Management of chronic diseases and a wide variety of medical services.
All GP practices are contracted to provide “essential services”, that is, basic treatment of ill people. We also provide the following ‘additional services’:
- Child health surveillance, together with the Health Visiting team
- Contraceptive services. Specialist services such as IUCD insertion are available at the Family Planning clinic (contact reception for nearest clinic)
- Maternity services are provided in the antenatal and postnatal period, together with the midwives from the Queen Mother’s Hospital/Southern General/Princess Royal. There is no formal ante-natal clinic but patients are free to attend any suitable surgery for their care. This is provided by all GPs with the assistance of the Practice Nurses. The Health Visitor is also available for advice and counselling
- Routine immunisation of children, together with the Health Visiting team
- Immunisation for adults in relation to travel. Not all travel immunisations are available on the NHS, please ask our practice nurse for details
- Cervical smears
- Freezing of warts and other small skin lesions
- Joint injections (Dr Martin only).
We also hold contracts with GGNHSB for the following “enhanced services”:
- An annual flu immunisation programme to protect the elderly and at risk
- Regular monitoring, by blood and urine tests, for patients on a range of drugs for arthritis and bowel problems
- Annual comprehensive reviews for patients with heart disease/heart failure and COPD
- Annual comprehensive review for patients with diabetes; this includes appointments with the dietician and podiatrist
- And stroke annual review.
If you require telephone advice only, please phone reception and they will arrange for a doctor or nurse to phone you back as soon as convenient.
If you have not been seen at the surgery for three years (or one year for those over 75) you can request a check up appointment if you wish.