Services available at the surgery include:
All our doctors offer antenatal care, usually in co-operation with the maternity department at Arrowe Park Hospital. Special sessions are held for antenatal patients, at which the community midwife is usually in attendance.
We have appointments with our Nurse Practitioners Jayne Hennessy & Emma Holden running throughout the week. They are able to help with many conditions including Asthma, Chest infections, coughs and colds, contraception, skin/wound infections, earache, diarrhoea and vomiting and urine infections. Please ask a receptionist for more information when booking your appointment.
Family planning advice can be given by any of our doctors. Dr Nelson, Dr Polley and Dr Wood have had specialised family planning training and are available to counsel. Dr Nelson, Dr Polley and Dr Wood are responsible for coil fittings. Appointments are arranged as required.
We regard these simple screening checks as very important and operate a recall system for all our women patients between the ages of 25 and 65 who wish to be included.
These examinations are undertaken at six weeks at the practice. If you have a young baby, your doctor will discuss these examinations with you.
Routine immunisations are a very important part of preventative medicine and we strongly recommend that your children have the required immunisations. Please ask your health visitor, practice nurse or GP for an up-to-date schedule.
It is very important to check features of your child’s development at certain stages in their first five years.
Please attend at the appropriate time as recommended by your health visitor.
Flu and Pneumonia
Influenza vaccination is recommended for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and residents of nursing and rest homes.
All over 65s are eligible for the flu and pneumonia vaccine. You will be invited in Autumn to book an appointment when you become eligible.
Our doctors do undertake medical examinations for special purposes eg elderly drivers, pre-employment, fitness to travel or play sport etc.
Special appointments may be made and a fee may be payable – please ask our receptionist for details.
Certain forms require your doctor’s signature eg fitness to join a gym, validation of medical insurance claims, both for consultations and treatment privately and for holiday cancellations. The signing of such forms is not an NHS obligation and attracts an appropriate British Medical Association-approved fee – our receptionist will give you details.