Clinics We Offer
Specialist Clinics and Services
In addition to general medical consultations we are pleased to be able to provide specialist clinics and services covering the following areas:
- Blood pressure
- Blood tests
- Cervical screening
- Child health surveillance
- Childhood immunisations (see below for further information)
- Coronary heart disease
- Diabetes - clinics held monthly.
- Family planning - See relevant section.
- Maternity services - antenatal clinic held on Mondays at 13:00 with the community midwife.
- Minor surgery
- Smoking cessation
- Vaccinations and immunisations - including travel (appropriate advice will be given)
Family Planning &Contraception
Dr Flowerdew provides a family planning services which include coil and implant fitting and removal.
If you would like to discuss family planning matter please contact the practice and make a 10-minute initial appointment with Dr Flowerdew. You may be advised to re-attend for a further appointment for the appropriate treatment or follow-up.
Contraception is free for most people in the UK. With many options to choose from , you'll find one that suits you.
Contraceptive methods allow you to choose when and if you want to have a baby, but they don’t protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs).Condoms help to protect against STIs and pregnancy, so whatever other method ofcontraception you're using to prevent pregnancy, use condoms as well to protectyour and your partner’s health.
Where to Get Contraception
Contraceptive services are free and confidential, including to peopleunder 16 as long as they are mature enough to understand the information and decisions involved. There are strict guidelines for care professionals who work with people under 16.
You can get contraception free from:
- most GP surgeries (talk to your GP or practice nurse),
- community contraceptive clinics,
- some genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics,
- sexual health clinics (these offer contraceptive and STI testing services), and
- some young people’s services (call 0800 567123).
Many of these places also offer information, testing and treatment for STIs. If you've been exposed to the risk of pregnancy, you're also at risk of catching an STI.
Before you make an appointment, make sure you’re as informed as possible about the contraceptive options available. People’s choice of contraception may vary over time, depending on their lifestyle and circumstances.
The Methods of Contraception
There are lots of methods to choose from, so don't be put off if the first thing you use isn't quite right for you; you can try another. You can read about each of the different methods of contraception by visiting these pages:
Permanent Methods of Contraception
There are two permanent methods of contraception:
To find your nearest contraception clinic you can use the NHS Choices service search. Enter your postcode, click 'search', then click 'contraception'.
You can also look in the phone book under 'sexual health', or use the fpa clinic finder.
You can find out more about each type of contraception by contacting:
- fpa on 0845 122 8690.
- Brook Advisory Service (for under-25s) on 0808 802 1234.
In addition to your chosen method of contraception,you need to use condoms to prevent STIs. Always buy condoms that have the CEmark on the packet. This means that they've been tested to the high Europeansafety standards. Condoms that don't have the CE mark won't meet these standards, so don't use them.
One of the most important things that a parent can do for their child is to make sure that they have all their routine childhood vaccinations. It's the most effective way of keeping them protected against infectious diseases.
Ideally, kids should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection.
Click here for a checklist of the vaccines that are routinely offered to everyone in the UK for free on the NHS, and the age at which you should ideally have them.