Family Planning, Contraceptive Advice & Ante-Natal Clinic
We offer a complete family planning service including advice on contraception and emergency contraception (sometimes called the morning after pill). We additionally run an ante-natal care clinic on Monday. Contact reception for more information.
Smoking Cessation Advice
We provide advice on how patients may stop smoking. We actively encourage patients to have a programme for stopping smoking and adopting a lifestyle for reducing the risk of heart disease.
We provide a Wart Clinic at the surgery. Please contact Reception for advice on this service.
Annual Health Reviews
We offer an annual health review service to monitor patients with ongoing health issues. We want to ensure that we target the practice’s resources on those who need it most - those with the most severe health problems, and those who need our help to improve or stabilise their condition. We aim to organise a single annual review, regardless of how many health conditions you have and arrange further reviews if you need them through the year, depending on your health.
If you suffer from a heart or lung problem, asthma, diabetes or are in frail health you are advised to have a flu injection annually. Clinics are held in Sept – March when the vaccine becomes available. If you are eligable for the flu vaccination, please contact the Surgery to arrange an appointment.
We recommend that all women up to the age of 60 have a smear every 3 years. You may make an appointment for a smear with the Practice Nurse or alternatively attend local Family Planning clinics. Please contact Reception for details.
Minor Ailment Service
The Minor Ailment Service (MAS) allow patients to register with and use a community pharmacy as the 1st port of call for the treatment of common illnesses on the NHS. The pharmacist advises, treats or refers there patient according to their needs. This service is presently for those who are exempt from prescription charges and are registered with a GP surgery in Scotland.
Chronic Health Programme
The practice chronic health programme is led by Shahista Lalji, who works closely with the GPs to meet patients' needs. The practice will contact you if you have a health condition which needs monitoring.