Please consult our practice nurse for the following vaccinations:
- Tetanus and Polio: all adults should make sure they have had a tetanus and
polio booster in the last 10 years.
- Flu: if you are over 65, or have chest problems, diabetes, heart disease, kidney
disease, reduced immunity or have no spleen, you should have a flu vaccination
- Pneumococcal: if you are over 65, or have chest problems, diabetes, heart,
kidney and liver disease, reduced immunity, sickle cell disease or have no
spleen, you should have this vaccination.
If you have a long term condition, we would like to work with you to help you
manage your condition and to make sure that you are on the best treatment. To do that we offer review appointments to those with the following conditions.
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Coronary heart disease
- Severe & enduring mental health problems
- Learning difficulties
At the appointment you will have a chance to discuss how you are getting on, have routine tests and discuss adjustments to your medication.
All girls aged 12 to 13 are offered HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccination as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme. The vaccine protects against cervical cancer. It's usually given to girls in year eight at schools in England.
We provide a full range of services. For routine pill checks please see a GP or nurse in a routine appointment, and for coils and implants see Dr Coulson.
Please see a GP for referral.
The health trainer can help people who would like to discuss ways of improving their health. Please discuss this with a GP or nurse.
Our nurses are able to offer advice on losing weight, and to put you in touch with other local exercise groups.
These are carried out by Dr McKelvey. Please discuss this with him or another GP in an appointment.
Mother and Child Video Guides
We have two video guides available: Midwife Services and Pregnancy Advice & Care.
The practice works with the health visitors to provide child health development checks and childhood immunisations for all children under school age. You will get a letter inviting you and your child to attend. The clinic is held every Tuesday from 1.30pm - 3pm.
The practice has a full antenatal and postnatal service provided by the midwives. Your care through pregnancy and birth will be shared between the midwives, the GPs and the hospital.
New Booking for Midwife Form - Please download and complete this booking-in form and retrun to the reception team who will make you your first appointment which will be on a Wednesday.
Our practice is actively engaged in health promotion.
In particular we can arrange; primary prevention e.g., advice on smoking, diet & exercise and immunisations both adult and childhood; screening, e.g., blood pressure checks, cholesterol estimations, cervical smears, travel advice and vaccines etc.
If you would like to discuss any of these please see one of our nurses.
Practice Nurse Services
Our practice nurses are fully qualified to carry out the following nurse led health promotion clinics:
- Antenatal checks
- Advice on Diet
- Blood Pressure checks
- Chronic Disease Checks
- Disease Management (Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease)
- 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 e.g., dietary advice and advice on smoking
- Post Natal Exams
- Spirometry (lung function tests)
- New Patient Screening
Our Healthcare Assistant supports the Nurses and the Practice by providing a phlebotomy service (talking blood samples) for testing. She is also responsible for running our health check clinic that enables us to identify and then initiate preventative measures to help reduce the risk to those patients who may otherwise develop illnesses in the future.
The District Nurse is available to see you in your home and help with dressings and removal of sutures, advice and care of the acutely and chronically sick and terminally ill and advice on incontinence and supplying pads and other aids.
They are available to help with health matters relating to the under-5s eg. feeding difficulties, sleep problems.
The Community Midwives provide an antenatal clinic at the surgeries. The Practice shares antenatal care with the local consultant obstetricians.
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 and can also be downloaded here. 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.
Bowel cancer is a general term for cancer that begins in the large bowel. Depending on where the cancer starts, bowel cancer is sometimes called colon cancer or rectal cancer. Screening is carried out by taking a small stool sample and testing it for the presence of blood (faecal occult blood test).
Breast screening for women between the ages of 50 and 70 is done at Pendleton Gateway. You will be invited to attend the unit once every three years. The location of Pendleton Gateway along with facilities available can be found here..
All women aged between 25 and 50 should have a cervical smear test every three years, and between 50 and 65 every 5 years. You will get a letter reminding you when your smear test is due. You should preferably make your appointment to see the practice nurse mid-cycle (14 days after the first day of your period). Patients who have just had a baby should wait 3 months after delivery before having a smear.
Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in the UK. Testing for chlamydia is done with a urine test or a swab test. You don't always have to have a physical examination by a nurse or doctor.
This is available October to January each year all patients that are aged 65 and over, or that have a long term medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease. Full details can be found in our Influenza Health Guide.
We strongly encourage all our smokers to stop smoking. It is one of the best things you can do for your health.
We ask all those wanting to give up to see our assistant practitioner to discuss what support is best for you. This may include nicotine replacement therapy or medication.
We offer a full range of vaccinations for foreign travel.
The patient is given a full health risk assessment according to country visiting, type of holiday and duration of stay. Advice is given regarding the vaccinations required, vaccinations are administered and the patient is advised regarding visiting travel health centres if needed. For all advice and information regarding foreign travel please see our Travel page.
Book an appointment through reception for any of these services.