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Braintree patients are seen at the local hospital.

You will normally be seen by a GP and a Health Trust midwife during each clinic.

Contraceptive services
A full contraceptive service is available by appointment with your doctor or practice nurse.

We can give general advice, fit caps and coils, and prescribe the ‘pill’, injectable contraceptives or implants when appropriate.

Child health surveillance
Baby clinics and development checks are provided by some of our GPs. Please check with reception.

Minor surgery
After initial consultation with your doctor this may be arranged, if appropriate, at the surgery or local hospital.

Well man and well woman clinics
A routine physical check-up is advised every three years and an appointment should be made with one of our healthcare assistants.

Chronic disease management clinics
If you are diabetic or asthmatic your doctor may prefer to review your treatment in a special clinic – your doctor will be happy to discuss this with you.

Non NHS services
We are able to provide many services which are outside the NHS such as insurance and pre-employment medicals, occupational health blood tests and injections, holiday cancellation and other private insurance forms, including sick notes for work absence of less than seven calendar days.

A fee is payable for all non-NHS services; if you are unsure please speak to a receptionist.

Other Services
Other services provided by the practice include
• Wound management
• Treatment of minor injuries
• Smoking cessation advice
• Cervical screening
• Blood pressure management
• Spirometry
• Health screening
• Vascular health checks for patients aged over 40
• Check-ups for patients aged over 75