To self-refer for maternity care for your pregnancy please follow this link:
Once you submit the form you will receive an email response giving you information regarding screening and having a healthy pregnancy. A midwife will contact you when you are approximately 9 weeks pregnant to arrange to complete your booking notes.
You can register your baby online by following the 'Registration' link to the left of this page.
Postnatal and baby checks are carried out 6 - 8 weeks after the birth. We will book these for you and send you a letter with your appointment details.
72 Hour Baby Checks
If the neonatal check is not carried out in hospital prior to discharge, the doctors will visit to undertake neonatal checks within 72 hours of babies being delivered.
Tuesday 2.00 - 4.00pm.
On receipt of your reminder from the Child Health Service, please telephone and make an appointment in this clinic at the surgery for the immunisation of babies or for pre-school boosters.
The doctors have the necessary skills and experience to carry out minor surgery operations within the practice. These include muscle and joint injections, incisions and excisions.
It is practice policy (in concert with national guidelines) not to freeze childhood warts/verrucas as it is a painful, unpleasant procedure and not advised. Please see the pharmacist for information and further advice on management. (ND: not recommended for children.)
Our ear-washout equipment was recently withdrawn due to a manufacturing issue that is not expected to be resolved. As there is no alternative supplier of suitable equipment we regret that we will no longer be able to offer this facility.
Other options are available: DIY kits are available through pharmacies or online, and there are private clinics available although not at this practice.
If you suffer from chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, chronic cardiovascular disease etc you will receive a letter or text message requesting that you attend for a medical review with our specialist nurses. The doctors are very keen for their patients to have their reviews undertaken by the specialist nurses as this can help prevent further problems from developing. We are obliged to send you a further letter if we do not receive a response from the first invitation.
Patients who believe that they would benefit from counselling may opt to use the service offered by italk.
Click on the 'Self Referral' link on the left of this page to find out more.
Near Patient Testing
Patients being prescribed Methotrexate, Gold Injections, Sulphasalazine or Penicillamine will receive appropriate education and advice on management of and prevention of secondary complications of their condition.
Family Planning Clinic
Our health promotion nurse Tracey Hussey runs clinics where patients can receive support and advice in relation to contraception and sexual health.
Emergency contraception is always available at the surgery.
Intra-uterine Contraceptives (Coils)
Dr Robins, Dr Coombs and Dr Murray are qualified to fit coils.
Influenza and Pneumonia Vaccination
Clinics run from early autumn to December each year. Vaccination against influenza is recommended annually. It is currently recommended that most adults will only need one dose of pneumonia vaccination in their lifetime.
Both vaccinations are recommended for all patients aged 65 and over. They are also recommended for patients with heart, lung, liver or kidney disease, diabetes, as well as for carers and residents of nursing and rest homes.
Please contact the reception staff in September to make an appointment. If you are housebound a home visit can be arranged with the secretaries.