It is helpful to know if you have a Carer (someone who takes on an unpaid caring role) or if you are a Carer for someone else. We have a page dedicated to Carers where you can also register with us as a carer so we can provide you with additional support.
The following Clinics are available at the Practice:
The Mental health Team provides a counselling Service. Patients will need to be referred to this team by the Doctor.
Family Planning Advice and treatment is available by appointment with a Doctor or the Practice Nurse.
For addition information, including the contact information for the local Sexual Health Service (OpenClinic) please see our 'Family Planning / Contraception / Sexual Health' section.
Our Local District Nurse team is available to see you in your home. They can help with:
- Dressings and Removal of sutures
- Advice and care of the acutely and chronically sick and terminally ill
- Advice on incontinence and supplying pads and other aids.
The practice is actively engaged in health promotion.
In particular we can arrange; primary prevention e.g. advice on smoking, diet, exercise and immunisations; screening, e.g., blood pressure checks, cholesterol estimations, cervical smears etc.
The Health Visitor Team are located at Norton Canes. They are available to help with health matters relating to the under-5 e.g., feeding difficulties, sleep problems.
A community Midwife provides care for mothers before and after delivery and care for the baby during the first fortnight of life. She works with the Doctor at the antenatal clinic held at the surgery.
Further information can be found in our Pregnancy Health Guide.
Community physiotherapy, chiropody and occupational therapy can be arranged locally by the practice.
Our Practice Nurse offers the following services:
- Blood Pressure Checks
- Diabetes Review
- First aid advice, Blood and Urine Tests, Dressings, removal of stitches etc
- Ear syringing
- Adult and Childhood Immunisations
- Travel Immunisations
- Stopping Smoking
- Cervical Smears / Contraception Services
- Family Planning
- Health Promotion
- New Patient Health Checks
- Advice on Diet
- Post Natal Exams
- Spirometry (lung function tests)
Nurse Specialist Clinics
The Practice Nurses have specialist training in the management of asthma, respiratory and chest conditions, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and stroke. It is important for long term care that patients should attend at least once a year for monitoring. Please make an appointment when your review is due, you do not need to wait for an invitation.
Medical Examinations (Non-NHS)
Certain services provided by the Doctors are not covered by the NHS and fees are payable for such items as:
- HGV & PSV licences
- Elderly driver licences
- Pre-employment medicals
- Private certificates
- Holiday vaccinations
- Insurance claims
- Fitness for sports
Please ask the receptionist for such services. Charges are payable at the time of attendance, and the BMA recommended scale of fees is on display at the reception desk. For further information please see Why do GP’s charge?
A current list of fees is displayed in our Waiting Area. It you have any queries regarding these, please enquire at Reception.
Self-certificates are available from your employer for sickness of up to one week. Any certificate required from the Doctor for periods up to the first week can only be provided as a private certificate for which there is a charge.
Patients, who are not NHS registered at this surgery, can be seen privately. Please contact the Practice Manager regarding fees.
The Practice Nurse runs regular travel clinics, in which up to date advice is available for those travelling abroad, along with immunisations and prescriptions for tablets to protect against malaria when necessary. (Anti-malarial tablets are only available on private prescription and some travel immunisations are not available under the NHS).
Please try and see us well before you travel, ideally 4-6 weeks and try not to leave vaccinations to the last minute. It is essential you have adequate medical insurance, and if visiting an EEC country you will need an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card).