Clinics & Services
Cervical Smear Tests
All women aged 25 to 49 are now offered a cervical smear test every 3 years. From age 50 to 64 years the test is every 5 years if all appears normal. The test is a quick pain-free procedure undertaken by a doctor or practice nurse.
If you are invited to have a smear test please contact the surgery to make an appointment. You cannot be tested while you are menstruating so be sure to make your appointment before or after your period is due. You should also avoid sex for 24 hours before the test.
It is important to attend for screening as women who have a cervical smear test every 3 years reduce their risk of developing cervical cancer by 80-90% because the test can identify women who are at risk before the disease actually starts.
NHS Health Check Plus
NHS Health Checks are being offered to people aged between 40 and 74 once every five years. The check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes. By taking early action, you can improve your health and prevent the onset of these conditions. There is good evidence for this. Patients who already suffer from one of the above mentioned conditions will not be invited for the health check as they should already attend for annual reviews with this GP or Practice Nurse.
The check should take about 20–30 minutes and is based on straightforward questions and measurements such as age, sex, family history, height, weight and blood pressure. There will also be a simple blood test to measure your cholesterol level. Following the check, you will receive free personalised advice about what you can do to stay healthy.
If you feel you are eligible, please ring the Surgery on 01744 882855 and say you would like an NHS Health Check and we will make an appointment for you.
Family Planning advice is available from all the doctors in normal surgery hours.
Foreign Travel Vaccinations
Please ask the receptionist or practice nurse for details. It is advisable to enquire at least 8 weeks before your departure if possible. See the above tab for further details. You can complete and submit your travel form from the website and, after a couple of days ring the surgery and we will inform you if you are due any travel vaccinations.
In October every year we offer a completely free flu vaccination to our patients who are identified as being at risk. e.g. the elderly, those with heart or chest problems, diabetes etc. Please ask the practice nurse or one of the doctors for further details.
Maternity care is usually arranged on a shared basis between ourselves, your midwife and a specialist at one of the local maternity units.
Certain joint injections can be performed by the doctors within the Health Centre following an initial consultation.
All clinics are by invitation or appointment. For clinic times please see either the receptionist or practice nurse.
- Child Health Surveillance
- Family Planning
- Ischaemic Heart Disease
- Well Person
- Well Woman
Clinics are held on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday morning between 09:00 and 10:45 – no appointment is necessary.
The phlebotomist will be unable to take blood unless you have the appropriate form with you. Please remember to bring this with you or collect from reception if you have been asked to do so.