In addition to general medical services, we provide specialist support for patients with hypertension, diabetes, asthma, COPD and CHD.
We also offer travel vaccinations, child health surveillance, childhood immunisations, 'healthy heart' advice, minor surgery, cryotech, antenatal/postnatal checks and new patient health checks.
Home Visits Policy
Practice has a policy for home visits requested by patients when they are bed bound, house bound or totally incapable of visiting the surgery.
If you are too ill to attend the surgery to see a doctor, a home visit may be requested by contacting the surgery. Whenever possible please make every effort to come to the surgery rather than request a home visit. This allows the doctor to spend more time with you and to have easier access to medical facilities to help deal with your problems. When a visit is necessary it is helpful if your request is made as early as possible.
The receptionist may ask you to discuss your request for a home visit with the doctor.
- Patients are asked to phone the surgery before 10am for a home visit.
A consultation shall take place in the home of the patient where, in the reasonable opinion of the doctor, it would be inappropriate, as a result of the patient's medical condition, for them to attend the practice premises.
Cervical smears are for the early detection and prevention of cancer of the neck of the womb. They are taken by the practice nurse or doctor by an arranged appointment. We recommend you have this service if you have not had a smear within the last three years and you are aged 25-49 or within the last five years if you are 50-64 years of age. If you are unsure we will advise you following reference to your records.
Breast Screening (Mammography)
Breast screening for women over 50 years of age is very important. The NHS Breast Screening Programme saves around 1,400 lives every year.
Immunisation is very important for children. Illnesses such as diphtheria, tetanus and polio are thankfully rare now due to immunisation policies, but if contracted can be crippling or even fatal. We strongly recommend children are vaccinated. If you have any worries or queries please discuss them with the doctor or practice nurse.