Clinics & Services

Our surgery offers the following clinics and healthcare services in addition to GP consultations:

  • Child Health Surveillance (CHS) – held by a doctor
  • Child Immunisations – held by a practice nurse
  • Diabetes Clinic – held by a clinical pharmacist and health care assistant
  • Minor Surgery – held by a doctor
  • Family Planning (Coils and implants) – held by a doctor
  • Dermatoscope – held by a doctor
  • Cryotherapy – held by a doctor
  • Joint Injections – held by a doctor

Asthma Clinic

Our asthma clinic is held by one of our primary care practitioners.

Family Planning Clinic

Our family planning clinic (information and injections) is held by one of our practice nurses.

Flu Clinic

Flu vaccinations are currently offered free of charge to the following groups:

  • People aged 65 years or over (including those becoming age 65 years by 31 March 2020).
  • All pregnant women (including those women who become pregnant during the flu season).
  • All those aged two, three, and four years old (but not five years or older) on 1st September 2019.
  • All school-aged children who are part of the pilot childhood programme.
  • People with a chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis.
  • People with chronic heart disease, such as heart failure.
  • People with chronic kidney disease at stage three, four or 5.
  • People with chronic liver disease.
  • People with chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson’s disease or motor neurone disease.
  • People with diabetes.
  • People with splenic dysfunction.
  • People with a weakened immune system due to disease (such as HIV/AIDS) or treatment (such as cancer treatment).
  • People living in long-stay residential care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection and cause high morbidity and mortality (this does not include, for instance, prisons, young offender institutions, or university halls of residence).
  • People who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.

The list above is not exhaustive and decisions should be based on a practitioner’s clinical judgement. Consideration should also be given to the vaccination of household contacts of immunocompromised individuals, specifically individuals who expect to share living accommodation on most days over the winter and therefore for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable.

NHS Health Checks

If you are aged between 40 and 74 you may be invited for a routine health check. However, you do not need to wait for an invitation letter; you can also book an appointment.

These health checks are aimed at preventing heart disease, strokes, diabetes and kidney disease. It will involve a 20 minute check up with the health care assistant who will also do a blood test to check your cholesterol.

Travel Health

Our travel health clinic is held by one of our practice nurses. The following vaccines are available free on the NHS: Polio, Typhoid, Hepatitis A and Cholera.

Please be aware that some vaccinations need to be given over a course of weeks – we therefore kindly remind you to allow enough time for your vaccinations to be given fully before you travel.

Where Do I Get My Travel Vaccines?

First, download the NHS App and look at your medical records to find out whether your existing UK vaccinations are up-to-date.

If you have any records of your vaccinations, let the practice nurse know what you have had previously.

Visit Travel Health Pro this website will provide you with general advice about travel vaccinations and travel health, such as protecting yourself from malaria.

If need any vaccinations our practice nurse can give you any missing doses of your UK vaccines if you need them. Not all travel vaccinations are available free on the NHS, even if they’re recommended for travel to a certain area.

Clifton Road surgery can only provide the free NHS vaccines. If other vaccines are needed you will have to either visit a private travel vaccination clinic or check which pharmacies are offering travel healthcare services.

Which travel vaccines are free?

The following travel vaccines are available free on the NHS from your GP surgery:

These vaccines are free because they protect against diseases thought to represent the greatest risk to public health if they were brought into the country.

To book with our practice nurse for the free NHS vaccines you will need to complete the travel risk assessment form. We will then contact you with an appointment.