The practice provides a number of essential services to patients including:
- The management of patients who are ill, or believe themselves to be ill, with conditions from which recovery is generally expected for the duration of that condition. This would include relevant health promotion advice and referral, as appropriate, reflecting patient choice where practicable.
- The general management of patients who are terminally ill.
- The management of chronic disease in the manner determined by the practice in discussion with the patient. Monitoring of coronary heart disease, diabetes, asthma and COPD is carried out by appointment with the practice nurse.
Cervical smears are recommended for all women aged between 25 and 65 who have not had a total hysterectomy. The test is quick and painless and can pick up very early changes in the cervix, which are easily treated and which could otherwise eventually become malignant. When your smear is due you should receive a letter inviting you to attend and you should contact the surgery to make an appointment with the practice nurse.
If you are travelling abroad, especially outside Europe, you many need extra vaccinations. Please contact the surgery at least eight weeks prior to travelling to make an appointment for travel advice with our practice nurse. She will be able to give you the most up to date information on vaccinations for different countries.
You will be notified when your child is due for their scheduled routine immunisations and can then make an appointment with one of the practice nurses
The community midwives hold a clinic here at the surgery every Wednesday morning. Appointments can be made by contacting reception.
Postnatal checks are done by Dr Ram or Dr King and are due approximately six weeks after delivery. An appointment will be sent to all new mums and the baby to will be seen at the same time to have their first developmental check.