Saturday: open in the morning for pre-booked appointments only. Well Person: Registered patients who are well and have not visited the surgery for 3 years may like to make an appointment with one of our nurses for a health check. This will involve a check of your blood pressure (if you are over 40 years old), height and weight measurements and recording of your family history. Our nurse will be able to advise you on ways to remain healthy. Registered patients over the age of 75 who have not seen a doctor within the past 12 months may wish to make an appointment for an annual health check. This assessment is available at the surgery by appointment with one of our doctors or nurses. If you are unable to visit the surgery for medical reasons we will arrange to visit you at home. Opening Hours:
Saturday open in the morning for pre-booked appointments only .
A chiropodist is available for appointments on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon. You must be referred by a doctor to receive an appointment. There are physiotherapy clinics on Monday, Thursday and Friday. If you wish to contact the clinic, please leave a message with the reception staff. Contraception & Sexual Health: All the doctors offer confidential contraceptive services at either surgery. Emergency contraception is also freely available and strictly confidential. If you think you may be at risk, please contact the surgery - we will be happy to see you the same day if necessary. Maternity services are provided mainly by the midwife and occasionally by the doctors.
Once pregnancy has been confirmed (usually by a home test), please come into the surgery to pick up a maternity pack and fill in a few forms which we will pass on to the midwives. The midwives will then contact you and arrange to come and see you at home. Please ensure that you have read through your maternity pack before the midwives visit you. All pregnant women, irrespective of age will now be offered a nuchal scan and combined blood test for Downs Syndrome. Information about the test is included in the maternity pack. The midwives like to see all ladies by the time they are 10 weeks pregnant if possible. Baby Clinic: Minor Surgery sessions are held monthly at the surgery by Dr Ed Doyle for the removal of different lumps and bumps.
Megan, our practice nurse, also holds cryotherapy sessions fortnightly. You will require a referral from one of the doctors before being booked into our minor surgery and cryotherapy clinics. Obtaining Sickness Certificates: For the first 5 days you are absent from work, a self-certification form should be completed. These forms should be available from your employer. After this time we are able to issue you with a certificate without seeing you at the surgery if we have written evidence of your condition/illness from another doctor.