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Clinics and Services

Antenatal Care

All of our doctors can provide full antenatal and postnatal care. Pregnant patients can be seen for ante-natal appointments at any convenient time in normal surgery times Monday to Friday.

We are happy to participate in Shared Care, Consultant Led Care, Midwife Led Care etc. Referrals can be made to Ipswich Hospital, West Suffolk Hospital (Bury St. Edmunds) and Colchester Hospital on request. We agree with the concept of increased patient choice in this area, and will support any chosen option.

Asthma and COPD

This clinic is run by our Team of experienced specialist Nurses at Hadleigh. 

The Nurse can check that your treatment is working satisfactorily and give advice on ways to prevent asthma attacks. Inhaler technique can also be checked, to ensure that your treatment is as efficient as possible.

Cervical Screening

Women are offered cervical screening just before their 25th birthday, and thereafter 3 yearly up to 50. Women between the ages of 50 and 64 are offered cervical screening every 5 years. Most women will attend their GP Practice and have the test taken by a practice nurse.

Learn more about cervical screening (Smear Test)

Childhood Immunisations

Childhood immunisation clinics are held weekly at Hadleigh on a Thursday from 9am to 11:45am.

Appointments are sent out for this clinic, however, if your child has missed their scheduled appointment, we may be able to offer you an appointment in this clinic, please ask at reception or telephone on: 01473 822 961.

Learn more about the NHS vaccinations and when to have them

Diabetic Clinic

The Practice runs diabetic clinics (usually for diabetics not on insulin). The clinic is run by our specialist Practice Nurses overseen by Dr Lyons and Dr Pettitt who have a special interest in diabetes. The aim of the clinic is to provide education, support and monitoring of your condition and early detection and prevention of complications.

Family Planning

All Doctors provide a complete and confidential family planning advice service. We also provide emergency contraceptives. Please contact reception to make an appointment with our nurses or a doctor.

Drs Croot, Dickinson and Pettitt are qualified to administer long-acting contraception implants and Intra-Uterine Systems (IUS or 'the coil').

Flu and Pneumococcal Vaccination

Does Age Affect The Risk Of Flu?

Yes. If you are aged 65 years or over or you are at higher risk.

Who Is At Risk?

  • If you are aged 65 years or over or if you are on regular inhaled steroids
  • If you have a chronic respiratory disease (including asthma)
  • If you have chronic heart disease
  • If you have chronic renal disease
  • If you are diabetic
  • If you have a weak immune system
  • If you live in a long-stay residential or nursing home
  • If you have a chronic liver disease
  • If you are a carer

Find information about the flu jab, including who should have it, why and when

Learn more about flu vaccinations on the NHS website


Do I Need To Be Protected Against Pneumococcal Infection?

Everybody aged 65 and over should now be immunised to help protect them against pneumococcal infection which can cause diseases such as pneumonia, septicaemia (blood poisoning) and meningitis. Please phone the surgery during September to make an appointment if the above applies to you.

Hypertension / Blood Pressure

We suggest that everyone should have a blood pressure check every five years, there is a blood pressure machine in reception which patients are welcome to use, this will give a print out which should be handed to the reception team who will record this on your record and pass the information onto a clinician to be checked. Alternatively you can book an appointment with a health care assistant.

If you have high blood pressure this needs regular checks with a Doctor.

Minor Injuries

The Practice provides a Minor Injuries Service for patients.

Treatment can be provided for:

  • Minor cuts and bruises
  • Dislocation of fingers
  • Foreign bodies in eye/other parts
  • Wounds requiring more than a plaster to dress
  • Minor burns
  • Animal bites
  • Crushed toes/fingers/nails

All patients with minor injuries will be assessed and treated on arrival by a nurse or doctor as appropriate.

We do not have the facilities to treat some moderate or any severe injuries.

Phlebotomy / Blood Tests

The Practice now has a regular phlebotomy service at both Hadleigh and Boxford.

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