Maternity care is provided by all the doctors in conjunction with the community midwives who hold regular clinics in both surgeries. The doctors do not offer home deliveries, but in particular circumstances, the midwife may offer this service at her discretion.
Patients who suspect that they may be pregnant or have a positive pregnancy test should initially make an appointment to see their own doctor/midwife as soon as possible. Following this appointment the patient will be referred to the midwife to be seen at the midwifes clinic as soon as possible. At the time of booking this appointment at the reception desk she will be given a maternity pack with details of forthcoming maternity care.
The midwife will conduct a risk assessment on each pregnancy and discuss options for maternity care. She will organise the routine antenatal bloods to be taken, refer to secondary care if necessary and organise the patients ultrasound scan which is done at 12 weeks and between 18 and 20 weeks. A plan of care and subsequent visits will be discussed at the initial appointment with the midwife.
A full, confidential contraceptive service is provided including fitting of caps and coils.
Please telephone for the current times of these special clinics: asthma, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, child health, well person, minor operations, immunisations and travel clinic.
Please note that we run a waiting list system for patients who have been assessed by the doctor as needing a minor operation or joint injection. Your details will be added to the waiting list and you will be contacted by the Reception team with the first available appointment date.