Clinics and Services

If you would like a chaperone during your consultation, please inform one of the receptionists when booking an appointment so we can make arrangements for you.

Please read our Chaperone Policy for more information.

Minor illness clinics

Minor Illness Clinics are held Monday to Friday. Appointments can usually be made on the same day, or up to five days ahead.

The receptionists are trained to help patients decide if a minor illness nurse can help them. Please help them to help you by giving them as much information as possible when you are asking for an appointment. Everything is treated with complete confidentiality.

Prescriptions are available from the nurse run minor illness sessions.

Conditions the nurse can treat in this clinic are:

  • Upper Respiratory Conditions – Coughs/colds/flu, sore throat, sinusitis, earache, hayfever
  • Musculoskeletal Conditions – Minor injuries, back/neck pain, sprains
  • Women’s Health – Thrush, vaginal discharge, emergency Contraception – and follow up for oral contraception
  • Urological Conditions –  Cystitis and urine infection
  • Dermatological Conditions – Eczema, skin rash, sunburn, insect bites and stings
  • Gastrointestinal Conditions – Diarrhoea/vomiting,  constipation, haemorrhoids, thread worms

There are some urgent conditions which are excluded from the Minor Illness Clinic as they will require a doctors opinion:

  • Severe chest pain or severe difficulty breathing
  • Convulsions
  • Coughing / vomiting blood
  • Sudden loss of sight
  • Bleeding profusely from any orifice
  • Patients requiring sick notes

Nursing services

We provide clinics’s for the following long term conditions:

  • Asthma – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit an annual review of your asthma symptoms, please complete our online Asthma Review form.
  • Blood Pressure – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit your blood pressure readings, please complete our online Blood Pressure Review form.
  • COPD – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a COPD assessment, please complete our online COPD Assessment form.
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Health Checks
  • Smear Tests
  • Dressings
  • Ear Syringing
  • Removal of stitches
  • Contraceptive Services – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review, please use our online Contraceptive Pill Review form.
  • Daily phlebotomy clinic
  • ECG
  • Stop Smoking – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a smoking review on a regular basis, please complete our online Smoking Review form. The healthcare assistants offer a smoking cessation service at the practice to help you stop smoking. This can be carried out over the telephone or face to face.
  • New Patient Screenings
  • Baby 6 week checks
  • Weight Management

Travel vaccination

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel, you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible (at least 6 weeks before you travel) as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.

For information on our travel vaccination fees, please visit our Travel Fees page. 

Interpreting service

The GP’s at Wheatfield Surgery speak the following languages:

  • Hindi – Dr Shah, Dr Sharma, Dr Palit
  • Urdu – Dr Shah, Dr Sharma. Dr Palit
  • Marathi – Dr Shah
  • Gujarati – Dr Shah
  • Farsi – Dr Esteki
  • German – Dr Esteki
  • Burmese – Dr Thit
  • Twi – Dr Owusu
  • Bengali – Dr Palit

If the language is not here, please ask the receptionist to book an interpreter, or bring a family member who can interpret.

If you cannot speak English, please do not book a telephone consultation with a GP. If you require an interpreter in any of the above languages, we can help.

We also offer sign language interpretation, but do require notice in advance for this to be booked.

If you wish to speak to a member of staff away from the main reception area, please ask and a room will be made available.

NHS health checks 

Alcohol screening

Excessive alcohol intake causes significant health problems, and results in large numbers of admissions to hospital for complications.

Newly registered patients are asked to complete a short questionnaire on alcohol and its effects. This is scored and advice is given to those at risk of health problems related to alcohol.

If you have been advised by the practice to complete an alcohol review, please complete our online Alcohol Consumption Review.

Learning disability annual reviews 

People with learning disabilities are known to be at higher risk for health problems . This group is also known to be less likely to seek health advice.

Our health checks provide opportunity to review the health of patients with learning disabilities, their medications, and discuss issues that they may feel too embarrassed to ask about e.g. contraception.

Family planning

All doctors are qualified to provide a full range of contraceptive advice. Our nurses can also carry out follow up pill checks.

Coil and Implant fitting requires an initial appointment for discussion with Dr Shah or Dr Alabi. You will then need to arrange another appointment with Dr Shah or Dr Alabi and a healthcare assistant for the fitting. There are set clinics for these services.

Immunisations 

Patients are invited to bring their babies and young children to the surgery for their vaccinations and immunisations. Please make an appointment with a practice nurse. If you are newly registered here, please drop in a copy of your baby’s vaccination history so we can update your records and ensure you are called in for boosters at the right time.

All adults should be immunised against tetanus every 10 years and for some occupations it is recommended to have protection against other diseases.

Maternity care

The midwife attends surgery on a Thursday for antenatal clinics, at 09:00 and 16:00. Our named midwife is Emma Bolton.

Breast feeding room

The practice now has a facility for breast feeding mothers. This room is located opposite reception to the left hand side. This is signposted.

There are also baby changing facilities located in the disabled toilet. If you require any assistance please do not hesitate to ask.