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AnteNatal Clinic (Friday)
The community midwife sees patients by appointment.
All the doctors/practice sisters provide contraceptive care during normal surgery hours. Contraceptive reviews are carried out annually (please advise the receptionist the nature of your appointment when booking). Any requests for IUCD/Implanon fittings and removals are now being referred to the Sandyford Clinic.
If the GP has agreed that the Depo injection is suitable for you the practice nurse will administer it every three months.
Child Health Clinics
Immunisations: every second Wednesday, by appointment.
You will be sent an appointment to attend the surgery when your child’s immunisations are due.
Chronic Disease Management
The practice sisters have had specific training in asthma and diabetes and, along with your doctor, are involved in providing education, instruction and treatment. Patients with diabetes, asthma, hypertension, heart disease or those requiring regular review will be invited to attend the practice nurse and/or their GP at least once per year.
All women aged between:
25 and 49 are strongly advised to have a cervical smear every three years
50 and 64 are strongly advised to have a cervical smear every five years
Notification will be sent when your next smear is due, requesting you to make an appointment with our practice sisters (please advise the receptionist the nature of your appointment when booking). The Community Screening Department will write to you with the result of your cervical smear, and detailing when your next smear is due.
Breast Screening - 50 to 70 years. Patients aged 70 years+ are also encouraged to attend. A mobile screening van visits on a three-yearly basis. Women aged 50 or over are invited to attend.
Travel Immunisations & Advice
Please see the Travel Vaccinations section of our website for further information on this service. Vaccines may require a private prescription - you will be informed accordingly.
Vaccines available at no charge from NHS are -
- Tetanus/Low Dose Diphtheria
- Hepatitis A
An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients with heart, stroke, lung (including asthma), kidney disease, diabetes, residents of nursing and rest homes and all patients aged 65 or over. Also included are children in these disease categories. Please click here for further information. If you are housebound, a home visit will be arranged.
Non-NHS Examinations and Administration
The doctors are happy to carry out medicals, for example insurance and driving licence medicals, by appointment, outside routine consultation times at the discretion of the doctor performing the medical examination.
A charge applies to all non-NHS examinations and administrative correspondence; our reception staff will advise that a charge may be payable, which will be in accordance with national guidelines, and subject to the doctor's discretion.
If this service is required, please in the first instance hand any required forms into reception who will pass this onto our team of secretaries. This will then be allocated a Doctor to deal with your request and you will be contacted to arrange a suitable appointment date and time.