Clinics & Services
It is recommended that women aged 25 - 49 years have a smear every 3 years and women between 50 - 64 years have a smear every 5 years. We will notify you when your smear is due.
Dr Helen Manton and Dr Sarah Brennan provide maternity services and work closely with our Community Midwives. We are pleased to welcome Denise Kendrew, our new midwife, who will be running clinics every Tuesday morning for our patients who attend Stoke Mandeville hospital.
Child Health Surveillance
Child immunisations are offered on a Wednesday from 13:30 to 15:00 by appointment with the nurse. A doctor is available to help you with any baby problems you may have. If grandparents will be bringing in your child for their immunisations, we will require a consent form to be signed in advance allowing them to act on your behalf.
All the doctors offer contraceptive advice, treatment and monitoring within their routine surgeries. In addition our Nurse Practitioner Kate Buckley holds a Family Planning/Well Woman Clinic on Tuesday afternoons. This is focussed on the provision of general contraceptive advice; pill check/pill change; coil counselling, checking and coil removal; commencing and administering Depo provera contraceptive injections; smears and pre-conception advice.
If you have diabetes, then you should have an annual review of your condition at the surgery. Some patients, with more complex diabetes, have their annual review at a hospital staffed clinic, after referral by one of our clinicians.
Our doctors and nurses are trained in diabetes management and will be able to review your requirements. If you need a review, please advise a receptionist that you want to see a nurse for a diabetes annual review and they will make you an appointment. It may be necessary to arrange a blood test, in advance of your appointment with the nurse. If you have diabetes, you may also receive a request to make an appointment for a blood test or with a nurse for a review. This will either come attached to your repeat medication or as a letter or text message from the surgery.
Please respond to these requests by making an appointment with a nurse as it is important to optimise your diabetes management. Blood tests can either be booked at the surgery or you can attend the walk-in phlebotomy clinic at the Hospital.
If you have asthma and require regular inhalers then you should have a review of your medication at least once a year. Our nurses are trained in asthma management and will be able to review your requirements. If you need a review, please advise a receptionist that you want to see a nurse for an asthma check and they will make you an appointment.
If you have asthma, you may also receive a request to make an appointment with a nurse for a review. This will either come attached to your repeat medication or as a letter or text message from the surgery. Please respond to these requests by making an appointment with a nurse as it is important to optimise your asthma management.
Advice on smoking cessation, alcohol, weight, heart disease and osteoporosis can be obtained from the doctors or practice nurse.
We run a dedicated Smoking Cessation clinic providing one-to-one support and advice. Please ask your doctor, nurse or at Reception for details.
Travel advice and vaccinations
The practice nursing team offers travel advice and vaccinations. More information is available from the above tab.
Chiropody and counselling
Your doctor will refer you if appropriate.