Clinics & Services
In addition to GP consultations the practice offers a wide range of clinics and healthcare services:
Dr Alexander has a special interest in diabetes. He runs a clinic where he is assisted by practice nurse Doreen Brown. All diabetics are asked to attend at least once a year for a full check.
Asthma clinics are run by our practice nurses who have undergone special training in asthma and chronic chest complaints. Patients are encouraged to attend at least once a year.
This is advice on how to look after yourself before you get pregnant. Please ask your doctor for further information.
If you think you are pregnant, please arrange an appointment with our midwives. Your care will be shared between your doctor, our midwives and the hospital. We have an antenatal clinic run by our midwives, on Thursday afternoon between 13:30 – 16:30.
Our practice nurses administer baby injections on a Thursday at a well baby clinic. We recommend that babies have immunisation against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, haemophilus influenzae B, meningitis and polio at two, three and four months and are immunised against measles, mumps and rubella (German measles) at 12 - 15 months. If your child is unwell, it is more appropriate for them to be seen in surgery rather than at the well baby clinic.
We recommend that pre-school children have a booster against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio at four years.
Consent for Vaccinations
Would all parents/legal guardians of newborn babies please note that their informed written consent must be given prior to the commencement of a vaccination programme for babies. A grandparent or other person cannot do this. Once written consent has been given for a programme to commence, another person may then bring babies to the clinic for vaccination.
Minor Surgery/Freezing Clinic ( please note these clinics have been suspended until further notice - we apologise for any inconvenience caused)
Dr Moore does minor operations on a Friday afternoon. He will remove moles and small skin lesions. It is necessary to see Dr Moore in surgery before making an appointment for minor surgery. We also run a 'freezing' clinic for the treatment of warts and verrucae and some skin lesions. You have to see one of the partners prior to making an appointment unless you have attended the freezing clinic before with the same problem.
Women aged between 25-49 years are invited to have a smear every three years. Women aged between 50-64 years are invited to have a smear every five years.
Our practice nurses run a smear clinic on a Tuesday afternoon between 13:30 – 16:30 and on a Friday morning between 08:15 – 10:15. For women who are unable to attend these clinics, we have special arrangements - please ask at reception.
Steroid injections (not knees) are administered at the surgery. It is necessary to see Dr Moore in surgery beforehand.
Our practice nurses can advise you on the vaccination requirements for your holiday. Please ask at reception for details. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire before attending. There may be charges for some vaccines but you will be advised of this at the start of the course. See the above tab for more details.