Clinics and Services

Chronic Disease Clinics

Special clinics for patients suffering from Chronic diseases such as Heart Disease, Hypertension, COPD and Diabetes are held at both surgeries. Patients suffering from chronic diseases will be offered an annual review with a specialist nurse. Appointments are usually arranged during your birthday month.

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a COPD assessment please use our online form.

Maternity

We offer Antenatal clinics at both sites led by our Midwife Fleur Charlton.

Nurse Clinics

Our nurses are trained to provide a number of services. Please call nurse reception if you require a service that is not listed here.

Family planning clinic

You can discuss your contraceptive requirements with any of the doctors or Nurse Practitioners. For routine ‘pill checks’ you can also book an appointment with any of our practice nurses.

Nurse Practitioner Sarah Gallagher and Dr Sally Davies are trained to fit contraceptive devices.

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review please use our online form.

Cervical smears

Tests can be performed by our practice nurses. Women should have a test every three years from the age of 25. You will be notified by letter when your smear test is due. If, after three notification letters and a doctor’s letter, a patient fails to attend for a smear, the responsibility for the smear test will rest with that patient.

Other Services

  • Flu vaccination
  • Childhood immunisations
  • Wound Dressings
  • Removal of Sutures
  • ECGs
  • Blood Sampling when the Phlebotomy Service is not available
  • Urine tests
  • Weight and dietary advice
  • Ear Syringing
  • Well Man / Woman Checks
  • Minor Illness advice

Travel Vaccinations

Our nurses both at the Portland Practice and at the Hatherley Branch Surgery are trained to provide travel advice and vaccinations. Please submit a Travel Form using eConsult 6-8 weeks before your visit.

If you are travelling within the next 2 weeks we suggest you contact a private travel health clinic to ensure you get your vaccines in time for your trip.

Private Services

We offer a wide range of non NHS services as listed below:

  • Medical Insurance Reports
  • Fitness to Fly letters
  • Taxi/LGV/HGV Medical Examinations

We aim to provide a report or copies of records within the following timescales:

  • Medical report completed by the GP – 4 weeks
  • Copies of records   – 8 weeks

Please see our Non-NHS Fees (Correct as of Feb 2018)