Once your pregnancy has been confirmed your doctor will refer you to the local hospital maternity unit. Most of your antenatal care will be supervised at the surgery. The antenatal clinic is run by the community midwives. Your midwife will give you details of parentcraft/relaxation classes. Please read our patient antenatal information leaflet for more details.
Child Surveillance Clinic
These are developmental checks for children at eight weeks. The checks are carried out by the practice doctors/nurse. Appointments are by computer recall and an appointment will be sent to you.
If you do not receive an appointment please give us a call.
For your convenience your postnatal check will be done at the same time as your child is seen for their developmental check. We will send you a reminder prior to this date.
These can be carried out by our practice nurse during treatment room sessions Monday to Friday by appointment.
Have your child immunised against serious diseases. Your health visitor, practice nurse or doctor will be happy to advise you with any questions you may have. Leaflets are available at the surgery.
Our receptionists will ask you to complete a form and return it to reception upon completion. The practice nurse will be able to give you an idea of what vaccinations are required (if any) and whether you need an appointment to see the nurse.
Please allow ample time for your travel vaccinations to be done prior to your travel arrangements.
Our nurses run flu vaccination clinics annually between October and January. If you are over 65 or in a "risk category" you will be invited to attend for your vaccination. Details of the sessions will be displayed in the waiting areas during September each year. We recommend that you have your flu vaccination especially if you are in one of the risk categories such as diabetic.
Flu vaccinations are free if you are in one of the Department of Health recommended categories.
Smoking Cessation Clinic
Our aim is to support our patients to quit smoking. Please ask any of our staff for details.
Well Women Checks
Female problems can be dealt with at these clinics. Ask for an appointment with the practice nurse for a well woman check and/or cervical smear.
A specialist diabetic clinic is run by our specialist nurse with regular reviews for our diabetic patients. Appointments are made following referral by a doctor.
These are to help patients manage their condition through regular review; appointments are by computer recall. However, if you are having problems controlling your asthma, let our receptionists know and they will give you the most appropriate appointment.
Advice on all aspects of family planning and contraception including confidential advice for the under 16s. Ask for an appointment with one of the doctors/advanced nurse practitioner.
For coil fitting, patients are referred to the area health authority family planning clinic at the health centre.
Appointments are made following referral by a doctor for removal of skin tags, warts and cysts, lumps, toe nail surgery, injections.
Please ask for details at reception.
If you have work-related/occupational problems, marital or family problems, the doctors are available to advise and refer to our counselling team.