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.
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.
For Psychological Support
We provide access to a number of NHS counselling and mental health services but also have an in-house expert, Dr Laura Fisk,who can help navigate and signpost patients to the best service for them.
She works with adults and children struggling with:
Our clinical psychologist is happy to provide fast track advice and assessment with a short appointment or telephone call. She is also trained to offer therapy and other interventions, but will also signpost to other local services, where appropriate. Appointments are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
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.
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 specialist Family Planning Clinics where an expert Dr Deborah Shepherd is available to discuss complex cases and to provide iucd and implant services.
Dr Harris offers joint injections.
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.
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.
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.
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.