Clinics and Services

Ante Natal Care

This takes place during surgery hours with your Community Midwife. Together we care for mums-to-be from as early as you wish in the pregnancy until four weeks after the delivery when care passes on to our Health Visitors.

The Midwife Ante-Natal Clinics are held on Wednesdays.

Later in the pregnancy six parent craft classes are held in conjunction with the Health Visitors.

The Community Midwife attends mothers having a community delivery at St. Peter’s Hospital.

After The Birth

This momentous event involves three groups at the Health Centre who are all available to help you, your baby and existing baby. The Community Midwife will call at regular intervals during the first ten days and arrange for the Doctor to call if necessary. Fairly soon afterwards, a Health Visitor will pay you a visit to offer helpful advice on all those many questions concerning a new baby and to discuss immunisation.

Postnatal Groups and Positive Parenting sessions are held at regular intervals.

Childhood Immunisation

Clinics are held on Mondays and Tuesdays (subject to change), by the Practice Nurses.

Travel Clinic

We run regular travel advice and vaccination clinics for patients who are planning to travel abroad.

We are also a yellow fever vaccination centre.

Patients who are not registered with us please visit:

Frequently Asked Questions

How many appointments will I need?

The first appointment for a particular trip will last 20 minutes. You may need subsequent appointments, depending on your itinerary and vaccination requirements for the trip.

When are travel appointments available?

Please contact reception to find out when appointments are available. Most appointments can be booked at a time to suit you, including first thing in the morning and late afternoon/evening.

How far ahead of any trip should I make the first appointment?

As soon as possible – ideally when you book your annual leave time off from work. We can do appointments close to the departure date, but under these circumstances there may not be time enough for any vaccinations to take effect.

How long will each appointment last?

The first appointment for any one trip will last 20 minutes. Each subsequent appointment should only take 10 minutes.

Will I have to pay for any of the vaccinations?

Most vaccines are available to registered NHS patients without charge, but some specialist vaccines will incur a charge. Full details are available on our pricing schedule, available from reception.

What payment forms are accepted?

Cash or credit card.

Where can I find out more about what vaccinations I might need? gives lots of useful information about travel and vaccinations.

Non-NHS Services

Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:

  • Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
  • Insurance claim forms
  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
  • Private sick notes
  • Vaccination certificates

The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.

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