Practice Services

To make an appointment for any of the services below, please contact our reception staff.

In addition to our practice services, please look at Other Practice Services, Pregnancy Advice and Services for Teenagers.


Antenatal Care

If you think you are pregnant see your Doctor as soon as possible. Your Doctor will then arrange for your further antenatal care. Clinics are held by appointment and in conjunction with the community midwife.

Information on who will be looking after you when you are pregnant and additional advice can be found in our Pregnancy Advice section.

Baby Clinics

In accordance with up-to-date standards we offer a full child development service in conjunction with our Health Visitors at both Barlaston and Stone.

If you have any problems with which you feel our Health Visitors can help, please contact them on Stone 01785 811471 or Barlaston 01782 372416 and they will be able to arrange for your child to have a full check. Appointments can be arranged weekly by computerised recall.

Cervical Smear Screening

Appointments can be made at the same time as your Well Woman health check. Please ask for a longer appointment when booking for a smear test.

Family Planning

The GPs and the Practice Nurses are available by appointment, please advise the receptionist when booking an appointment for family planning.

Free Chlamydia Test

If you are between the ages of 15- 25 you can have a free Chlamydia test ... This is done on a urine sample. The results are confidential and can be sent to your mobile phone. Ask the doctors, advanced nurse practitioners or nurses for the test. For more information about Chlamydia and the national screening programme visit www.nhs.uk.

Flu Vaccinations

Vaccinations for influenza are available every year from mid-October for susceptible patients, e.g. diabetics, asthmatics and the over 65’s. Further information about Flu can be found in our Guide to Influenza.

Health Authority Attached Services

District Nurses

Provide nursing care in your home, messages can be left on Stone (01785) 813538.

Community Midwives

Ante-natal clinics are held in Stone every Thursday morning (up to 11am) in Barlaston Health Centre every 2nd and 4th Wednesday 9.30am until 11.00am by appointment.

Physiotherapist

If your doctor feels treatment is necessary an appointment can be arranged for you.

Health Visitors

Are available to provide advice, support and counselling and can be contacted by telephoning:- Stone (01785) 811471.

Community Mental Health Nurse & Chiropodist

Please see your Doctor or ask at Reception.

Health Promotion Clinics

The Doctors and Practice Nurses are available by appointment, for the following health promotion consultations:

  • Well Woman
  • Weight Reduction
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes

Other lifestyle clinics are anticipated. Please ask at Reception for details.

Immunisation Adult

Tetanus boosters after 10 years if any injury occurs involving soil.

Immunisations childhood

We follow the national scheme for childhood immunisations:

Age

Immunisation

2 Months

  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib, a bacterial infection that can cause severe pneumonia or meningitis in young children) given as a 5-in-1 single jab known as DTaP/IPV/Hib
  • Pneumococcal infection 

3 Months

  • 5-in-1, second dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Meningitis C

4 Months

  • 5-in-1, third dose (DTaP/IPV/Hib)
  • Pneumococcal infection, second dose
  • Meningitis C, second dose

Between 12 and 13 months

  • Meningitis C, third dose
  • Hib, fourth dose (Hib/MenC given as a single jab)
  • MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), given as a single jab
  • Pneumococcal infection, third dose

3 years and 4 months, or soon after

  • MMR second jab
  • Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis and polio (DtaP/IPV), given as a 4-in-1 pre-school booster

Around 12-13 years

  • Cervical cancer (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer (girls only): three jabs given within six months

Around 13-18 years

  • Diphtheria, tetanus and polio booster (Td/IPV), given as a single jab

Maternity Care

Please see your Doctor during surgery hours by appointment. Maternity care can be arranged at the GP unit at Royal Stoke University Hospital or shared consultant care at County Hospital (Stafford) or Royal Stoke University Hospital. The practice has an attached team of midwives and parent craft classes are held at the surgery.

Information on who will be looking after you when you are pregnant and additional advice can be found in our Pregnancy Advice section.

Minor Surgery

Certain minor operations can be performed at the surgery, avoiding the need for you to go to hospital. If the Doctor recommends this sort of treatment then arrangements will be made at the surgery.

Nursing Services

Our Practice Nurses are integrated members of the clinical team who provide skilled nursing care and support to patients in the practice setting.  They are available by appointment and provide a wide range of health care, i.e., dressings, cervical smears, ear syringing, suture removal, immunisations, ear syringing, travel vaccination, disease management reviews, weight reduction and advice on aspects of health.

Private Non-NHS Work

The Doctors are happy to undertake private medical examinations for insurance/ employment purposes and for LGV and other licences. A fee is charged for other non-NHS services, including private sick notes, private health insurance forms, fitness to travel certificates/letters, freedom from infection and holiday cancellation forms etc. 

Fees for non-NHS services are based upon British Medical Association guidance, for further information please see Why do GP’s charge?

Please speak to our Office Manager for further details.

Sickness Certificates

Sickness certificates (also known as "Fit-notes" and Med 3 Forms) can be issued at routine GP appointments. For the first seven days of any illness or incapacity a self-certification form (SC2) should be used and are available from your employer or our reception. Hospital doctors can issue Med 3 forms following out-patient appointments or hospital stays.

Teenage Health Advice & Services

Our doctors and nurses can help you with a wide range of problems, including contraception, pregnancy tests, drug & alcohol problems, or worries you may have about your health or about things that are happening to you. Please see our Teenage Health Advice & Services for further information.

Travel Immunisations & Advice

Our Practice Nurse is available for advice and immunisations. An appointment should be made at least 6 weeks prior to travel. Further information including access to our online travel forms can be found here.

Available at Cumberland House every Tuesday between 3.00pm - 5.30 pm by appointment with our Practice Nurse. Please note the above clinic times may occasionally vary and we therefore advise you to check with Reception.

Yellow Fever Centre

Cumberland House Surgery is a recognised Yellow Fever Centre. Please make an appointment with our Practice Nurse to discuss your travel health requirements.

Unplanned Pregnancy

You may seek advice in confidence from your GP or from the contraception and sexual health clinic based at Stafford Central Clinic. Please refer to our contacts page for the telephone number.