In addition to the General Medical Services provided by the Nurses and GPs, our practice is actively involved in promoting good health. Often this will be done as part of the routine consultation with the doctor or nurse, but appointments can also be made at the clinics shown below.

**During COVID-19 appointments are available by triage only.  Please submit an eConsult (see Home page)**

Diabetes Clinic - Service not available at the surgery during COVID-19

We have a dedicated clinic for our diabetic patients which  is run by Nurse Practitioner, Mhorag Mitchell.  This is usually run on Wednesdays, between 09:00 -12:00 and 13:00 – 15:00. 

Minor Surgery - Service not available at the surgery during COVID-19

Dr Shanks offers appointments for minor surgery.  This includes removal of simple skin lesions such as warts and lumps and bumps, toenail surgery, cryotherapy to skin lesions and joint injections.

Family Planning

The GPs offer a full range of contraceptive choices.  Dr Blues has additional training in Family planning and performs coil/IUS and implant fittings and removals. 

Midwifery and Antenatal Care

Midwife clinics are held on a Thursday.  The Midwives are largely responsible for all routine antenatal care.  Approximately 6 weeks after delivery you will be asked to make an appointment with the GP for a post natal check.  This will be done at the same time as the 8 week baby check, which is carried out by the GP before the first immunisations can be given by the Health Visitor.


All routine immunisations are now provided by the AHSCP Vaccination Team, outwith the practice.  Childhood (under 5) vaccinations are still carried out at the practice but all others are given in specific premises, usually by invitation.  Travel vaccination is available in participating pharmacies.  For more information please go to 

Child Health Surveillance & Childhood Immunisations

Regular child health surveillance clinics are run at the Alford Clinic.  It is very important that your child has these vaccinations to prevent these serious illnesses. Click here to see the programme.

Drug monitoring

We offer systematic monitoring for people on certain medications that require blood monitoring, this includes Warfarin.  The Health Care Assistants are chiefly responsible for performing blood monitoring. 

Cervical screening

The Practice Nurse, Nurse Practitioner and GPs can perform cervical smear tests.  Please let the Receptionist know when you book the appointment so the clinician can be prepared.  Please state if you require a female and if you wish to have a chaperone present.


You can self refer to the physio by calling 0800 917 9390.  For a problem where you have already seen the GP, a referral will be made for you should the GP feel this is required.

Retinal Screening

Retinal screening for diabetic patients is performed at the surgery.

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