Clinics & Services
Child Health Surveillance (Developmental Checks)
The doctors and health visitors work together to carry out the recommended developmental checks on children. Please feel free to approach any of the doctors or health visitors if you have concerns about your child.
Pre conceptual advice is available in the surgery. If you are thinking of trying for a pregnancy, we would encourage you to start taking Folic Acid tablets and continue these until you are 13 weeks pregnant (these reduce the chances of your baby being born with Spina Bifida). We would also encourage smokers to try to stop smoking before becoming pregnant.
All the doctors and sister Helen have specific training and qualifications in Family Planning and are happy to offer contraceptive and emergency contraception. Whatever you age, we would much rather offer you contraception than have you risking an unwanted pregnancy.
Emergency contraception needs to be started as soon as possible after unprotected sex. We suggest that you telephone the surgery at 08:00 the following morning to arrange to be seen the same day. It will help the receptionist to arrange an appropriate appointment if you can tell her it is for emergency contraception.
Travel Advice and Immunisations
The practice nurses are the experts in this area. They are happy to offer general advice to people travelling abroad, together with details about malaria protection and immunisation for particular areas. It may take up to 8 weeks for a full course of immunisations, so please contact us well before you are planning to go abroad.
If you are due to travel abroad please download and fill in our pre travel risk assessment form, return it to the surgery and we will call you back to arrange an appointment. This form enables us to make sure the correct amount of time is allocated for your appointment.
Pre Travel Risk Assesment Form
This is a surprisingly common problem and will affect about 10% of men at some time in their lives. Those with diabetes are at particular risk. There are several simple treatments that can help. Please see Dr Alexander or Dr Bruynseels if you want to discuss this problem.