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.
For other NHS Screening Services, you should be called when they are due. General information is provided here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/nhs-screening/
and transgender, non-binary and intersex people, can follow this link for further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nhs-population-screening-information-for-transgender-people
Childhood immunisations and antenatal checks
We provide all childhood immunisations and are keen to ensure children are immunised. Childhood immunisation clinics are held at the surgery. Parents 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.
Asthma & COPD Clinics
Our Nurse Alice specialises in Respiratory and runs clinics so that anyone with Asthma or COPD can access her for appointments and annual reviews.
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.
Our Nurses and HCAs are available for dressings and advice on wound care.
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.
Our experienced nurse Tonia Meyrick runs clinics offering support, advice and reviews for patients living with hypertension.
Contraception & Family Planning
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.
Joint injections should be booked in with Dr Mitchell.
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.
Our Nurses and HCAs run our regular ear irrigation clinics.
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 available for 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.
Services for Carers
We have a CARE COODINATOR called ESTHER COX allocated to Station Drive Surgery. Please follow this link for more carers information: https://www.stationdrivesurgery.co.uk/carers-direct
We are a Research Practice
Participation in any research is on an invitation basis only. No personal data is shared with the Research group unless the patient has consented to participate. Any searches to identify eligible patients are run by the staff at the Practice, and invitations to participate are sent out by us. Invited patients can respond and agree to take part, and this is the first point when the identity of the patient becomes known to the researcher.
During 2019/2020, we have been involved with the PULSE AI Research Project. It is a project to see if it would be possible to predict an increased risk for atrial fibrillation in patients before they had symptoms. It has been a very interesting project with some very positive outcomes.
Other clinics that run at Station Drive Surgery include:
- Hidden Hearing
- AAA screening
- Memory Clinic
- Echocardiogram Clinic
- Greenoaks Counselling
- IAPT Counselling.