We offer antenatal and postnatal care in co-operation with the midwife and hospital. The midwife will arrange your first ‘Booking’ appointment and all subsequent antenatal appointments. These are held on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons. Antenatal appointments can be re-arranged through reception. She may, if available, assist in home birth if you have chosen that option. After home and hospital births, the community midwife will visit you and your baby at home, as necessary, for up to 28 days post-natal. She will check how you are getting on and can give advice about any concerns you have.
We do not have a separate clinic for this. However, the doctors are happy to provide family planning advice during their usual surgeries. Implant fitting is also available, please discuss with the doctor.
Clinics are available for all patients; specific advice is available for diabetes, asthma, COPD, blood pressure, menopause and monitoring of patients on regular medication.
NHS Health Checks
NHS Health Checks are offered to patients aged between 40 and 74, once every five years. The check assesses your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes. By taking early action you can improve your health and prevent the onset of these conditions
Well Baby Clinic
Childhood immunisation is very important and safe. It is undertaken in this clinic and we encourage attendance. In addition your baby’s progress will periodically be checked by the health visitor. Please remember baby clinic is for well children and babies!
Certain procedures are carried out in the surgery by special arrangement. Your doctor will advise you appropriately.
Leaflets regarding vaccinations and other health matters for travel abroad can be obtained at the surgery. If you require advice please contact the practice nurse.
If you are planning a holiday and require travel vaccinations please remember these need to be done at least 4 weeks before travel.
Well Woman Screening
It is recommended that every woman aged 25-64 should have regular cervical smears (25-49 every 3 years and 50-64 every 5 years). Appointments can be made with the practice nurse during normal surgery.
We encourage all our patients to share the responsibility for their health, both in preventing disease and in treating existing diseases. Prevention is better than the cure! Below are some ways that can help you to not only live longer, but also a fitter and more enjoyable life.
This is the single largest preventable cause of ill health in the country. It is a major cause of cancer, heart attacks, angina and chest disease. If you would like help and advice in giving up, PLEASE ASK.
A healthy diet not only helps control weight but may also reduce cholesterol and lowers the risk of heart disease. Ask the practice nurse for advice.
Regular exercise and weight reduction help reduce the risk of heart disease, and makes you feel better. If you are overweight or out of shape, please ask for advice before starting vigorous exercise.