Clinics & Services
Health Promotion Clinics
Prevention is better than cure. We take every opportunity to check on our patients health and offer advice on healthy living. We also offer a full range of special health promotion clinics by appointment with our Practice Nurse
- Asthma clinic
- Blood pressure clinic
- Diabetic clinic
- Diabetic retinal screening clinic
- COPD clinic
- Secondary Prevention of Heart Disease and Stroke Disease
Annual health checks are also available for those over 75. (These can also be carried out at the patient's home by the district nurse at your request).
For patients who are due an annual asthma review.
Please would you answer the questions on the form below and submit it to us.
If your symptoms are deteriorating or you have any concerns, please make an appointment to the respiratory nurse or a doctor as well.
Open the Asthma Annual Review Form
Stop Smoking Clinics
We run a Stop Smoking Clinic which has a highly successful track record. If you need help to stop smoking please do not hesitate to ask for more information, we will be happy to help you. When booking your appointment with reception do mention if it is for your first session – a longer appointment will be booked to allow plenty of time with the Stop Smoking Nurse.
All the doctors perform surgical procedures such as joint injections, removal of small cysts etc. Warts and verrucas can be frozen in a special monthly treatment session run by Sr Beth Evans. Minor operations take place in regular monthly clinics and are by GP referral only.
All the practice doctors hold special qualifications in gynaecology, family planning and pregnancy care. You are welcome to consult with a female doctor or our Practice Nurse should you prefer to see a lady for cervical smears or any other problems. Smear clinics have longer appointment slots – please tell the receptionist if you are booking a smear test so the correct appointment can be allocated and enough time allowed.
Advice can be obtained from your own doctor or from our Practice Nurse. Coils and caps can be fitted at the surgery.
Requests for contraceptive advice in the under 16 age group are dealt with sympathetically and in all cases confidentially. We participate in the C–Card system which enables younger patients to collect free condoms from the surgery discreetly at reception. Posters are up in the surgery explaining how to use this service.
Antenatal and Postnatal Care
A huge amount of information, advice and help is available to anyone planning a pregnancy, or who is already pregnant. The GP's, Midwife, Practice Nurses and Health Visitor are all available to provide advice and care – if you are not sure who you need to see, one of our receptionists can direct you to the appropriate person.
We are pleased to offer all pregnant ladies care in a weekly antenatal clinic (Thursdays) run by the community midwife and the GP's. We have our own practice ultrasound scanner, and access to beds at the Frome Community Hospital for uncomplicated deliveries. We will also be pleased to provide hospital care for mothers and newborn babies at Frome after a delivery in the RUH, Bath.
Babies and Children
In order for us to pick up potential problems as early as possible, we offer your child regular development checks. All the doctors recommend the full course of baby vaccinations; please contact reception or the Health Visitor for more information.
September sees the start of our Flu Vaccination program and we also encourage those who are eligible to take up the offer of the free pneumococcal and shingles vaccine, please check with reception if you qualify.
NHS Health Check
The NHS Health Check is a free check-up of your overall health. If you're aged 40-74 and you haven't had a stroke, or you don't already have heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease, you should have an NHS Health Check every five years. It can tell you whether you're at higher risk of getting certain health problems, such as:
If you're over 65, you will also be told the signs and symptoms of dementia to look out for.
Any follow-up tests or appointments are also free of charge. You do not need to be registered with us to attend our NHS Health Check clinic.