We provide a full range of Family Health Care services including:
Cervical Cytology - we recommend all women between 25-65 have a cervical smear test every three years or as advised by your doctor.
Family Planning - services provided by your doctor during normal surgery times.
Maternity Medical Services - provided by all doctors during surgery hours.
Child Health Surveillance - development checks between birth and the age of five by a doctor and health visitor. By appointment at the surgery or at your child health clinic. You will be invited at the appropriate time to attend.
Minor Surgery - A range of minor surgical procedures is carried out by the doctor during surgery hours in addition to the regular freezing clinics.
Health Promotion - the doctors and nurses are available to discuss any aspect of health promotion. As a general rule we recommend you keep your tetanus and polio immunisation up to date.
Non NHS Services
Some services are not covered by the NHS and a charge is payable - eg:
Sports, Pre-employment and HGV Medicals
Passport Signing - an appointment may be necessary
Other Private Certificates
Sick Notes for First Week of Illness
Prescription for Medication to be Taken Abroad
A list of BMA-recommended fees is available at reception.
Several of the partners see private patients by appointment.
HOSPITAL COURIER SERVICE
Specimens to be tested at the hospital at the request of your doctor must be brought into the surgery by 12.30pm.
If you have any doubts about any of the immunisations please speak to either your doctor or one of our health visitors.
An NHS certificate is not needed if you are off work for less than seven days (including weekend); this period is covered by a self certificate - available from your employer. You need to see the doctor if the absence is for longer, or if your employer requires a private certificate for which a charge is payable.