Services at the Charing Surgery
We continually strive to provide various services within our Practice so that our patients don’t have to travel elsewhere.
Asthma, COPD, diabetes Clinic
Our Nurse Practitioners and Practice Nurses are trained to offer management of your asthma, COPD diabetes and other chronic illnesses.
We have the facility in-house to record ECG, ambulatory ECG, 24-hour blood pressure monitoring and echocardiogram.
A private neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practitioner offers services to our patients.
Get free and confidential support from talking therapy services. You can be referred to NHS IAPT (Improved access to Psychological Therapies) counselling service.
Health monitoring – BP & BMI
Patients now have free access to a Health Monitoring machine which is located in the main waiting room. It records your height, weight, BP and pulse rate and calculates your BMI. We encourage any patients attending surgery to use the machine. Please either hand your printout with your results to a member of the reception team or to the clinician you are seeing, so that your results can be added to your notes.
Our nurses are experienced in managing most leg ulcers.
Patients taking medications for a long-term condition can have a medicine use review service which involves a consultation with the pharmacist to discuss their medications. It gives you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about how and why you should be taking your medicines and any problems or side effects this is causing. This is different from a medication review you may have with your doctor.
New medicines service
The new medicine service in our pharmacy focuses on patients with long-term conditions that have been prescribed new medicines. We can offer you advice and support with your new medications.
Phlebotomy (blood tests)
We have nurses and phlebotomists who can help you with various blood tests in the Surgery.
Physiotherapists are based in the Surgery on certain days. Patients needing treatment can speak to the receptionist, a doctor or nurse practitioner or self-refer.
Smoking cessation clinic
In our pharmacy, we offer support and advice to patients who want to stop smoking. Where necessary, our pharmacists can identify the most suitable nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for our patients.
Weight management programme
In our pharmacy, we offer a weight management programme where you can get advice, support and monitoring service. This is a tried and tested NHS weight management programme.