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Practice Policy

We recommend that patients have their blood pressure and urine checked every year. If you have not had this carried out in the recent past, please request it from the practice nurse. Bring a sample of urine with you.

Medication Reviews

If you are taking Thyroxine or if you are having treatment for high blood pressure and/or Diabetes; a blood test needs to be taken prior to your medication review appointment. Medication Reviews can be booked in with a Nurse Practitioner or a Doctor.

Baby Clinic

The baby clinics are held each Thursday morning. Child development checks and immunisations are given and the clinics provide an opportunity to discuss other problems, e.g. sleeping, feeding and child health worries with a doctor or a nurse.

For the Health Visitors please contact 0800 019 9951

Asthma Clinic/COPD

Clinic appointments are available throughout the week and are run by the Respiratory nurses in conjunction with your GP.

Diabetic Clinic

Diabetic Clinic appointments are available throughout the week and are run by the specialist nurse and her team.

Cyro Clinic

Cyro clinics are ran fortnightly which can be forward booked.

Family Planning

Contraceptive care is provided by all the doctors during surgery hours.

There is also a family planning clinic run by a specialist nurse throughout the week.

Sexual Health

A sexual health clinic is held on a Tuesday afternoon at Barton Surgery by an external organisation, between 2.00pm and 5.00pm. If you do wish to attend the clinic you need to make an appointment, as this is not a walk in service, please ring 0300 3301122.

Non-NHS Examinations

The doctors are happy to carry out medicals, eg insurance and driving licence. Telephone the surgery for an appointment. Please ask at reception for the charge for these services.

Travel Immunisations/Vaccinations

Travellers should give 6-8 weeks notice prior to holiday departure date to ensure adequate time for full assessment. If you are travelling and would like an assessment please fill out the form below and return to Central Surgery. You will be contacted by the surgery to let you know if you need to book an appointment for vaccinations or to attend for a travel clinic appointment. A charge will be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. Late travellers may still submit the form to the surgery and the travel nurse will then advise the next steps going forward.

Download the travel assessment form here (.docx)

Flu Vaccination/Pneumovax

An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients over 65 and those with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and residents of nursing and rest homes. Upcoming dates will be displayed on the website under our News section once released.

Please contact the reception staff in October for details of the Pneumovax 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.


Under the GMS contract, services are divided as follows:

Essential Services

There are the services required for the management of the registered patients who are ill, or believe themselves to be ill with a condition which recovery is generally expected, or those terminally ill or suffering from chronic disease. Management includes offers of consultation, physical examination, treatment or further investigation. All GPs sign up to provide essential services and will be available during the core time from 8.00 am to 6.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Additional Services

Under the GMS contract there are seven additional services and these will be provided at this practice by the GPs and their staff. These are:

• Cervical screening
• Contraceptive services
• Vaccinations and immunisations
• Child health surveillance
• Maternity medical services
• Minor surgery and minor injuries service, Respiratory, Diabetes

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