Antenatal And Postnatal Clinics
Full care is shared between our doctors and the local community midwives. Appointments can be made at reception.
Thursday 9.00 - 10.30am
The baby clinics are run by Dr Siddiqui for child developmental checks and allow an opportunity to discuss other problems eg sleeping, feeding and child health worries, with a doctor or health visitor.
Contraceptive care is provided by all the doctors during surgery hours.
The doctors are happy to carry out medicals eg insurance and driving licence, by appointment outside surgery hours. Please telephone the surgery for an appointment; ask at reception for the charges for these services.
Patients Over 75 Years
Annual reviews are available on request for the over 75 year olds.
An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients with chronic heart, lung or kidney disease, asthma, diabetes, residents of nursing and residential homes and patients over 65 years old. A pneumonia vaccination is also recommended for patients over 65 years old.
Please contact the reception staff in September for details of the vaccination dates and to make an appointment. If you are unable to attend the surgery, a home visit will be arranged to undertake this facility.
If at any time a doctor proposes to carry out an examination and you wish another person present, please tell the doctor prior to the examination commencing. We are happy to provide a chaperone but please be aware that this may delay your consultation unless prior notice has been given for a chaperone to be present.
All women between the age of 50 and 70 will be offered a mammogram every three years with automatic recall as part of the National Breast Screening Programme. If you think you are due for screening and have not been called, please let us know.
This simple quick test which may detect early changes in the womb is available to all women from the age of 25 up to 65. The cervical smear should be repeated every three years (every five years between 50 and 64) as early identification means treatment can commence straight away and as such may prevent cancer developing.
Patients are recalled automatically by letter but if you think you are due a smear and have not been called, please let us know.
The patient is responsible for self-certification for the first seven days of sickness. For those in employment a form SC2 is available from your employer. If you are unemployed please ask for a form from reception.
After seven days of sickness leave, the doctor will provide you with a DSS sickness form if required.
Minor Ailment Pharmacy Scheme
If you are suffering from a minor ailment you do not need to wait and see a doctor. You can get advice and treatment from one of the participating pharmacies in the scheme. If you don't pay for your prescriptions, the participating pharmacists will be able to prescribe medicines to treat these conditions effectively and they will be free. For more information please ask at reception for a leaflet.