Services

The practice offers a wide range of services which you can read about below

Our Clinics and Services

Birthday Reviews

For those diagnosed with long term health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma/COPD, kidney disease, stroke we offer annual Birthday Reviews to help them manage their condition. We encourage patients to book their annual review in the month of their birthday.  Our Care-coordinators will contact you to book an appointment.

At the annual review appointments the nurse or doctor will help patients to develop a Personalised Care Plan to help them better understand and manage their health condition. When booking certain types of annual review appointments patients may be asked to arrange a blood test a couple of weeks prior to their annual review, so the nurse or doctor has these results available to them for the review.

Child Development & Immunisation

All doctors in the practice provide child health surveillance facilities and development checks. They are usually done during normal surgery appointments.

Some checks will be done by the heath visitors.

It is important that all children and babies are fully immunised. Please do not hesitate to ask our practice nurse, your doctor or a health visitor.

See the current recommended immunisation schedule

Cytology

We provide a comprehensive cervical smear service for ladies over the age of 25. Smear appointments can be booked with one of our practice nurses.

Diabetes Care

Our experienced diabetes nurses will help you manage your diabetes.

Emergency Contraception (Morning After Pill)

The morning after pill has to be taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse.

Monday - Friday you are able to obtain the Morning After Pill from Lavant Road Surgery by booking a Nurse Appointment.

However many pharmacies also now provide this service free of charge. At weekends or bank holidays please refer to your local pharmacist or the out of hours medical service. We would recommend using a Pharmacy as it may be difficult booking a Nurse Appointment within the required time frame.

Family Planning and Contraception

All the doctors and practice nurses provide family planning and contraception advice as appropriate within their normal appointments.

Emergency contraception is available.

The Practice also provides the contraceptive implant, Implanon, and Intrauterine device (IUD), sometimes called a “coil”, for those patients registered with the Practice but you should discuss this with the Family Planning Nurse at a normal surgery appointment first.

Learn about the Chichester Sexual Health Clinic

First Contact Physiotherapy

Our MSK Clinician will:

  • Assess you and diagnose what’s happening
  • Give expert advice on how best to manage your condition
  • Recommend exercises and other approaches to deal with the issue
  • Refer you on to specialist services if necessary.

They will support patients who have new onset bone, joint or muscle pain.

Please contact reception for further information or to make an appointment.

Flu Clinics

Flu vaccination clinics are held annually during  the months of September, October and November. Details of clinics will be advertised in the surgery as well as the local press.

The flu vaccine is available to those patients:

  • aged 65 and over
  • those who suffer from a long term medical condition such as heart disease, asthma, diabetes or COPD
  • pregnant women
  • carers of patients who are clinically at risk of developing flu
  • immunosuppressed patients

You don't need to wait to be contacted - book your flu vaccination as soon as possible.

Maternity Care

A healthy pregnancy starts before you actually become pregnant. This is especially so if you need to take any regular medication.

As soon as you know you are pregnant, you need to self refer using the below link.

NHS Univerity Hospitals Sussex - Maternity self referral

Your midwife will contact you to arrange your first appointment. This is usually between 8-10 weeks of pregnancy.

Antenatal care is usually provided by your midwife at your local GP surgery. during your pregnancy you will be required to come to the main hospital in Taunton. All scans are held within the antenatal clinic at the main hospital.

Minor Surgery

The Practice is equipped to carry out a range of minor surgical procedures including:

  • Cryotherapy (for warts)
  • Excision of skin lesions
  • Cautery
  • Joint Injections
  • In-growing Toe Nail removal

Please see your Doctor for suitability. If, for any reason, you are unable to attend an appointment we would very much appreciate you contacting the surgery to cancel or re-arrange the appointment. Other patients may benefit from the released appointment.

Medicals/Certificates

Other Vaccinations

Pneumococcal Vaccination

Pneumococcal disease is an infection caused by a type of bacteria called Streptococcus pneumoniae. When these bacteria invade the lungs, they cause the most common kind of bacterial pneumonia and can then invade the bloodstream and/or the tissues and fluids surrounding the brain and spinal cord causing meningitis. Another common complication is infection of the middle ear.

If you aged 65 or over you can now have the pneumococcal vaccination to protect against the most serious forms of pneumococcal infection. You won’t need it each year and for most it’s a one-off vaccination.

We will write to invite all patients 65 and over to attend for a vaccination. If would like more information, please contact the surgery.

Meningitis

Meningitis causes the inflammation of the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Thankfully, vaccinations have resulted in a substantial reduction in cases of meningitis. However, outbreaks do occasionally occur, particularly in institutions such as schools and universities.

Factors that may increase the risk of contracting meningitis include smoking, kissing on the mouth and attending large gatherings. The organisms that cause meningitis live naturally in the back of the nose and throat: between 10 and 15 per cent of the population will be carriers that display no symptoms. However, the illness can develop rapidly and patients may become seriously ill within a few hours.

Some bacteria that cause meningitis can also cause septicaemia (blood poisoning). In this case a rash of blood spots appears under the skin. If untreated they become larger, like fresh bruises. A simple test is to press a glass against the skin – the spots do not turn white when pressed.

If you have, or suspect others have, the symptoms (not all of which may appear at once), you should contact the surgery immediately.

If the situation appears to be an emergency, call 999.

Social Prescribers

Chichester Social Prescribing

The Chichester Social Prescribing link workers connect people with local community activities and services that can help improve their health and wellbeing.  They can help with:

  • Housing or financial problems
  • Loneliness
  • Practical or emotional support
  • Providing information about local groups, activities or courses

More details or to self-refer