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We are able to carry out some minor surgical procedures, such as joint injections and removal of some skin lesions, in surgery rather than wait for a hospital appointment. Please enquire at Reception if you think this might of benefit to you.
Advice on all types of contraception can be obtained from the surgery. Please arrange an appointment with the practice nurse.
We also hold a contraception 'no worries clinic', aimed at boys and girls under the age of 19 or in full-time education.
The clinic provides emergency contraception and condoms. All consultations are completely confidential. It is run by trained nurses and no appointment is necessary. Simply call into the surgery Monday to Friday between 8.30am - 5.00pm.
We encourage all women up to the age of 65 to have regular cervical smear tests. You will receive an invitation for this in accordance with NHS guidelines. However, if you are concerned about any symptoms at other times, please make an appointment with the practice nurse.
All the doctors offer maternity care, shared with the community midwife and Great Western Hospital, Swindon. Appointments with the doctor are within normal surgery hours, and with the midwife on Thursday afternoons.
Childhood Immunisations and Development Checks
Dr Fudge runs regular clinics on Tuesday mornings. You will be sent an appointment when the immunisation/check is due.
All our GPs and health visitors feel childhood immunisations are extremely important. The benefits far outweigh any slight risks involved. The health visitor will give you comprehensive advice prior to your child's appointment, but please discuss any concerns by ringing your health visitor on (01793) 854202.
It is advisable for adults to have a tetanus booster. Please consult the practice nurses.
The practice nurses monitor patients with asthma,COPD diabetes, dietary problems, heart disease, hypothyroidism, hypertension, and symptoms of menopause, to name but a few!
They also manage our flu vaccination campaign from October to December each year. Flu jabs are essential for patients of any age who suffer from diabetes, asthma, chronic bronchitis, heart disease and kidney disease, and for those aged 65 and over.
If you are not sure whether you should have one, please ask one of the nurses for advice.