All contraceptive services can be provided by all doctors in the practice. Our nurses are also trained in family planning and have available appointments. This practice has a particular interest in giving pre-conceptual advice for those planning a family.
The Government recommends regular cervical smears for women between the ages of 25 and 65.
Please make a routine appointment with your doctor to discuss this.
All the partners undertake full antenatal and postnatal care which they share with the community midwife. Antenatal clinics with the midwife are held weekly by appointment.
Immunisations and Vaccinations
Routine childhood immunisation clinics are held weekly by appointment.
We also advise:
We believe in promoting health as well as treating illness and offer advice and support on such topics as:
- Stopping smoking
- Eating a healthy diet
- Keeping fit
We encourage you to ask about this service if you feel we can help you.
Important information re GP and Hospital led blood tests:
Your Blood Test Services
Since October 1, 2018, blood tests, requested by us, for you, have been carried out by our own practice.
They were previously provided by staff from Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust (PHT), in line with a number of other practices in the area.
By providing the service in-house, we hope this change has helped us to improve our services to you by improving your access to our services and making it easier to make appointments at a more convenient time.
This change has also helped the local NHS streamline its community phlebotomy services across the area, so that all GP practices offer this service in the same way.
There has been no change for patients who have their blood taken at home as part of our domiciliary service.
Our staff will advise you of the booking process when we ask you to have a blood test.
Portsmouth Hospital Trust (PHT) will continue to take your bloods at Queen Alexandra Hospital if the request is as a result of an appointment you have had at the hospital or part of the care you are under at the hospital. The hospital staff will be able to tell you the opening hours of the various sites.
Your Blood Test Service at Brook Lane Surgery:
We now have Phlebotomy clinics running at Brook Lane Surgery on a Monday 8;30 am - 12 midday, Tuesday 8:00am - 14:30, Wednesday 7:00am - 14:30, Thursday 7:00am - 14:30 and Friday 8:00am to 14:30 pm. These are now bookable via Internet access or by phoning the surgery on 01489 575191.
We now have a blood pressure machine for patient use in our waiting room. Please use this for routine blood pressure checks. This will avoid you having to book an appointment with the nurse. Please ask the reception staff for help if you require it.
Under the current General Medical Services Contract, Brook Lane Surgery offers the following services:
- Cervical screening
- Contraceptive services
- Vaccination and immunisation (non childhood)
- Childhood vaccination and immunisation
- Child health surveillance
- Minor surgery procedures
- Access to general medical services
- Influenza immunisations for those over 64 or at risk
- Pneumonia immunisations for those over 64
- Anti-coagulation monitoring
- IUD contraceptive fittings