Antenatal Clinics / Paediatric Surveillance & Childhood Immunisation Clinics
The Midwife provides care for ante-natal and Post-Natal patients both at home and at the surgery.
Diabetes, Heart Disease and Respiratory Disease
Our highly trained nurses run clinics throughout the week to help patients with these conditions to take control of their illnesses and prevent future complications. You will be asked to attend for a review at least once a year, depending on your circumstances.
Chronic Disease Clinics
The Practice Nurse sees patients at regular intervals for follow up of long standing conditions, such as Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy & Blood Pressure. The Nurse will be supervised by the doctors who are always aware of the progress of your condition.
This is a service offered to monitor patients taking Warfarin. Our main clinic is held on a Tuesday morning.
We offer a First Contact Physio service using a variety of techniques and therapies in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients who are affected by physical problems caused by illness, disability, injury or ageing.
We offer a weekly Social prescribing clinic to enable health professionals to refer patients to support in the community, in order to improve their health and wellbeing.
A wide range of minor operations, for example, removal of warts, cysts and in-growing toenails can be undertaken in the surgery by the doctors. Please make an appointment with the doctor to discuss your problem.
Family Planning advice is available from the doctors and Nurse Specialist. We provide a full contraceptive service, including coil and implant fittings.
Cervical Smear Tests
Cervical Smear Tests are carried out by the Practice Nurses and some of the GP's, you will be invited by letter when your test is due. You will also be informed by letter of your result.
Our nurses are available by appointment for
- Cervical smear tests
- Chronic disease management
- Pessary care
- Sexual Health advice
- Travel and other vaccinations
- Young persons' advice
Our Health Care Support Workers see patients for
- Blood pressure & cholesterol monitoring
- Learning disability health checks
- Blood and urine tests
- New patient registration checks
- NHS health checks
- Warfarin monitoring
- Ear irrigation
NHS Health Checks
We offer all patients aged between 40-74 a free health check every five years.
At the check we will take your family medical history, check basic data such as your height, weight, blood pressure and pulse, offer any advice about smoking and weight loss if appropriate and do a simple blood test to check your cholesterol.
The purpose of the health check is to catch any early signs of cardiovascular disease, so that we can help prevent it.
We will contact patients when they are due to have the test and strongly recommend that all patients take advantage of this free check.
Immunisation & Vaccination
We like to be sure that all adults are fully vaccinated against Tetanus & Polio
Flu and pneumonia vaccinations are available for the elderly and certain other groups of people each year around early October. Please ask at reception if you would like an appointment.
Travel Advice & Immunisations
Our Practice Nurses offer a comprehensive travel advice service, offering guidance about travel and advice about which immunisations are required/recommended for the places you plan to visit. Please make an appointment with the receptionist, asking for one of our pre-travel questionnaires, and at the same time, check how much you are likely to be charged as the NHS provides some, but not all, vaccinations for people travelling abroad.
You should always book the appointment between 4 and 8 weeks in advance, wherever possible.
Travel Vaccination fees
The vaccines listed below are not funded by the NHS for travel abroad, therefore we have to make the following charges:
Hepatitis B - full course - Adult
Hepatitis B - full course - Child
Hepatitis B booster - Adult
Hepatitis B booster - Child
|Rabies - full course
|Japanese B Encephalitis
|Cholera, course of 2 injections
Our fees include the cost of the drug including carriage and VAT, a private prescription, practice nurse time and a small administration charge. Payment is required in advance of administration – cheques should be made payable to The Sidings Medical Practice.
Non NHS Services
The NHS does not pay for some of the services we provide. These include private sick notes, insurance forms, holiday cancellation forms, medical reports, fitness to travel certificates, private prescriptions, passport signing and some vaccination services. Our fees for these services, are as follows:
Fees for Non-NHS Work
|Certificates & Forms
Private Sick Note
Insurance / Med Cert
Short Letter / Statement
|Passport Form & Photo
Taxi Driver Medical
Elderly Drivers Medical