Direct Enhanced Services

Other Clinics
 
Our practice nurses run the following regular clinics, by appointment:
Well Person
Weight Reduction/Dietary Advice
Health Checks
Exercise/Lifestyle
Hypertension
Special Diet
Asthma
Stopping Smoking
Diabetes
Menopause
Heart Disease Management
Lung Function Tests
Over 75 Checks on request
Blood Tests
Respiratory Health
Leg Ulcer
Additional clinics may be run, in the future, as required.
 
Minor Operations
Minor surgical operations are carried out, following consultation with your doctor, at special sessions, by appointment.
 
Cryotherapy Clinic
This treatment involves the freezing of certain superficial skin lumps and bumps. It is suitable for some skin lesions. An appointment should be made with your GP to ascertain whether this treatment would be appropriate.
 
Cervical Smears
This test involves the painless sampling of cells from the neck of the womb and is a test for the detection of the changes that occur before cancer develops. We recommend that all women up to the age of 65 years have regular cervical smears.
 
Smears may be taken by the practice nurse in the well woman clinic. Please remember to indicate that you want a smear taken when you book your appointment.
 
Well Baby Clinics
These are held on Mondays 1.30pm - 3.00pm at Parkside Evangelical Church and are organised by our health visitor.
 
Child Health Surveillance
All the doctors and the health visitor carry out regular child development assessments at the Wednesday afternoon clinic.
 
Vaccination Clinics For Children
These are held weekly on Wednesdays. Appointments will be sent routinely by post, or by arrangement with reception.
 
Children's Immunisation Schedule
2 months
Diphtheria/Whooping Cough/Tetanus (DPT)
Polio (by mouth)
Hib
Pneumococcal
 
3 months
Diphtheria/Whooping Cough/Tetanus (DPT)
Polio (by mouth)
Hib
Meningitis C
 
4 months
Diphtheria/Whooping Cough/Tetanus (DPT)
Polio (by mouth)
Hib
Meningitis C
Pneumococcal
 
Around 12 months
Hib
Meningitis C
Around 13 months MMR
Pneumococcal
 
3-5 years
Diphtheria booster
Tetanus booster
Pertussis
Polio booster (by mouth)
MMR booster
 
13-18 years
Tetanus/Diphtheria
Polio booster (by mouth)
If you have any doubts about any of the immunisations please speak to either your doctor or the practice nurse.
 
Non-NHS Services
Certain medical services and examinations are available but are not covered by the NHS and are therefore liable for a fee. These include certain insurance medicals and certificates, pre-employment medicals, elderly driver, HGV and PSV medicals, fitness to travel, fitness to drive and private medical certificates etc.
 
A list of current fees is available at reception.
 
Other Services
Practice Nurses
Our practice nurses are generally available Monday - Friday from 8.30am to 6.00pm, and it is preferable to make an appointment to see them. They provide advice and general nursing care, including dressings, suture removal and the syringing of ears.
 
Our nurses take blood tests, swab tests, cervical smears and give vaccinations. They carry out examinations of newly registered patients and conduct elderly and well person clinics.
 
Family Planning
Should you be considering pregnancy your doctor would be happy to discuss pre-conceptual care to give your pregnancy a healthy start. Advice is available on all aspects of family planning, in strict confidence, and includes oral contraception and the fitting of caps, coils (IUCDs) and implants.
 
Maternity Care
Full antenatal care is available and is shared with the community midwives and obstetric units at Southlands Hospital, Shoreham and St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester.
 
Antenatal clinics are held on Wednesdays from 2.00pm by appointment, and are attended by the doctors and community midwives. A health visitor is usually available.
 
Please remember to bring a fresh urine sample, in a clean container, on each visit to the clinic. We offer full postnatal care, domiciliary visits and contraceptive advice.
 
Counsellor
Counselling sessions are available through the practice, particularly in regard to managing difficult life events and feelings. You must first see your own doctor who will refer you to the counselling service.