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We provide the following clinics at both surgeries. To attend one of these clinics please phone reception and ask for an appointment.

Heart Disease Prevention Asthma  COPD
NHS Health Checks Diabetes  

Non-NHS Examinations

Medical examinations for special purposes eg elderly drivers, pre-employment, fitness to travel, HGV/PSV, sports fitness etc, are not undertaken during surgery times. As special appointments must be made a fee will be charged.

Minor Surgery

Please discuss any requirement for minor surgery with the doctor.

Other Services

Our practice nurses offer the following services:

Asthma, diabetes, heart disease, COPD clinics, NHS health checks, cervical smears, travel vaccinations, child immunisations, injections, dressings, blood taking, dietary advice, weight control advice, smoking advice, ear syringing, routine urine, blood pressures and blood tests for spot diagnosis of diabetes, 24-hour BP monitoring and spirometry assessments.

The doctors give advice on family planning, child health and counselling.

Health Visitors

There are health visitors attached to the practice, all of whom are trained registered general nurses with additional training in family health. There are also children's nurses and nursery nurses who complement the health visiting team.

In general, health visitors work with children from birth to five years old, and their families. They undertake a system of assessing the development of children known as the "Child Health Surveillance Programme" but are available to offer advice on any matters regarding family health. You can chat to a member of the health visiting team or have your baby weighed at separate clinics held at various venues. Please contact your health visitor (0300 300 0007) who will advise you of these clinics.

Childhood Health and Well-being

Click here to download a guide for parents and carers of children aged birth - 5 years.

Childhood Immunisation Clinics

It is very important that all babies and children are fully immunised. Illnesses such as diphtheria, tetanus and polio are now thankfully rare because of current immunisation policies, but if contracted can be crippling or even fatal. Whooping cough causes a distressing illness with prolonged coughing and vomiting which can last for months. It can lead to permanent lung damage and occasionally brain damage. Small babies are particularly at risk and so it is important that they are immunised as soon as possible. Hib causes a type of Meningitis which particularly affects babies and toddlers. Meningitis C is another form of meningitis. Measles is an unpleasant illness whiich can cause pneumonia and permanent lung damage. Mumps is a common cause of Meningitis and can also cause permanent deafness. Rubella (German measles) can cause major deformities in babies if it is passed on to mothers in early pregnancies. If you have any worries or questions about any aspect of your child's immunisations, please feel free to discuss them with your doctor, the practice nurses or health visitors.

You will be notified by card from the Immunisation Department or by a letter from the practice of when your child is due for immunisation. These clinics are held at the surgery as follows:

Parker Drive - Mondays 2.00 - 5.30pm
Manor Medical - Wednesdays 3.00 - 5.30pm

Please note: If either of these clinics is unsuitable for you to attend for immunisation, please contact reception and we can arrange an alternative appointment to suit during surgery hours.

Children's Immunisation Schedule

2 Months

Combined Diphtheria/Whooping Cough/Tetanus
(DPT+Hib) Polio (by mouth) and Meningitis "C"

3 Months

Combined Diphtheria/Whooping Cough/Tetanus
(DPT+Hib) Polio (by mouth) and Meningitis "C"

4 Months

Combined Diphtheria/Whooping Cough/Tetanus
(DPT+Hib) Polio (by mouth) and Meningitis "C"

12-18 Months

Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)

3-5 Years

Diphtheria booster
Tetanus booster
Polio booster (by mouth)
MMR booster

15-19 Years

Tetanus booster
Polio booster (by mouth)

If you have any doubts about any of the immunisations please speak to either your doctor or one of our health visitors.

Flu and Pneumococcal Vaccination Clinics

It is recommended that everyone over the age of 65 or patients under the age of 64 who suffer with a chronic disease is vaccinated against flu each year. You will also be offered a pneumococcal vaccination if you have not previously been vaccinated for this.

These clinics run in addition to normal surgery; please see reception for more details.

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