Clinics & Services
In addition to GP consultations the practice offers a comprehensive range of clinics and healthcare services:
Chronic Disease Monitoring
This is for the monitoring of blood pressure, asthma, atrial fibrillation, coronary heart disease, chronic kidney disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, dementia, epilepsy, heart failure, hypertension, hypothyroidism and stroke/TIA.
Ante-Natal and Post-Natal
The community midwives offer total care for pregnancy, birth and the post-natal period. They currently run a clinic each Wednesday. Unless you have had problems in previous pregnancies, your initial appointment should be with the midwife and not your GP. Your initial appointment should be 10 weeks after the date of your last period. Post-natal appointments can be made with a GP during normal surgery times. Please ask the receptionist for a double appointment.
Abdominal Aortic Aneursym (AAA) - 65+ and male?
A free and quick NHS scan can tell you if you have an abdominal aortic aneursym. There are around 6,000 deaths each year in England and Wales from ruptured AAA - around 4% of men aged between 65 and 74 in England have an AAA (approximately 80,000 men). The condition is 6 times more common in men than in women.
Men are automatically invited for screening in the year they turn 65. However, men who are older than 65 and who have not previously been screened or treated for an AAA, can opt in through self-referral direct to the screening programme - telephone: 01784 884859 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Men will receive an invitation leaflet with an appointment at The Villages Medical Centre for a scan giving 3 week's notice.
Asthma and Spirometry
The practice nurses run asthma and spirometry clinics throughout the week. With regular check-ups most people’s symptoms are reduced.
The health visitors run a drop-in baby clinic on Thursday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00am.
Please make an appointment with a practice nurse for routine baby immunisations. Please understand that we ask for parental consent prior to commencing baby immunisations. For full details: immunisation schedule.
Our healthcare assistants run daily clinics for blood tests and blood pressure checks. Please ring the Practice to obtain your blood test results, allowing one week.
Cervical smears are carried out by practice nurses. Breast examinations are carried out by GPs.
Referral to the NHS counsellors is through your doctor.
We are fortunate to have dermatology experties in the Practice. Please make an appointment to see Dr Sarah Hull.
Dr Karen Nevin and Sister Debbie Abraham run clinics throughout the week for optimal diabetic control. Patients should be seen at least annually.
We run clinics through the week with our practice nurses for ear microsuction. Patients who have an appointment are advised to put olive oil ear drops in the affected ear for 5 days prior to your appointment.
Our doctors provide a family planning service, which is also available to people temporarily staying in the area.
We run clinics in October and November. Patients who are at risk and/or who are over 65 and would like to have the flu vaccination should make an appointment with a healthcare assistant. Other eligible people include carers and those cared for, and patients living in long-stay residential homes (but not including university halls of residence).
Our healthcare assistant monitors patients with straight-forward high blood pressure, working with doctors and practice nurses to help monitor control and ensure routine tests are up-to-date.
Minor Surgery and Joint Injections
Please make an appointment to see Dr Ramesh Sharma.
Please make an appointment to see Dr Ramesh Sharma.
New Patient Health Check
Please make an appointment with a Healthcare Assistant.
Over 75 Checks
An annual health check is offered to patients over 75. Please make an appointment with the practice nurses.
The Department of Health recommends that patients over 65 have the pneumococcal vaccination which will protect you against pneumonia and other related infections. Please make an appointment with a Healthcare Assistant.
We have an NHS physiotherapy service at the Practice. You need to be referred by a GP.
The Practice Manager is Mrs Veronica Payne. Please contact her if you have any suggestions to improve the service, treatments, or complaints in order for her to respond to them promptly.
Please make an appointment or telephone appointment with a GP for support in stopping smoking.
Travel Immunisation and Advice
Please contact the practice nurses about travel vaccinations giving as much notice as possible before traveling so that an individual vaccination programme for each person can be produced. We are a Yellow Fever Centre. Please note that some immunisations are not funded by the NHS.
Our nurses run INR clinics through the week for patients who need monitoring and initiation of Warfarin.
Advice and support is available for the management of weight.
Well Woman/Well Man Clinics
Please make an appointment to see a Healthcare Assistant for a well woman or well man check. If you prefer to see a doctor, please let us know. Breast examinations are carried out by a doctor.