Services We Provide

 

 

Vaccinations & Immunisations

Children's vaccinations are by appointment with a practice nurse. Adults - are you up to date with your tetanus, polio and influenza vaccinations? For rouine protection please make appointments with the Practice Nurse.

 

Travel Immunisations

Please contact the surgery to arrange a telephone consultation with the practice nurse. She will then work out what is required and make the necessary appointments. Ideally we require 8 weeks notice. N.B. If you book a last minute holiday within a few weeks we may not be able to offer an appointment. 

We can only offer Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Tetanus & Diptheria. These are free if they are a requirement for that country.

Hepatitis B can also be given, but there is a charge for this vaccination.

Alternatively vaccinations can be given at British Airways Masta Clinic, Lisson Grove, Mutley. Contact 01752 205556 to make an appointment. There will be a charge for this service. 

It would be helpful if patients could give us up to date details of any immunisations received so we can update your records accordingly.   

 

Family Planning

All of the GPs at the practice can provide contraception advise. 

We provide Nexplanon fittings through Dr Westwood and Dr Woodward and coil fittings through Dr Westwood. 

You will be required to have a telephone consultation before the fitting

 

Antenatal

All GPs can provide antenatal advice. 

The midwife will see you at the surgery for your first appointment with subsequent ones at Dunstone Children's Centre

 

Minor Surgery

Please consult your own doctor first. 

Dr Wills: Thursday afternoons.
Dr Darwich: 1 Wednesday afternoon per month

 

Diabetic Clinic

Sally Shaw and Sue Bailey, our diabetic nurses, provide full diabetic reviews.  You should have a full review with bloods, urine testing each year. Please contact the surgery to arrange your check.

 

Cervical Smears 

All women aged 25-65 years are offered a cervical smear with the nurse, which is recommended every 3 to 5 years. We will invite you each time your test is due. All patients are informed of their results within 6-8 weeks or as soon as available.

 

Smoking Cessation

Yvonne (HCA) is available to give advice and support on smoking cessation. Please make an appointment at reception.

 

Medical Reports & Certificates

Medical examinations and reports for insurance, HGV, pre-employment etc. are performed at extended appointments. If you need an appointment for a medical please remember to mention the purpose of the appointment to the receptionist. As these are not covered by the NHS a fee will be charged.

 

Hearing Aid Batteries

These can now be obtained from the surgery for NHS supplied aids only. Please bring your brown book. Please discard your old batteries at supermarket collection points.

 

Well Person Checks

These are carried out by the Practice Nurses and include advice on diet, smoking and healthy lifestyle as well as urine and blood pressure checks.