Clinics and other services

Family planning

Full contraceptive services are offered through the surgery, including the fitting, checking and replacement of coils.

Emergency contraception

Telephone our Tarporley practice on 01829 733456 where you will be able to speak to a Practice Nurse for guidance.

Child immunisation clinics

Children will normally be called for appointments for routine vaccinations at our regular immunisation clinics. However, immunisations can be arranged at other times by appointment. If you think your child may have missed any immunisations, please let us know, as it is important that children are fully protected. If you have any concerns over individual immunisations we will be happy to discuss them with you.

Child surveillance clinics

These clinics are run by the doctor and the Health Visitor.

Adult immunisation:

In the Autumn we hold clinics for flu vaccinations for all patients over 65 years and others who are considered ‘at risk’.

When you reach the age of 65 you will be entitled to a pneumonia vaccination. Please book in at reception for your vaccination.

Shingles vaccinations are also given by our Practice Nurses.  Letters are sent out annually to patients who are eligible.

Diabetes, Asthma and other respiratory disease, Heart Disease, Thyroid, Epilepsy, High Blood Pressure

We like to review patients with these and other chronic diseases at regular intervals. However, if you are unwell, do not wait for the clinic, make an early appointment in the usual way.

Minor surgery

Some minor operations can be done at Tarporley Cottage Hospital. Please make an appointment with your doctor for an assessment of the problem.

Well Woman/Cervical Cytology

Where appropriate this includes advice on family planning, HRT, menopause and cervical smears. We recommend that all women between the age of 25 and 49 be screened every 3 years. Women between the age of 50 to 64 should be screened every five years. Women over 65 should only be screened if they have not been screened since the age of 50.

Smoking cessation support

At the present time we are no longer running smoking cessation clinics here at the surgery. Smokers wishing to quit can self refer via the following:

  • Tele: 0800 622 6968
  • or Text: ‘smokefree’ to 66777
  • or Email: contact.quit51@nhs.net
  • or Visit: www.quit51.co.uk

Adult Weight Management Services:

Morelife has been commissioned to run a self-referral weight management service. This is delivered on two levels.

Level 2 (for adults with a BMI of 25 – 34.9kg/m²)
This service is run by Slimming World for over 16 year olds meeting the eligible criteria and is for a 12 week period.

Level 3 (for adults with a BMI of over 35kg/m²)
This service is run by Morelife and is a comprehensive weight management service delivery locally.

For more information and to find out if you are eligible for the above services, please refer to any of the following:

  • Tele: 0800 043 1650
  • email: Cheshire@more-life.co.uk
  • Visit: www.cheshirechangehub.org

Exercise Classes

Brio Leisure offers all residents aged over 75 and over, living in Cheshire West and Chester Borough a free off-peak membership on weekdays until 4.00 pm and anytime at the weekends.

For further information contact 0300 777 0033 or visits your local Brio centre

Travel service

If you are travelling abroad and require travel vaccinations, please complete our pre-travel-questionnaire  and hand in at Reception.  Please complete the form at least 8 weeks prior to travel. One of our Nurses will check your requirements and contact you about your planned trip. On occasions, your care may have to be shared with other organisations. The Nurse will advise. We are currently not a Yellow Fever Clinic.

We have listed below a list of travel clinics that you may find helpful:
www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk                          www.nathnac.org
Dr Adey & Partners practice run a non-nhs travel clinic on Fridays between 2 and 5 pm. Tele No 01829 732401. See www.travelfit.co.uk
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM). Tele No 0151 705 3100 with pre-travel consultations Monday to Saturday and drop in service Monday to Friday.  Their address is Penbrook Place, Liverpool L3 5QA.
Wellness Clinic, Chester (run by LSTM) Tele No 0844 939 5600.  Their address is
10 Watergate Row, Chester, CH1 2LD.  www.welltravelledclinics.co.uk
Cheshire Travel Clinic.  There are several clinics in Cheshire.  info@cheshiretravelclinic.co.uk
Boots have a travel service. Check your local branch
We hope you find the above information useful.