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Clinics And Other Services

Asthma Clinic

This is run by our specialist practice nurses, by appointment only. Please enquire for details.

Dermatology Clinic

This is run by Dr Kurtis, by appointment only. A doctor will refer you if you require an appointment to see him in this clinic.

Diabetic Clinic

This is run by our specialist practice nurses, by appointment only. Please enquire for details.

Heart Disease Clinic

This is run by our specialist practice nurses, by appointment only. Please enquire for details.

Baby Clinic

The baby clinics are run by a GP in conjunction with the health visitors for child development checks and immunisations. The clinic also allows an opportunity to discuss problems such as sleeping, feeding and child health worries.

Travel Vaccinations

The health centre is an authorised Yellow Fever Centre as well as being able to offer other travel vaccinations. Please make an appointment well in advance of your holiday to ensure adequate cover. A charge will be made for certain vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. A list of these charges is held at reception or can be discussed with our practice nurses in advance of your appointment.

Flu Vaccinations

An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and residents of nursing and residential homes. Please contact our receptionist in autumn for details of our vaccination clinics dates and to make an appointment.

Minor Surgery

The GPs carry out minor surgical procedures in conjunction with the practice nurses, by appointment. Your doctor will be happy to advise you further on this.

Other Services

Insurance medicals, HGV, PSV and pre-employment medicals can be arranged with the doctor. A fee in line with recommended guidelines will be charged for this service.

Ladies' Clinic

Cervical Smears

The smear test is a simple and essentially painless procedure, which is important in the early detection of conditions which could, if left untreated, develop into cancer. Treatments for most conditions are usually straightforward.

Family Planning

The practice offers a full range of family planning and contraceptive advice including the fitting of coils (IUCDs) and Nexaplanon, prescribing the oral contraceptive pill and advice regarding various other methods of contraception. We also prescribe emergency contraception. This advice is available to women of all ages, but particularly young females, and is entirely confidential.

Sexual Health Clinic (GUM)

This clinic is run as a walk-in centre. It is available to anyone who lives in our practice area even if you are not a patient of ours. The sessions run from 9.00am until 6.30pm every Tuesday in the community area of the health centre. The practice does not run or co-ordinate these sessions.

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