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Additional Services

Minor Surgery

The surgery provides a wide range of minor surgical procedures including biopsy and removal of skin lesions, therapeutic joint and soft tissue injections and cryocautery (freezing) for warts and verrucae.

Please discuss any possible minor surgical procedures with your doctor before booking an appointment.

Family Planning

The doctors and nurses can provide you with or advise you on many different forms of contraception. In the first instance, make an appointment with your doctor to discuss this. Alternately you can visit the Family Planning Clinic in Dorchester, The telephone number for the clinic can be found on our useful telephone numbers page.

General contraceptive information and advice can be found on the Family Planning Association website

Emergency Contraception

If you think you require post-coital contraception (the “morning-after pill”), it is best taken within 24 hours of unprotected sex (although it is still effective up to 72 hours after). Please speak to a receptionist and explain that you need to be seen urgently.

Alternatively, the morning-after pill can be purchased from pharmacies.

Maternity

All pregnant women can book with a midwife between weeks 8 and 10 of pregnancy.  This booking is made directly by a midwife who will contact you after you have completed a self-referral form.  Please select the link below to print the form.  Hand the completed form to one of our receptionists who will supply you with a pregnancy pack which contains all the information you require for your pregnancy.

Pregnancy Self-Referral Form (coming soon..........)

All our doctors provide maternity care to their pregnant patients with the help of the midwifery team who visit the surgery weekly. Please make your booking appointment with the midwife (see above) or see your doctor if you are having problems.

Pre-conception advice is also available on request.

Child Health

We have a health visitor attached to the surgery who oversees the healthy development of our under-fives. The 6 week baby check is carried out by your doctor whilst subsequent developmental checks are done by the health visitor.

Appointments for “Baby-Clinic” (for routine weighing, measuring) can be made at reception.

Appointments for full developmental checks should be made directly with the health visitors on 01305 217056.

Child Immunisations

Child immunisations are carried out by our practice nurses in accordance with the national immunisation schedule. Information about childhood immunisations can be found here.

You will normally receive an invitation through the post. If in doubt your health visitor or doctor can advise.

In-House Practitioner Services

A number of practitioners of differing disciplines visit the surgery to treat our patients. We are very fortunate in being able to provide our patients with on-site:

  • Counsellors/Psychologists
  • Dieticians
  • Midwives

All practitioners require referral by the doctors.

These frequently lengthy appointments are especially valuable to us – please try and keep your appointment.

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