Services We Provide
Station Drive Surgery provide General Medical Services under our contract with the NHS. We also provide additional services such as Help2Quit and Help2Slim to further improve patient care.
All women aged 25-65 are offered routine screening for cervical cancer in line with current NHS guidance.
Childhood immunisations and antenatal checks
We provide all childhood immunisations and are keen to ensure children are immunised. Childhhod immunisation clinics are held at the surgery. Mothers are asked to bring the Child Health Record (the red book) with them for each appointment.
We support the local midwives and obstetricians in antenatal care.
Mental Health Practitioner
We provide access to a number of NHS counselling and mental health services but also have an in-house expert, Sandy Russell, who can help patients directly.
He is currently available on Thursdays and can see patients aged 15 years and over.
Appointments can be booked directly via Reception.
Our Nurses and Health Care Assistants provide a phlebotomy service for tests arranged by your doctor as well as routine tests for monitoring disease, such as annual blood tests for patients with Diabetes.
Electrocardiograms (ECG/ ‘heart trace’) and Echocardiography
Your GP may request that you get a heart trace (ECG) which our nurses and health care assistants can complete. If your GP thinks you need an ultrasound scan of your heart – then that can now be carried out at Station Drive Surgery by trained sonographers from the hospital who are providing a community service from our practice.
The Practice works in partnership with the local midwives and health visitors to offer a comprehensive antenatal and postnatal service. Preconceptual advice and guidance is available from your GP or Nurse. If you are pregnant make a GP appointment and we will arrange booking clinic review where you are able to discuss your choices of hospital and community care.
The Practice offers a complete contraception service including fitting implants and coils. In addition we run a monthly Family Planning Clinic, where Dr Deborah Shepherd is available to discuss cases and to provide iucd and implant services.
Our GPs are currently training and should be able to offer these in the near future.
Flu jabs, Pneumonia and Shingles Vaccinations
All over 65 year olds and those at risk are advised to have annual flu jabs. The Practice runs clinics in the autumn. In addition we ensure all eligible patients are offered Pneumonia and Shingles Vaccinations.
We have an expert lead in Diabetes Nurse Tonia Meyrick who will help you manage your diabetes. Several of our GPs also have a specialist interest in diabetes.
Weight Management and Smoking Cessation
We can help you manage your weight or to stop smoking. We have programmes designed to support weight control and for smoking cessation. These clinics are often available in the evening surgeries to allow busy working people to be supported in changing and developing better health habits.
NHS Health Checks
This is a HCA led clinic. NHS Health Checks are availbale for over well patients aged 40 - 74years. We try and provide some of these clinics in the evening surgeries for those patients who find it difficult to attend during the day. The Health Check includes a finger prick to check your cholesterol level.
Travel Medicines & Jabs
We offer travel innoculations and advice on medical precautions to take when travelling. The NHS does not pay for travel vaccinations so there will be a charge for these.