Clinics and Services

We offer a range of clinics and services including those below. For more information, please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic Room.

Accessible Information Standard

The surgery staff are here to help provide any information in an accessible way for all patients by identifying patient or carer information and communication needs (whether caused by disability, impairment or sensory loss) eg. access to large print information leaflets or correspondence.

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM)

Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) is a useful way of monitoring blood pressure and helping patients with their BP control much more effectively than taking one-off BP readings in the surgery. The device is fitted by our practice nurses and then removed. 24 hours later.

Antenatal Clinic with Midwife

Allergy and Anaphylaxis

Holly Mitchell, clinical pharmacist, leads on the annual review of all patients with allergy or history of anaphylaxis although appointments can be made with all practice nurses.

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.

A personalised asthma management plan can then be generated.

Baby Vaccinations

Baby vaccinations are held at our sites. Please contact reception for timings.

Blood Pressure

We offer a number appointments a week for 24 hour BP machine fittings (ABPM) and HCA appointments every day of the week for one off readings. Alternatively you can use our BP machine in the Blood Pressure Hub in the waiting room at Sunny Meed.

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit your blood pressure readings on a regular basis please complete our online Blood Pressure Review form.

Carers

We invite all patients who are registered as carers for an annual health check with a practice nurse and review any support that we can offer. Susan Zand is our ‘carer champion’ and offers dedicated carer support, working closely with our wellbeing coordinator (social prescriber) Emily Skee.

It is important that we know if you are a carer so that we can make sure you receive information, services and the help that is available. If you are a carer please complete our online Carers form.

Child Development Clinics

Babies that are 8 weeks old are routinely offered a developmental check with a GP ideally just prior to their first vaccination appointment with the practice nurse for parent’s convenience.

COPD

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a COPD assessment please complete our online COPD Assessment form.

Coronary Heart Disease Clinic

We invite patients with CHD for annual reviews in the month of their birthday with the practice nurse.

Denosumab

We offer an in-house Denosumab injection service for all eligible patients for osteoporosis protection and prevention.

DVT (deep vein thrombosis) Near Patient Testing

We offer near patient testing for DVT (D-Dimer) in conjunction with clinical review.

Diabetic Clinic

We invite patients for annual reviews in the month of their birthday with either a practice nurse or Dr Gil Rivas (GP lead) and encourage all diabetics to have interim reviews of all diabetics every 6 months. Insulin can be initiated at the surgery and written diabetes management plans provided.

All patients that have pre-diabetics can be referred to the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Patient with a history of gestational diabetes are also invited for annual reviews with practice nurses for monitoring and lifestyle advice.

Driving, HGV and Other Medicals

These private medicals (including eye tests) are arranged on request.

If you would like to request a medical report, please complete our online Medical Report Request form.

Ear Irrigation

We undertake ear wax removal using irrigation.

Face to Face Consultations

All clinical staff offer face to face consultations which are either pre-booked or on the day. Surgery extended hours is available for pre-booked appointments only.

Family Planning and Smears

All the doctors and nurses provide family planning advice and nurses undertake smears throughout the week. We would ask you to book an appointment for a smear with the nurse only after receiving your invitation as samples will not be processed by the laboratory if requested early (in line with National Screening Guidelines). Coils are fitted by Dr Roopinder Brar at Sunny Meed.

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a contraceptive pill review please complete our online Contraceptive Pill Review form.

Flu, Pneumococcal and Shingles Vaccination

Influenza and pneumococcal vaccinations are recommended for all patients over 65 years or with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and residents of nursing homes and rest homes. Children aged 2, 3 and 4 are also offered the nasal seasonal flu vaccine. The shingles vaccine is offered in line with NHS guidelines.

Please contact the reception staff in September or October for details of the vaccination dates and to make an appointment. If you are unable to attend the surgery, a home visit can be arranged for you.

General Treatment Room Procedures Including Phlebotomy

General nurse procedures are available daily by appointment.

Interpreter and Translator Service

All staff have access to a phone interpreter and translator service for clinical or administrative queries.

Learning Disability

We invite all patients on our learning disability register for a yearly check-up. Our learning disability lead is Dr Paul Rankin.

Medication Reconciliation and Review

Holly Mitchell, clinical pharmacist at Sunny Meed, offers a medicine reconciliation and review service for all patients to improve safety and understanding around prescribed and over the counter medications.

If you have been advised by the surgery that your medication review is due please complete our online Medication Review form.

Mental Health

We invite all patients to attend for annual review to discuss general wellbeing and undertake a healthcheck. Patients can self-referral to the Surrey IAPT services directly.

More information can be found in our Wellbeing Centre.

Minor Surgery

Dr Paul Rankin carries out minor surgery procedures by appointment and has liquid nitrogen clinics. He also undertakes joint injections.

New Patient Health Checks

These are available for all adult patients registering.

Patients Between 40-74 Years of Age or Recently Retired

NHS health checks are provided on a 5 yearly basis for patients in this age group who not currently on a chronic illness register or more frequently if specific health concerns arise.

Patients Over 75 Years of Age

A yearly health check-up for the over 75’s can be arranged by appointment with any of the practice nurses. All patients aged 75 years and over are also informed of their named GP who is responsible for coordinating their care. We refer to the Bedser Hub locally to improve holistic support and care for patients.

Phone Consultations

These are available to book online, by phone or in person via reception with all clinicians.

Physiotherapy Appointments

These can be booked directly from reception or by a clinical member of the team and are a fast and efficient way of accessing appropriate musculoskeletal assessment and advice.

Private Services

We offer a range of private services in addition to a travel clinic to patients not registered as NHS patients.

Further information, including prices, can be found on our Non-NHS Work page.

Referrals

To request or track a referral, please complete our referrals triage.

Sexual Health Screening

We encourage all under 25 years olds to self-test for sexually transmitted diseases (chlamydia and gonorrhoea) using the ‘grab a bag’ kits that can be collected from the surgery. Please see additional information to self refer.

Travel Immunisations and Vaccinations

Please complete a travel questionnaire for every patient travelling. These will be reviewed by the practice nurse in advance of any bookings required. A charge will be made for vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. Sunny Meed Surgery is an authorised yellow fever centre.

Ultrasound

The surgery is host to an ultrasound service for patients who are referred by a GP.

Video Consultations

All patients can directly book for GP video consultations using the ‘LIVI App‘.

Warfarin (INR) Clinic

Clinicians undertake INR monitoring using near patient testing which enables an immediate result to be generated so dose adjustments if necessary can be made without delay and a follow up appointment arranged.

Well Woman/Man Clinics

Although we do not run dedicated well woman/man clinics we actively promote patient well being and are happy for all patients to arrange review with a practice nurse to discuss health promotion or answer specific health concerns. This service runs alongside NHS Health checks offered to all patients aged 40-74 years.

Working Population

Our website together with phone and video consultations offer a fast and convenient service for the working population as does our extended hour clinics (evenings and weekends). We ensure that our website is kept up to date with information, advice and links to enable those who do work access to services at any time of day or night.