Clinics & Services
We provide the following services for our patients:
- Routine and urgent doctors and nurses appointments
- Family planning
- Minor surgery
- Clinics for cardiovascular, diabetes and respiratory problems
- Phlebotomy (blood tests)
- NHS counselling
- Midwifery and antenatal care
- District nurses
- Health visitors
- Early morning, evening and Saturday morning appointments
Urgent Care Clinic
We are now offering on the day appointments for urgent medical problems. Our trained receptionists will ask a few health related questions to direct you to the most appropriate appointment for your problem.
You may be offered an appointment with a GP, a nurse practitioner (Olga James)or a paramedic practitioner (Rowena McAllister).
The respiratory clinic which is for people with Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The emphasis is on helping you to manage your asthma by recognising your own symptoms and choosing the most appropriate inhalers. We also support parents in dealing with their child’s asthma.
(Please bring your inhalers with you to the clinic)
Megan Cartlidge is our respiratory nurse.
Care is based on national guidelines, which can be seen at:
This clinic is for people with a history of Heart Disease (angina, heart attack, coronary bypass surgery, stent insertion) and/or a Stroke (CVA) or mini-stroke (TIA).
Appointments include an assessment of blood pressure, blood test results and current medication. There is an emphasis on health promotion and an opportunity to discuss how considering lifestyle issues i.e. diet, activity, smoking and weight can help improve heart health.
Invitations to attend the clinic are sent 12 monthly and patients are encouraged to maintain contact with their GP between appointments. If you are attending this clinic and have a blood pressure machine at home, please bring a record of the readings with you.
Management of cardiovascular care is based on current national guidelines which can be found on the following websites:
If you have heart disease and diabetes you will only need to be seen in the diabetes clinic.
Cervical Smear Appointments
According to national guidelines we operate a recall system for women aged between 25-65 years old. Most cervical smears are done by our practice nurses in their general clinics.
We ask women to make an appointment when they are mid-cycle i.e. approximately 14 days after the 1st day of a period and when you do not have any bleeding.
Further information can be found at:
Dawn Cuzner RN, BSc (Hons), MSc is an independent nurse prescriber who has been working in Diabetes Care for 10 years in a range of settings.
Suzanne Ahmed RN also has a special interest in diabetes.
The clinic offers a comprehensive service for people with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. This includes commencing and supporting insulin therapy. There is a strong emphasis on health promotion and working with people and their families to help them be as involved as they would like to be in the management of their diabetes. Invitations to attend the clinic are sent 3-6 monthly depending on individual requirements. If you are attending this clinic it is helpful if you can bring a urine sample, records of blood glucose readings and changes in insulin doses and a home blood glucose meter if one is used.
We have well-established links with The Oxfordshire Diabetes Centre at The Churchill Hospital http://ocdem.customers.composite.net/
Care is based on national guidelines for diabetes which can be found on the Diabetes UK website http://www.diabetes.org.uk/
We provide an ECG service at the practice. Your doctor or nurse may recommend this and appointments can then be made at reception.
Flu Immunisation Clinics
If you are over 65 or have asthma, COPD, heart disease, or diabetes, immunisation against flu is recommended. This is done annually between October and December. Appointments can be made for the flu clinics by contacting reception from September to November each year.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Clinic
Olga James RGN, BSc (Hons) is an independent nurse prescriber with over 20 years experience in acute medicine and coronary care. She now specialises in Chronic Disease Management, particularly relating to cardiovascular disease and hypertension.
This clinic provides a service for patients with high blood pressure. During clinic appointments there is an assessment of blood pressure, opportunities to discuss lifestyle issues (i.e. diet, activity, smoking, weight) with review of blood tests and current medication.
Invitations to attend the clinic are sent 6 monthly and patients are encouraged to maintain contact with their GP between appointments. If you are attending this clinic and have a blood pressure machine at home, please bring a record of the readings with you.
Care is based on national guidelines for hypertension management and can be found on the following websites: