Services offered include:
- Minor Surgery, Family planning including coil insertion
- Counselling, Drug & alcohol counselling
Routine appointments can be made with the Nurses for:
- Childhood Immunisations
- Blood Tests
- Removal of stitches
- Ear syringing
- HRT Immunisations
- Well man
- Blood pressure
- CHD-Coronary heart disease
- Smoking Cessation
- Ambulatory 24 hour BP
We are unable to offer Travel Health Advice; this advice must be sought from a specialist Travel Health Clinic or through the National Travel Health Network and Centre. We are able to offer the following vaccinations as part of the NHS provision: Cholera, Hepatitis A, Paratyphoid, Poliomyelitis, Smallpox (vaccine not currently available) and Typhoid. These must be specified in a written instruction from a Travel Health Clinic.
These are not part of general medical services and a charge will be made for their provision. These include medicals for insurance, recruitment, HGV, PSV, Taxi, GP reports and endorsements, passports, housing applications etc. Wherever possible, appointments will be made outside core NHS appointment times.
Did you know that a local pharmacist can often deal with advice and treatment for minor ailments including allergies, athletes foot, back pain (recent), colds, cold sores, constipation, cough, cystitis, diarrhoea, earache, earwax, eczema/contact dermatitis, haemorrhoids, indigestion and heartburn, infant colic, insect bites & stings, nappy rash, skin rashes or itches, sprains or strains, sore throat, teething, temperature/fever, threadworm, vaginal thrush, warts & verrucas? Please enquire at your local pharmacy.
There is help for those women who have had unprotected intercourse or their present form of contraception has not worked, missed the pill, unable to feel the coil threads, the sheath has burst or slipped etc.
However, it does require a prompt response from you. You need to consult your GP, by telephone or emergency appointment, most certainly within 48 hours of the first episode of unprotected intercourse in that cycle.
Emergency contraception may also be purchased from a pharmacy. This service is free for under 25's.
If you are under 50, from the time you start your periods until the time you have not had a period for 2 years, or, if you are over 50, from the time you have not had a period for 1 year, you should regard yourself as fertile unless told otherwise by your GP or Gynaecologist.
If you would like to discuss contraception please make an appointment with a doctor.