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    Practice Services

    To make an appointment for any of the services below, please contact our reception staff.

    In addition to our practice services, please look at our Nursing Clinics and Primary Care Health Team services.


    Are You a Carer?

    It is helpful to know if you have a Carer (someone who takes on an unpaid caring role) or if you are a Carer for someone else. We have a page dedicated to Carers where you can also register with us as a carer so we can provide you with additional support.

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    Antenatal Care

    If you think you are pregnant see your Doctor as soon as possible. Your Doctor will then arrange for your further antenatal care. Clinics are held by appointment and in conjunction with the community midwife on Thursday mornings.

    Information on who will be looking after you when you are pregnant and additional advice can be found in our Pregnancy Advice section.

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    Asthma

    Patients with Asthma should make an appointment for their annual review. You may think your condition is well controlled, but we may be able to make you feel even better!

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    Contraception

    Comprehensive confidential advice is available during normal surgery times. We offer oral contraceptives, injectable contraception, coils, caps and implants.

    Dr Newell fits and removes IUCDs (coils) and implants by arrangement.

    Emergency contraception (the morning after pill) is prescribed when appropriate. You need to seek advice within 120 hours (although it is more effective the sooner you take it). This is also available without prescription from chemists if you are over 16 years of age.

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    Long Acting Reversible Contraception

    For a brief summary of the methods of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), please download this leaflet.

    A more detailed leaflet is also available for each of the methods detailed. Please ask our practice nurse or visit the Family Planning Association website www.fpa.org.uk. The FPA helpline number is: 0845 310 1334

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    Free Chlamydia Test

    If you are between the ages of 15- 25 you can have a free Chlamydia test ... This is done on a urine sample. The results are confidential and can be sent to your mobile phone. Ask the doctors, advanced nurse practitioners or nurses for the test. For more information about Chlamydia and the national screening programme visit www.nhs.uk.

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    Immunisations

    We follow the national scheme for childhood immunisations:

    Age

    Immunisation

    2 Months

    • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children) given as a 5-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib
    • Pneumococcal infection 

    3 Months

    • 5-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
    • Meningitis C

    4 Months

    • 5-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
    • Pneumococcal infection, second dose
    • Meningitis C, second dose

    Between 12 and 13 months

    • Meningitis C, third dose
    • Hib, fourth dose (Hib/MenC given as a single jab)
    • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab
    • Pneumococcal infection, third dose

    3 years and 4 months, or soon after

    • MMR second jab
    • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster

    Around 12-13 years

    • Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): three jabs given within six months

    Around 13-18 years

    • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as a single jab

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    Minor Surgery

    Certain minor operations can be performed at the surgery, avoiding the need for you to go to hospital. If the Doctor recommends this sort of treatment then arrangements will be made at the surgery.

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    Sexual Problems

    Sexual problems can be discussed in complete confidence with your GP.

    Alternatively, if you suspect or are worried that you may have a sexually transmitted infection, you can be seen and treated at the Stafford GU clinic based at Stafford Hospital. You do not need a referral from your GP. The telephone number for the GU clinic can be found on our useful contacts page.

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    Teenage Health Advice & Services

    Our doctors and nurses can help you with a wide range of problems, including contraception, pregnancy tests, drug & alcohol problems, or worries you may have about your health or about things that are happening to you. Please see our Teenage Health Advice & Services for further information.

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    Unplanned Pregnancy

    You may seek advice in confidence from your GP or from the contraception and sexual health clinic based at Stafford Central Clinic. Please refer to our contacts page for the telephone number.

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    Private Non-NHS Work

    The Doctors are willing to undertake private medical examinations for insurance purposes and for LGV and other licenses. You may also be charged a fee for other non-NHSservices such as private sick notes, private health insurance forms, passports, fitness to travel certificates and holiday cancellation forms.

    Please see posters in the waiting area with current BMA recommended charges.

    Appointments can be made through reception from whom the details of fees payable are also available.

    Diving Medicals

    Dr Clare Newell is a HSE approved medical examiner of divers and a UK Sports Diving Medical Committee (UKSDMC) referee.

    Diving Medicals for the Commercial Diving Industry (HSE, PADI) & Sports / Recreational Diver Community (BSAC, PADI, SSI, etc). 

    Further information about our diving medical service can be found on the Diver Medicals website.