Occasionally the Surgery will be closed on a Wednesday afternoon from 12:30pm for Clinical Training to take place.  If you call during these times your call will be diverted to the Out of Hours service.

The Surgery will be closed from 12.30pm on Wednesday 22nd November for Training.

When the practice is closed please call the Out of Hours Service on 01446 729562 for urgent medical attention.

Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and / or shortness of breath constitute an emergency


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We are pleased to announce that Nuffield Healthcare will now be offering private consulting rooms and physiotherapy facilities within the Health Centre (please see our Clinics & Services)


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You can now use the internet to book appointments and request repeat prescriptions on-line


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Please contact your Surgery to register for your on-line account


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You are now able to order your repeat medication with your on-line account


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  BLOOD PRESSURE MACHINE

bp_meter_readingDid you know that we now have a self-checking Blood Pressure Monitoring Machine which is situated in the waiting area. Please ask at the Front Reception Desk for Assistance.

Tests & Results

Your Test Results

blood_testsPlease call after 11:00am to enquire about your test results as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request.

Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.

When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.

It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so.


Blood Tests

test tubes containing bloodA blood test is when a sample of blood is taken for testing in a laboratory. Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. For example, a blood test can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning

A blood test usually involves the phlebotomist taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. and the usual place for a sample is the inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand. The child’s hand will be anaesthetised (numbed) with a special cream before the sample is taken.

You can find out more about blood tests, their purpose and the way they are performed on the NHS Choices website.


X-Ray

doctor examining an x-rayAn X-ray is a widely used diagnostic test to examine the inside of the body. X-rays are a very effective way of detecting problems with bones, such as fractures. They can also often identify problems with soft tissue, such as pneumonia or breast cancer.

If you have a X-ray, you will be asked to lie on a table or stand against a surface so that the part of your body being X-rayed is between the X-ray tube and the photographic plate.

An X-ray is usually carried out by a radiographer, a healthcare professional who specialises in using imaging technology, such as X-rays and ultrasound scanners.

You can find out more about x-ray tests, how they are performed, their function and the risks by visiting the NHS Choices website.