Clinics and Services

Clinics and Services

Our Services

Both our Nurse Practitioners are very experienced and have undergone extensive and additional training to enable them to treat common health problems. Their role is to see some of the same-day urgent cases, which means we can see patients more quickly.

The following complaints can be dealt with by our Nurse Practitioner, who if necessary, will ask the GP to see you as well.

Back pain  

Asthma, COPD flare ups, Chest Infections

Cold and flu symptoms, sinusitis, tonsillitis, sore throat

Diarrhoea and vomiting, gastroenteritis

Ear infections, ear pain, blocked ears

Conjunctivitis

Vaginal discharge, abnormal menstrual bleeding

Hay fever  

Sexual Health problems

Skin problems (infected spots, wounds, grazes, rashes, eczema)  

Urinary tract infections (we will need a urine sample)

Please that our Nurse Practitioner cannot see pregnant ladies or deal with mental health problems.

Our practice nurse see patients to help manage Long Term Conditions such as Asthma, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Heart Disease and COPD, as well as routine practice nurse tests such as cervical smears and contraception advice. 

When you book an appointment with one of our nurses the receptionist will ask you what the appointment is for so that sufficient time can be allocated for your appointment, most chronic problem reviews need to be booked in for longer appointments.

Some of our nurse appointments can now be booked online, each appointment slot tells you what it is available for, please do not book in for anything other than what the slot says it can be used for.

For routine blood tests please make a morning appointment with our Phlebotomist.

Community midwives hold weekly clinics here at the practice on a Friday.  If you have just found out you are pregnant you do not have to see a gp, just book an appointment with the midwife.  

Your first appointment with be 1 hour long, so that the midwife can arrange your scans and check everything is ok.

You can view your test results on line, but if you are not registered for this service please ring after 3pm.

Please note we have a 4 week processing time for non NHS report and form completion as they are not urgent medical work. 

The government’s contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients. However, in recent years more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a wide range of non NHS work. This work is not funded by the government and GPs do not have to carry out this work, so GPs have to charge a fee to cover their time and other expenses. We charge for completing Westfield forms, holiday cancellation forms, insurance forms, pre-employment medical examinations, medical reports  and other health statement forms and examinations for patients and third parties.

You will be informed of any charges when you bring your form into the surgery, if for any reason our reception staff cannot give you a price for the work our Secretary will contact you with the price before the work is carried out. 

All forms that require payment from the patient must be paid for on request.  We accept payment by cash or cheque but not by card. 

A cervical screening test (previously known as a smear test) is a method of detecting abnormal cells on the cervix.  Detecting and removing abnormal cervical cells can prevent cervical cancer.

Cervical screening is not a test for cancer; it is a test to check the health of the cells of the cervix. Most women’s test results show that everything is normal, but for around 1 in 20 women the test will show some abnormal changes in the cells of the cervix. Most of these changes will not lead to cervical cancer and the cells may go back to normal on their own. However, in some cases, the abnormal cells need to be removed so that they cannot become cancerous.

About 3,000 cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed each year in the UK, which amounts to 2% of all cancers diagnosed in women.  It’s possible for women of all ages to develop cervical cancer, although the condition mainly affects sexually active women between the ages of 30 and 45. The condition is very rare in women under 25. 

Our practice nurses carry out screening tests at the practice.  Please book a 20 minute appointment with one of them to have this important screening test carried out.  You will receive a letter when your test is due.

All practices are required to provide all their patients with a named GP, this GP has overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides for them.  

You do not have to see only your named GP, you can continue to see who you wish, but they will have overall responsibility for your care.  

You can request who you want your named GP to be – you do not have to have a named GP and can opt out if you wish to do so.  

You do not need to do anything, but if you have any questions, or wish to discuss this further please contact the surgery.

A physiotherapy assessment service is available at the surgery on Wednesday mornings and thursday afternoons. If you have musculoskeletal problems please book an appointment at Reception or on-line.