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PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE SUN  Sunburn increases your risk of skin cancer. Sunburn doesn't just happen on holiday; you can burn in the UK, even when it's cloudy.  There's no safe or healthy way to get a tan. A tan doesn't protect your skin from the sun's harmful effects.  Aim to strike a balance between protecting yourself from the sun and getting enough vitamin D from sunlight.  For more information please follow the link: 


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General Medical Services

  • child immuniseRoutine consultations
  • Well person & NHS Health checks 
  • Chronic disease management 
  • Child Health Surveillance
  • Immunisations and vaccinations
  • Cervical smears
  • Maternity services
  • Family planning services, including long acting reversible contraception
  • Special drug monitoring blood tests 
  • Minor surgery 

Services in addition to routine consultations

Appointments in addition to routine consultations are offered for blood tests for warfarin and special drug monitoring, minor surgery when appropriate, cervical smears, acupuncture, well person and NHS Health checks, antenatal and postnatal examinations and long acting reversible contraception.

We also have appointments with either the doctor or the nurse as appropriate for chronic disease monitoring for asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary heart disease and diabetes.

Cervical Smears, Mammography & Well Person & NHS Health Screening

If appropriate you will be sent an invitation to attend for a cervical smear. The Mammography Screening service will invite you for a mammogram (usually once every 3 years for women in the appropriate age groups). The result of each of these screening investigations will be sent to you direct. From time to time we may also invite you for a well person & NHS Health check of blood pressure, cholesterol etc. But please do ask if you wish to be included.  

Family Planning

All the doctors are trained in family planning.  The nurses can deal with the renewal of contraceptive pills or depo-provera injections.  Dr Doswell is able to provide a full contraceptive coil and implant service.  Please make an appointment to discuss your needs with them.

Non-NHS Services

Certain medicals, e.g. heavy goods licence application medicals, pre-employment and sports medicals, and some certificates, e.g. private sickness certificates and holiday cancellation insurance certificates, are not part of the National Health Service. We are able to provide these services as appropriate but will usually charge a fee. Please contact reception or see the notice in the Surgery for the scale of charges.  

 
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