For details of specific clinic times, please contact reception.
Midwives from Ashford & St Peter's Hospitals run antenatal clinics here at the health centre and patients will see both the midwife and a GP at various intervals during pregnancy.
The baby clinics are run by Drs Silver, Patel, Griffiths and Ramachandran and one of our health visitors, for child developmental checks and to allow an opportunity to discuss other problems such as sleeping, feeding and child health worries with a doctor or health visitor.
Baby Immunisation Clinics
Our nurses provide advice and immunisations. You should be sent a note asking you to call the surgery to make an appointment for all routine baby immunisations at the appropriate times ie:
At - Eight (8) weeks
1st Diphtheria, Tetanus, pertussis (Whooping Cough) Polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and hepatitis B - (DTaP/IPV/Hib/Hep B)
1st Pneumococcal (PCV)
1st Rotavirus gastroenteritis
1st Meningococcal B (MenB1)
At - Twelve (12) weeks
2nd Diphtheria, Tetanus, pertussis (Whooping Cough) Polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and hepatitis B - (DTaP/IPV/Hib/Hep B)
At - Sixteen (16) weeks
3rd Diphtheria, Tetanus, pertussis (Whooping Cough) Polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and hepatitis B - (DTaP/IPV/Hib/Hep B)
2nd Pneumococcal (PCV)
2nd Meningococcal B (MenB1)
At - One year
*on or after childs 1st birthday12 months
1st Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
3rd Meningococcal B (booster)
At - Three (3) years and sixteen (16) weeks or soon after
2nd Measles, Mumps, Rubella, (MMR)
Diphtheria, Tetanus, Polio (pre-school booster)
If you do not receive a reminder for any of the above immunisations, an appointment can be made at reception; please state which vaccination is required and bring your child health (red) book. If in doubt, our nurse will advise.
This is run by our nurses in conjunction with the doctors, by appointment only.
For advise on how to use your Asthma inhaler, please see link below:
This clinic, for patients with severe breathing difficulties, is also run by our nurses by appointment only.
This is run by nurses in conjunction with the doctors, by appointment only.
Coronary Heart Disease
Our prevention clinics nurses run clinics to help patients with diagnosed coronary heart disease or those with an increased risk of disease, to monitor risk factors such as cholesterol, hypertension, weight and smoking. You may be invited to such a clinic; alternatively, see your doctor who will refer you if appropriate.
Contraception And Sexual Health
All of our doctors provide contraceptive advice during surgery hours. Dr's Patel, Ramachandran and Griffiths fit contraceptive coils, including the Mirena. They can also fit and remove Nexplanon, the contraceptive implant. If you would like to consider using one of these forms of long-acting reversible contraception, please arrange to see the doctors directly. Long-acting reversible contraceptive methods are more reliable and easier to use than traditional contraceptive pills. Please see the Family Planning Association website www.fpa.org.uk for more information on the wide range of contraception that is now available. Coils and Nexplanon implants can be fitted for ladies who are not patients of the practice provided they are registered with a practice under North West Surrey CCG and have a brief letter of referral from their own GP to Staines Health Group.
Emergency contraception tablets (Levonelle, the ‘morning after pill’) can be obtained from pharmacies without prescription, or through the surgery by telephone or by emergency appointment. It can be used up to three days after unprotected sex but is more effective the earlier it is taken. It may be possible to fit an emergency coil up to five days after unprotected sex. We can also advise on unplanned pregnancy.
Chlamydia screening (self test) is available at the surgery. Chlamydia is an infection that often has no symptoms but can cause infertility if left untreated. Screening is advised for all under 25s who have ever had sex.
Under 16s can be seen confidentially for all contraception and sexual health issues: we do not tell anyone you have attended.
Coils and Nexplanons can be fitted for ladies who are not patients of the practice providing they are registered with a practice under North West Surrey CCG and have a brief letter of referral from their own GP to Staines Health Group
Blood Pressure Checks
Blood Pressure can be checked at our self-serve BP machine (you'll find it opposite room 4 in the main corridor). Ask at reception the first time, thereafter use the apparatus when you wish.
Free NHS Health Checks
NHS health checks are intended for both men and women between the ages of 40 and 74 who are not already being treated for diabetes, stroke, kidney disease, high blood pressure or heart disease. We will automatically invite patients for these checks (which can be repeated at five-yearly intervals), but if you feel that you would benefit from one now please contact the surgery and we will do our best to fit you in as soon as we are able.
Phlebotomy (Blood Test) Clinics
These are run by the hospital phlebotomists for the entire health centre. Appointments are limited and you may be asked to attend the hospital for your blood test if appointments are not available.
Anti-coagulation Clinics (INR Monitoring)
Patients recommended blood thinning medication by their GP or specialist can attend the surgery for regular monitoring and adjustment of their medication, following a simple skin prick test - no need to wait for results.
Minor Surgery Clinics
Dr Patel carries out minor surgical procedures and several of the doctors give some joint injections (by appointment). The doctors will be happy to advise you on this.
The practice provides the vaccines available at no charge under the NHS:
- Hepatitis A (although is in short supply currently)
Any other required vaccinations will need to be sourced from a private travel clinic. You should allow 6-8 weeks for the vaccinations before you travel.
To identify which vaccines you require, please visit the following website - http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home.aspx
The doctors are happy to carry out medicals, eg for insurance, scuba diving, racing driving or hackney-cab medicals, as well as pre-employment and employment medicals. These can be arranged by appointment outside normal surgery hours. Please telephone the surgery for an appointment. Please ask at reception for the charges for these services.
Well Woman Clinics
Our practice nurses are pleased to see ladies for smear tests and discussion of women’s health issues.
Well Man Clinics
Appointments for a well man check can be made with Dr Shaunak. Testicular and prostate checks can be arranged as well as counselling on other male health issues.
Patients Over 75
If you are aged 75 or over and have not seen the clinicians within the past year, you are welcome to attend for an annual health check. If you are housebound, a home visit may be arranged. Please request a check if you would like one.
An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients with heart, lung, liver or kidney disease, diabetes and residents of nursing and rest homes, carers, pregnant ladies and those with certain central nervous system conditions. Vaccination is currently available free-of-charge to all persons of 65 years and over and for children aged between 2 and 4 and is highly recommended to those under 65 years with the above conditions. Clinics start in September and appointments or open clinic times are available at reception. The doctors are also able to provide ‘group’ vaccination at workplaces, for which a charge is made. Contact Dr Silver or Dr Shaunak for details.
We support sensible drinking and our patients may speak to nurses or doctors for advice and help, including referral to other services where appropriate.
See www.nhs.uk - ‘Live Well’ - ‘Alcohol’ – for useful guides and ready reckoners to calculate alcohol units, track alcohol consumption, provide information on alcohol and health issues, calories in alcohol and more!
We strongly advise all our patients to cease smoking and provide help and support to those wishing to do so. Smoking cessation groups are run regularly where the benefit of quitting can be shared with others. One-to-one smoking cessation sessions are also available with our trained smoking cessation advisors. Contact our nurses on the usual surgery number for details. Advice on smoking cessation is available from all the doctors and nurses. Alternatively, access the Surrey Smoking Cessation Service direct on 0845 602 3608 or the NHS Smoking Helpline on 0800 917 6699, text 'support' to 63818 or go online to www.nhs.uk/gosmokefree