Clinics and Services
Immunisation Clinics for Babies
These are held each Wednesday morning. If you have any questions or anxieties about vaccinating your children, please discuss it with a Nurse or your Doctor.
We offer a travel health service, including Yellow Fever for which we are a registered centre. Please contact the surgery for all Immunisation advice.
Child Health Surveillance
Regular developmental checks for the under fives are carried out by Dr Merritt on a Wednesday morning.
Cervical smears are offered to all women who are sexually active and are carried out by the doctors or nurse. When you receive notification from us that your smear is due, please ring and make an appointment with the Nurse. Please tell the receptionist that you wish to make an appointment for a smear test. Most women who have had hysterectomies do not require a smear - please discuss with your doctor. You will be notified of the result of your smear which can take up to 8 weeks. When you receive the result, you may be asked to see the doctor. This is usually nothing to worry about and is usually just to discuss minor changes on your smear.
We advise all women who are sexually active to have a smear. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment or book via online access.
For flexibility we prefer to carry out family planning during normal surgery times and any of the doctors will be happy to discuss the different types of contraception with you. We run a clinic two mornings per month by appointment for coils and implants. Please telephone for the next available clinic date.
Asthma & COPD Clinics
We aim to see all our asthmatic and COPD patients once a year. If you are asthmatic or have COPD and think you may be due for an annual review please ring and speak to Reception to make an appointment. If you have had an invitation letter to attend an Asthma or COPD review you can also book these appointments online.
We hold a Diabetic Clinic each Monday afternoon and this is run by our Specialist Diabetic Nurse. By seeing our diabetic patients regularly, we aim to improve their control and reduce complications that diabetics can develop in later life. If you are diabetic and have not been seen at the clinic, please ring and speak to Reception to make an appointment. If you have had an invitation letter to attend a Diabetic appointment you can also book these appointments online.
NHS Health Checks
If you are aged 40-74 and have not been diagnosed with Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Kidney Disease or had a stroke you may be eligible for a free NHS Health Check every 5 years. If you are aged 75-84 you may be eligible for a free NHS Senior Health Check every 2 years. Please ring to check if you are eligible and to make an appointment.
You are able to self refer to St. Michaels Hospital Braintree.
All of the doctors undertake minor surgery, by appointment only. Problems suitable for minor surgery include the removal of cysts, moles and other small growths.