Non NHS Examinations
The doctors are happy to carry out medicals, e.g. for insurance or employment. Please make an appointment through reception letting the staff know what it is for. Please remember that these are private examinations and a charge will be made to the insurance company, employer or patient.
Insurance claims, doctor/nurse signatures on forms, letters to a third party are not part of the doctors NHS Terms of Services. The doctors do however undertake this service and there is a charge for which the receptionist will advise you. A scale of charges is also displayed in the waiting room. The doctors receive many requests for this type of service and it is practice policy that the registered doctor fills out these forms so if they are away on annual leave, there will be a longer turn-around time.
The practice nurse carries these out and we operate a three yearly reminder system. Please make an appointment when you receive the reminder and let the reception staff know it is for cervical smear.
Both doctors undertake antenatal care in conjunction with the community midwives and hospital consultants. Appointments should be made during normal surgery hours.
Asthma and Diabetes Care
The practice nurse runs regular assessments and reviews for these conditions, in conjunction with the doctors. Please make an appointment through reception.
Vaccinations and Immunisations:
Make an appointment with the practice nurse for baby and childhood immunisations. Please remember to bring your red book to your appointment.
Travel vaccinations are also available through the practice nurse and appointments should be made at least eight weeks in advance of the date of travel. Patients should note that not all vaccinations required for travel are available on the NHS and in some cases, a charge will be made. A tariff of these charges is available in reception.
Click here to download the travel risk assessment form. Please complete it and then hand it in at the surgery before you make an appointment.
||What is given
||Hepatyrix or Viatim Hep A & Typhoid
||Under 18 Green Cross
|Tetanus (Diptheria, Tetanus, Polio)
||Pack of Tablets
An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes, and residents of nursing and rest homes. There are certain rules and regulations around offering free NHS Flu vaccinations. If you are eligible, you will receive an invitation to book an appointment with the practice nurse. Alternatively, please contact the reception staff to make an appointment. If you are unable to attend the surgery, a home visit will be arranged.
Baby Health Checks
The doctor and health visitors carry out child health surveillance and health checks at regular intervals between birth and school age. Please make an appointment for your child's first check at six weeks of age; thereafter appointments will be sent to you by post. Please remember to let us know if you cannot attend. We also offer 'baby changing' facilities.
This is performed by appointment.
We are fully equipped to perform minor surgery here at Littleton Surgery. This is conducted in our afternoon surgery by appointment only.
ECG’s are recorded here at Littleton surgery.
The practice offers an ear syringing service to patients. Please follow any advice provided before the appointment with the nurse. Please speak to our receptionists for more information.
Click here to download an information leaflet on ear irrigation.
MOT & Health Checks
Our nurse carries out checks incorporating health screening and lifestyle advice. If you are attending one of these appointments please bring a sample of urine with you for testing on the day.
Free and Confidential Chlamydia testing is available to all patients, on request. In addition, “Self-test kits” are available for 15 to 24 year olds – simply ask the doctor or nurse for a kit.