Minor Injuries and Illnesses
Treatment minor injuries and illnesses, including:
- Wounds, e.g. superficial cuts and bruises, minor burns and scalds, insect or animal bites, risk of tetanus, minor head injuries
- Muscle and joint injury, e.g. strains and sprains, back pain, tendonitis
- High temperature.
- Headaches and dizziness.
- Coughs, colds, ‘flu-like’ symptoms and hay-fever.
- Ear, nose and throat infections (e.g. minor infections such as sore throats, and ear aches).
- Eye care e.g. conjunctivitis, styes and removal of superficial foreign bodies.
- Stomach ache, indigestion, constipation, vomiting and diarrhoea.
- Dermatology and skin complaints e.g. rashes, minor allergic reactions, scabies, head lice, sunburn.
- Genito-urinary problems e.g. urinary infections, thrush and menstrual problems.
- Lifestyle/health promotion.
- Emergency contraception.
- Pregnancy testing and advice.
- Sexual health/lifestyle advice.
- Smoking cessation.
- Weight management.
- Health screening and chronic disease surveillance.
Flu vaccinations are offered to all patients aged 65 and over and for adults and children who have:
- Lung disease, including those with asthma who have had drug treatment within the past 3 years.
- Chronic heart disease.
- Chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, chronic neurological disease, people with suppressed immune system due to illness or treatment, diabetes.
We will be advertising the service during September each year and will contact those registered patients who fall into the categories mentioned. If you feel you should be offered a flu vaccine, please speak to a member of the reception team.
We offer a full range of travel vaccines and our Practice Nurse is fully trained in not only administering travel vaccines, but also in offering essential travel health advice. A charge may be made for certain vaccines. If you would like travel vaccines, please call the surgery and book a travel consultation 6 – 8 weeks before departure to ensure you get the right vaccines before travelling.
We will be running antenatal clinics. If you know you are pregnant, please arrange with reception to see a midwife.
A full range of family planning services are available
Cervical screening can prevent cancer of the cervix by finding and identifying any abnormal cell changes. Regular smear tests can save your life.
If you require a smear, please let the reception team know that this is what you need in order that they can make a longer appointment for you.
Cervical smears are given to women aged 25 and over every 3 years then every 5 years to women aged over 50. We will send out automatic reminders to our registered patients.
We have a wide selection of booklets available for your information. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please ask at reception or our nurse team and they will try and help you.
It is very important to make sure that children continue to be protected from infections such as measles, mumps and rubella. Immunisations are carried out by the practice nurse and reception can provide information regarding the correct age to administer different childhood immunisations. Make sure your child remains protected.
We can carry out minor operations at Maple Surgery should there be a requirement. Please discuss with the GP.
Non NHS Services - Medical Certificates and Examinations
The NHS does not cover certain certificates and examinations. For these a fee is charged according to the British Medical Association recommended scales as displayed in the surgery.