Patients when pregnant are referred for shared antenatal care, most of which is provided by the midwives who are based at the Artesian Health Centre in Grange Road.
The six-eight week child development checks are carried out by Drs Bhatti, Paul and Somalingam. For child immunisations please book an appointment with the practice nurse.
If you wish to discuss other problems, eg sleeping, feeding and child health worries, please attend the health visitors' in the first instance who run walk-in clinics every Thursdays between 9:30 - 11:30am in the same premises as the practice.
This is run by the practice nurse in conjunction with the doctors, by appointment only. All patients who suffer from asthma should have a review once a year with the practice nurse.
Diabetic care is provided by all the doctors during normal surgery hours. Diabetic patients are advised to attend at least once a year for a review with the doctor.
Contraceptive care is provided by all doctors and the practice nurse during normal surgery hours.
Well Woman Clinics
Postnatal checks are run by Dr Bhatti, Dr Tariq and Dr de Rougemontg. Please book with the practice nurse for smears and to discuss any other women’s health issues.
An NHS osteopath works every Wednesday and Friday morning. Patients should see a doctor to assess their suitability prior to booking an appointment with the osteopath.
The doctors are happy to carry out medicals, eg insurance and driving licence, by appointment outside of surgery hours. Please telephone the surgery for an appointment. The fees charged for these services are in line with the BMA recommended charges.
If you feel that you would benefit from this service, please see the doctor first who will assess suitability for this service.
This is run by the practice nurse. Please book at least four weeks in advance of your holiday to ensure adequate cover. The practice does charge for advice given but some vaccinations are chargeable and these need to be paid in advance, in cash only, as the practice does not have a card machine. Please ask at reception for the latest fees.
An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients over the age of 65 and/or those that suffer from heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes, are immuno-suppressed or residents of nursing and rest homes.
Please contact the reception staff in October for details of the vaccination dates and to make an appointment. If you are unable to attend the surgery, a home visit will be arranged to undertake this facility.
Yellow Fever Vaccinations
The Practice is an authorised Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. This service is available to non-registered as well as registered patients but there is a charge for the vaccination, which is not covered by the NHS.
A list of these charges is held at reception. The fee for this vaccination needs to be paid in advance, in cash only, as the practice does not have a card machine. Please ask at reception for the latest fees.