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Coronavirus Update 17/3/2020 - Non essential appointments are being cancelled or changed to telephone or video appointments.  No face to face appointments are available unless they have been authorised by a doctor or nurse.   


If you have a high temperature or a new continuous cough you should stay at home for 14 days. DO NOT GO  to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you're staying at home. Read the advice about staying at home and Home Isolation Advice


Use the 111 coronavirus service if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse, your symptoms do not get better after 7 days. For more general information see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

Clinics & Services

In addition to GP consultations the practice offers a wide range of clinics and healthcare services:

Practice Nurses

The following list is a good guide to the services provided by our practice nurses.  Remember, the nurse always has the option of referring you to the doctor for further care if she considers it necessary

  • Diabetic/COPD/CHD/Asthma &  Kidney Reviews elderley_BP_check
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • Cervical Smears
  • Childhood Immunisations
  • Dressings
  • Ear Syringing
  • Family Planning Advice
  • Routine Bloods or Urine tests
  • ECGs

Additional Services

  • Minor Surgery - many minor skin lesions can be removed here.  Minor surgery is usually performed by Dr Hardaker by prior arrangement.  Please ask your doctor if your condition is suitable.
  • syringeContraception - the practice can provide advice on all forms of contraception and has 3 female doctors who can fit and remove coils or contraceptive implants.  A consultation with the doctor prior to any of these procedures is necessary.
  • Travel Advice/Immunisations - Advice on travel vaccines can be complicated.  The quicker we know your agenda the sooner we can get you safely protected.  A written list of destinations helps as does some idea of your previous vaccines if you have a record.  Occasionally your GP records may not be complete. Some immunisations are not covered by the NHS and you may have to pay for these.  Malaria tablets vary depending upon destination.  Again, these may not be covered by NHS prescription.  Our nurses have a particular interest and have had advanced training in this area. 
 
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