Well Person Checks

The practice nurse will be pleased to see you by appointment for a “Well Person Check”.  For example help with weight control, lifestyle advice to help reduce the risk of heart disease and strokes, blood pressure checks and advice on stopping smoking. Adults should have their Blood Pressure checked where previously normal at least every 5 years.  Your Doctor or the practice nurse will discuss this with you as and when required. Please ask specifically for this type of appointment at the reception desk.

Mammography and Smears

(To detect early treatable breast cancer and cervical changes which if neglected may become cancerous)

The frequency of cervical smears varies from individual to individual and national screening policy is subject to change in the light of research.  Currently it is Women between the ages of 25 and 64 (England) / 21 and 60 (Scotland) / 20 – 64 (Wales) / 20 – 65 (NI), are offered cervical screening at intervals defined nationally.  Currently, the screening intervals are:

  • First call – Age 25
  • 25 – 49 – Screened every three years
  • 50 – 64 – Screened every five years
  • 65+ – only screen those who have not been screened since age 50 or have had recent abnormal tests. Women aged 65 or over who have had 3 consecutive negative smears are taken out of the recall programme.  Or as specified in national directives for the various parts of the UK.

Nationally, 3 yearly mammograms are advised between the age of 50 and 65 (although we would advise continuing beyond 65. You can arrange this by special request). Your doctor will automatically send you an appointment for these programmes which are largely carried out by nurses.  Please check your arrangements if in doubt.

Chronic Disease Care

We offer appointments to co-ordinate the management of care for people with many long term conditions such as diabetes, asthma, emphysema, angina and so on. These are administered by one of the practice Health Care Assistants. You will be seen by a number of professionals in the team.

Minor Surgery

A number of the doctors can perform minor operations in the surgery. These usually take place on Fridays between 11:00am and 12:20pm. Please consult your usual GP if there is something you wish to be considered for removal by minor op. Please note we do not cauterise warts, there being little evidence that it is any more successful than simple treatments.

Contraceptive Services

A full contraceptive service is provided. Coil checks and cap fittings are provided by one of the doctors in conjunction with the practice nurses.  Practice nurses will alternate six monthly appointments with the doctors for women who are on the oral contraceptive pill.

Planning your Baby and Childbirth

Please consult us for a general health check as part of planning for your baby. Folic acid supplements are recommended for all before conception and for the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Smoking and alcohol are well recognised health hazards for the mother and baby. Give up!

Ante-Natal Care

We are able to provide much of the ongoing care for you in your pregnancy. Care is shared between the Midwives and the Doctors. The Midwives visit the practice on Monday afternoons and Wednesday mornings, as well as undertaking some home visits.

Health Visitors

The following clinics are run by the health visitors, as well as the standard service that they offer:

  • Drop in clinic – Daily 9:00am – 10:00am in the baby clinic
  • Well baby clinic – Wednesday 1:00pm – 4:00pm in the baby clinic
  • One to Three – Tuesday 9:45am – 11:30am at Brookside Community Centre
  • Fathers group – Thursday 2:00pm – 6:00pm in the baby clinic
  • Breastfeeding Support group – Tuesday 10:00am – 12:00pm at Dawley Medical Practice, Webb House – 01952 630508
  • Sleep clinic – by referral to health visiting team
  • Weaning group – Monthly in the baby clinic – dates there. Automatically invited when baby is 3 months old
  • Something more – Vulnerable Women’s group – currently a pilot, contact health visiting team for more information
  • Young Parents group – Contact health visiting team for more information
  • Support for the elderly – Appointments can be made for these clinics on a Wednesday. We offer routine appointments to all after the age of 60 for women and 65 for men

Non NHS Fees

Services outside the scope of the NHS will be charged according to a list of recommended fees.  The list can be found in the waiting room.

Non NHS services include:

  • HGV and PSV medicals
  • Insurance company reports and medicals
  • Private certificates
  • Holiday cancellation
  • Medical insurance reports/forms
  • Pre-employment medicals
  • Vaccination certificates, etc.

This above list is not exhaustive. Please click here to download the list of charges.

Please enquire at reception if you are not sure of the cost when handing in your form for completion.