Medication Reviews

Medication reviews are done six monthly or yearly, depending on the type of medication that you are on. 

These reviews are vitally important to you, as they involve checking that you are still on the correct medication for your condition and also if you are taking the correct quantity.  It is your responsibility to make sure that you make an appointment with one of the doctors to have your review, as it may mean that we may not be able to repeat your medication if you have not had your review.  You will know when to have your review by as on your repeat prescription request there is a date given on the right hand side of your request slip.  We try to highlight this date to bring it to your attention, but as we are a busy practice this is not always possible.  
It is therefore your responsibility to ensure that you have your medication review before the medication expiry date.

Antenatal Clinic
If you have confirmed your pregnancy by a test, you will need to make an appointment to see one of our doctors who will do a referral letter to the hospital.  The midwife will then contact you with regard to seeing you for your booking appointment.

Postnatal Clinics
These clinics are on a Tuesday morning.  You will be sent an appointment through the post. 

Your child will also have their first immunisations at this time.

Cervical Smear Tests
Cancer of the cervix can be prevented and all female patients between the ages of 20 and 65 are advised to have regular smear tests.  These are important as they can detect the early signs of the disease which is easily treated.  We operate a “call and recall” system to remind you about the tests which are carried out during normal surgery hours. 

Your smear test needs to be performed 14 days from the start of your period if applicable.

Breast Examination
It is a good idea for all women to be breast aware.  Although the best time for checking for lumps is after a period, if you feel a breast lump at any time, consult the practice nurse or the doctor for a full examination.  If you are not sure how to do this, the doctor or nurse will be happy to show you.  If you should notice any changes in your breasts then please make an appointment to see the doctor.
We can give a comprehensive service within normal surgery hours.  Our practice nurse is family planning qualified and can be seen by appointment.  You do not always need to see a doctor.

Emergency Contraception
If you have had unprotected intercourse, there are two forms of emergency contraception.  It is important to contact the surgery as soon as possible.  Please let the receptionist know what you are phoning about, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Minor Surgery
Certain surgical procedures can be performed within the medical centre.  These will be arranged by a doctor.

Child Health Surveillance
An 8 week check of your child’s development is carried out by the doctor when you attend for your post natal visit.  Further checks will be carried out by the health visitor.

The doctors have a strict policy of examining a patient of the opposite sex in the presence of a chaperone.  You may bring a chaperone with you if you wish, but the surgery staff are happy to assist.

Private Fees and Services

Certain services fall outside the NHS remit and for these a charge may be made e.g

A full list of these services and the fee payable is displayed in the reception area.