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We now provide a small number of appointments especially for young people (13-19yrs) so they can either talk to or see a clinician to discuss any problems. Contact the surgery to ask when these appointments are available every week. 

Care Quality Commission Inspection

The Friarwood Surgery was inspected by a CQC Team on Thursday 24th September 2015, we  received positive feedback from the inspection team on the day which has lead to our official report being published.

The good news is that we were awarded a rating of OUTSTANDING which is a wonderful achievement for all of our hard working and caring staff. This result puts your GP surgery in the top 4% best rated in England. 

The surgery would like to thank the members of the Patient Participation Group for their positive engagement on the day of the inspection and for their ongoing support to help drive us forward on behalf of all of our patients.

Please see the link to our CQC report: CQC Friarwood Report Nov 15

PLEASE NOTE: Change to service


  • In line with a new NHS Patient Safety Program, the Doctors at Friarwood Surgery agreed that the clinical risk associated with accepting repeat prescription requests over the telephone needs to be limited. The decision has been made to cease this service on 4th April 2016 and was been made entirely in the interest of patient safety.

    Why Have We Changing?

    Our new systems will be safer for patients.

    Some requests for medication over the phone are not clear and it can take considerable time and effort to clarify what is required.

    Written requests avoid potential confusion and medication errors.

    In addition to improving patient safety it will reduce the number of telephone calls to the practice which will improve telephone access for those in need of emergency help, advice or making an appointment.

Clinics & Services

elderly_consultPlease telephone the surgery for up-to-date details of clinic times.

Influenza Injections

These are available from October onwards. Appointments can normally be made from the beginning of September.

Prostate Clinic

This clinic is run by a  Senior Nurse, by referral only, each Monday and Friday.

Healthy Heart Clinic

Run by a nurse once weekly.

Family Planning Clinic

There are family planning clinics every week. Please telephone for details.

baby_tummy Antenatal Services

Patients are seen by a midwife at the clinics by appointment. A GP will also be available.

Midwives and health visitors will also visit patients at home.

Well Baby Clinics

Clinics are held weekly and offer the opportunity for you to bring your baby for weight/growth checks and discuss parenting issues with the health visitors. Appointments are made through your health visitor.

This clinic is for well babies only - if your child is unwell they need an appointment with their GP.

Child Health Surveillance Clinic

This involves regular assessment of children up to five years old by the health visitors and doctors.


Well Woman Clinics

These clinics are run on most days by the practice nurses for smears and discussion of women's health issues.

Asthma Clinic

This is run by a practice nurse in conjunction with Dr Watson, by appointment only.

Diabetic Clinic

This is run by a practice nurse in conjunction with Dr Soman, by appointment only.

glucose_testCOPD Clinic

A specialist clinic run by a nurse to help patients with Chronic Obstruction Pulmonary Disease. Appointments can be made at reception.

Minor Surgery

Several GPs and our specialist nurse practitioner Martin Harvey carry out minor surgical procedures at Friarwood Surgery by appointment and the doctors will be happy to advise you on this.

Travel Immunisation/Vaccinations

Please make an appointment at least eight weeks in advance of your holiday to ensure adequate cover.

A charge will be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. A list of these charges is held at reception.

For further information please see out Travel Information page.

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