The surgery offers a wide range of services which you can read about below.

Surgery Services

The Garden's Surgery is proud to offer these services for different medical conditions, you may be referred to these services by our Reception Team or you can request an appointment by asking reception.


Clinical pharmacists

Clinical pharmacists work as part of the general practice team to improve the value and outcomes of medicines, they consult with and treat patients directly. This includes providing extra help to manage long-term conditions, advice for those on multiple medicines, and better access to health checks. The role is pivotal to improving the quality of care and ensuring patient safety.

Having clinical pharmacists in GP practices means that GPs can focus their skills where they are most needed, for example on diagnosing and treating patients with more complex conditions. This helps GPs to manage the demands on their time. 

They are highly qualified experts in medicine and can help people in a range of ways. 

If you have any concerns regarding your medication or wish to have further support and guidance regarding your medication please book an appointment with the reception team.

Female Health

Cervical Screen Test

Cervical screening is a method of preventing cervical cancer by detecting abnormal cells in the cervix (lower part of the womb). Cervical screening is not a test for cancer, but it is a test to check the health of the cervix. Most women's test results show that everything is normal. But for one in 20 women, the test will show some changes in the cells of the cervix. Most of these changes will not lead to cervical cancer and the cells will go back to normal on their own. In some cases, the abnormal cells need to be treated to prevent them from becoming a problem later.

Find information about cervical screening


HPV Vaccination

Since September 2008 there has been a national programme to vaccinate girls aged 12-13 against human papilloma virus (HPV).  There is also a three-year catch up campaign that will offer the HPV vaccine (also known as the cervical cancer jab) to 13-18 year old girls. The programme is delivered largely through secondary schools, and consists of three injections that are given over a six-month period. In the UK, more than 1.4 million doses have been given since the vaccination programme started.

Human papilloma virus (HPV)

Human papilloma virus (HPV) is the name of a family of viruses that affect the skin and the moist membranes that line your body, such as those in your cervix, anus, mouth and throat. These membranes are called the mucosa. There are more than 100 different types of HPV viruses, with about 40 types affecting the genital area. These are classed as high risk and low risk. 

What HPV infection can do

Infection with some types of HPV can cause abnormal tissue growth and other changes to cells, which can lead to cervical cancer. Infection with other forms of HPV can also cause genital warts. Other types of HPV infection can cause minor problems, such as common skin warts and verrucas. Around 30 types of HPV are transmitted through sexual contact, including those that can cause cervical cancer and genital warts. Genital warts are the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the UK. HPV infection is also linked to vaginal cancer and vulval cancer, although both are rare conditions.

Find information about Human Papillomavirus (HPV)


First Contact Physio

What is First Contact Physiotherapy?

First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs) are physiotherapists based in GP surgeries with expertise in the assessment and management of musculoskeletal conditions. 

How to Book

You can book an appointment directly with a physiotherapist via the receptionist, which means you won’t need to wait for a referral from a doctor.


You may be eligible for an appointment with a physiotherapist for the following problems:

  • All soft tissue injuries, sprains, strains, or sports injuries
  • Arthritis – any joint
  • Possible problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons, or bone, eg tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, ankle sprains
  • Spinal pain including lower back pain, mid-back pain, and neck pain
  • Spinal-related pain in arms or legs, including nerve symptoms, eg pins and needles or numbness
  • Changes to walking
  • Post-orthopaedic surgery

The physiotherapist will:

  • Assess you and diagnose what’s happening
  • Give expert advice on how best to manage your condition
  • Refer you on to specialist services if necessary

Contact the surgery for more information.

Health and Wellbeing Coach

What is the role of a Health and Wellbeing Coach

Health and Wellbeing coaches support people to increase their ability to self-manage, motivation levels and commitment to change their lifestyle. They are experts in behaviour change and focus on improving health-related outcomes by working with people to set personalised goals and change their behaviours. They work with people with physical and/or mental health conditions and those at risk of developing them.
Health coaches can be an effective intervention for people experiencing a range of long-term conditions, including respiratory, cardiovascular (including type 2 diabetes and hypertension), and stress/low mood. They can also support people with weight management, diet, and increasing activity levels.

Personal support offered

To those wishing to better manage their long-term conditions, experiencing sleep issues, with low-level addictions, weight, and other areas.

You must:

  • be motivated to change
  • be able to commit to six sessions

If you are motivated to change and can commit to six sessions.

If you feel that you could benefit from a Health and Wellbeing Coach please ask one of the Doctor, Nurse or Pharmacist.

Musculoskeletal Health

You can request MSK support by using the getUBetter App.


Social Prescribing

What is a Social Prescriber and what do they do?

We know many things affect your health and well-being. Our social prescribers are here to listen to you and connect you with local services and activities that could benefit you, providing both practical and emotional support

Our Social Prescribers will work with you to explore your individual needs and develop a plan to help create positive life changes. The personalised support will give you the time and confidence to work on the underlying issues which are affecting your overall health and wellbeing.


We can support people struggling with issues including:

  • Housing/debt and benefit issues
  • Bereaved/struggling to cope
  • Loneliness, feeling isolated, low confidence/self esteem
  • Mental health issues including depression, anxiety, stress
  • Long term health conditions
  • Low level addiction & recovery
  • Learning or employment opportunities
  • Lifestyle support (losing weight, exercise more, improve mood, live well, move more)
  • Finding a club, activity or group in your local area

If you feel that you could benefit from social prescribing then please ask your Doctor or Nurse.

Trans / Non-Binary / Gender non-conforming patients

We welcome Trans, Non-Binary and Gender non-conforming patients at the Gardens Surgery.

Dr Stephens is one of the 2 GPs who works at the local ‘Bridge Clinic’ which is a dedicated clinic for our patients in this population.

At the Bridge Clinic, there are longer appointments and access to other clinicians with a special interest in TNBI care so you may prefer to contact the Bridge Clinic to be seen within their clinic time.

Find Local and National Support for Trans, Non-Binary and Gender non-conforming patients

We are happy to accommodate name and pronoun changes as well as gender marker changes after consultation with Dr Stephens.

A free deed poll can be found online on the Free UK Deed Poll website.

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