Clinics and Services

We offer a range of services including the below. For more information, please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic Room.

Baby Clinic

8 week baby check by GP and immunisation clinic with the practice nurse, on Tuesdays by appointment.

Health Visitor clinic for weight and advice is held in Toddington Village Hall on alternate Tuesdays at 13:15-15:15.

Blood Tests

Blood tests are performed by the health care assistant or phlebotomist for patients who have been referred for the test by a doctor.

We will be continuing the service for patients:

  • Over 80 years of age
  • With mobility issues; must require assistance (any age)
  • On medication that requires blood monitoring; every 3 months or less

INR Star blood tests are exempt from the above, however, are limited to Tuesdays and Thursdays.

For those patients that do not meet the above criteria, and the clinician requires you to have a blood test, you will be issued a form and requested to attend either:

  • L & D Hospital (14 years of age or less)
  • Arndale Centre, Luton (over 14 years) must book an appointment
  • Priory Gardens Health Centre, Dunstable (Walk-in available, Monday-Friday)

Cervical Smears

The nurses carry out cervical smears. An appointment should be made in the usual way.

Please tell the receptionist the reason for your appointment so that an appropriate length of time can be allocated for this.

Chlamydia Screening

If you are aged between 16 and 24 years, we provide Chlamydia screening service.

You do not need an appointment but can simply request a testing kit from reception.

All that is required is a urine specimen and the result will be sent to you by text message from the hospital.

Contraceptive Services

Comprehensive, confidential advice is available regarding all forms of contraception, including emergency contraception.

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a Contraceptive Pill Review, please use our online form.

Please make an appointment with a doctor during normal surgery hours.

Counselling

The practice has access to counselling. Your doctor or other practice professional can refer you to the relevant service and they will contact you.

The services are confidential and will in some circumstances require a commitment of some weeks.

Disease Management

Your doctor will look after you in conjunction with our practice nurses for diabetes, chronic lung or heart disease and high blood pressure.

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a Blood Pressure Review, please use our online form.

Flu Vaccines

Please contact the surgery in early October if you are entitled to an NHS flu vaccine.

Those eligible:

  • Age 65 years and over
  • Pregnant women
  • Carers
  • In long stay care home
  • Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment

Also Chronic disease including:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Respiratory disease
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Neurological disease

Please ask at the surgery if you are unsure.

Health Checks

Patients aged 40 – 74 who have not received a basic medical check within the last 5 years are entitled to make an appointment with the practice nurse.

Patients aged 75 and over are able to request a similar appointment annually.

Health and Wellbeing Area

Our nursing team have set up a new area in the surgery waiting area where you will find a blood pressure machine, weighing scales and height measure.

Feel free to pop in at anytime the surgery is open and use this area to check your blood pressure or weight without the need for an appointment.

There will also be informative leaflets and information available in this area.

Please let us know what you think of this area and any suggestions you may have to improve it.

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a Blood Pressure Review, please use our online form.

Immunisations and Vaccinations

Routine adult immunisations and travel vaccinations are done by our practice nurses during normal surgery hours by appointment.

Maternity Care

Our midwife Karen Kirkwood RGN, RM can be contacted on 07979 758416 or via the maternity office on 01582 497020.

You can also contact Ward 32 at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital on 01582 497557.

The doctors are involved in the antenatal and postnatal care of patients who plan to have their baby in hospital. Patients wishing to have a home delivery are solely under the care of the midwifery team.

Parenting Classes

Baby Brasseries

Baby Brasseries are friendly, cafe style groups, run by trained staff and local mums.

They provide information for pregnant mums and support for breastfeeding mothers and babies.

The Baby Brasserie is held at the Village Hall, Toddington on a Tuesday 11:15-12:30.

Call us on 01582 707649 for more information.

Sexual Health

For information on sexual health, please visit the Sexual Health page.

Stop Smoking

The practice nurses are also able to help you with your quit attempt. Ask for a ‘stop smoking’ appointment.

You will need to be ready to set a quit date, allowing for organisation of nicotine replacement as necessary. Also be prepared to make at least one further appointment a month after the quit date.

Further appointments, or telephone contact, will be arranged over approximately a two to eight week period.

Take the first step to becoming ‘smoke free’, call the NHS Stop Smoking Service on free phone 0800 013 0553 or check the website at www.smokefree.nhs.uk.

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a Smoking Review, please use our online form.

Travel Immunisations

For more information, please visit our Travel Immunsation page.

Advance Care Planning

For information and advice, please visit our Advanced Care Planning page.