This is for patients who are due an annual asthma review. You can use our online form to submit your review to us, or alternatively drop into the surgery and we can provide you with a paper form to complete.
If your symptoms are deteriorating or you have any concerns, please make an appointment to the respiratory nurse as well.
What is the C-Card Scheme?
The C-Card scheme gives FREE access to condoms and lube for young people in South Staffordshire aged 13-25. You can access the service no matter what your gender or sexual orientation is. It doesn't matter whether you are having sex, thinking about having sex or if you're just curious.
Find out more at openclinic.org.uk/ccard/
The CPN provides a counselling service to patients suffering from anxiety and depression problems. Referral is necessary through the GP.
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.
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.
All of the doctors are qualified in family planning and provide this service during routine surgeries. There are 15 methods of contraception. (Go to www.nhs.uk/contraception 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.
Blood Tests should normally be booked with the phlebotomist who works the following sessions:
- Monday 9am - 11am
- Thursday 9am - 11am & 2pm - 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Medical Examinations (Non-NHS)
Certain services provided by the Doctors are not covered by the NHS and fees are payable for such items as:
- HGV & PSV licences
- Elderly driver licences
- Pre-employment medicals
- Private certificates
- Holiday vaccinations
- Insurance claims
- Fitness for sports
Please ask the receptionist for such services. Charges are payable at the time of attendance, and the BMA recommended scale of fees is on display at the reception desk. For further information please see Why do GP’s charge?
Self-certificates are available from your employer for sickness of up to one week. Any certificate required from the Doctor for periods up to the first week can only be provided as a private certificate for which there is a charge.
Our Practice Nurses are available for advice and immunisations. A travel form should be completed at least 6 weeks prior to travel. Further information including access to our online travel forms can be found here.