Ante Natal care is offered by both Doctors. The District Midwife attends on Tuesday mornings. Times by appointment.
Both Doctors hold the Family Planning Association certificate and offer a range of contraceptive services and advice.
Cancer of the cervix can be prevented and all female patients between 25 and 65 years of age are advised to have regular tests. These tests are important because they can detect early signs of disease that can be easily treated. Testing is available by appointment, with one of the nurses. A recall system is in place to remind you when your test is due. Results will be advised in writing.
A range of minor surgical procedures is available, including removal of cysts and warts, and insertion of hormone implants.
Health screening for men and women is available on request. This includes counselling on cardiac prevention, cholesterol screening and blood pressure checks.
The Health Visitor (telephone number 01787 220117) holds baby clinics at the St Peter's Church Hall every 2nd and 4th Tuesday, from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Nappy changing facilities are available.
All newly registered patients who are taking repeat medication are asked to book an appointment for a health check within three months of registering.
INFLUENZA (FLU) IMMUNISATION
This is usually available in October, by appointment, for patients at risk (particularly those over the age of 65, the infirm and those with heart disease, asthma or diabetes). Home visits are arranged for the housebound.