Practice Information


Family Planning And Contraception

A full range of contraceptive services is available from the doctors and practice nurse.

Confidential emergency contraception and preconception  advice is also available. If you are planning a pregnancy it is a good idea to see the practice nurse who can advise you about having your rubella (German measles) immunity checked. It is  also recommended that you take folic acid from the chemist from before conception until the first three months of the pregnancy. Family planning advice can also be found here:

If you are having a coil (IUCD) fitted at the practice click on this link for a patient information leaflet.

If you are pregnant and are considering termination then help is available from the British Pregnancy Advisory service  (, telephone 03457 304030). 

Requests for repeat prescriptions of contraceptives

Please download this form if you are requesting a Progesterone Only Pill (POP) contraceptive.

Please download this form if you are requesting a Combined Oral Contraceptive (COC) pill.

Please either email the form to or post it in our post box at the side of the surgery.

Medication to delay your period

Please download this form if you wish to make a request for medication to delay your period (please note this is for those over the age of 16 only). Please either email the form to or post it in our post box at the side of the surgery.

Antenatal Clinics

These are held at SureStart by appointment only which can be made through Dovecote House on tel. 0115 883 5500.

Community Midwife

The Community Midwife team is involved in the care of all mothers before and after the birth of their child. They are available for any queries or concerns at Dovecote House on 0115 8835500. For the emergency midwife call 07967204126 (9am-5pm) or outside of these times on 0115 9299971.

Cervical Smears

We recommend that women aged 24½-50 should have a cervical smear every three years and five yearly from the age of 50 until 60 years old. You will be informed by post or text when your smear is due. Please make an appointment with one of the practice nurses for this.

Foreign Travel

Our practice nurse offers immunisation and health advice on foreign travel. Please enquire at reception at least eight weeks prior to departure. More details can be found in our Travel Service section.

Minor Surgery

Joint injections and treatment of simple skin lesions and in-growing toenails are all available in minor surgery clinics run by Dr Threlfall at Valley Surgery.

Please consult your doctor to discuss this.

To read a leaflet about steroid injections please click here.

Health for under 5s

A unique health website to support parents and carers of children under five launched in Nottinghamshire, click here for a leaflet and here for the website.

Teenage Health

Our practice nurses and doctors are happy to see teenagers for discussion of health issues on a confidential basis, irrespective of age. Whilst we are happy for parents to accompany younger teenagers we may encourage young people to develop some independence by seeing them alone for at least part of the consultation.

Teenagers can also make appointments to be seen alone.

Please refer to our section for Young People for more details.

Health Promotion and long term condition management

We are committed to improving the health of our patients. A lot of services in Nottingham will take referrals directly from patients without needing to see a doctor or nurse. Please see our resources pages A-Z for these services. The practice nurses will see patients for regular reviews of asthma, Chronic obstructive airways disease, blood pressure monitoring, heart disease, previous strokes and ministrokes and diabetes. Our health care assistants are also happy to advise at anytime  on lifestyle issues such as weight, smoking and alcohol consumption. For details on Your Health Your Way, a free integrated wellbeing service for Nottinghamshire residents, click here.

NHS Health Checks

Our health care assistants are happy to offer health checks with cardiovascular risk assessments on all patients aged 40 – 70 every 5 years which includes blood tests for cholesterol and blood sugar. Please speak to reception for an appointment for this.

Flu Clinics

There is an annual clinic held on a Saturday morning in October for this. Otherwise an appointment can be made with the practice nurse. Current recommendations are that anyone over 65 or suffering from heart, kidney or lung conditions should have an annual flu immunisation. A pneumonia immunisation is also available for these individuals but does not usually need repeating.

In accordance with National guidance please note that 50 to 64 year old age group will not be vaccinated until November and December, providing there is sufficient vaccine, and no appointments will be offered for this age group until then. This is to ensure that those who are most at risk are vaccinated first. If you are 50 to 64 and you are in one of the other groups which is eligible for the flu vaccination, for example you have a health condition which puts you at risk from flu, you will be invited earlier.

Screening services

The practice actively recommends health screening. Please refer to the following websites for further information:

Cancer screening:

Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening:

Mammograms are offered to all women between the ages of 50 and 70. All our female patients are invited every 3 years. So your first mammogram will not necessarily be immediately after you turn 50. If you think you have missed being screened due to moving area, or if you wish to continue being screened beyond the age of 70 please contact the breast screening unit on 0115 993 6649 to arrange an appointment.

NHS bowel cancer screening is only offered to people aged 60 or over, as this is when you're more likely to get bowel cancer: if you're 60 to 74, you'll automatically be invited to do a home testing kit every 2 years. If you're 75 or over, you can ask for a home testing kit every 2 years by calling the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60

Non-NHS Services

Like other professionals your doctor is entitled to charge a fee for work which is not paid for by the NHS. This includes insurance reports, private sick notes, holiday cancellation forms and letters to non NHS organisations e.g. leisure centres, schools and work places. Please see a summary of the fees or the notice in the waiting room. An explanation for the fees can be found here.

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