Clinics and Services

Antenatal and Postnatal Care

Please confirm your pregnancy with the practice receptionist, who will inform the community midwife, who will then contact you.

Childhood and Routine Vaccinations

Are you up to date with your immunisations? Ask the practice.

Well Baby and Child Development Checks

A planned programme of developmental checks is provided up to the age of five. The community health visitor also runs clinics for development checks.

Family Planning

We provide a full range of contraceptive services, including coil (IUD), cap (diaphragm) fitting and Implanon fittings. You can discuss this further by making an appointment with the doctor.

Cervical Smears

Cervical smears are recommended routinely every three years for all women between the age of 25 and 50 years and from 50 to 65 every five years (except those who have had a hysterectomy).

Asthma Clinic

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an annual review of your asthma symptoms, please use this form. If your symptoms are deteriorating or you are having any concerns please make an appointment with our nurse.

Diabetic Clinic

See the nurse or a doctor for further information.

High Blood Pressure and Angina Clinic

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit your blood pressure readings on a regular basis, please use this form.

Immunisation for Foreign Travel

If you are travelling abroad please complete and submit the travel assessment form in plenty of time (we recommend 10 weeks) before your journey.

For further help and advice, please visit our Travel Room.

Minor Operations

Dr Gabriel, a qualified surgeon, has the use of the minor operations suite at the Dove.

He holds on average two clinics a week to perform procedures such as:

  • Joints injection
  • Removal of moles, warts and cysts
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Excision of lumps and bumps

There is a lot of support from you, the patients, to bring these services from hospitals into your local surgery and we are continually working towards improving the services that we offer.

If you require this service in the first instance, please contact the surgery for further details.

Advice on Immunisation

We strongly recommend that all children and babies are immunised against diphtheria, tetanus, polio, MMR and HIB. Thankfully, these serious illnesses are rarely seen nowadays due to the high uptake of vaccination.

Whooping cough (pertussis) causes a very distressing illness with severe prolonged coughing and can cause permanent lung damage. Risk from this vaccination has been greatly overstated in the past. We strongly recommend that all babies have this vaccination along with their other baby jabs. If you have any worries or queries about any aspect of your child’s immunisation, please ask a doctor or nurse.