Look After Your Health
Choosing the right food for good health is very important. Eating a good balanced diet, taking regular exercise, not smoking and reasonable amount of alcohol consumption gives the best chance of living a healthy life.
If you have a medical condition, please check with your doctor before altering your diet.
Healthy Eating can help prevent many Illnesses Such as Heart Disease, Diabetes, Constipation, Bowel Trouble and Tooth Decay.
Avoid sugary or fatty foods, do not add too much salt to your food, eat more high fibre diet and drink less alcohol and more water. Men should drink no more than 21 units per week, women, no more than 14 units per week. One unit is typically a half pint of beer, lager or cider, a single measure of spirits, a standard glass of wine or a small glass of sherry.
Exercise need not mean going to the gym twice a week or taking up long distance running! Simply keeping active, walking more, using the stairs, gardening or swimming are all good ways of increasing the amount of energy you use and help you keep a sense of wellbeing.
We have a ramp available for access by disabled patients in wheelchairs and those with pushchairs.
We have reasonable disabled toilet facilities.
Our surgery premises is a strictly NO SMOKING AREA.
Non NHS Services
Insurance medicals, examination for heavy goods and private goods vehicle examination, DNA tests and passport/driving licence photo signing services etc, will incur a cost, please enquire at the reception.
Please make an appointment to see the practice nurse at least 2 months before travelling and some of the service will incur a cost.
There is one hour free parking on St John's road, immediately next to the practice, for patients of our surgery.
We have a interpreting service available for people who cannot speak English. Please advise which language you speak at the time of booking the appointment. Please note that we will require a little notice ahead of your appointment to ensure that we have an interpreter available.
Toilet for wheelchair users is available
The practice has a toilet which is accessible for patients who are wheelchair bound.
The practice is on a local bus route with a bus stop immediately opposite the surgery on Canterbury Street. A regular bus service is in place.
Access for Wheelchair Users
The surgery is accessible for our able bodied patients as well as those who are less able and all our facilities are located on the ground floor. We do not have steps in place but have a ramp in place for prams and also wheelchairs. We too have a wider entrance for patients who use motorised scooters or wider wheelchairs.