Insurance reports, private health checks, HGV medicals and private letters etc, are all undertaken by the GPs. Reception can advise you of fees or they are clearly noted on our website. No personal information will be provided to companies/individuals without the prior written consent of the patient concerned.
Patients who request a consultation and have not been seen within the previous three years will be subject to extra examinations and inquiries.
Patients aged 75 and over who request a consultation and have not been seen in the last 12 months will also be subject to extra examinations and inquiries.
Please make an appointment with our Practice Travel Nurse at least four to six weeks in advance of your holiday to ensure adequate cover. You will initially have a telephone consultation with this nurse to discuss your requirements and discuss any fees that may be applicable. If you choose to go ahead then a further face to face appointment will be booked.
An influenza vaccination is recommended for patients with diabetes, CHD, asthma, CKD, residents of nursing and residential homes and all patients over 50 years of age as well as pregnant ladies and certain age groups of children. If you are eligible we will contact you with a date. If you are unable to attend the surgery due to being housebound, a home visit may be arranged. This year the NHS has also arranged for the flu vaccination to be available for those people 50 to 64 years of age.
Contraception advice is provided by all our doctors. However, Dr Louise King and the Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Zoe Booth, have specific family planning training. Dr King is also trained in coil fitting and removal. Contraceptive sub-dermal implant insertions and removals are available from Dr King.
Antenatal and Postnatal Information
Your Midwife will see you throughout your pregnancy when you will receive a series of blood tests and an early scan. The contact number for the Midwife is 01422 261351. The Health Visitor will come and visit after the birth of your child and can give you valuable information as well as help. She will advise you on baby clinics and childhood immunisations.
Preference Of Doctors
Patients may express a preference of practitioner, though this may not be upheld for emergency appointments as the patient will need to see the practitioner that is available at the time.
Minor Illness Scheme
The surgery is supported by a minor illness scheme whereby patients who qualify for free prescriptions can obtain advice and prescriptions from the chemist regarding many minor illnesses, without the need to see a doctor. This 'passport' scheme is for MINOR ILLNESSES such as sore throats, earache, colds and flu etc. If you have a minor illness ask the receptionist for details of this scheme.
In some cases where you are referred to see a specialist it is possible to choose where you will be required to attend. If patients do have a preference they should make this known to their Clinician at the time of referral.
Our Practice Pharmacist, Aun Qureshi, can see, diagnose and prescribe medication for most minor illnesses, including sore throats, coughs, colds, eye and ear infections etc. These are booked in the usual manner by calling the reception team. These 'minor ailments' clinics are held most days.