GP Learning Disability Register

People with a learning disability can get extra support from their GP and other health services by being on the GP Learning Disability Register. The GP Learning Disability Register is an all age list of people registered at that GP Practice who have a learning disability. The register then alerts the GP they have a learning disability so they can put the appropriate support in place for that person and invite them to the relevant check-ups they are entitled too.

By informing the GP Practice a person has a learning disability it means they can provide better support for that person. They can also share the information with other health professionals who may need to support them so they can also provide the reasonable adjustments and support they might need.

It’s really important to ensure your child or young person with a learning disability is on the register, even if they are mainly cared for by the Paediatrician. This is because it allows the GP Practice to know the child has a learning disability at the earliest opportunity and to build a relationship with the child or young person before they transition in to adult services. It also means they can access their Annual Health Check age 14+, Dr Jim Gordon explains why it is important here. You can find out if your child or young person is on the register by contact your GP, if they aren’t on please ask them to add them to it.

Mencap are running a campaign called Don’t Miss Out about making sure people check they are on the GP Learning Disability Register. A range of resources and more information about this can be found here.

You can watch this short film about Annual Health Checks and why they are important here.

More information about Annual Health Checks can be found on the NHS England website here.

Get well for Winter Bulletin December 2020

The Practice will be closed on the following afternoons for training in 2021

Wednesday 12th May 2021

Thursday 10th June 2021

Thursday 8th July 2021

Tuesday 14th September 2021

Wednesday 6th October 2021

Tuesday 23rd November 2021

Thursday 10th March 2022

Clinics & Services

Family Planning

Advice on all aspects of family planning is given in routine GP surgeries or by booking an appointment with the Practice Nurse.

Maternity Care

Our antenatal clinic is held on Wednesdays between 13:30 and 16:00. Our Community Midwife Denise Ward is in attendance. Dr Sarah Taylor runs the Antenatal booking clinic for newly pregnant patients on Thursdays.

Minor Surgery

Dr Helen McClelland (assisted by Sister Karen Mee) provides a Minor surgery clinic which is held on alternate Friday mornings. Cryotherapy sessions are held on a Monday morning. Dr Philip Taylor and Dr Dan Parkin offer joint injections.


Dr Helen McClelland has special interest in Dermatology and sees patients referred by colleagues or self-referrals from patients.

Cervical Smears

Smears are taken by the Practice Nurses. If you have not had a smear for three years we strongly advise you to make an appointment. Once you have had a smear your will be recalled every three years or as advised.

Child Health Services

Full child development services and childhood immunisations are available at the Well Baby clinic every Wednesday 9.30am till 11.30am to see the Health Visitor and Practice Nurse and 10:30 till 11:15 to see a GP

Chronic Disease Management

Our Practice Nursing team run weekly clinics for all management of chronic disease such as Coronary Heart Disease, Diabetes, Hypertension, Stroke, Chest problems and Epilepsy. Patients known to have any of these problems will be invited by letter with an appointment to attend for review. It is important that you attend for this appointment so that the nurses can ensure you are receiving the best possible treatment for your condition. It is equally important to attend even if you are experiencing no current problems. By having a review the nurses can ensure that you continue to receive the best treatment for your condition.

If you do not respond to your invitation reminders will be sent and our reception team will endeavour to contact you by phone. If for any reason you do not wish to attend please confirm in writing that you do not want to have review. Our Practice Nurse is available to speak to on the telephone if you wish to discuss any aspect of your chronic disease. We would like to encourage you to attend. We now have evening appointments with our practice nurses.

Learning Disability Health Checks

Our Practice Nursing team carry out annual learning disability health checks on any patients aged 14 and over.

Holiday Vaccinations and Advice

The Practice is a designated Yellow Fever Centre and appointments are available with our Practice Nurse for all holiday vaccinations and advice.

Health Promotion

Appointments are available throughout the week in our Nurse clinics for a variety of screening and advice for a healthy lifestyle, including:

  • Family Planning
  • HRT/Menopause
  • Dietary Advice
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Blood Pressure Monitoring

The Phlebotomist runs weekly clinics on a Monday morning.

Smoking cessation

This clinic is  unfortunately no longer available. We would like to advise that patients can go to their local participating pharmacy which will have a smoking cessation clinic available.

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