We hold Health Promotion Clinics for Chronic Diseases such as Heart Conditions, Asthma, COPD and Diabetic clinics. Appointments should be made at reception.
Well Person Clinic
If you do not attend the surgery very often, we suggest you make an appointment with our Practice Nurse for a Well Person check.
You would have a check of your blood pressure, height and weight, and family history, and have a urine test for diabetes. Women are offered a smear test. Cholesterol tests are available. All this is free of charge and only takes a few minutes.
Both doctors and Community Midwives undertake antenatal care. This may be at at the Surgery or at a Community Clinic.
This is "shared" with the obstetric services of either St. Mary's Maternity Unit, Poole Hospital or the Maternity Unit at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.
Patients are usually seen by one of the Doctors or the Community Midwife every four weeks during pregnancy.
Cervical Smear Tests
We strongly urge all women aged 25 to 65 years to have a regular cervical smear which can detect, treat and cure the early stages of cervical cancer.
The Practice offers a comprehensive cervical smear screening service, and all women in the above age group will automatically be invited every three or five years.
The smears are normally undertaken by the Practice Nurse by appointment. (Please ask for a 20 minute appointment)
We are happy to look at minor injuries and advise if a referral to the Casualty (Accident & Emergency) Department is necessary.
Our nearest Hospitals are at Bournemouth or Poole.
Many injuries are treated in the surgery, but we do not have X-Ray facilities therefore if a bone is obviously broken and first aid has been administered, go straight to the hospital.
It is important that your child is properly immunised against the following serious illnesses: Tetanus, Poliomyelitis, Diphtheria, Whooping Cough, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Hib, Men C, Men B and Rotavirus.
The Practice runs a comprehensive infant and pre-school immunisation programme, in liaison with the Health Visitor.
Parents are automatically informed when their child is due for their next injection. These are usually given by the Practice Nurse.
Please note that unless there is a valid medical reason, we expect that all children should have the complete course of recommended immunisations.
Immunisations For Adults
It is strongly recommended that all women planning to become pregnant should have their immunity to German Measles (Rubella) checked and, if necessary, the immunisation can then be given. For pregnant women from 28-32weeks should receive Whooping Cough Vaccination and during the Flu Season the Influenza Vaccination.
Shingles vaccination currently for 70 year olds and 78 and 79 year olds are being offered by invite only.
MenACWY is being offered to 17 and 18 year olds and university first timers. Again this is by invite.
Immunisation For Travelling Abroad
The Practice provides a full range of immunisations and advice on travel abroad.
Please complete a Travel Questionnaire Form and hand in to Reception, this form will be passed to our Practice Nurse and we will call to advise you of any vaccinations needed and book you an appointment. Preferably give yourself plenty of time (at least 6 weeks) to have them before you go!
For further information please see the Travel Information page
We particularly recommend this for patients with heart, chest or kidney disease, diabetes and other chronic disease and carers.
It is also recommended for elderly people and for residents of nursing and rest homes.
Please contact the reception staff in late September for details of the dates of our flu vaccination clinics.
Confidential advice is available from the Doctors and Practice Nurse.