Russell House Surgery

Telephone: 01902 842 488
Out of Hours: 111

Practice Clinics and Services

To make an appointment for any of the clinics and services below, please contact our reception staff.

Community Psychiatric Nurse (CPN)

The CPN provides a counselling service to patients suffering from anxiety and depression problems. Referral is necessary through the GP.

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Flu Clinics

These are run once a year in October / November. Flu injections are offered free of charge to our patients who are over 65 years old and those who fall into a high-risk category for complications should they catch flu.

The over 65 year age group are also advised to take advantage of a free pneumonia jab that can be given alongside the flu jab, but this is a once only injection and can be given at any time of year.

Further information is available on our Influenza Health Guide.

Please ask at reception desk if you are unsure whether you are eligible for a free injection – the receptionists will be able to advise you. 

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Family Planning

All of the doctors are qualified in family planning and provide this service during routine surgeries. There are 15 methods of contraception. (Go to to help you decide which one is right for you).

We run contraception clinics and offer implants at the surgery. If you would like further information please make an appointment with our Practice Nurse.

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Laboratory Tests

Blood Tests should normally be booked with the phlebotomist who works the following sessions:

  • Monday 9am to 11am
  • Thursday 9am to 11am and 2pm to 4pm

These sessions are subject to change so please check with the receptionist when booking. If however it is impossible to attend at these times an appointment can be made with a nurse.

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Practice Nursing Services

We have a team of part-time nurses who are available by appointment on Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm. In addition to their traditional nursing duties they provide:

  • Infant and Adult Immunisation
  • Well Woman and Well Man appointments
  • Family Planning advice and cervical smears
  • Instruction on breast self examination
  • Travel advice and immunisation
  • Smoking cessation appointments
  • Diabetes clinic
  • Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) clinics
  • Coronary Heart Disease clinic
  • ECG (Electrocardiogram) tests

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Maternity Care

The Midwife holds an antenatal clinic every Wednesday between 9am and midday. Postnatal examinations are by appointment with the doctor. Further information can be found on our Pregnancy Health Guide.

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Minor Surgery

Operations are performed under local anaesthetic and include removal of cysts and other skin lumps, treatment of in-growing toenails and joint injections. Appointments must be made through a doctor.

Minor surgery appointments are usually at the beginning or end of a surgery by prior arrangement.

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Over 75 Year Old Health Checks

The health visitor conducts health checks and assessments of the risk of falls and accidents in our over 75 year old patients. Invitations are sent out to people in this age group throughout the year but you do not have to wait for us to contact you. You can make an appointment at reception.

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Travel Health & Immunisations

Our Practice Nurses are available for advice and immunisations. A travel form should be completed at least 6 weeks prior to travel. See Travel Health and Immunisations for further information.