Clinics We Offer

Specialised Clinics appointments

Please telephone for the current times of these special clinic appointments:  asthma, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, Joint Injections, minor operations, smears, 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.

Practice Nurses

Our sisters are available every weekday, by appointment for injections, dressings, stitch removal, ear syringing and cervical smears. They also give advice on minor ailments and healthy living as well as running asthma and diabetes clinics.

They carry out health screening for all of our newly registered patients as required, as well as over 75s, Coronary Heart Disease and those attending for a well person check. Advice on family planning and the menopause are also available from the nurses.

The surgery also employs a practice phlebotomist who is available by appointment Monday and Thursday mornings, supplying venepuncture and a health care assistant who assists our trained nurses in their day to day duties.

Automated Health Monitor

Please ask at reception if you would like help using our Health Monitor which can be found in Room A at Knowle House.

The Monitor will record your height, weight and blood pressure.  It can also record information about your lifestyle such as smoking habits.

You can use the Health Monitor when asked to by a member of our Clinical Team or each time you visit the surgery.

The Health Monitor will print a ticket for your information and will enter the results in your medical record.  

Using the Health Monitor can assist you in managing your own long term medical conditions and can save us valuable nurse appointments.

Maternity Care

Maternity care is provided by the community midwives who hold regular clinics on Wednesdays at knowle house surgery Crown Hill. In particular circumstances, the midwife may offer home deliveries; this service is at her discretion.

Patients who suspect that they may be pregnant or have a positive pregnancy test should initially make an appointment to see the doctor 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.

First booking appointment with the midwife is between 8-9 weeks. This is for the first appointment.

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 patient’s 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.

Family Planning

A confidential contraceptive service is provided. 

Please note that we do not fit coils or contraceptive implant devices.