The Practice has clinics for the following conditions. Please make an appointment by telephoning our Reception during the Medical Centre's opening hours.
Vaccinations need to be given at least 14 days prior to departure.
Please complete a Travel Form (available at reception) prior to making an appointment. Bring the completed Travel Form to the surgery where a vaccination appointment will be made for you.
Charges will apply for some vaccinations. These can be paid for using cash or cheque. We are unable to accept card payments.
A surgery based phlebotomy service is available to enable patients to have blood tests done in-house instead of going to the hospital. This is an appointment based service and an appointment can be made either in person or by telephone on 01234 319993.
Health promotion aims to educate people to live healthy lives. This includes:
Please telephone the surgery on 01234 319992 between 2.00pm - 6.30pm to request the results of your tests.
In addition to your name and date of birth, you will also need to know the date of the test.
If the results are complex, the doctor or nurse may need to discuss them with you in person.
We have a team of District Nurses, Health Visitors, Counsellors and Social Workers, who form an important and integrated part of our Primary Health Care Team.
We can also offer access to other healthcare agencies including.
The Practice reserves the right to charge patients if non-NHS work is done on their behalf. This would include items such as insurance reports, private sickness certificates, housing letters and holiday cancellation forms.
What is a Health Check?
An NHS Health Check aims to help you lower your risk of four common but often preventable diseases: heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease. It's for adults in England aged between 40 and 74 who have not already been diagnosed with any one of those four conditions. By identifying any risks early and taking steps to reduce this you can improve your chance of maintaining or improving your health as you get older.
This national programme is expected to prevent 1,600 heart attacks and strokes a year and save 650 lives.
We are writing to invite patients to attend but you are welcome to make an appointment with our Health Care Assistant for a check if you meet the criteria above. She will then check your risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes and you'll be offered personalised advice and support to help you lower that risk.
Do you think you need physiotherapy?
You can now see a physiotherapist without having to see your GP first. Just fill out the Physiotherapy Referral Form in full and send it to:
Gilbert Hitchcock House
If you have any concerns, you can always be referred for physiotherapy in the normal way by your GP - please make an appointment as usual.
Unfortunately, this service is not available if you are under 16 years of age or patients who require physiotherapy for neurological, breathing or gynaecological problems.