Services and clinics

The doctors all provide the Core general medical services including the following:

  • Maternity medical services
  • Contraceptive services
  • Child health surveillance services
  • Minor surgery services

These and other specialist clinics are held as follows.

Antenatal Clinic

Wednesday 8.30 – 17.00 – the midwife will see pregnant ladies by appointment. Appointments for antenatal check-ups are also available with the doctors during surgery hours.


As part of their long-term management all patients are encouraged to attend the asthma clinic regularly. This is to ensure optimum control. A reminder will be sent to patients when their clinic visit is due. Advice and monitoring will be given by the Practice Nurses. Support and advice is also offered for smoking cessation. This clinic is only intended for long-term asthma management. For urgent asthma care, please make an appointment with any doctor in the usual way.

Baby Clinic

An Immunisation clinic is held every Thursday between 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon.
All of our Dr’s carry out routine developmental checks at eight weeks.

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment

We can offer advice on the main causes of heart disease: smoking, high blood pressure, a family history of heart attacks or stroke, high cholesterol and obesity. Please make an appointment with the nurses.

Cervical Smears

Routine smears are done by our practice nurses.  You will be contacted by Cervical Screening Wales when your smear test is due. We recommend the patient telephones for a convenient appointment. If you are unsure if you are overdue a smear test, please contact reception.

Chaperones for Consultations

If you wish to be accompanied in any of the clinician’s room by a family member or friend, we will gladly accomodate this.  If you would like a chaperone to be present, please ask the doctor or at reception in advance.

Child Immunisations

We recommend the full programme of vaccinations for 0-5 year olds, which may be given during any of the nurse clinics. If you have concerns about any vaccinations, please feel free to consult the health visitors, doctors or nurses.


We can provide a wide range of contraception within the surgery. Our nurses and doctors can advise you during routine appointments on all aspects of contraception, pills (including emergency contraception), diaphragms, IUDs, coils implants and sterilisation.
Dr Sharma holds specialist qualifications in contraception that enable her to fit intrauterine devices (coils) and Dr Ko is qualified to fit Nexplanon, the contraceptive implant.
This confidential service is available to patients of any age who require advice.


All diabetic patients have a comprehensive annual check-up, which includes testing blood, urine, and also a physical examination. Screening for possible eye problems linked with diabetes, is undertaken, and all our diabetic patients are also referred for retinal photography and dietitian’s advice; A Practice Nurse runs this clinic during normal surgery hours. For more urgent diabetic advice, please see any of the doctors.

Emergency Contraception

A reliable hormonal method is available for emergency contraception. It is effective if it is taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex. It is important to remember that the earlier it is taken the less chance there is of pregnancy (if possible, in first 24 hours after sex). ‘The morning after pill’ is available from any local pharmacy. (There maybe a fee for this service)
An alternative method is a copper IUD or coil. This can be fitted up to five days after unprotected sex. Advice or prescriptions for emergency contraception is available during surgery hours. You do not have to be fully registered with the practice to receive this. Confidentiality is always assured. Follow-up is also advised to discuss further contraception.
Simply telephone reception on 02920 629 601/02920 357601 and ask for a same day appointment, the receptionist will need to know what the appointment is for in order to direct you to the appropriate clinician. Please be assured that everything is dealt with in strict confidence. We are happy for you to come alone or with a relative/friend.

Joint Injections

Some arthritic joint conditions, as well as many chronic inflammatory conditions such as ‘tennis elbow’, may benefit from a steroid injection. Please see the doctors for further advice.

Minor Ailments

We currently run minor ailments clinics. Appointments are with our fully qualified Nurse Practitioner Anne Stelfox and our Advanced Nurse Practitioner Marilyn Griffiths. Morning and afternoon appointments are available.

You can be seen for the following ailments and symptoms without needing to see the doctor

• Coughs and colds, including blocked nose, sore throats and tonsillitis.
• Asthma exacerbation.
• COPD exacerbation.
• Chest infections.
• Bruises, sunburn, and minor burns and scalds.
• Aches and pains, including earache.
• Vomiting, heartburn, indigestion and diarrhoea.
• Vaginal discharge, thrush and cystitis
• Hay fever

For more information about this clinic and to book, call reception on 02920 629 601/02920357601

Minor Surgery

During minor surgery appointments, the doctors can remove warts, some moles, skin tags and cysts using simple surgical techniques. These appointments should be booked after discussion with the doctors.

Occupational Vaccinations

Occupational vaccinations, normally chicken pox and hepatitis B, fall outside the NHS and therefore a fee is payable by the patient or their employer.

Other Clinics

The practice nurses may also give you advice on the following:

  • Stop smoking
  • Weight loss
  • Healthy eating
  • Influenza vaccination, during October each year
  • Drug monitoring: Warfarin, Lithium and drugs for rheumatology and others as required

Temporary Residents

The doctors are prepared to see any of your family and friends who need a doctor when they are staying with you. Also any patient in our catchment area who does not have a GP in the same area, may register as a Temporary Resident. Similarly, when you are away from home in the UK you can visit any local doctor as a temporary resident, without having to register.

Travel Advice

If you intend to travel, please make an appointment six weeks in advance for our nurses to advise on the necessary vaccinations and malaria prevention for ANY destination worldwide. Please note that, although the advice is free, some vaccinations are not available on the NHS and there will be a charge. You will be advised if there is a charge for the required vaccine and this will need to be paid at reception.

Please note that we are unable to offer travel appointments to patients who are travelling in less than four weeks.

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Young People Support

Confidential advice is available to all teenagers and young people, on any matter including general health, eating disorders, spots and acne, emotional problems, sexual health and contraception. Please speak to a nurse or doctor

Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 30th November, 2022