High Pastures Surgery offers
- Family Planning (not IUCD fitting)
- Minor Surgery
- Cervical Smear Clinics
- Smoking Cessation
- Travel Health
- Child Health Surveillance Clinic
- Chlamydia Screening
Practice Nurses are available, by appointment to deal with immunisations, blood pressure checks, cervical smears, life-style advice.
Chlamydia is the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection among under-25s. Often there are no symptoms, but testing and treatment are simple.
The Nurses also run specialised clinics aimed to monitor certain Chronic Diseases, such as:
- Coronary Heart Disease,
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Travel Health
Consultations are available with a member of the Practice Nursing Team between 9.00 - 12.30 and 2.00 - 5.30 pm Monday to Friday.
If you require a home visit please telephone the surgery wherever possible before 10.00 am, so that we can plan our day as effectively as possible. Please remember that house calls are primarily for those who are housebound or too ill to get out. Please try to come to the surgery if you possibly can.
If you do not need an appointment but need some advice we have dedicated Telephone advice slots when you may speak to a Practice Nurse who will be able to advise you. If you would like to speak to your Doctor the best time to telephone is at the end of morning surgery.
How to make an appointment
Consultations are by appointment only. Appointments can be made by telephoning the surgery during office hours or in person at reception.
Medically urgent appointments (appointment requested for the same day) are for significant medical problems that could deteriorate unless life threatening condition, accident or acute injury should dial 999 or go to the nearest Accident & Emergency department.
Patients are entitled to have a chaperone present during examinations should they wish regardless of the sex of the doctor or nurse.
If you require a chaperone please inform the Reception staff.