Practice Clinics & Services

Our doctors provide general medical services, as well as specialist services such as child health monitoring, maternity and contraceptive services.

To make an appointment for any of the clinics and services below, please contact our reception staff.


Antenatal & Maternity Care

A midwife is available to see patients, by appointment on Tuesdays 1.00pm to 4.45pm and Wednesdays 9.00am to 4.45pm. Further information can be found on our Pregnancy Health Guide.

Asthma Clinic

Practice Nurse, by appointment.

COPD Clinic

Practice Nurse, by appointment.

Counselling Psychologist

A  team of psychologists provide a counselling service by appointment, after referral from a doctor or practice nurse.

Diabetic Clinic

Healthcare Assistant and Practice Nurse, by appointment only.

Emergency Contraception

The “morning after” pill is effective for up to three days after you have been at risk and is available through the doctors although the earlier a prescription is sought, the more effective it will be.

Immunisation and Baby Clinics

Dr Scott & Practice Nurse, Wednesdays 9.00am to 11.30am.

Further information on immunisations can be founds in this Health Guide.

Minor Surgery

Dr Strong and Dr Togher are approved to carry out minor surgery.

Phlebotomist

Our Phlebotomist is available Mornings at the following times:

Mon, Tues, Fri: 8.40am to 11.30am.
Wed: 7.30am to 9.30am and 10.50am to 11.30am
Thur: 7.30am to 8.00am and 9.00am to 12 noon

Practice Nursing Services

We have a team of practice nurses who are available by appointment. In addition to their traditional nursing duties they provide:

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?

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.

Sickness Certificates

You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the www.gov.uk website.

Evidence that you are sick

If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).

Your employer can ask you to confirm that you've been ill.You can do this by filling in a form yourself when you return to work. This is called self-certification.

If you're sick and off work for more than seven days, your employer will probably ask for proof of your illness. Most employers ask for a fit note from your GP.

However, this will also depend on your employer's company policy on sick leave (or sickness absence). This policy should tell you how many days you can be off sick before you need to provide proof of illness or a fit note.

You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.

Statement of Fitness for Work - ’Fit Note'

The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.

For more information see the www.gov.uk website (where this information was sourced)

Travel Health & Immunisations

Our Practice Nurses are available for advice and immunisations. A travel form should be completed at least 6 weeks prior to travel. Further information including access to our online travel forms can be found here.