Clinics & Services
Child Development Clinics
Please follow the advice given to you by your midwife, health visitor or the Primary Care Trust when these checks are made.
Immunisations and Vaccinations – Babies and Children
Babies & Children should have their first injections (tetanus/diphtheria/ whooping cough/meningitis and polio) at two, three and four months. To make sure your child is fully protected it is important that they have all the immunisations. The triple injection (MMR) protects against measles, mumps and rubella. It should be given when the child is about 12-13 months old. The final “baby” injection should be given just before they go to school and a further booster injection is required at the age of 14 years. All girls who have not had the MMR injection by ten years of age should seek medical advice on the protection against German Measles (Rubella). BCG (for tuberculosis) is no longer given routinely to all children. If you have any concerns about this please speak to the school nurse at your child’s school or contact the surgery.
These can be booked for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. Appointments start from 8.30am. It is important to ring 4-5 working days after the test to check your results.
We accept bookings for the Nurse for appointments at times to suit you. We do not restrict clinic times for when you can come and have this done.
Click here for information about the NHS recommended schedule.
If your child has not had two doses of MMR vaccine they are at risk of catching measles. Measles can be very serious, leading to pneumonia and even death. The Department of Health has recommended that all children have two doses of MMR. Measles is one of the most infectious diseases known, and the MMR vaccine will protect your child from measles, mumps and rubella. For more information on measles and the MMR vaccine, please click here or get in touch with your health visitor, practice nurse or GP. As an NHS provider, we recommend the MMR vaccine for your children and hope that you will bring your children to an appointment with the nurse for these vaccines.
From April 2019 we will be holding walk-in clinics for these injections at the Fairlight Road site on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings only between 8.30am and 9.00am with the Healthcare Assistant.
It is important for all those over 65 to have a flu jab. It is also important for all those people under 65 who are in an “at risk” group. Please call and book an appointment as soon as possible
Our Practice Nurses hold a warfarin clinic on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at present. If for any reason you are unable to attend at this time, please speak to the Nurse who will arrange to see you at another time.
Patients with Diabetes, Asthma or COPD
We do not hold specific timed clinics for these conditions and expect our patients to be able to attend at that clinic time, we like to be able to offer a range of times to suit the patient’s own commitments. You can book appointments at a time suitable to you for these very important check- ups and reviews. Our Nurses work at a range of times over five days Monday to Friday and are available on a Thursday evening up to 7pm.
These are done mainly by the Practice Nurse in routine clinics, please call to make an appointment. Women are invited for smears by the national screening programme at the following intervals:
Age group (years)
Frequency of screening
25 – 49
50 – 64
Only women who have not been screened since age 50 or have had recent abnormal tests
For further information on cervical screening, visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cervical-screening/when-youll-be-invited/
If you aged between 16 and 75 years and have not seen the doctor or nurse in the last 3 years, then please book a well person check. If you are over 75 years and have not seen a doctor or nurse in the last 12 months, then please book a well person check.
NHS Health Checks
Did you know we now offer a Sexual Health Clinic at the Practice? This includes contraceptive coil and implant fitting and removal. Before having a coil or implant fitted you will need a 20 minute appointment with Mandy Jane, our Healthcare Assistant, to discuss your options. Mandy Jane will then book you an appointment for the fitting of your chosen device. For further information, please telephone the Practice.
We now have an in-house physiotherapist. He will be based at the Little Ridge site and work all day on a Monday. You can book in directly to see him, no need to see a doctor first! The following criteria apply:
• All soft tissue injuries, sprains,
strains or sports injuries
• Arthritis – any joint
• Possible problems with muscles,
ligaments, tendons or bone,
eg tennis elbow, carpal tunnel
syndrome, ankle sprains
• Spinal pain including lower back
pain, mid-back pain and neck
• Spinal-related pain in arms or
legs, including nerve symptoms,
eg pins and needles or
• Changes to walking
• Post-orthopaedic surgery
Please note he does not see under 16s.
Please ring 01424 755355 to book to see our Physiotherapist 📞👨⚕️