise about HRT.
The practice antenatal clinic runs every Thursday from 2.00 to 4.15pm by the midwife attached to our practice.
Family Planning Advice
This is offered by all partners and nurses at any consultation. Dr Teoh & Dr Boateng are the only doctors that fit coils. You will usually be asked to make a special appointment for this after your initial consultation. Our practice nurse, Ruth Adams, can advise on contraceptive implants. Dr Boateng and Dr Teoh are available for fitting coils.
Joint and soft tissue injections are provided by Dr Purwar. It is sometimes possible to carry out joint injections in an ordinary appointment but on occasions you may be asked to make a special appointment.
This clinic provides an annual review for diabetics who are not under the care of a hospital diabetic centre. The clinic is run by Faith our practice nurse. Attendance is by invitation.
This clinic is run by a practice nurse who has special training in the management of asthma. Attendance is by appointment.
There are certain other services not covered by the NHS. A list of the appropriate charges for these is available at reception and on display in the waiting room.