As a dedicated and committed health care team we aim to provide a full range of medical services to the highest possible standard. This includes general medical services, obstetric care (antenatal and postnatal), family planning (including coil fittings), child health surveillance, immunisations and cervical smears. We are happy to see patients with minor injuries and we perform minor surgical procedures in the practice.
We run specialised nurse-led clinics in asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart disease and offer expert travel advice and travel immunisations (but not Yellow Fever). Counsellors are available on-site.
Minor Illness clinic run by Sue Webber at Cressage, Tuesday and Thursday mornings.
Some services are not covered by the NHS eg insurance medicals, HGV medicals, private letters etc. Please enquire at reception as there is a charge for these services.
For patients who have not been seen at the practice for three years and are between the ages of 16 and 75 - where a consultation is provided under this arrangement, appropriate enquiries will be made and examinations carried out as appear appropriate in the circumstances.
For patients aged 75 years and over who have not been seen at the practice for 12 months - where it is considered inappropriate for the patient to attend the practice owing to their medical condition, this consultation will take place in the patient’s home.
We operate a triage system in the practice, which is run by the practice nurses. If you wish to speak to a nurse about any health problems, please telephone the surgery between 8.30 and 10.30am Monday to Friday and ask for a call back by the triage nurse. The nurse can also arrange urgent appointments with a doctor or with one of our practice nurses, if necessary. The service is particularly useful if you just need advice rather than having to come to the surgery.
Minor Illness Clinic
The Minor Illness Clinic is for patients aged 10 years and over. Nurse Sue Webber is the Practice Minor Illness Nurse who has extensive experience in assessing and treating minor illnesses. Appointments for the Minor Illness Clinics are held on a Tuesday and Thursday morning at the Cressage Practice.
If the Nurse considers you require a doctor’s opinion you will be referred directly to a GP.
If you have one of the following symptoms please ask for an appointment in the Minor Illness Clinic:
- Coughs and Colds
- Sore eyes
- Insect bites and stings
- Sore throat
- Urine Infections
- Vaginal discharge
- Swollen joints
- Emergency contraception
Children under the age of 10 should be offered a GP appointment.