Clinics and Services

In addition to GP consultations, the practice offers a comprehensive range of clinics and healthcare services:

Chronic Disease Monitoring

This is for the monitoring of blood pressure, asthma, atrial fibrillation, coronary heart disease, chronic kidney disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, dementia, epilepsy, heart failure, hypertension, hypothyroidism and stroke/TIA.

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an annual review of your asthma symptoms, please complete our online Asthma Review form.

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit your blood pressure readings on a regular basis, please complete our online Blood Pressure Review form.

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit breathlessness review on a regular basis, please complete our online Breathlessness Review form.

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a epilepsy review, please complete our online Epilepsy Review form.

Ante-Natal and Post-Natal

Are you unwell? If so, please ring the Pregnancy Advice Line on 0300 123 5473.

The community midwives offer total care for pregnancy, birth and the post-natal period. They currently run a clinic each Wednesday. Unless you have had problems in previous pregnancies, your initial appointment should be with the midwife and not your GP. Your initial appointment should be 10 weeks after the date of your last period. Post-natal appointments can be made with a GP during normal surgery times.

Please ask the receptionist for a double appointment.

Abdominal Aortic Aneursym (AAA) – 65+ and male?

A free and quick NHS scan can tell you if you have an abdominal aortic aneursym. There are around 6,000 deaths each year in England and Wales from ruptured AAA – around 4% of men aged between 65 and 74 in England have an AAA (approximately 80,000 men). The condition is 6 times more common in men than in women.

Men are automatically invited for screening in the year they turn 65. However, men who are older than 65 and who have not previously been screened or treated for an AAA, can opt in through self-referral direct to the screening programme.

Telephone: 01784 884859

Email: aaascreening@asph.nhs.uk.

Men will receive an invitation leaflet with an appointment at The Villages Medical Centre for a scan giving 3 weeks’ notice.

Asthma and Spirometry

The practice nurses run asthma and spirometry clinics throughout the week. With regular check-ups most people’s symptoms are reduced.

Baby Clinics

Closed Until Further Notice

The health visitors run a drop-in baby clinic on Thursday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00. For advice please go to www.childrenshealthsurrey.nhs.uk, or call the advice line on 01883 340922.

Baby Immunisations

Please make an appointment with a practice nurse for routine baby immunisations.  Please understand that we ask for parental consent prior to commencing baby immunisations.

Blood Tests

Blood tests have a wide range of uses and are one of the most common types of medical test. You will need to be referred by a GP for a blood test.

Blood tests can be used to:

  • assess your general state of health
  • confirm the presence of a bacterial or viral infection
  • see how well certain organs, such as the liver and kidneys, are functioning

A blood test involves taking a blood sample from a blood vessel in your arm. The usual place for a sample is inside of the elbow or wrist, where the veins are relatively close to the surface. Blood samples from children are most commonly taken from the back of the hand.  Very young children will be referred to a hospital for a blood test.  Their hand will be numbed with a special cream before the sample is taken.

Please phone the practice for advice on booking blood tests for children.

Please ring the practice to obtain your results after 14:00, allowing one week. If you are registered to the Patient Online Access service and have opted to view your medical records online, you will also be able to access your test results online.

Cervical Smears

Cervical smears are carried out by practice nurses. Breast examinations are carried out by GPs.

Dermatology

We are fortunate to have dermatology expertise in the practice. Please make an appointment to speak Dr Sarah Hull.

We also host weekly community consultant dermatology clinics in the practice.  You need to be referred to this clinic by your GP.

Diabetic

Dr Karen Nevin and Sister Debbie Abraham run clinics throughout the week for optimal diabetic control. Patients should be seen at least annually.

Ear Microsuction

We run clinics through the week with our practice nurses for ear microsuction. Patients who have an appointment are advised to put olive oil ear drops in the affected ear for 5 days prior to their appointment.

Family Planning

Our GPs provide a family planning service, which is also available to people temporarily staying in the area.

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review, please complete our online Contraceptive Pill Review form.

Flu Immunisation

We run clinics from September to December. Patients who are at risk and/or who are over 65 should make an appointment. Other eligible people include carers and those cared for, people who have close contact with immunocompromised  individuals and patients living in long-stay residential homes (but not including university halls of residence).

Hypertension

Our healthcare assistant monitors patients with straight-forward high blood pressure, working with doctors and practice nurses to help monitor control and ensure routine tests are up-to-date.

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit your blood pressure readings on a regular basis, please complete our online Blood Pressure Review form.

Minor Surgery and Joint Injections

Please make an appointment to see Dr Ramesh Sharma.

Musculo-skeletal

Please make an appointment to see Dr Ramesh Sharma.

New Patient Health Check

Please make an appointment with a healthcare assistant.

Over 75 Checks

An annual health check is offered to patients over 75. Please make an appointment with the practice nurses.

Pneumovax

The Department of Health recommends that patients over 65 have the pneumococcal vaccination which will protect them against pneumonia and other related infections. Please make an appointment with a healthcare assistant.

Physiotherapy

We have an NHS physiotherapy service at the practice. You need to be referred by a GP.

Smoking Cessation

Please make an appointment or telephone appointment with a GP for support in stopping smoking.

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a smoking review on a regular basis, please complete our online Smoking Review form.

Travel Immunisation and Advice

Please contact the practice nurses about travel vaccinations giving as much notice as possible before travelling so that an individual vaccination programme can be produced for each person. The plan will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine which vaccinations are required. These vaccines may have to be ordered as they may not be a stock vaccine nor covered by the NHS in which case a fee is payable. You may require a second appointment which needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Please complete our online Travel Risk Assessment form. 

Warfarin

Our nurses run INR clinics through the week for patients who need monitoring and initiation of Warfarin.

Weight Management

Advice and support is available for the management of weight.

Well Woman/Well Man Clinics

Please make an appointment to see a healthcare assistant for a well woman or well man check. If you prefer to see a doctor, please let us know. Breast examinations are carried out by a doctor.