Ante-Natal clinics are held on Tuesday mornings. This clinic has appointments arranged by the midwife.
There is an Ante-Natal Information sheet about antenatal care.
This is run by the Advanced Nurse Practitioner , Sister Elaine Robinson. A doctor is also available for the clinic. Appointments are sent out to patients to attend.
Child Health Clinic
We offer child health clinics on Tuesday afternoons from 1.00pm. A doctor and practice nurse are on hand for weight checks, immunisation, child development checks and feeding and other advice. In order to reduce patient waiting times, you are requested to contact reception to make an appointment.
There is a New Baby Information Sheet with useful information for new parents.
This clinic is run by the Practice Nurse, Sister Alison Dodd. A doctor is also available for the clinic. Appointments are sent out to patients to attend.
Minor surgery is carried out at our surgery such as the removal of moles ect. A doctor will assess you to establish if it is a suitable proceedure to have this performed at the surgery or does it require referal to a specialist. Drs Hargreaves and Gupta perform minor surgery.
A clinic is held in the surgery every Thursday morning by Mark Ellliott our social prescribing link worker.
What is Social Prescribing?
Did you know that your GP is not the only person who can help you feel better? Social prescribing can help you improve your mental health and wellbeing by exploring activities and local support. A Social Prescriber will help you consider the benefits of participating in meaningful activities and they will support you to plan your next steps.
Who is it for?
Social prescribing is for anyone 18 years old and above who is struggling with their mental health.
What Support can I get?
A Social Prescriber aims to work with you to improve your mental health and wellbeing by helping with a range of issues including:
• Social isolation and loneliness
• Emotional wellbeing
• Getting out and about, this includes 1 on 1 direct support to help you access support groups and activities in your community, for instance, accompanying you to access activities via public transport if your mental health difficulties usually prevent you from doing so
• Mental health difficulties caused by one or more long term health conditions
• Loss of confidence/sense of purpose
• Accessing work,training and volunteering
• Help with housing issues
• Help with benefits or financial issues (filling out forms and supporting you to assessments)
What are the benefits?
• Improved mental and physical health
• Meeting new people
• Learning a new skill or participating in a new activity
• Increasing self confidence and self-esteem
• Better quality of life
• Getting involved in your community
How do I access the service?
It's simple, you can talk to your GP, health care professional or the surgery staff.Your GP or nurse may suggest to you that they refer.
These are held on alternate Monday afternoons. A member of staff from the hospital laboratory will come to the practice to check patients on warfarin. Appointments are arranged by the hospital not the practice.
Updated Jan 2020