Clinics & Services
Our diabetic service is run by Dr Stone; with the assistance of Sister Bromley, Sister Cheshire, and Mrs Hashina Shaikh, who runs the administration.
We take pride in our high standards of care, and are keen to involve patients in all aspects of it.
Appointments for this service are planned by the practice and sent out to the patient, so we can ensure efficient and high quality care. If you are unable to make your appointment please let us know as soon as possible so that we may offer the appointment to somebody else.
Removal surgery for many benign lesions, such as moles or skin tags, is no longer provided by the CCG, but Dr Stone is happy to provide this service at the practice. If you have any skin or nail lesions that you would like to be considered for removal then please see Dr Stone, and after consultation with her we will then send you an appointment for the next available clinic.
Download an information pack and consent form HERE
All doctors at the practice can provide contraception advice and prescriptions; however, we are also pleased to be able to offer coil insertion, or Implanon insertions/removal, with Dr Richardson and Dr Dobie. If you are keen for either a coil or implant then please make an appointment with the relevant doctor to discuss these effective long-acting reversible methods of contraception.
For more information on your choices:
The current smear programme in the UK starts at the age of 25. If you are not yet sexually active you may decide you don’t need one, but we would suggest that you discuss this with a doctor or a nurse. At our practice you can book a smear with Dr Richardson, Dr Dobie, Sister Bromley, Sister Cheshire or Sister Ogden.
For more information on the national screening programme: www.cancerscreening.nhs.uk/cervical/
Learning disability clinic
This is a service run by Dr Richardson, with the assistance of a member of the Wolverhampton CCG learning disability team. It is a clinic specifically aimed at the special needs of patients with learning disabilities.
Patients under this service are called for review by the practice on an annual basis. If you do not wish to attend or are unable to do so, please ring and cancel your appointment so that we may offer it to someone else.
As a practice we endeavour to offer high quality of care to patients who suffer from life-threatening illnesses or diseases. We work closely with Compton Hospice to ensure palliative care is tailored to each patient’s individual circumstance, so that in the final stages of an illness or disease we can go some way to alleviate suffering and improve quality of life.
Immunisation and vaccines
Your child will be called in for their immunisations based on the current schedule recommended in the UK. If you have moved to the UK, and are unsure about what to do regarding your child’s immunisation schedule, then please contact the surgery with all the information you have on immunisations they have already received.
Some immunisations are given to school age children, and these are coordinated by the CCG – occasionally we are asked to provide a service at the practice for certain ones.
Certain adults also require specific immunisations, and these are normally arranged with the doctor: please note, we do not offer Hepatitis B immunisation for occupational health purposes on the NHS – if you require this there is a fee.
Healthy Minds provides a counselling service from within the surgery, more information can be obtained by speaking to your GP or by visiting the Healthy Minds website.
Community midwives, who work with the obstetric service at New Cross Hospital run an antenatal service at the practice, which you will book into when you let us know you are pregnant. This clinic is currently held on a Friday.
Unfortunately, the CCG has withdrawn the phlebotomy service from Thornley Street Surgery. Our patients will now need to attend a walk in clinic; the list of available clinics can be found here. This list is also available at reception.