Cervical Smear Tests
Smears are usually taken by the Practice Nurse. Women aged between 25 - 65 are invited by the Health Authority to make an appointment. It is preferable to take this test between the 9th and 20th day of your menstrual cycle.
The test can detect cell changes in the cervix (neck of the womb) that can sometimes lead to cancer. If the changes are present, treatment is nearly always simple, effective and without major surgery - this is a preventative test to stop cancer before it starts. Tests are recommended every 3 - 5 years according to National guidelines.
The Doctors and Practice Nurses offer a full range of family planning services.
Please make an appointment to discuss your needs.
Minor procedures such as removal of skin lesions, joint injections and freezing therapy can be performed by your GP. Please discuss with a receptionist regarding your requirements.
The Practice Nurses can offer the full range of foreign travel immunisations, including Yellow Fever and up-to-date advice for travelling abroad. However you will probably need time to have the necessary course so try to attend at least 8 weeks before travel.
Please download or call at the surgery to complete a Travel Questionnaire so that the Practice Nurse can ensure that you have the correct advice and immunisations. There will be a charge for some non NHS vaccinations but please discuss this when you first consult the Practice Nurse regarding your travel requirements. A Certificate of Vaccination can be provided.
We can provide Yellow Fever vaccination and certification although this will incur a charge.
Vaccinations & Immunisations
Children’s vaccinations take place regularly by appointment or at other times with the Practice Nurse if that is inconvenient. You will be sent an appointment date and time for your child when they are due their immunisations by Dorset Child Health. Adult vaccinations are done by appointment with the Practice Nurse. If you are travelling abroad, you may need additional vaccinations or malaria medication.