We offer a full range of primary health care services to our local community. We are available for our patients to consult with any questions or concerns about their health and seek to provide on-going care for those with long term health problems and their families.
If you are planning a pregnancy, your doctor will be pleased to discuss any queries you may have about this. It is advisable to check that you are immune to rubella (German measles). You should take folic acid 400 micrograms daily (available from any chemist) from before conception, and continue for the first 3 months of pregnancy. If you are a smoker, you should try to stop.
If you think that you are pregnant, we suggest that you confirm this with a pregnancy test (from the chemist) when your period is about 2 weeks overdue, and then make an appointment to see the doctor. Your antenatal care will then be managed jointly by your doctor and the midwife. The midwife comes to the surgery on Friday mornings. Please book appointments in advance.
Child Health Clinic
Childhood immunisations are given by the practice nurse between 14:00-15:30, on Thursday afternoons . Appointments can be booked in advance.
Developmental checks are carried out to review your child's progress. You can have your baby weighed, and get advice on matters such as feeding and weaning. You can also discuss any other concerns you may have about your child's health and development.
Full contraceptive/family planning services are available. Please book an appointment with our nurse or with a doctor.
We offer a minor surgery service dealing with the treatment of warts, the removal of small skin lumps, soft tissue injections, etc.. Please make an appointment to see your doctor first, so that the treatment can be planned.
There is a clinic for patients on long-term Warfarin treatment.
We offer a short-term confidential counselling service, with appointments on Wednesdays If you feel that this could be helpful, please make an appointment to see your doctor first.
Our Health Care Assistant is trained to take blood samples and we hold a clinic for this on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings. If you have been asked to get a blood test done, please book an appointment in advance. Early morning appointments are available from 8.30am if you would like to be seen before going to work. You are responsible for your test results, you can check them online or phone the surgery after 2pm.
Alternatively, you can attend the hospital for a blood test Monday-Friday between 8am-4pm. Please ensure to collect your blood form from the surgery.