Practice Services

Our doctors provide general medical services, as well as specialist services such as child health monitoring, maternity and contraceptive services.


Antenatal & Postnatal Care

Routine antenatal and postnatal care is provided by community midwives.

Information on who will be looking after you when you are pregnant and additional advice can be found in our Pregnancy Advice section.

Gresleydale 'Tots' Baby Clinic

Gresleydale is now providing a drop in session baby service for peer support, self-weighing and access to immunisation services.  If you would like to meet other mums; let your children meet new friends; and be able to regularly spend time with our professional team, you would be very welcome. Applies to Gresleydale patients only.

Drop in session every Friday 9am - 10.30am.

In addition the Health Visiting Service provide cover weekly between 9.30 - 10.30am where advice can be sort from a Health Visitor. This health visiting service is available to both patients and non-patients.

Cervical Smear Screening

These are carried out by our practice nursing team. The ideal time to have a smear is about halfway between two menstrual periods.

Child Health

  • New born and 6-8 week baby checks provided by our health visitors and doctors.
  • Routine childhood immunisation (see below)

Chronic Conditions Care

We provide comprehensive care for patients with Diabetes Mellitus, COPD, Asthma, Hypertension, Ischemic Heart Disease, Cerebro vascular Disease etc.

All these patients have an annual health check done by the nursing team with input from Doctors as require.

Contraception & Family Planning

Advice on contraception

Procedures including coil fitting & Implanon Insertion.

Please also refer to our Contraception Health Guide.

Counselling

Our practice counsellor sees patients at the surgery after referral from a doctor.

ECG, 24 Hr BP Monitoring, Spirometery

We offer various investigations like: 24-hour home blood pressure monitoring, ECG, Spirometery, cardiac-memo etc when clinically appropriate.

Free Chlamydia Test

If you are between the ages of 15- 25 you can have a free Chlamydia test ... This is done on a urine sample. The results are confidential and can be sent to your mobile phone. Ask the doctors, advanced nurse practitioners or nurses for the test. For more information about Chlamydia and the national screening programme visit www.nhs.uk.

Flu Vaccinations

Vaccinations for influenza are available every year from mid-October for susceptible patients, e.g. diabetics, asthmatics and the over 65’s. Further information about Flu can be found in our Guide to Influenza.

Immunisation Adult

Tetanus boosters after 10 years if any injury occurs involving soil.

Immunisations childhood

We follow the national scheme for childhood immunisations:

Age

Immunisation

2 Months

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children) given as a 5-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib
  • Pneumococcal infection 

3 Months

  • 5-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Meningitis C

4 Months

  • 5-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Pneumococcal infection, second dose
  • Meningitis C, second dose

Between 12 and 13 months

  • Meningitis C, third dose
  • Hib, fourth dose (Hib/MenC given as a single jab)
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab
  • Pneumococcal infection, third dose

3 years and 4 months, or soon after

  • MMR second jab
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster

Around 12-13 years

  • Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): three jabs given within six months

Around 13-18 years

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as a single jab

Maternity Care

Information on who will be looking after you when you are pregnant and additional advice can be found in our Pregnancy Advice section.

Minor Injury Service

Greleydale Healthcare Centre are currently commissioned to provide a limited minor injury service for injuries sustained within the previous 48 hours that are relatively minor and can be dealt with at a GP practice, usually by our Practice Nurses, within our normal opening hours of 8:00am-6:30pm Monday-Friday.

Follow the link for up to date waiting times and alternatives A&E waiting times (live feed).

For anything more major the Hospital A&E Department would be more appropriate.

Examples of minor injuries that can often be dealt with at the surgery are:

  • Lacerations capable of closure by simple techniques
  • Severe bruising requiring assessment
  • Recent injury beyond simple domestic first aid or where stitches may be required
  • Blows to the head where there has been no loss of consciousness

Minor Surgery and Joint Injections

Certain minor operations can be performed at the surgery. For example some of our doctors carry out minor operations such as the removal of minor skin lesions and joint injections, avoiding the need for you to go to hospital.

If the Doctor recommends this sort of treatment then arrangements will be made at the surgery.

Nursing Services

Our Practice Nursing Services include:

  • Health checks (for new and existing patients)
  • Health promotion and general health advice
  • Dressings, vaccinations and immunisations
  • Cervical smears
  • Removing stitches
  • Travel advice
  • Ear syringing
  • Advice on asthma, diabetes and stopping smoking.

We have to charge for some services such as private prescriptions and certain travel vaccines so please ask for details.

Phlebotomy

Our Health Care Assistants and Phlebotomists take blood samples and clinics are run on an appointment only basis.

Private Non-NHS Work

The NHS does not pay for some of the services we provide. These include:

  • Private sick notes
  • Insurance forms
  • Holiday cancellation forms
  • Medical reports
  • Medicals eg: HGV , LGV ,Taxi , Employment medicals 
  • Fitness to travel certificates
  • Private prescriptions (inc scrips for anti-malarial medication  )
  • Some vaccination services
  • Power of Attorney 
  • Gym cancellation forms etc

Our fees for these services are in line with national guidelines. An annually updated list is available at the reception. 

Fees for non-NHS services are based upon British Medical Association guidance, for further information please see Why do GP’s charge?

Sickness Certificates

Sickness certificates (also known as "Fit-notes" and Med 3 Forms) can be issued at routine GP appointments. For the first seven days of any illness or incapacity a self-certification form (SC2) should be used and are available from your employer or our reception. Hospital doctors can issue Med 3 forms following out-patient appointments or hospital stays.

Teenage Health Advice & Services

Our doctors and nurses can help you with a wide range of problems, including contraception, pregnancy tests, drug & alcohol problems, or worries you may have about your health or about things that are happening to you. Please see our Teenage Health Advice & Services for further information.

Teaching

We believe we should pass our skills to other doctors and hence we regularly have trainee doctors at the practice.

Travel Immunisations & Advice

Our Practice Nurse is available for advice and immunisations. An appointment should be made at least 6 weeks prior to travel. Further information including access to our online travel forms can be found here.

Available at Cumberland House every Tuesday between 3.00pm - 5.30 pm by appointment with our Practice Nurse. Please note the above clinic times may occasionally vary and we therefore advise you to check with Reception.

Yellow Fever Centre

Cumberland House Surgery is a recognised Yellow Fever Centre. Please make an appointment with our Practice Nurse to discuss your travel health requirements.

Vaccinations and Immunisations

  • Routine childhood immunisations
  • Influenza Vaccinations are provided in our ''flu jab clinics' every Autumn
  • Travel Vaccinations (see 'Travel Health & Immunisations')
  • HPV vaccinations for girls aged 12-13 years (which reduces the risk of cervical cancer)