These are run by the Practice Nurse. Children who are behind with vaccinations should catch up as soon as possible. We feel it is very important to ensure that all children are vaccinated against potentially serious illnesses.
Family Planning Services/Contraception
Comprehensive confidential advice is available during normal surgery times. Prescription for oral contraceptives (“the Pill” or “the Morning After Pill”) can be given. Intra-uterine devices and Contraceptive Implants can also be fitted.
These clinics are held with the Midwife, at the following times:
- Middle Chare Surgery Patients
Minor Ops -
We have facilities for removing small lumps etc which would normally be done at hospital. Operations are performed under a local anaesthetic in an equipped treatment room at Middle Chare Surgery.
Middle Chare & Woodlands patients - As a new service patients can self refer to this service, please ask reception staff for a form.
Smoking Cessation Clinic
Both sites - weekly clinic by appointment with a specially trained practice nurse. She offers support and advice to anyone wishing to stop smoking. Free nicotine replacement therapy and/or drug therapy may be available for patients who are eligible.
Well Woman/Man Clinic
Both sites - The practice is continually promoting good health. Questionnaires will often be offered to patients. The Practice Nurse will see anyone who wants to attend.
Cervical Smear Tests
Both sites - These can be carried out by either the qualified Practice Nurse or a Doctor. We follow the local policy of recommending a repeat smear every three - five years depending on age, until the age of 65 years, unless you have had a hysterectomy for a benign condition. You will be offered a smear once you reach the age of 25 years. If the cytologist recommends repeating the smear more often, you will be called at intervals appropriate to you. You can opt out of this service, if you wish to do so, contact the surgery as you will need to sign a number of forms.
Weight Control Clinics
Both sites - Weight Control Clinics by appointment with the Health Care Assistant. All aspects of a healthy diet and lifestyle affecting weight problems may be discussed. A 12 week supported course is available.
Adult Immunisation (Including Travel Immunisations)
Routine protection against tetanus is advised for all patients. All travel immunisations, except yellow fever, are available within the practice. Depending what travel immunisation is required you may be charged as not all are free under the NHS.
Influenza and pneumococcal immunisations are available from October until December for those patients aged over 65 years of age and anyone with heart and lung or kidney disease, diabetes and residents of nursing and residential homes. On occasions the guidance on who may have these immunisation changes, please ask at reception if you are unsure.