Practice Clinics & Services

To make an appointment for any of the clinics and services below, please contact our reception staff.


Clinics

A wide range of clinics are held to promote good health and help in the management of long-term medical conditions. For some of these, you will need to be seen by a doctor first to be referred to the clinic.

  • Asthma clinic (run by the practice nurses)
  • Diabetic clinic (run by Dr. Edwards with a practice nurse)
  • Cardiovascular disease clinic (cholesterol, high Blood pressure, heart and stroke) (run by the practice nurses)
  • INR clinic (for people on warfarin) (run by the practice nurses)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease clinic (emphysema and chronic bronchitis) (run by the practice nurse)

For some others, you are welcome to ask for an appointment directly

  • The family planning clinic (contraception) (run by the practice nurses)
  • Well woman clinic (including HRT and cervical smears) (run by the practice nurses)

For the remaining clinics, you may be invited to attend, such as the

  • Baby immunisation clinic (run by the health visitor)
  • Child health clinic (run by the health visitors with a doctor in rotation)
  • Coronary heart disease prevention clinic (run by the practice nurses)
  • Antenatal clinic (run by the midwife)

Family Planning

The practice provides a full range of family planning services including implants and coils (copper and hormonal). If you would like an implant or coil you should consult Dr Shapley.

Health Promotion & Well Person Checks

The 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 Nursing Services

Practice Nurses

Our Practice Nurse offers the following services:

  • Maternity Care (including antenatal, postnatal care and baby care)
  • Chronic Disease Checks
  • Diabetes
  • Asthma
  • CHD
  • 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
  • Advice on Diet
  • Post Natal Exams
  • Spirometry (lung function tests)
  • New Patient Screening

Private Non-NHS Work

Medical Examinations (Non-NHS)

Certain services provided by the Doctors are not covered by the NHS and fees are payable for such items as:

  • LGV & PSV licences
  • Elderly driver licences       
  • Insurance
  • 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.

Medical Certificates

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.

Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the www.gov.uk website.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the www.gov.uk website (where this information was sourced)

Travel Vaccinations

We offer a full range of vaccinations for foreign travel. For all advice and information regarding foreign travel please see our Travel page.

Most travel vaccinations provide to patient are under NHS expense which is free of charge. Our Practice Nurse is fully qualified and experienced. We offer readily available appointment for travel vaccination every week.