Clinics and Services
Immunisation Clinics for Babies
These are held each Tuesday morning. If you have any questions or anxieties about vaccinating your children, please discuss it with your doctor.
We offer a travel health service, including Yellow Fever for which we are a registered centre. Please contact the surgery for all Immunisation advice.
Child Health Surveillance
Regular developmental checks for the under fives are carried out by Drs Jackson & Merritt or a Health Visitor.
Cervical smears are offered to all women who are sexually active and are carried out by the doctors or nurse. When you receive notification from us that your smear is due, please ring and make an appointment. Smears are not routinely done during surgery time. Please tell the receptionist that you wish to make an appointment for a smear test.Most women who have had hysterectomies do not require a smear - please discuss with your doctor. You will be notified of the result of your smear which can take up to 8 weeks. When you receive the result, you may be asked to see the doctor. This is usually nothing to worry about and is usually just to discuss minor changes on your smear.
We advise all women who are sexually active to have a smear. Please contact the surgery to make an appointment.
For flexibility we prefer to carry out family planning during normal surgery times and any of the doctors will be happy to discuss the different types of contraception with you. We run a clinic on Friday afternoon/evening by appointment for coil insertion.
We aim to see all our asthmatic patients about twice a year. If you are asthmatic, please ring and make an appointment.
We hold a Diabetic Clinic each Thursday from 3.30pm - 5.30pm and this is run by Drs Merritt and Ghosh together with our practice nurse. By seeing our diabetic patients regularly, we aim to improve their control and reduce complications that diabetics can develop in later life. If you are diabetic and have not been seen at the clinic, please ring and make an appointment.
You are able to self refer to St. Michaels Hospital Braintree.
All of the doctors undertake minor surgery, by appointment only. Problems suitable for minor surgery include the removal of cysts, moles and other small growths.