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.
For further information on antenatal care please click here.
Baby / Drop-In Clinic
The Health Visitor runs a “weaning talk” before the baby clinic on the first Tuesday of every month 12.30-1.30 pm. All Mums are welcome to attend this drop-in session which is held in the clinic room by the Health Visitor’s office. For details of other clinics held in other local areas please contact the Health Visitor on 01829 733686.
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.
Please click here for further details of cervical screening from West Cheshire CCG.
Clinics are on Monday afternoons and Thursday mornings with the Practice Nurse.
The childhood immunisation clinic is rung alongside the baby/drop in clinic and is run by our Practice Nurse. The Health Visitor is available to provide 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. Childhood immunisation clinics are held on the first and third Tuesday every month.
Please click here for further 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. Please click here for further details.
For more information please contact us or visit www.nhs.uk/mmr
Chronic Diseases including asthma, diabetes, CHD, 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.
Contraception and Sexual Health Clinics – Main Hub Centres – Tel: 0300 323 1300
Please click here to visit Cheshire’s new sexual health service website. All their services, tests, advice and treatment are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.
Providing all aspects of sexual health screening, advice and treatment, condoms and all contraceptive methods.
For information on all clinics including Crewe, Chester, Macclesfield and all community clinics – please click here for details.
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.
For further information on Flu and the Flu Vaccination please click here.
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 either Tarporley Hospital or one of the other local hospitals. When the surgery is closed Tarporley Hospital offers a walk-in service. They can only deal with very minor injuries and it is recommended that you ring for advice before you attend (01829 732436). Tarporley Hospital DOES NOT have a fully equipped accident and emergency unit. Some of the minor injuries they can deal with includes bites, minor burns, minor wounds, wound closures and re-dressings.
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 we are currently unable to offer Hepatitis B due to problems with the supply of the vaccine.
Our travel services are provided by Norma Evans, Independent Travel Health & Vaccines Specialist Nurse. The clinic is held on Friday mornings from 9.30am-12.45pm, by appointment only.
Only patients who are currently permanently registered at the practice can access our travel services as an NHS provision. Anyone who is not currently permanently registered can access our travel services on a private basis.
Please note that Norma cannot provide e-mail or telephone advice. We recommend that you access nathnac.org to learn about travel health risks at your intended destination.
The travel clinic gets very busy! If you arrive late we will do our best to accommodate you but if you are more than 5 minutes late we regret that we will usually have to ask you to rearrange your appointment.
Private patients should also note the following important points:
- The travel clinic is a wholly private service. If you fail to attend your appointment without informing us you will be charged for the appointment.
- Please note we only offer travel health advice during consultations. The travel nurse is fully booked seeing patients during her time in clinic. We cannot offer to call or e-mail you before or after your appointment.
- Please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment time in order to complete the documentation. Alternatively you can click here to download the pre travel form. You can complete the appropriate section at home and bring it with you. If you choose this option please note that the form cannot be e-mailed back to the clinic.
- We cannot access your NHS records and therefore you will need to provide us with information regarding your previous vaccines.
- All services are chargeable including advice only consultations. If vaccinations are given there will be no consultation charge made. Our vaccine price list will also show the vaccines we hold as stock and those which need to be specially ordered.
Please note we accept cash or cheque payments only. The nurse cannot proceed with any appointment if there is no method of payment available.
Some vaccines are available on the NHS but this only applies if they are given at your own registered practice. Although we can provide these vaccines if you are unable to have them at your practice you will be charged for them. We therefore recommend that you contact your GP before visiting us and ascertain if they can offer you some of your vaccines.
Every patient has a full travel risk assessment with the nurse. The decision on what vaccines are appropriate will be reached after full discussion between patient and nurse. We regret that we sometimes have to decline to offer vaccines that have been requested by individuals such as tour leaders if we do not consider vaccination to be in the best interest of the patient.
We hope that this information helps you as you plan your pre travel care and we look forward to welcoming you to our clinic.