Clinics & Services
WELL WOMAN APPPOINTMENTS: are available with our Practice Nurse. Breast examination, smears, BP and urine checks are carried out and dietary, smoking and heart disease prevention advice is given.
WELL PERSON APPOINTMENTS: are available with our Practice Nurse and focus on disease prevention with assessment of risk factors and health promotion. Advice on obesity, diet and smoking.
FOREIGN TRAVEL: a number of vaccinations may be advised if you are travelling abroad. Please contact us at least 8 weeks in advance giving details of your travel destinations then arrangements can be made for you to receive any vaccines that may be needed. There is a charge for some vaccines.
MINOR SURGERY: Certain GPs carry out procedures such as joint injections, removal of cysts, moles and wart treatments at the Surgery in Station Road by arrangement.
ASTHMA APPOINTMENTS: are available with our Practice Nurse, to give extra advice and support to adults and children with asthma. People with asthma are advised to attend for a check up at least once a year.
DIABETIC APPOINTMENTS: are available with Dr McAndrew and our Practice Nurse. Care of diabetic patients is sometimes with the Hospital clinic.
MATERNITY CARE: is usually led by your Midwife and Hospital Consultant. Expectant mothers can be seen at a routine appointment or our own ante‑natal clinic.
FAMILY PLANNING: can be discussed with the Practice Nurse or at routine GP appointments. Dr McLaughlin and Dr Currans both provide a coil fitting service, if you wish to discuss this further make a routine appointment with either of them.
INR CLINICS: We currently run two INR clinics per week. Please note, there is a waiting list for this service.
CERVICAL SMEARS: in general, women aged between 25 and 65 years are strongly advised to have a smear test once every three years. This can be done at the Well Woman Clinic, or by making a “smear appointment” with the Practice Nurse or Doctor of your choice. You may receive a reminder letter if your smear is due.
NON NHS SERVICES: fees may be payable for certain services not included under the NHS e.g. employment medical, private insurance certificates, travel vaccines, HGV and PSV licences. Please telephone or ask at reception for details