Clinics & Services
The practice runs a range of health promotion clinics and medical services. Appointments are necessary for most clinics – check with reception staff if uncertain. The practice acknowledges both male and female sensitivities when intimate examinations are necessary.
We have well women appointments at Chobham and West End surgeries where both a female doctor and nurse are available for consultation. Male patients can request to see a male doctor when they make a routine appointment. Patients can have access to their registered GP and nurses across both surgeries.
Many minor surgical procedures are undertaken at the surgery to save long waits for hospital treatment. Consult your doctor first to discuss whether the operation is necessary and to arrange an appointment for the minor surgery clinic.
Disease Management Clinics
Several clinics are available for specific conditions and to help increase your awareness of good health and leading a healthy lifestyle. For details of these clinics please ask at reception. Examples of clinics available are: asthma, diabetes, blood pressure, heart disease and minor operations.
A vital test to prevent the development of cervical cancer and detect it at an early stage, we recommend all women from 25 – 50 to have a smear test every 3 years and for women 50 – 65 every 5 years. Clinics are held at both Chobham and West End surgeries. These are mostly done by the practice nurse in her surgery. If for a particular reason you prefer your own doctor to perform this test in their normal surgery, this can be arranged. Smears can also be taken in the well women clinics.
Breast self-examination is encouraged. Mammograms are performed 3 yearly from the age of 50 - 70 years old and you will receive a routine invitation from the Jarvis Centre.
Immunisations and Flu Vaccinations
It is important to keep vaccinations up to date in adults and children. Patients in ‘at risk’ groups and those over 65 years of age should consider a yearly flu immunisation and also a ‘once in a lifetime’ pneumococcal vaccination. Both are free under the NHS.