These are offered by all the doctors and some of our practice nurses. We also run a Young Persons Clinic.
The midwife Ann Alexander is now based at Hythe Bay Childrens Centre. You antenatal care will be provided at this base but postnatal care is provided by all the doctors at the surgery.
Minor surgery & Cyro Therapy
Minor surgery is performed by Dr Rob Immelman. Your doctor may refer to Dr Immelman and if appropriate you will be booked into a clinic. Some of our GPs can offer joint injections. Please check with reception which GP offers the appropriate joint injection and arrange a consultation to discuss further.
Our nursing team have a wide range of skills. Our Nurse Practitioner can deal with many minor illnesses such as cystitis, chest infections, or rashes, issue prescriptions as appropriate and offer advice. Our practice nurses can perform asthma and diabetic checks, well-person checks (offering lifestyle advice), HRT checks, cervical smear tests, contraceptive advice and services (pill checks and contraceptive injections, for example) as well as routine and holiday vaccinations, blood tests, ECG’s and wound care.
It should be noted that some holiday vaccinations require payment from the patient – please discuss this with our nurses. We are registered to give Yellow Fever immunisations.
Child health checks
These appointments are arranged by our Health Visitors. Routine 8 week checks for new babies are performed by the doctors at the surgery and childhood immunisations are given at the surgery by the practice nurses.
Stop smoking services
These are available at the surgery, after discussion with your doctor or by telephoning 0800 849 4444 for the East Kent Stop Smoking Service.
NHS referrals are made to hospital and community physiotherapy departments in Ashford and Folkestone if your doctor feels this is appropriate. There is a private physiotherapy service based at Oaklands Health Centre - if you wish to be seen privately please contact Philippa Forsdike on 01303 264129.