All GP practices are contracted to provide “essential services”, that is, basic treatment of ill people. We now review all patients on an annual basis, with the following chronic diseases:

  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Learning Disability
  • Stroke/TIA
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Smoking Cessasion
  • Respiratory
  • Epilepsy
  • Thyroid
  • Mental Health
  • Cancer
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Heart Failure

We also provide the following “additional services”:

  • Child health surveillance, together with the Health Visiting team
  • Contraceptive services. Contraceptive advice, including coil, by attending during normal surgery hours or by appointment with the practice nurse
  • Routine immunisation of children, together with the Health Visiting team
  • Immunisation for adults in relation to travel. Not all travel immunisations are available on the NHS, please ask our practice nurse for details
  • Cervical smear – by appointment with the practice nurse. We strongly advise every woman aged 20-60 years have to have a cervical smear carried out every 3 years.
  • Freezing of warts and other small skin lesions (minor surgery)
  • Joint Injections

We also hold contracts with GGNHSB for the following “enhanced services”:

  • An annual flu immunisation programme to protect the elderly and those at risk
  • Regular monitoring, by blood and urine tests, for patients on a range of drugs for arthritis and bowel problems
  • Annual comprehensive reviews for patients with heart disease
  • Annual comprehensive review for patients with diabetes; this includes appointments with the dietician and podiatrist
  • A methadone substitution programme for patients with drug abuse problems
  • Support for the homeless