Services Available



Dispensing at Sturry Surgery

The Practice provides a dispensary service for patients living one mile as the crow flies from a chemist, or on the grounds of serious difficulty. If you wish to avail yourself of this service please ask for a form at Reception.
 

NHS Health Checks

NHS Health checks are offered to people between the ages of 40 and 74 once every 5 years. The tests that you have as part of your NHS Health Check will help you and your healthcare professional discuss changes that you might need to make to reduce your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease
 

Maternity Care

If you think you are pregnant, please see your Doctor as soon as possible so that your antenatal care can begin. Your care will be overseen by the Community Midwife.
 

Immunisations

All children should have completed a course of immunisations by the age of five. Once registered, your child will be entered on to the Recall system.
 

Contraception

If you require contraception advice please make an appointment with one of our trained Nurses.
 

Medical Examinations

If you require a medical examination for insurance policies, HGV or PSV drivers, elderly drivers, sport purposes etc these can be arranged by appointment. Your Doctor will usually be able to complete insurance claim forms but please allow a minimum of seven working days notice. You will also need to complete a consent form giving the Doctor authorisation to complete the claim form.

A charge for these and for issuing private certificates will be made in line with the recommended BMA scale.

We do not sign passport or driving licence application forms.
 

Smoking Cessation Clinics

We offer a one to one smoking cessation service to our patients at both sites, offering support and advice to smokers. If you would like help with giving up smoking please speak to a receptionist who will make an appointment for you.

 

Travel Advice & Vaccinations

If you are planning to travel abroad our Practice Nurses can offer you health advice and provide vaccinations for the area you are travelling to. Please note that although there is no charge for the advice a fee is likely to be payable for any vaccinations required.

 

Phlebotomy

If you require a blood test this can be taken at the surgery by one of our nurses by booking an appointment. Alternatively you can attend the Pathology department at the hospital to have your blood taken.

 

Physiotherapy & Acupuncture

We hold regular Physiotherapy clinics at both of our sites and acupuncture is also available. Your Doctor can refer you to the service if you need it.

 

Counselling

We have counsellors available at both of our sites from a provider called KCA which your Doctor can refer you to or you can also self-refer. Other counselling services are also available in the area and your Doctor can advise on what is available if you would prefer to use a different service.

 

Ultrasound

We host an Ultrasound clinic at the Sturry Surgery as an alternative to going to the hospital should this be needed.

 

Consultant Out-patient Clinics

We are pleased to be able to provide Consultant-led Out-patient clinics for General Surgery, General Medicine, Gynaecology, ENT and Dermatology. These are provided at the Sturry Surgery to allow our patients access to Out-patient services closer to home and can be accessed by referral from a GP.

 

Dial 111
Dial 111 Only if:


  • you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
  • you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
  • you don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call
  • you need health information or reassurance about what to do next


NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Calls are free from landlnes and mobile phones for more information visit www.nhs.uk/111