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Clinics & Services

Chronic Disease Clinics

We have nurse-led clinics which are by invitation only following referral by a doctor. These include: asthma_inhaler

  • Asthma reviews
  • Chronic Airways Disease reviews - there is also a spirometry service run by a specialist nurse
  • Coronary Heart Disease reviews
  • Hypertension reviews
  • Diabetes reviews - please note that you will need to have had 

    blood tests done at least 2 weeks prior to your appointment

Antenatal clinics

Pre-natal counselling is available with a doctor or midwife. Booking appointments can be made with the midwife 8-10 weeks into the pregnancy. Please speak to reception to arrange your appointment.

The midwife sees patients on a Monday morning for follow-ups and Monday afternoon for initial booking.

Cervical Smear Tests

All women aged 25-64 are invited in writing for this test when due (except those who have had a hysterectomy). The service is by appointment only. Please contact reception to make an appointment in one of our regular practice nurse smear clinics.

Child Health baby_lying

We will contact you and arrange an appointment at the clinic. These are held on Fridays between 10:00 – 12:00 for routine baby checks and vaccinations.

Contraceptive Services

Routine appointments with doctors and nurses can be booked. The practice holds dedicated clinics for long term contraception (e.g. coils and implants) - please ask at reception for details. Emergency contraception is always available but you need to make reception aware of this requirement. This can be discussed in private.


We offer all vaccinations. We are also a registered Yellow Fever Centre. Please contact reception or discuss with a practice nurse or doctor.

Flu Clinics

Flu vaccinations are offered to all patients over 65 and to all diabetics, those with chronic disease (e.g. heart, lung, liver, kidney, neurological disease etc) and those with a weak immune system. We advertise sessions in the local press and community venues. Please contact reception to make an appointment.

Phlebotomy (Blood Tests)

By appointment only Monday – Friday 08:30 – 10:30. There is also a walk-in blood clinic at St Oswalds on Tuesdays & Thursdays 08:30am – 11:00 for all Hospital Blood Tests, please ensure that you take your forms/paperwork with you to these appointments.

Minor Surgery

Some doctors undertake minor surgery. Please discuss with your GP prior to making a booking. Procedures of limited clinical value to the NHS are referred to Private providers.

Travel Clinic vacc12

Please make an appointment with the practice nurses at least 6 weeks before travel if possible. Clinic times vary to suit patient needs. It is helpful if you can give us your travel itinerary when you book an appointment. Where the NHS do not cover travel costs you may be referred to a Private provider.

Smoking Cessation

Our doctors and nursing team are always happy to discuss how we can support you to stop smoking. Alternatively, you can call the Stop Smoking Service on 0800 085 22 99 or 01246 868425, who run clinics in Ashbourne.

Counselling Service

Patients can be referred following discussion with a doctor, or can self-refer; please ask reception for a leaflet.


If you are a patient of this practice you can now refer yourself directly to the Physiotherapy Service at St Oswalds Hospital by completing the Self Referral Form (please pick up a copy from reception). You no longer need to visit your GP first.


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