Clinics

Family Planning

Advice on contraception including coil fitting and provision of free condoms.

Antenatal Care

Routine antenatal check-ups by our qualified midwife.

Mother and Baby

A drop-in clinic for advice and weight checking. Vaccinations for all children up to age 5.

Vaccinations

Routine and travel vaccinations for all ages are available during surgery times by appointment with our nurses. We run a flu jab clinic in late October. Ask at reception for further information.

Travelling abroad?

Before you book your trip abroad, you should be aware of health risks at your destination

The best way to ensure you are fully prepared for your trip is to call the surgery to make an appointment with our practice nurse or visit a travel medicine clinic at least six weeks before you travel.

External Links

For more travel information, advice, protection and reducing your risk of infections whilst on holiday please visit

National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC) promotes standards in travel medicine, providing travel health information for health professionals and the public.

Asthma

Asthma is a condition that affects the smaller airways (bronchioles) of the lungs. From time to time the airways constrict (narrow) in people who have asthma. This causes the typical symptoms. The extent of the narrowing, and how long each episode lasts, can vary greatly.

Asthma can start at any age, but it most commonly starts in childhood. At least 1 in 10 children, and 1 in 20 adults, have asthma. Asthma runs in some families, but many people with asthma have no other family members affected.

What are the symptoms of untreated asthma?

The common symptoms are cough and wheeze. You may also become breathless, and develop a feeling of chest tightness. Symptoms can range from mild to severe between different people, and at different times in the same person. Each episode of symptoms may last just an hour or so, or persist for days or weeks unless treated.

External Links

The following factsheets available from Patient UK gives information and advice on a variety of asthma related topics:

Management of Adult Asthma

Management of Childhood Asthma

Medicines inside inhalers; types of inhaler devices

Peak Flow Meter

Asthma UK – the charity dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people in the UK whose lives are affected by asthma.

Diabetes

Diabetes occurs when the level of glucose (sugar) in the blood becomes too high. Normally, after we eat, various foods are broken down in the gut into sugars which are then absorbed into the body. The main sugar is called glucose. To remain healthy, your blood glucose level should not go too high or too low. A hormone called insulin helps to take glucose from the bloodstream into various cells of the body. This helps to keep the blood sugar normal.
Insulin is made by special cells in the pancreas. In Type 2 diabetes, the commonest form,  you either: do not make enough insulin for your body`s needs, and/or the cells in your body are not able to use the insulin properly. .) Type 2 diabetes usually first develops after the age of 40. It tends to run in families. It is more common in people who are overweight. It is also more common in African, Afro-Caribbean and Asian people.

What are the symptoms of Type 2 diabetes?

Symptoms tend to develop quite slowly, over weeks or months. They include: excess thirst, passing large amounts of urine, tiredness, weight loss, and feeling generally unwell.

External Links

Diabetes UK

Diabetes.org

Diabetes and diet

Diabetes and pregnancy

Diabetes and Foot care