Understanding General Practice, Michael Wright Local Medical Council
Following negative and damaging coverage about general practice in the media, our Chief Executive Michael Wright, has produced a video to help patients understand some of the unique challenges that practices face daily. You can access the video here if you wish to share it on your social platforms to help raise awareness and understanding amongst your patient populations.
The Institute of General Practice Management (IGPM) has also put a video together to raise awareness of the abuse that practice staff receive from patients. You can access their video here.

pregnant Services Offered

Services offered by the practice include:

  • New Patient Checks. These are offered for all our new patient and are usually done by our Health Care Assistants .

  • Minor Surgery. All doctors offer cryotherapy and joint injections but Dr Pearce, Barry and Dhamrait have an interest in Minor surgical procedures.

  • Maternity Services. Run by our community midwife on a Monday and Wednesday.

  • Vaccination. Regular Flu vaccination clinics are run between September and March to cover the at risk times.We are particularly keen to target those with Chronic illnesses such as Diabetes or Asthma.We also offer Pneumococcal vaccine and other immunisations such as Swine Flu.

  • Health Checks.Various general check ups are available with the doctors or our HCA.We provide screening for lipids (cholesterol) and Helicobacter breath testing for those with digestion problems to name a few services.We also provide in house ECG and Sprirometry testing

  • Contraception Services.This is provided by all the doctors.We also provide Depo injections but not Implanon or the Mirena coil (Family Planning clinics are available locally free of charge)

  • Travel Vaccinations. Approximately fortnightly clinics will be run by our nurse depending on demand. See separate section. Please plan ahead as we cannot provide an effective service with only  2 or 3  days notice. Last minute vaccination may not provide adequate protection.

  • Cervical Smears. We have a 3 yearly recall system and follow up using liquid based testing

  • Child Immunisations. Baby clinics are run by all of the Partners working with our Practice nurses starting at 8 weeks of age.

  • All GP Partners offer wart removal appointments and we have our own store of liquid nitrogen. If you are unable to attend special clinics please book a double appointment to see one of the partners.

  • Counselling see separate section.

  • Private Medical Examinations. HGV and Sports or Insurance medicals are available at an additional cost. These are usually quite time consuming and we would normally ask for a small deposit to secure your appointment.

  • As with immediate effect Dr Vanessa Pearce is now qualified to offer a Coil Fitting Service to all ladies who may find this beneficial. For further information please contact reception.

  • Free Open Wifi on site.


Choose and Book is a service that allows you to choose where and when your first out-patient appointment takes place.  You can book your initial appointment at the surgery following your consultation with the doctor. Rebecca Walker Lead Receptionist or Shelley Clarke Deputy Practice Manager can be contacted if you have any problems.


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