Clinics and services

In addition to GP consultations, the practice offers a range of clinics and healthcare services:

(please note these are curtailed during the pandemic)

 

Baby Clinics - Immunisations & Child Surveillance

Held at the surgery. 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of every month from 13:00 - 15:30 and 14:00 - 15:30

The “Parent Talk” Group and + The Positive Parenting Group

If you are interested in these groups please contact our health visitors on 01725 512659 for further details.  It will enable you to meet other mothers with children of a similar age and gain support and confidence as a parent. 

Antenatal Care

The doctors provide maternity care together with the midwife. Antenatal patients are seen by the doctors during ordinary surgery times.

The midwife team unfortunately cannot any longer be squeezed into our small building. The community team will meet you at another local setting or Salisbury hospital. The nearest maternity unit is at Salisbury hospital where antenatal classes are held specifically for Downton patients.

The midwife offers help on all aspects of pregnancy and postnatal care.  They conduct deliveries for women having GP maternity care.

Messages may be left at the hospital for the midwife 01722 336262 or alternatively via Ambulance Control on 01249 651271 (open 24 hours). 

Health Checks for 40 to 74 year olds

This is a free overall health check provided by the NHS and you will receive a letter from the surgery inviting you to come in. This service will check if you are at higher risk of diabetes, stroke, kidney disease and heart disease. These are currently at 40, 45, 50 and every five years. We are not funded if you do not get an invite.

No Worries service

No Worries is a young people's sexual health service providing confidential sexual health and contraception service 13-24 year olds available to Wiltshire residents at participating venues across Wiltshire.

Services available are:

  • Emergency hormonal contraception (EHC) - you may be offered a pill form or a copper coil (IUD) depending on your preference or method available at the venue you attend.

  • Free condoms and condom demonstration

  • Pregnancy testing

  • Chlamydia self test kits and treatment available for patient and partners

  • Advice and support around sexual health

Follow No Worries on Facebook or contact No Worries at noworries.nhswiltshire@nhs.net.

Or phone the surgery for more advice 01725 510296