We offer a range of services, which we believe are of most value to the majority of our patients. If there are services that you would like to see introduced or have any suggestions as to how you think we might improve upon existing services please let us know here.

Providing the highest quality care that can be delivered within the limited available resources means we need your support and understanding too.

You can help by managing minor illnesses yourself (see Pharmacy First), by making sure you follow treatment instructions, and calling to cancel any appointments you don’t need/cannot attend in advance.

The different contracts are run by NHS England (South East Regional Team), the IW Clinical Commissioning Group and the IW County Council. Priorities are set to meet national and local needs.  Co-ordination with GP Practices is organised into localities: Cowes is in the West & Central Locality.

The Isle of Wight Primary Care Mental Health Team regularly has a practitioner visit the practice offering assessments and on-going support for many mental health problems.

Health screening is available by appointment with a member of the Nursing Team in our screening clinics. The Practice nursing team will check your blood pressure, cholesterol and urine and give diet, exercise and smoking advice.

These are done by appointment with the Practice Nurse

Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group
Building A, The APEX
St. Cross Business Park
Newport, Isle of Wight
PO30 5XW

Tel: IOW 552 064

NHS England
South East Regional Team
Oakley Road
SO16 4GX

Tel: 023 80296914

Isle of Wight County Council
Customer Service Centre
County Hall, High Street
Newport, Isle of Wight
PO30 1UD

Tel: IOW 821 000

We offer numerous various Nurse-led clinics for long term conditions such as Diabetes, Anti-Coagulation, Asthma & COPD.  All clinics are appointment based.

The practice can provide a variety of minor surgical procedures. Please make an appointment to see your Doctor in the first instance.

The Doctors are able to complete private medical insurance claim forms and private certificates and to carry out medical examinations for insurance, driving, employment and sport. These do not form part of their NHS work and therefore a fee is payable.

The practice offers a prebooked blood test appointment service at the two Ventnor buildings, giving patients an alternative to the to St Mary’s Hospital ‘sit and wait’ service in Newport.

We offer advice on medication, vaccination and general health care to enable you to plan your holiday safely.  A holiday vaccination form is available from reception (or can be downloaded from the next page) and where possible it is advisable to complete this two months prior to your departure date. This will give the nurse enough time to check your current immunisation status and the requirements for your destination and return the form to you so appointments can be made if needed. Some vaccinations need to be given at least four weeks in advance to ensure cover. The NHS does not cover the cost of all medication needed for overseas travel and there may be a charge.

Before you travel, it’s important to find out whether you will need vaccinations for the country you’re visiting. The following websites will help you.
• Travel Health
• Fit for Travel
• Masta 
• Gov.uk for specific country travel advice

EHIC to apply for your free European Health Insurance Card

Patients planning visits abroad for either business or holidays are asked to book an initial 20 min appointment with the Practice Nurse well in advance of the proposed departure date. (A charge for certain vaccinations will be made). Alternatively, these services are readily available at certain Pharmacies and Private Clinics – contact your local pharmacy for more information.

Contraception – The practice provides a full range of contraception advice and methods including subdermal implants.  Emergency contraception is also available.

Cervical Smears – All women are offered cervical smears by the practice at intervals that aline with best practive to provide the best defence against cancer. The practice sends reminders to all adult female patients when their smear is due.