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Our clinicians (doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, health care assistants and pharmacist) offer a range of face-to-face and telephone appointments throughout our opening hours. See the panel on the right for our opening hours.
We want to help you get the advice and treatment you need as quickly and effectively as possible. Use the table below to help you select the most appropriate appointment type. However, if you have a problem that you feel needs to be assessed the same day, we recommend our Triage service.
Triage is a way of making sure that patients can access the most appropriate clinician as soon as possible. When you contact the surgery, we will ask you for a contact number and very brief details of your medical complaint. The Triage Nurse or Nurse Practitioner will telephone you as soon as possible and either:
a) Resolve the problem without the need for you to come to the surgery, by providing the appropriate advice and where necessary a prescription for treatment, or
b) Make arrangements for you to be seen at the surgery the same day by the most suitable clinician, so that you can be examined and treated as necessary, or
c) Book an appointment for you to be seen at a later date if the condition is not found to be urgent.
Reason for appointment
First choice of clinician
|Asthma review||Practice Nurse*||We will invite you in for a full review every year, but please contact us at any time if you feel your breathing is worse. Remember to bring your inhalers and Peak Flow Diary if you have one.|
|Blood pressure 24-hour monitor fitting/removal||Health Care Assistant||The doctor or nurse may ask you to have a 24-hour blood pressure check if you have had a high blood pressure reading.|
|Blood pressure review||Practice Nurse|
|Blood test – fasting||Health Care Assistant||Eat and drink nothing but plenty of clear water from 10:00pm the evening before. Take your prescribed medications as normal||Book Here|
|Blood test – non-fasting||Health Care Assistant||Do not book the early appointments if you can come later, as we like to reserve these for patients who need to fast.||Book Here|
|Cervical cytology (Smear test)||Practice Nurse*||We strongly advise every eligible woman to attend for this potentially life-saving screening when invited.||Book Here|
|Childhood vaccinations||Practice Nurse||These are delivered in scheduled clinics. We will invite you to bring your child when he/she is due for vaccinations.|
|Coil (IUCD) fitting/removal||GP*||Please make an appointment to discuss this with the GP before booking to attend for the procedure.|
|Contraception||See Coil, Emergency Contraception and Family Planning|
|COPD review||Practice Nurse*||We will invite you in for a full review every year, but please contact us at any time if you feel your breathing is worse. Remember to bring your inhaler if you have one.|
|Depression and low mood||GP||It is best to see a GP if you are feeling very low.|
|Diabetes review||Practice Nurse* or Nurse Practitioner*||We will invite you in for a full review every year and more frequently if you are struggling with blood sugar levels|
|Dressing – being seen for the first time||Practice Nurse||You will need a 20-minute appointment for this so the nurse can fully assess the wound.|
|Dressing – follow-up appointments||Health Care Assistant||Please allow 10-minutes for each separate wound.|
|Ear syringing||Health Care Assistant||You must soften the wax for at least 5 days beforehand using olive oil.|
|ECG (heart trace)||Health Care Assistant||This will be at the doctor or nurse’s request. We cannot perform ECGs at the patient request only.|
|Emergency contraception||Practice Nurse* & Nurse Practitioner|
|Family planning advice||Practice Nurse* & Nurse Practitioner||Book Here|
|Family planning implants insertion & removal||Practice Nurse, Nurse Practitioner & GP*|
|Family planning injection||Practice Nurse|
|Hypertension and heart review||Practice Nurse||We will invite you in for a full review every year and more frequently if you are struggling with blood pressure levels|
|Joint injection||GP*||Please make an appointment to discuss this with the GP before booking to attend for the procedure.|
|Medical problem – new||Triage Nurse, Nurse Practitioner & GP||If you have something contagious like a bad cold or tummy bug, book a telephone consultation instead of coming to the surgery.|
|Medical problem – ongoing||GP||Try to see the same GP each time about your medical problem. This is called ‘continuity of care’ and helps the doctor monitor how the condition is developing or improving.|
|Medication reviews and realignment||Practice Pharmacist||Remember to bring along ALL your medications, including any you purchase for yourself.|
|New patient check up||Practice Pharmacist||Remember to bring along ALL your medications, including any you purchase for yourself.|
|Pregnancy test||Practice Nurse & Nurse Practitioner||We can only do pregnancy tests if there is a medical reason why we need an urgent result. Self-test kits can be purchased from most pharmacies.|
|Routine adult vaccination (flu, pneumonia, etc)||Practice Nurse & Pharmacist||Please call the surgery to find out which vaccinations are recommended for you.|
|Smoking cessation advice||Practice Nurse & Pharmacist (both sites)||We strongly advice every smoker to quit. Let us help!|
|Spirometry||Practice Nurse*||Remember not to smoke or use your inhalers for at least 30 minutes before your appointment. Please bring your inhalers with you.|
|Suture (stitch) removal||Health Care Assistant|
|Travel advice and vaccination||Practice Nurse & Pharmacist||First you will need to complete a travel form so we can assess which vaccines (if any) you need for your trip.|
|Weight management||Health Care Assistant||Click here to find out about the services available locally to help you achieve a healthy weight and lifestyle.|
|Well person check||Health Care Assistant||Please bring an early morning urine sample with you.|
|Yellow Fever vaccination||Practice Pharmacist||Please contact us first to make sure we have vaccines in stock and can reserve one for you.|
|Zoladex injection||Practice Nurse*, Nurse Practitioner and GP*|
* Some Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and GPs are trained to deliver this service, while others are not. Please check when booking your appointment
- Remember, if you have a NEW MEDICAL PROBLEM the Nurse Practitioner will be able to help. Our Nurse Practitioners are trained to diagnose and prescribe for a very wide range of illnesses and can refer you to the hospital if needed.
- Our doctors and nurses also offer TELEPHONE APPOINTMENTS which are available for you to book in advance.
- If you cannot find the appointment you want online, please do not hesitate to contact us at the surgery as we are not able to put all appointments on line at any one time. Call 01253 623896
- TO CANCEL AN APPOINTMENT – you can leave a message using the usual surgery number.