Practice Clinics & Services

Your Doctor will try and find the best way of making you better. This may not involve giving you medicine or tablets, as there are other ways to treat you, so please do not expect a prescription on every visit. You may require advice on how to prevent illnesses in the future.

The surgery provides minor surgery, but if you need specialist advice or treatment, you will be referred to the hospital. Patients with minor injuries should attend Casualty.


Practice Services

The Practice Nurse/Phlebotomist are available by appointment for a variety of services as follows (Practice Nurse & Phlebotomist Surgery times can be found by clicking here):

Well Women Checks

Childhood Immunisations

Dressings

Family Planning

HRT Advice

Smoking Cessation

Cervical Smears

Ear Syringing

Asthma Advice & Management

Diabetic Advice & Management

Travel Vaccinations

Cholesterol Checks

Additional Services / Clinics

Antenatal Clinic
Alternate Wednesdays 12.00noon

Baby Clinic
Alternate Mondays
2.00 - 3.30

Child Health Surveillance Services

Minor Surgery

  

Carers Information

Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or mentally ill?  If so you are a Carer.

Find out how we can help you in our Carers Information section.

Please also see our Carer's Policy.

Cervical Cytology (Smear Tests)

To reduce the risk of cervical cancer, smear tests should be performed every 3 years (unless otherwise indicated by the Doctors) between the ages of 25-65. You will be informed by computerized letter that your smear is due. Smears can be done at the surgery by the nurse and appointments can be made via reception.

Free Chlamydia Test

If you are between the ages of 15- 25 you can have a free Chlamydia test ... This is done on a urine sample. The results are confidential and can be sent to your mobile phone. Ask the doctors, advanced nurse practitioners or nurses for the test. For more information about Chlamydia and the national screening programme visit www.nhs.uk.

Family Planning

Both doctors and nurses offer contraceptive services. Guidance on the best method of contraception for you is given and these include the pill, contraceptive injections/implants, caps and coils, patches or condoms.

Emergency contraception is also part of the service.

Flu Vaccinations

Flu vaccinations are carried out each year for certain at risk groups. Please see the Influenza page in our Health Guides section for further information.

Hospital Based Services

We use the hospital based services provided by the James Paget Hospital NHS Trust and the Norfolk and Norwich NHS Trust, as well as the community services provided by the Local Health Partnerships NHS Trust.

Certain specialist services are provided at other hospitals in Cambridge and London.

Phlebotomist Surgeries

For Blood Tests, Blood Pressure Tests, ECG’s, Urine Tests. Phlebotomist Surgery times can be found here.

Practice Nursing Services

Our Practice Nurses offer the following services:

  • Asthma
  • Blood Pressure Checks
  • CHD
  • Diabetes Review
  • First aid advice, Blood and Urine Tests, Dressings, removal of stitches etc
  • Ear syringing
  • Adult and Childhood Immunisations
  • Travel Immunisations
  • Stopping Smoking
  • Cervical Smears / Contraception Services
  • Family Planning
  • Health Promotion
  • New Patient Health Checks
  • Advice on Diet
  • Post Natal Exams
  • Spirometry (lung function tests)

The nurses also runs a variety of clinics. Practice Nurse & Phlebotomist Surgery times can be found here.

Private Non-NHS Work

Medical Examinations (Non-NHS)

Certain services provided by the Doctors are not covered by the NHS and fees are payable for such items as:

  • HGV & PSV licences
  • Elderly driver licences       
  • Insurance
  • Pre-employment medicals
  • Private certificates          
  • Holiday vaccinations
  • Insurance claims           
  • Fitness for sports

Please ask the receptionist for such services. Charges are payable at the time of attendance, and the BMA recommended scale of fees is on display at the reception desk. For further information please see Why do GP’s charge?

A current list of fees is displayed on the notice board in the Waiting Area. If you have any queries regarding these, please enquire at Reception.

Medical Certificates

Self-certificates are available from your employer for sickness of up to one week. Any certificate required from the Doctor for periods up to the first week can only be provided as a private certificate for which there is a charge.

Private Patients

Patients, who are not NHS registered at this surgery, can be seen privately. Please contact the Practice Manager regarding fees.

Requesting Forms to be Completed

Please leave these with Reception and they will be ready for collection usually within 10 working days. A fee is payable in advance.

Smoking Cessation

Help with smoking cessation includes one to one consultations over an average period of twelve weeks. During this time, you will receive advice and support from one of our experienced practice nurses as well as undergoing nicotine replacement therapy.

Please also complete a Smoking Status Questionnaire.

Travel Vaccinations

Advice on immunisation and precautions needed for foreign travel are available from the Nurse. For all advice and information regarding foreign travel please see our Travel page.

Please note certificates for confirmation of vaccination for visa purposes are NOT on the NHS and a charge will be made.

Please try and see us well before you travel, ideally 4-6 weeks and try not to leave vaccinations to the last minute. It is essential you have adequate medical insurance, and if visiting an EEC country you will need an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card).