Patients 75 Years And Over
If you are 75 years of age or over, you can request an annual health check, carried out either by your doctor or a practice nurse.
Please make an appointment at least eight weeks prior to your holiday to ensure adequate cover. A charge will be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. A list of these charges is held at reception.
Most of the work done in the surgery is available free under the NHS, but some aspects of health care are only available privately. Some travel vaccinations, the completion of forms for private medical insurance claims, and a number of other items will attract a fee payable in advance. A full list is displayed in the waiting room and reception will be able to help with any queries.
All the doctors will perform minor surgery in the fully equipped treatment room including removal of skin lumps, cysts, ingrowing toe nails and cryosurgery.
A full contraceptive service is available from all the doctors including advice about pills, caps, implants, sheaths and coils during normal surgery time. For the fitting of caps and coils please inform the receptionist so the appropriate time can be booked.
Any women who are thinking of having children should consider having a blood test to check they are still protected against rubella (german measles), and at the same time be advised about their diet and folic acid tablets.
All the doctors look after their own patients during pregnancy or on a shared basis with the Consultant Obstetrician if this is necessary. This means that most ladies will be seen at the surgery for their ante-natal care. The midwife is here on a Monday afternoon to see patients.
If you need a special examination, e.g. for an Insurance Company, Driving License, etc. please arrange with the receptionist, as a longer appointment has to be arranged. For these examinations a charge may be made as recommended by the British Medical Association.
Our fully qualified nurses, assisted by the HCA, can help with advice and assist with a wide range of problems including
- new registration and well person checks
- baby and adult immunisation
- holiday vaccinations
- blood tests
- ear syringing
- blood pressure and pill checks
- wound and ulcer dressing
- removal of sutures
- treatment for warts and verrucas
- ECGs and audiograms.
In conjunction with the doctors they carry out routine checks for
Appointments should be made with reception indicating which clinic so the appropriated length of time can be allowed.
Don’t go to A&E if it’s not a serious emergency
There are lots of services available to patients. To save waiting times at A&E please do not attend unless it is a life threatening emergency. When your surgery is closed please call NHS 111 for advice. Information can also be found regarding symptoms online on NHS Choices and Patient UK.