We offer a range of services, which we believe are of most value to the majority of our patients. If there are services that you would like to see introduced or have any suggestions as to how you think we might improve upon existing services please let us know here.

Providing the highest quality care that can be delivered within the limited available resources means we need your support and understanding too.

You can help by managing minor illnesses yourself (see Pharmacy First), by making sure you follow treatment instructions, and calling to cancel any appointments you don’t need/cannot attend in advance.

Don’t worry; tell us by taking a Repeat Prescription Request Form from the front desk, fill in your contact details and add a green sticker (found by the Prescription letterbox) and post it in the Prescription letterbox.

The different contracts are run by NHS England (South East Regional Team), the IW Clinical Commissioning Group and the IW County Council. Priorities are set to meet national and local needs.  Co-ordination with GP Practices is organised into localities: Newport Health Centre is in the West & Central Locality.

Health screening is available by appointment with a member of the Nursing Team in our screening clinics. The Practice nursing team will check your blood pressure, cholesterol and urine and give diet, exercise and smoking advice.

The surgery holds a supply of hearing aid batteries – please bring with you your brown book so that we can record the date and number of batteries given.

These are done by appointment with the Practice Nurse

Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group
Building A, The APEX
St. Cross Business Park
Newport, Isle of Wight
PO30 5XW

Tel: IOW 552 064
www.Isleofwightccg.nhs.uk

NHS England
South East Regional Team
Oakley Road
Southampton
SO16 4GX

Tel: 023 80296914
www.nhs.uk/services

Isle of Wight County Council
Customer Service Centre
County Hall, High Street
Newport, Isle of Wight
PO30 1UD

Tel: IOW 821 000
www.iwight.com

We offer numerous various Nurse-led clinics for long term conditions such as Diabetes, Anti-Coagulation, Asthma & COPD.  All clinics are appointment based and we try to carry out all reviews in your month of birth to make it easier to remember when your due.

The Doctor can carry out certain minor operations and this will often avoid the need for a hospital attendance. Please make an appointment to see your Doctor in the first instance.

When registering with the Practice you will asked to fill out a Health Questionnaire you will also be asked to bring in any medication that you are on so it can be confirmed in your records.

Any work that it not NHS work, Insurance Medicals, Private letters, Private Sick Notes, Private medicals all will incur a charge the charges are set on how involved the request is and how much of the GP’s time will be taken up.  If you require any private work you will need to bring the details into the practice it will be reviewed by a GP and they will advise of the cost before any work is commence.  Payment must be made before the work can be collected/completed.

The Practice holds a Phlebotomy clinic (blood taking) every day. Please phone the Practice on 01983 522060 to book an appointment.

Our Health Care Assistance can only take blood for tests that have been requested by a GP or Consultant.

St Marys Hospital also offer a walk in Phlebotomy Service.

We offer advice on medication, vaccination and general health care to enable you to plan your holiday safely.  A holiday vaccination form is available from reception (or can be downloaded from the next page) and where possible it is advisable to complete this two months prior to your departure date. This will give the nurse enough time to check your current immunisation status and the requirements for your destination and return the form to you so appointments can be made if needed. Some vaccinations need to be given at least four weeks in advance to ensure cover. The NHS does not cover the cost of all medication needed for overseas travel and there may be a charge.

Before you travel, it’s important to find out whether you will need vaccinations for the country you’re visiting. The following websites will help you.
• Travel Health
• Fit for Travel
• Masta 
• Gov.uk for specific country travel advice

EHIC to apply for your free European Health Insurance Card

Patients planning visits abroad for either business or holidays are asked to book an initial 20 min appointment with the Practice Nurse well in advance of the proposed departure date. (A charge for certain vaccinations will be made). Alternatively, these services are readily available at certain Pharmacies and Private Clinics – contact your local pharmacy for more information.

These are run by specially trained and qualified Nurses and a full range of services is available for contraception advice, cervical smears and other routine health checks. We feel it is important for all women between the ages of 25 and 64 to have regular cervical smears. Those who require urgent advice about emergency contraception should contact either the Practice Nurse or the Doctor. Separate Clinics are run for HRT and continence advice.