||Dr Kok Shun and Dr Noble
||Dr Bridges and Dr Clayton
The Midwife sees patients for follow up appointments on Thursdays and new bookings on Fridays. All aspects of maternity care are covered.
It is policy at this practice that all children should be fully immunised according to national guidelines against tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough, polio, Hib, mumps, measles and rubella. Appointments are automatically sent out for clinics held each Thursday and run by the practice nursing team.
If you have any queries about your child's immunisation please discuss them with the doctor, health visitor or practice nurse.
If you are unsure whether you are adequately protected against tetanus, please ask as it is better to be safe than sorry!
We encourage patients over 65 or anyone with chronic heart, lung or kidney disease to attend for immunisation against influenza and, if appropriate, pneumonia. Clinics are held commencing early in October and there is no need to make an appointment.
Women planning to start a family should check they are immune to rubella before conception. This involves a simple blood test.
Ideally, travel vaccinations should be given six to eight weeks before travelling to allow for optimum immunity so please contact the surgery well before you are due to travel. You will be asked to complete an assessment form which should be returned to the surgery. This will be reviewed by the Nurse who will then inform you what vaccinations you require, and will arrange an appointment for you if necessary.
You can contact a national travel vaccination helpline on 0891 224100 for information on which vaccinations are required depending on where you are travelling.
Alternatively, you may obtain this information by visiting www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
Please note that some vaccination schedules attract a fee - details are available from the surgery.
All doctors will be happy to discuss all types of contraception on an appointment-only basis. Specifically:
1) Dr Kok Shun can advise on the use of IUCD (coil)
2) Dr Bridges can advise on the use of implants and IUCD (coil).
3) Drs Ghaly, Taylor, Kok Shun and Bridges will give advice about the morning after pill.
The practice fully supports the government's cervical screening programme.
The incidence of cervical cancer can be significantly reduced by having routine cervical smears, and women aged 25-64 are invited for cervical screening examinations every three to five years.
These are normally carried out by our practice nurses on an appointment-only basis.
New Patient Health Records
It may be some time before we receive your medical records from your previous doctor so it is important that we have up-to-date information about you and your family when you join the Practice..
Private Medical Examinations
On an appointment-only basis with the doctor. Non-NHS examinations will incur a fee. A list of current fees is on display in the patient waiting area.
You may be referred by the doctor for individual sessions with our fully trained counsellor or therapist on an appointment-only basis.