For information about the different contraception methods available you can go to the website https://www.contraceptionchoices.org/.

If you would like to discuss the options in further detail after visiting the site, please ring the surgery to book a routine GP appointment.

Contraception Choices

NHS Health Checks For 40-70 Year Olds

Everyone is at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes or kidney disease. But these diseases can often be prevented, an NHS Health Check can help by assessing the risk and giving personalised advice on how to reduce it. Please ring the surgery to book an appointment to see the Health Care Assistant regarding this if you are not seen at the surgery in any chronic disease clinic.

These are usually undertaken every 5 years and patients will be contacted after they turn 40.

Minor Surgery

We are happy to offer appropriate minor surgical procedures.

General Health Checks

We offer an annual health check to all patients over 75 years of age, who have not consulted one of our medical practitioners during the year. The health visitor will be happy to see you, or visit you in your home, to discuss your general health and well-being. 

We are happy to offer a general health check with our practice nurse or health care assistant to any patient, between the ages of 16 and 75, who have not consulted one our medical practitioners during the last 3 years. 

Smoking Cessation

We constantly monitor patient’s smoking status and encourage smoking cessation initiatives. The practice policy is to promote smoking cessation at each appropriate opportunity. If you are a smoker and would like to quit, please ask at reception for further information. All our medical staff are happy to provide information or referrals to smoking cessation clinics or support networks. 

Chronic Disease Management Clinics (Long Term Condition Mangement)

For Asthma, Diabetes, Cardio/vascular, Hypertension, COPD, Nurse led clinics offering specific testing and advice for chronic conditions.

Travel Advice

For advice regarding foreign travel and immunization before foreign travel, please make an appointment to see the practice nurse, allowing at least eight weeks for the immunisations.

We are able to offer routine travel vaccinations, others that incur a charge will need to be given at a private travel clinic, for more information please visit https://www.masta-travel-health.com/ or https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/

Family Planning Services

All of our doctors / ANPs are able offer contraceptive advice, treatment and monitoring. The practice nurses are able carry out routine pill checks and depo injections and coil removals

Dr Emison and Dr Mezas are able to offer implant and coil fitting / changes

Cervical Screening (Smear Test)

It is recommended that women aged 25–49 have a smear test every three years and women aged 50–64 every five years. Smear tests are carried out by our fully trained practice nurses.

Patients will be notified by letter when they are due their 1st / next check up, please then contact the surgery to make an appointment.

Children and Young People Under 14 Years

We would very much prefer to see children accompanied by their parents, except in exceptional circumstances.