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Our clinics

We run a range of clinics at each of our practices. For further details or to make an appointment please call us.

Alcohol Support

We can provide advice, information and counselling if you are experiencing difficulties with drug or alcohol misuse.


Advice and support from our nurse who specialises in asthma care. We will arrange to see you at least once a year for a check-up.

Blood Pressure/Well person check

High blood pressure increases your risk of heart attack and stroke. We recommend that everyone over the age of 16 has their blood pressure checked at least once every 5 years. Our well person check, including blood pressure checks is available by appointment with a health care assistant. If you have a family history of blood pressure, heart attack or stroke, you may need a cholesterol and blood sugar test as well.

Blood Tests

Our health care assistants and nursing team are available to take blood samples by appointment.

Cervical Screening

All women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 64 should be invited for a smear test by letter. This aims to detect any changes in the neck of the womb which if left untreated may progress to cervical cancer. The test can be performed by one of the practice nurses. You will be sent a reminder when your next test is due.

Child health and immunisation

All new babies are invited for regular check ups from 6 weeks old. We run clinics for new baby checks, immunisation and development checks. Immunisations are essential to protect children from serious illness and are given by the practice nurse. For more information on childhood vaccinations can be found here

Diabetes/COPD/Heart Disease

Led by our nursing team, this clinic offers advice and general health check-ups if you have been diagnosed with diabetes, COPD and heart disease.

Flu Vaccinations

We recommend an annual flu vaccination for patients aged 65 and over and those with chronic heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes, asthma or any other chronic illness. If you are eligible you will be invited to attend a clinic each autumn/winter.

Travel Vaccinations

If you are going abroad and require immunisations please make an appointment to see one of our practice nurses at least 8 weeks prior to your departure.

Health Checks

If you are over 75, we will invite you for a health check every year. If you are housebound, we can arrange a home visit for the health check. If you have not been to the surgery in the past three years, we will offer you a review if you ask for an appointment. If you have a learning disability we will invite you for an annual health check. If you are between 40 and 74 you are eligible for an NHS Health Check. After the check, you’ll be better prepared to look after your long-term health. When you're invited for an NHS Health Check you'll be offered a series of routine tests that will show your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and type 2 diabetes. Those tests will be followed by advice and, if necessary, treatment to help reduce your risk of these diseases and maintain or improve your health.

Minor Surgery

Some minor surgical procedures can be performed by one of our doctors. You will need to see a doctor to confirm the diagnosis before making an appointment for minor surgery.

Palliative Care - Gold Standards

The Gold Standards Framework (GSF) is a way of working that has been adopted by many GP practices across the UK. It aims to help them to provide the highest standard of care possible for all patients who may be in the last years of life. GSF involves your practice and district nurses, working together with you and with other professionals involved in your care. It improves the organisation and quality of care in the last years of life regardless of age or diagnosis.


Osteoporosis is an important health problem through its association with age related (fragility) fractures. Fractures of the hip, wrist and spine are the most frequent osteoporotic fractures. If you are a women aged 65 years and older with fragility fractures we will offer you support with your condition.

Stop Smoking

Advice and support to patients trying to give up smoking.