Clinics & Services
The following is a list of the main services that we provide at The Surgery. Please do not hesitate to enquire with any of the staff or doctors should what you are looking for not be listed.
Normally carried out by the Doctor. You should expect to have at least an annual review of all of your medication. Please do ask the Doctor if you are unsure as to what particular tablets are for, or what they do. We wish to involve you as much as possible in the management of any ongoing conditions that you may have.
Can be carried out by the Practice Nurse or the Doctor. These tend to be longer than our normal 10 minute slots. It is very useful if you can bring your inhalers and a peak flow diary if you keep one to your appointment.
If you are diabetic it is very important that you have regular check-ups with the Nurse and the Doctors. We will normally advise you when checks are required. You will also be accepted into the Digital Retinal Screening Programme and be invited for an annual check- This service is currently commisioned via Jacqueline Burns Opticians in Marlborough.
The Doctors and Nurse will be happy to provide advice and support on losing weight.
All women between the ages of 25- 64 will be called by Wiltshire Cervical Screening Programme:
25- 49 every 3 years and 50 – 64 every 5 years. Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse when you have received your invite.
As soon as your Pregnancy is confirmed, the Doctor will refer you into the care of our Community Midwife- Libby Stone. She holds a weekly clinic at the Surgery every Wednesday morning, on a booked appointment basis. Libby works closely with the medical team at the Practice, to ensure that your pregnancy is a smooth as possible.
Mother and Baby Clinic
Your local Health Visitor is Sue Mccala. She is at the Surgery every 1st and 3rd Monday (afternoon) of each month. Her clinic is run on a booked appointment basis. This prevents lengthy waits which have been a feature in the past when we have held drop in clinics.
Confidential advice on contraception including emergency contraception can be obtained by seeing any of the Doctors at the Practice. To ensure complete confidentiality you will be seen in normal surgery hours- simply book a routine appointment with the Doctor, or if emergency contraception is required one of our emergency appointments that day. The Surgery does not currently carry out contraceptive implants, but these can be arranged for you at another local surgery if you wish, please ask for details.
Doctor Ballard and Dr Paddon are able to perform minor surgery procedures. They will advise you when they feel this is appropriate. A joint appointment with the Nurse and the Doctor is advised for these procedures.
This is a form of minor surgery, a freezing technique used in the treatment of verrucaes, skin tags and particular types of warts and moles.Genearllay, this clinic is run every other Wednesday afternoon.
Stop Smoking Clinic
Our Practice Manager Keith Marshall , is a trained NHS Stop Smoking advisor, and is able to provide one to one counselling and support to help you 'kick the habit'.Please either speak with your Doctor or contact reception if you would like help in giving up.