Contraception Services

Full family planning services are provided including coil insertions and hormonal implants.


Cervical Smears 
Please make an appointment at reception once you have received your screening letter.


NHS Health Check
If you are aged between 40 and 70 years old you may be eligible for an NHS Health Check every 5 years. The health check is designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia.  You'll be given advice to help you lower your risk of these conditions and maintain or improve your health. Please contact reception if you are interesting in having this health check.  

Child_immunisationChild Health & Immunisation
All new babies are invited for regular check-ups from six weeks old. Childhood vaccinations are provided at the weekly Child Vaccination Clinic every Wednesday morning.  An alternative date can be arranged if this is unsuitable through reception

Minor Surgery
Minor operations can be done in our treatment room. Please discuss this with your doctor who will then arrange for you to be given an appointment.  

Diabetes
We see patients with diabetes throughout the week by appointment.

If you have diabetes your care will be managed at the surgery by our nurses and doctors who have specialist knowledge in diabetes care.

Primary Mental Health Care
The Primary Care Mental Health Team provides services from the building for patients with a range of mental health problems. Your doctor will decide if you benefit from this service.This includes the IAPTS service, Alcohol outreach service, visiting consultant clinic and depot service.

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The practice provides an acute access physiotherapy service in our fully equipped physiotherapy suite where advice and treatment can be obtained for acute conditions, please note that where longer term treatments are required we will need to refer you to the community based service at Spencer House. Private physiotherapy services are available at the practice-please discuss this requirement with your doctor.

There is now a COMMUNITY ULTRASOUND service operating from the building to which your doctor may refer you.

Medical Examinations
Medical examinations can be carried out for insurance, driving license and employment. These medicals carry a fee, please ask at reception for details.

Specialist Nursing Service                                                           

At Birchwood Medical Centre we now provide a specialist nursing service for patients with a cancer or life limiting diagnosis.             Sister Ruth Nobes has 10 years post registration experience in palliative care.  She has undertaken the Macmillan Cancer Champion course to offer support to patients and relatives through initial diagnosis, treatment and palliative care.

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