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).
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 midwife. Your antenatal care will then be managed jointly by your doctor and the midwife. The midwife comes to the surgery on Friday afternoons. Please book appointments in advance. If you need to contact the midwife at any other time, please phone 01582 691166 and ask for the Community Midwifery department.
Child Health Clinic
Childhood immunisations are given by the practice nurse between 13:30-15:30, 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.
"Should I be worried about my child?" You will find lots of helpful information on common infections and illnesses on the Child's Health Hub
Full contraceptive/family planning services are available. Please book an appointment with your doctor. For coil and implant fittings you will need an appointment with Dr Luckhurst.
We have a Mental Health Nurse who holds a clinic at the surgery once a week on Thursday afternoons. If you feel it would be helpful to see someone regarding your mental health, please see your doctor / nurse practitioner first for a referral.
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 Dr Hart first, so that the treatment can be planned.
There is a clinic on Thursday mornings for patients on long-term Warfarin treatment, please book an appointment in advance.
Our Health Care Assistant is trained to take blood samples and we hold a clinic for this on Monday and Thursday mornings for patients aged 75 and over or with reduced mobility. If you have been asked to get a blood test done, please book an appointment in advance.
Alternatively, you can have your blood tests done in Dunstable or Luton:-
Dunstable: There is a drop-in blood test service (no appointment necessary) at Dunstable Health Centre, Priory Gardens, Church Street on Monday-Friday between 8am and 3pm. You will need your blood test form from the surgery.
Luton: There is a GP Phlebotomy Service at the community hub at Arndale House in Luton Town Centre. It is on the first floor of the shopping mall and there are good parking and public transport facilities. Please ensure you take your blood test form from the surgery with you. You can choose from the following options to book an appointment at Arndale House:
- Book an appointment online, booking service available 24/7. Patients need to register online first at www.luton.sangix.co.uk.
- Book an appointment via the automated phone booking line (available 24/7) on 01582 343309 and then register your details at reception in Arndale House on arrival
- Book an appointment in person at Arndale House reception desk between 13.00 AND 16.00PM
- Book an appointment by phone and speak to a receptionist on 01582 718968 between 13.00 and 16.15PM
You are responsible for your test results; you can check them online or phone the surgery after 2pm.
Citizen's Advice Bureau
This service is for general advice on a range of topics, including benefits and debt. The Dunstable branch holds an outreach session at Caddington Surgery once a month and you can book an appointment via reception.