Flu Vaccination Clinics
Appointments for Flu & Pneumococcal vaccinations are now available. Please ask at reception for clinic dates & times.
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk to ensure that they are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.
To find out if you are in a at risk group, please visit the Who should have the flu jab? page on the NHS Choices website.
The practice has a positive attitude towards patients with drug or alcohol related problems and works closely with drug and alcohol agencies in Stafford to provide support for patients with addiction problems.
Staffordshire Treatment and Recovery Service – STARS – Humankind (humankindcharity.org.uk)
Mental Health Support
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
Home – Mind
If you think you are pregnant you can electronically self refer your pregnancy, please register at www.mypregnancynotes.com or call the community office on 01782 672181. Clinics are held by appointment and in conjunction with the community midwife on Thursday and Friday.
Asthma and Respiratory Disease
Patients with Asthma and other respiratory diseases should make an appointment for their annual review. You may think your condition is well controlled, but we may be able to make you feel even better!
Baby 6-8 Week Check
These are undertaken by a GP to ensure that your baby is growing and developing normally. Vaccinations against the more serious childhood diseases are given by the practice nurses.
Diabetic reviews are run by our nursing team who are specialised in Diabetes assisted by Dr Chahal where diabetes and its management will be discussed in detail. The Diabetes Nurse Specialist from Staffordshire NHS Trust attends the surgery frequently to help with this care.
Family Planning & Contraception
All of the Doctors are happy to advise you about all aspects of family planning, pre conception care and contraception. All methods of contraception can be discussed and the best option arranged for you. Dr Sue Knight is able to fit coils and contraceptive implants as a form of long acting reversible contraception. If you are prescribed the contraceptive pill you will need to attend for a brief medical examination normally at 12 monthly intervals.
Emergency contraceptive (the morning after pill) is prescribed by all of the Doctors. To be effective you need to seek advice within 72 hours. You can also purchase the emergency contraceptive pill from any Chemist if you are aged 16 or over.
Two sections in our ‘Your Health’ resources may also be of interest to you: Family Planning and Children & Families.
Heart Disease Prevention
These are run by the nurses for people aged 35 to 75 who have had, or who at high risk of vascular disease (angina, a heart attack, a stroke, blockage of leg arteries or related illnesses). Patients receive a basic examination, some tests and advice on how to reduce their risk of further vascular disease. Patients are seen once a year by invitation.
If you would like access to more information regarding Heart disease, please refer to the Heart resource links in our ‘Your Health‘ section.
HRT / Menopause Clinics
The nurse is available to discuss all aspects of the Menopause, HRT and contraception.
Blood tests to monitor Warfarin control.
Teenagers can be seen without an appointment to discuss any matters relating to health, contraception & sexual health on a totally confidential basis.
The surgery offers a full range of travel vaccinations and advice. Some injections are available on the NHS, whilst others are charged on a private prescription.
It is important to plan at least 4-6 weeks ahead of departure, as some vaccinations are administered as a course of injections.
Please ask for a Travellers’ Immunisation form at the reception desk, or complete the form online.
Fill out your detailed itinerary, including stopovers and any ‘off the beaten track’ areas. We will compare the current recommendations with your vaccination history to identify any gaps. It may be necessary to seek further advice.