All of your Doctors are qualified to give maternity medical services. Antenatal care is shared between the Doctors and the Midwives. Please inform your Doctor as soon as possible if you think you may be pregnant.
The Community Midwife holds a clinic on Tuesdays between 9.30-11.30 am, by appointment only.
Blood tests are taken by our Phlebotomist, by appointment only on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Please telephone the surgery for an appointment. Please allow 1 week for routine blood test results to be available. We do not routinely contact patients to inform them of their test results, therefore, you must telephone the surgery to obtain your results.
The Practice Nurse holds a clinic for cervical smears at the main surgery in Tarporley.
Information on cervical screening.
Childhood immunisations are given by our Practice Nurse. Your Health Visitor can provide you with information, advice and support and answer any queries around immunisations for the under 5 year olds. Vaccinations protect you and your family from serious diseases. If you are offered a vaccination, please accept it – for you or your child.
Information on childhood vaccines.
The number of young people catching measles has risen. It’s never too late to be vaccinated. You need 2 doses of MMR one month apart to be fully protected against measles, mumps and rubella. It’s time to make measles a disease of the past.
Symptoms include high fever; sore, red, watery eyes; coughing; aching and feeling generally unwell; a blotchy red brown rash, which usually appears after the initial symptoms.
Measles is serious, if you think you’ve got measles call ahead and get advice before attending the surgery, a walk in centre or Accident & Emergency. Measles, it’s not just a kid’s problem.
Chronic Diseases including asthma, diabetes, heart disease, COPD
Regular check-ups and advice from our practice nurses on lifestyle including smoking, medication, alcohol, exercise and diet. For asthma and COPD, advice on inhaler techniques.
Contraception & Sexual Health
All our clinicians give advice on contraception and sexual health during surgery hours. If you require emergency contraception please ask for an urgent appointment.
We offer both the contraceptive implant (Nexplanon) fitting and removal and coil fitting and removal. Please make an appointment with a Doctor to discuss this.
Cheshire West and Chester Sexual Health Service – Tel: 0300 247 0020.
East Cheshire Sexual Health Service – Tel: 0300 323 1300
Community Vasectomy Service – To book your free vasectomy counselling appointment telephone 01244 362000 (no GP referral letter required – self referral). Men may also book a same day service with counselling and operation on the same day.
Annual flu vaccination clinics for the over 65’s and those in the “at risk” groups are held during October and November. Please contact reception for details.
Leg Ulcer & Doppler Clinic
Held by the District Nurses. You can contact them directly on 01829 733193.
Doppler Clinic – Tuesday afternoon.
Leg Ulcer Clinic – Wednesday morning.
Minor Injury Service
If you have a minor injury, please contact the surgery so we can assess you and decide whether we can treat you here or you may need further treatment at one of the other local hospitals.
Minor surgical procedures are carried out at clinics held at Tarporley Cottage Hospital. In the first instance you will need to make an appointment at the surgery to discuss this with a doctor
NHS Health Checks
Aged 40-74? Find out about our free NHS Health Check.
Even though you might be feeling well, if you’re over the age of 40 you may be at risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes or dementia. A free NHS Health Check can help reduce these risks and make sure you stay healthy. If you are aged 40-74 you are eligible for this check once every 5 years. If you are outside this age range and are concerned about your health please speak to your doctor.
Following your check you will receive personalised advice about what you can do to stay healthy.
Please contact our receptionists on 01829 732401 – option 1 to arrange your appointment.
Please note our Travel Clinic is now only available for patients who are registered with this Practice. We no longer offer a private service to patients from other practices.
The Practice Nurse provides NHS travel advise to registered patients. We do not provide any private travel vaccines including Yellow Fever and Rabies.
We recommend that you access nathnac.org to learn about travel health risks at your intended destination.