Clinics & Services
Childhood Immunisations - by appointment only
A card should be sent to parents informing them when immunisations are due. This card will give you a date and time to attend, if this is not suitable please contact the surgery for another appointment. However, if you have recently moved or feel your child is overdue for immunisation, please contact the surgery. We feel that it is very important to ensure that all children are immunised against these potentially serious illnesses.
Click here for the NHS recommended schedule.
Cervical Screening Services
Cervical screening by the NHS saves over 1000 lives a year. Cervical screening reduces the risk of developing cervical cancer. The test is simple to perform taking just a few minutes and is usually performed by a nurse. The smear acts as an early warning, so changes in the cells can be seen before they become more serious. These early warning signals could save a woman’s life. We offer the test to all women aged 25-64. It is vitally important that patients attend for this service.
The nurses are happy to discuss all forms and provide most types of family planning. Please contact reception for an appointment.
Flu Clinics – Please ring and book your appointment
The flu jab is the best protection against the virus each autumn. Healthy people don’t need to be vaccinated; for most people flu is uncomfortable but not serious.
You can get a free flu jab if:
you are 65 or over;
you are living in an old people’s home or nursing home;
you have a long-term (chronic) condition such as a heart problem, asthma, kidney disease, diabetes;
you have a lowered immune system due to disease or treatment such as steroid medication or cancer treatment;
you don’t have a spleen, or if your spleen doesn’t work properly.
If you have a serious allergy to hens’ eggs, you shouldn’t get vaccinated, and it’s not generally advised if you’re pregnant.
If in doubt about whether you should have this or not please ask a member of staff.
‘At risk’ groups – Flu vaccinations
These groups include:
- Asthmatics & obstructive airways disease patients
- Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), heart failure, stroke patients
It is important patients in these groups receive an annual flu vaccination. Flu Clinics are held in October/November each year.
Pneumococcal vaccinations are offered to patients over 65 years.
Other Nursing Services
- Removal of stitches, dressing
- Assisting with minor surgery
- Coronary Heart Disease Clinic
Breast Screening Services
Women over 50 years of age will be called to attend at the nearest local clinic for a mammogram. Appointment letters will be sent to the patients who are required to attend every 3 years. The results are sent directly to the patients as well as to the practice.
If you require advice regarding dental treatment, contact the NHS Dental Health Line on 0300 1000 899.
These are held at The Gattons. To make an appointment, please ring 01444 448608