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FLU VACCINATIONS: DON'T MISS YOUR FLU VACCINATION! Flu occurs every year, usually in the winter, which is why it’s sometimes called seasonal flu. It’s a highly infectious disease with symptoms that come on very quickly. Colds are much less serious and usually start gradually with a stuffy or runny nose and a sore throat. A bad bout of flu can be much worse than a heavy cold. The most common symptoms of flu are fever, chills, headache, aches and pains in the joints and muscles, and extreme tiredness. Healthy individuals usually recover within two to seven days, but for some the disease can lead to hospitalisation, permanent disability or even death.  Appointments for flu vaccinations for eligible patients (over 65s and those under 65 in relevant at risk groups) are now available to book at Topcliffe Surgery in November. We are also offering Pneumococcal and shingles vaccinations for eligible patients.  Please speak to a member of the reception team or see 'Latest News' for more information.

General Medical Services

  • child immuniseRoutine consultations
  • Well person & NHS Health checks 
  • Chronic disease management 
  • Child Health Surveillance
  • Immunisations and vaccinations
  • Cervical smears
  • Maternity services
  • Family planning services, including long acting reversible contraception
  • Special drug monitoring blood tests 
  • Minor surgery
  • Minor injuries service 

Services in addition to routine consultations

Appointments in addition to routine consultations are offered for blood tests for warfarin and special drug monitoring, minor surgery and minor injury when appropriate, cervical smears, acupuncture, well person and NHS Health checks, antenatal and postnatal examinations and long acting reversible contraception.

We also have appointments with either the doctor or the nurse as appropriate for chronic disease monitoring for asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, coronary heart disease and diabetes.

Cervical Smears, Mammography & Well Person & NHS Health Screening

If appropriate you will be sent an invitation to attend for a cervical smear. The Mammography Screening service will invite you for a mammogram (usually once every 3 years for women in the appropriate age groups). The result of each of these screening investigations will be sent to you direct. From time to time we may also invite you for a well person & NHS Health check of blood pressure, cholesterol etc. But please do ask if you wish to be included.  

Family Planning

All the doctors are trained in family planning.  The nurses can deal with the renewal of contraceptive pills or depo-provera injections.  Dr Doswell is able to provide a full contraceptive coil and implant service.  Please make an appointment to discuss your needs with them.

Non-NHS Services

Certain medicals, e.g. heavy goods licence application medicals, pre-employment and sports medicals, and some certificates, e.g. private sickness certificates and holiday cancellation insurance certificates, are not part of the National Health Service. We are able to provide these services as appropriate but will usually charge a fee. Please contact reception or see the notice in the Surgery for the scale of charges.  

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