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Antenatal Clinic Thursday 9.30-10.30am

Patients are seen by the midwife at the clinics by appointment and also by the doctors during surgery hours.

Baby Clinic Friday 11.00am-12.30pm

The baby clinics are run by Dr Elder for child developmental checks and immunisations and allow an opportunity to discuss other problems, eg sleeping, feeding and child health worries, with a doctor or health visitor.

Asthma Clinic Monday 3.30-6.00pm

This is run by practice nurse Karen Cross in conjunction with the doctors, by appointment only.

Diabetic Clinic Alternate Tuesdays 11.00am-1.00pm

This is run by practice nurse Sue Wareing in conjunction with Dr James, by appointment only.

Family Planning

Contraceptive care is provided by all the doctors during surgery hours.

Well Woman Clinics Alternate Wednesdays 11.30am-1.00pm

This clinic is run by Dr James for smears, postnatal checks and discussion of women's health issues.

Minor Surgery

Dr Elder and Dr Read carry out minor surgical procedures at Ashton Gardens surgery by appointment and the doctors will be happy to advise you on this.

Non-NHS Examinations

The doctors are happy to carry out medicals, eg insurance and driving licence, by appointment outside surgery hours. Please telephone the surgery for an appointment. Please ask at reception for the charges for these services.


A social worker is available for counselling on Friday mornings. Please ask your doctor for an appointment.

Patients Over 75 Years

If you are aged 75 years or over, you should be seen annually either by your doctor, the practice nurse, district nurse or health visitor. This can be arranged at the surgery or, if that is not possible, a home visit will be arranged.

Travel Immunisations/Vaccinations

Please make an appointment at least eight weeks in advance of your holiday to ensure adequate cover. A charge will be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. A list of these charges is held at reception.

Flu Vaccination

An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease or diabetes, and residents of nursing and rest homes.

Please contact the reception staff in October for details of the vaccination dates and to make an appointment. If you are unable to attend the surgery, a home visit will be arranged to undertake this facility.

Yellow Fever Vaccinations

Red Bank is now an authorised Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre.

Look After Yourself Classes

The health visitors organise ‘Look After Yourself Classes’ which offer simple, safe exercises and advice on weight reduction. Enrolment on these courses should be made by telephoning the health visitors (684233).

Vaccinations for children & Young People (0-18 years)

Vaccine Due &
Where to get Immunised
Vaccine Disease Protected against
Aged 2 months
GP Surgery
Rotavirus & Men B
Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib),
pneumococcal infections, rotavirus, Meningitis B
Aged 3 months
GP Surgery
Med C & rotavirus
Diptheria, tetanus, pertusis (whooping cough), polio, haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib), rotavirus, Meningitis C
Aged 4 & 12 months
GP Surgery
Dtap/IPV,/Hib, Men B Diptheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio, haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) pneumococcal infection & Meningitis B
Between 12 & 13
months GP Surgery
Hib/Men C booster MMR, pneumococcal (PVC)
3rd dose Men B
Haemophilus influenzae type B, Meningitis C, measles, mumps, rubella & Meningitis B
15 months MMR Measles, Mumps, Rubella (booster)
2,3, & 4 years GP Surgery Nasal flu Vaccine
(given annually)
Plus school Years 1 & 2 (given at school)    
From 3 years & 4 months (up to Starting school) GP Surgery 2nd MMR (Dtap/IPV)
pre-school booster
Diptheria, tetanus & pertusis (whooping cough), & polio
12-13 years
Given at school
HPV 2 injections given
6 months – 2 years later
Cervical cancer
13-18 years
Given at school
Td/IPV teenager booster Diptheria, tetanus & polio
13-18 yearsMen
GP Surgery
Men ACWY Meningitis ACWY
19-25 years 1st time student
GP Surgery
Men ACWY Meningitis ACWY


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