CLINICS & SERVICES.
The Practice Nurse is able to offer a wide range of services including:
Tetanus and childhood immunisation
Travel advice and immunisation
Dealing with minor injuries
Chronic disease monitoring
These services are by appointment only. Appointments can be booked with the Practice Nurse at the reception desk or by telephone.
The healthcare assistant is able to offer a wide range of services including:
Chronic disease monitoring
Women's Health and Contraception
We offer a complete contraception service including fitting/removal of implants and coils. Dr Kharwadkar specialises in women's health and has many years of experience working in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. If you have any specific concerns such as fertility issues, period problems or wish to discuss menopause management, please specify your request to see her.
Minor Surgery is performed at the practice by Dr Kharwadkar, such as removal of simple lumps and bumps and joint injections. This needs to be agreed with your GP beforehand.
All over 65 year olds and those at risk (see below) are advised to have annual flu jabs. The Practice runs clinics in the autumn.
Chronic respiratory disease, including asthma (if on a steroid based medication)
Chronic heart disease
Chronic renal disease
Appointments for vaccinations for travel to foreign countries are available.
When booking your appointment, please let the receptionist know where you will be travelling and the date of your outward journey. Some travel vaccinations are not covered by NHS regulations and so a charge will be made for the vaccinations/medications given.
The completion of a travel assessment form will be required prior to booking.
For more information and travel advice please click here for our Travel Advice & Vaccinations page.
If you have any concerns or queries, please contact the practice.
We offer health checks to all patients over the age of 40, as well as general health advice. If you have not had one or if you have not been seen at the surgery for three years (or one year for those over 75) you can request a check up appointment if you wish.
The Practice provides a comprehensive service for children and young people. Routine reviews are carried out, but we are always available to address any concerns.
The Practice works in partnership with our midwife and health visitors to offer a comprehensive antenatal and postnatal service. Preconceptual advice and guidance is available from your GP or Nurse. Our midwife will undertake a full booking clinic when you reach 8 weeks and as part of this will discuss with you your choices of hospital and community care. Appointments are available at both sites.
Sick Notes / Fit for Work Notes
You do not need a sick note for the first week of illness. If your employer insists on one, we can issue a private note but there is a charge for this.
Non NHS services
Certain services are not available on the NHS:
Some Foreign Travel Immunisation
Life Insurance Medicals
Driving and other medicals
Please ask at reception for more details.
There is a charge for all non-NHS services.
Further information on other services can be given on request.
For more information on non-NHS fees you can wish to read the frequently asked questions on the British Medical Association website.