A midwife is attached to the Practice to provide antenatal and postnatal care in liaison with the doctors. Antenatal clinics are held weekly on a Thursday afternoon.
For further information, including contact numbers please download our 'Now you are Pregnant - What Next?' leaflet. In addition you can view our Pregnancy Advice Health Guide here.
This is for patients who are due an annual asthma review. You can use our online form to submit your review to us, or alternatively drop into the surgery and we can provide you with a paper form to complete.
If your symptoms are deteriorating or you have any concerns, please make an appointment to the respiratory nurse as well.
If you are between the ages of 15- 25 you can have a free Chlamydia test ... This is done on a urine sample. The results are confidential and can be sent to your mobile phone. Pick up a test kit from the surgery, you can do the test at home and post it back to us. For more information about Chlamydia and the national screening programme visit www.nhs.uk.
All of the doctors are pleased to discuss family planning. Please make a normal surgery appointment. Coils are fitted by appointment only.
Teenagers and young adults are welcome to discuss aspects of safer sex and contraception with either the doctor or the practice nurses. However, if you are requesting contraception for the first time, you must see the doctor.
Patient confidentiality is respected at all times.
We encourage all our patients to share the responsibility for their health, both in preventing disease and treating existing conditions. The practice nurse will be happy to discuss your general health with you and offer advice on many issues, including:
- Travel Vaccinations
- Influenza Immunisation
Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse.
Our Health Visitor is based at Wombourne Clinic where you can contact her on 01902 324569.
Health Visitors are all qualified nurses and many have also had midwifery experience as well as having further training in areas such as child development, community health and health promotion.
They work mainly with parents and young children and will visit you soon after you return home with your new baby.
Our Health Visitor runs child health clinics and works alongside the Doctors at the surgery as well as offering support group and other services.
Please contact her, either through the surgery or on the direct line above, with any problems—no matter how small - and she will do her best to help you.
Our Practice Nurses are available by appointment for the following:
- Cervical smear tests, ear syringing, wound dressing, removal of sutures, routine injections and travel immunisation.
- Asthma; diabetes, COPD; hypertension; coronary heart disease risk assessment and monitoring; family planning advice, weight management, smoking cessation & childhood immunisation
Our Healthcare Assistants provide the following:
- Blood tests, BP monitoring, ECGs, dressings and basic health checks as well as providing support for the practice nurses and doctors as required.
- Administer pneumococcal injections and also offers support with smoking cessation and weight management.
Medical Examinations (Non-NHS)
Certain services provided by the Doctors are not covered by the NHS and fees are payable for such items as:
- HGV & PSV licences
- Elderly driver licences
- Pre-employment medicals
- Private certificates
- Holiday vaccinations
- Insurance claims
- Fitness for sports
Please inform the receptionist or ask to speak to the Secretary for such services. Charges are displayed in Reception. For further information please see Why do GP’s charge?
Self-certificates are available from your employer for sickness of up to one week. Any certificate required from the Doctor for periods up to the first week can only be provided as a private certificate for which there is a charge.
Our Practice Nurses are available for advice and immunisations. An appointment should be made at least 6 weeks prior to travel. Further information including access to our travel form can be found here.
A technician from Russells Hall Hospital visits the surgery weekly to monitor those patients on Warfarin. The hospital manages this clinic and is responsible for sending out the appointments. Your doctor will refer you to this clinic if needed.