Routine antenatal check-ups are available by appointment with our midwife on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Our nurses run the childhood immunisation service. The clinics are held weekly between 10:00 – 12:30 and you will be sent an appointment. Please remember to bring your child’s red book and book in at reception desk.
Family Planning & Sexual Health
- Coils & Implants: Dr Baig is qualified to fit coils and implants and run clinics every week. Please book an appointment at reception for more information
- Contraceptive Pill: All GPs are able to advise you which contraceptive pill will best suit you. Please book an appointment at reception for more information. For emergency contraception please speak to your nearest pharmacy or please ring the surgery for more information.
- Sexual Health: The GPs and nurses can provide confidential advice on sexual health matters. Please book an appointment at reception.
NHS Health Checks for those aged 40 – 74 years old
If you are aged between 40 – 74 years, you can benefit from free NHS Health Checks in your GP practice to help prevent the onset of serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease or stroke.
Fortunately these diseases are preventable. You will be invited for a free health check. This may be by letter or by in person by your GP. You should attend your appointment even if you feel fine. You will be better prepared for the future and will know how to improve your health.
Cervical smears are performed by the doctor or the practice nurse. Cancer of the neck of the womb (cervix) can be prevented by regular cervical smear tests. This test checks that the neck of the womb is healthy and that there are no signs of changes that could develop into cancer. The examination required is simple and not at all painful. We offer the test to all women aged between 25 – 64 – make sure you book an appointment when called; it could save your life!
Do you want to give up smoking? Our Smoking Cessation Advisor runs a smoke free clinic every Friday between 16:00 – 18:00. The support sessions will continue for 6 weeks (or longer if required). This will include help and advice about products available and how to obtain them, support through early stages and opportunities to discuss problems that you may be experiencing. You don’t need to speak to a GP first, you can simply telephone and book in.
Patients who are aged 65 and over or are in the current “At Risk” group can have their flu jabs. Please book an appointment with a nurse.
“At Risk” means patients with a serious medical condition such as:
- Chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, COPD or bronchitis
- Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
- Chronic kidney disease
- Chronic liver disease
- Chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease
- A weakened immune system due to disease such as HIV/AIDS, or treatment such as cancer
If you are unsure, please ask at reception if you are eligible for a flu jab.
The practice maintains a register for all its patients with learning difficulties. Everyone on the register is offered an annual health check. If you have any questions please speak to your GP.
Are you feeling low? Do you find it hard to stop worrying? You may benefit from support from Talking Therapies – a free NHS service supporting adults 17+ in Berkshire suffering from a variety of difficulties including stress, low mood and worry. Visit their website now or call 0300 365 2000 to arrange your first appointment. If you require any further information, email Shannon Wilson (Patient Engagement and Communications Lead) or call her on 07789944154
Minor Surgery and Injections
Dr Sanghera leads on minor surgery and joint injections. We perform a number of in-house surgical procedures and joint injections by appointments for our patients. Some conditions such as osteoarthritis and other types of musculoskeletal problems can respond very well to an injection. Your G.P. will advise or offer you an injection if it is felt suitable for your condition.
Remember - all injections and surgical procedures come with very minor risks which will be explained to you before your injection is given.
If you are determined to lose weight and fit the criteria, your GP can refer you to weight management clinics. Please book an appointment with your GP to discuss this further.