Adults: Keeping Healthy

Smear Tests

Smear tests start at the age of 25 and women will be sent for a further test every 3 years until they reach the age of 49 and then every 5 years up to and including the age of 64. When your next smear test is due you will receive a reminder by post. When you receive this please make an appointment by calling 01327 703333 and press Option 2 between 9.00am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday.

NHS Health Checks

The NHS Health Check programme aims to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.

Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions or have certain risk factors, will be invited (once every five years) to have a check to assess their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes and will be given support and advice to help them reduce or manage that risk.

It makes sense for all eligible people to have a routine NHS Health Check for these conditions every five years. That means you can take action early, and greatly improve your chance of a healthier and longer life. Small, long-lasting changes to your lifestyle can make a huge difference.

NHS – Life Check

NHS – Health Check

Pneumococcal Vaccinations

More than 3,400 people in the UK over the age of 65 die each year from pneumonia. We offer free pneumococcal vaccinations to all our patients aged 65+, who have not been previously immunised. It is available all year round.

You may make an appointment to see a doctor by telephoning 01327 703333 and pressing Option 2 between 9.00am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday.

Quit Smoking

For expert help and advice on quitting please ask for an appointment with our nurses. Stop smoking medicine is available on prescription and will help to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

Patches, Gum and other stop smoking medicine

Some people find nicotine cravings the hardest thing to handle about quitting.

If that sounds like you, then no need to worry. There are plenty of Nicotine replacement Therapy products out there and they can give you extra support you need to beat the addiction. In fact, like the other licensed stop smoking medicines, used in combination with your local Stop Smoking Service you’re four more times likely to stay quit!

For further information visit the NHS Smoke Free Website

Counselling

Our practice therapist provides short-term cognitive behavioural therapy for patients experiencing emotional problems such as depression and anxiety. The sessions give the patient the opportunity to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours and together identify ways to help them manage their difficulties in a more effective way.

To access this service please speak to your GP in the first instance who will conduct an initial assessment. If they feel that counselling would be of benefit to you, the counsellor will then write to you, inviting you to make an appointment.

Minor Illness Clinic

Our Minor Illness Clinics run every week day for a variety of minor conditions. The clinics are delivered by our two Nurse Practitioners.

Most patients can be seen the same day so these clinics are very popular with patients.

You may make an appointment by telephoning 01327 703333 and pressing Option 2 between 9.00am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday.