Do you have a responsibility for a relative, friend or neighbour who is disabled, frail or ill? If so, please leave your name and address at reception so that we can add your details to our Carers Register to make sure relevant information is sent to you.
Maternity services are provided mainly by the midwife and occasionally by the doctors. Once pregnancy has been confirmed (usually by a home test), please contact the surgery where details will be taken to pass onto the midwife. You will be asked to make an early booking appointment to see the midwife in one of her clinics which are held on a weekly basis at the Health Centre.
Thinking of starting a family? The midwife would be happy to discuss “Getting healthy for pregnancy” with you.
Chlamydia Screening for under 25 year old male and female patients.
We offer free and confidential chlamydia testing at the practice. If you are sexually active and under 25 years old an annual test is recommended - or if you change sexual partner. The test is easy - you dont need to be examined - just a simple swab or urine test. If treatment is needed this would be by antibiotics. Ask the Practice Nurse or Doctor for details.
Timetable for childhood vaccinations from August 2006
| 2 months old || |
1st injection of Diptheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Hib, Polio and Pneumonia Vaccination
| 3 months old || 2nd injection of Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping cough, Hib, Polio and 1st injection of Meningitis C |
| 4 months old || 3rd injection of Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping cough, Hib, Polio and 2nd injection of Meningitis C and Pneumonia |
| 12 months old || Hib / Men C |
| 13 months old || |
Measles, Mumps and Rubella (German Measles), plus Pneumonia Vaccination
| 3.5 - 4 years old || Pre-school booster of Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping cough & polio. Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccination. |
| 13-18 years old || Tetanus, Diphtheria & Polio |
Child Health Surveillance Survices
The Doctors and the Health Visitor, Janet Carter undertake developmental checks for all children registered with the practice under the age of 5.
All doctors give family planning advice in surgery. Dr Oldershaw and Dr Galloway are available for the fitting of caps and coils.
Minor Surgery Services
Dr Born & Dr Galloway hold minor surgery sessions at the Health Centre. Please discuss this with your doctor.
Smoking Cessation Clinic
Hannah Cayless who is one of our Health Care Assistants offers smoking cessation advice in her regular clinics at the Health Centre. Hannah would be able to help with advice and support if you are considering giving up.