This is run by the practice nurse in conjunction with the doctors by appointment only.
This is run by the practice nurse in conjuction with the doctors by appointment only.
Please make an appointment with our practice nurses.
We encourage new patients, those over 75 and any other patient who would like one, to have a general health check. This will include advice on heart disease prevention and, if appropriate, giving up smoking.
Please make an appointment at least six weeks prior to your holiday to ensure adequate cover. A charge will be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. A list of these charges is held at reception.
Yellow Fever Vaccinations
The Rise Group Practice is now an authorised Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.
An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and residents of nursing and rest homes. Please contact the reception staff in October for details of the vaccination dates and to make an appointment. If you are unable to attend the surgery, a home visit will be arranged to undertake this facility.
We can help you quit smoking. Please ask your doctor if this is of interest to you.
Cervical smear screening can be booked for our nurse’s ‘smear’ clinic which is held on Tuesday evenings, by appointment only. All other women’s health issues such as breast examinations, menopause and advice on family planning can be dealt with in a routine, confidential appointment with any one of our doctors.
Antenatal, Postnatal And Child Health Care
The community midwife attends the antenatal clinic which is held on Fridays from 1.30 to 3.30pm. We provide joint care with the hospital for maternity services and the midwives provide a domino service. The practice offers women a full postnatal check six weeks after the birth, plus developmental checks for all children under five years. Please book an appointment with the doctor. We also provide a confidential service for under 16s, including emergency contraception services and advice, and the morning after pill.
Childhood Immunisations And Pre-school Boosters
We now offer the full range of childhood immunisations and pre-school boosters. Your doctor will tell you about it at the time of the six week check and you can then book an appointment to have your child immunised during any normal morning surgery.
The doctors are happy to carry out medicals, eg insurance and driving licence, by appointment outside of surgery hours. Please telephone the surgery for an appointment. The fees charged for these services are in line with the BMA recommended charges.