Clinics & Services
Although all our GP's are qualified to provide ante-natal care, this is usually provided by the midwives at the midwife led clinics. After the baby is born, patients should make an appointment for their post-natal (6 weeks) check.
We also have close links with our community midwives at Rowan Park.
Any patients who think they may be pregnant should contact us in order to arrange an appointment and organise referral to the hospital for scans etc.
Most blood tests need to be done in the morning or early afternoon to ensure they get to the hospital lab in time for processing. Our healthcare assistant has appointments most mornings from 09:00 to 12:00 for all blood tests. Some earlier and later slots are also available. Again appointments can be booked at reception or over the phone.
Please advise the receptionist if you require to be fasted and we will try and give you an earlier time.
Child Health Clinics
On Tuesday morning from 09:30 to 11:00 we have a child health clinic. These appointments with Dr Gilsenan are reserved for Six week baby checks. Your health visitor will organise this with you when she visits after the baby is born.
Child Immunisation Clinics
Our health visitors have a clinic for all pre-school immunisations on Thursdays from 09:30 to 11:30. Appointments for immunisations are posted out to parents 7-14 days before the clinic. If for any reason you cannot bring your child please notify your health visitor as soon as possible.
Patients travelling overseas who think they may need travel vaccinations should fill in our travel form (available from reception or download one from the above tab) and return the completed form at least 6 weeks before the date of travel. Our practice nurse will work out which vaccinations you require and contact you with the details.
Please note - not all travel immunisations are available on the NHS and you may be required to pay for a private prescription and a fee for administration.
Up to date advice on all aspects of foreign travel can be found on the above tab.
Well Woman Clinics
Well Woman appointments for cervical smear tests are available with our practice nurses, please contact our reception staff to arrange a suitable appointment time.
All women between the ages of 20 and 60 years should have a cervical smear every 3 years.
All our GP's can give advice on family planning methods and prescribe the various contraceptive pills. Dr Kidd runs our Implant fitting service and more information on all of these matters can be obtained from reception. We are not able to fit or remove IUD's (coils) - patients wishing this should contact their local Family Planning Clinic.
We have a clinic on Wednesday mornings from 09:00 – 12:00 for diabetic patients. Patients will be sent a reminder letter when they are due their next routine check-up. Patients attending the Diabetic Clinic for annual reviews will be seen by Sister Diane Elrick.
Our practice nurses have appointments throughout the week for asthma checks (for children and adults). Appointments can be made at reception.
Addictions Management Clinic
We have an opiate addictions management clinic on Tuesday afternoon run by Dr. Fawcett and our team of addiction counsellors. Attendance is by appointment only.