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


The following are regularly held at the surgery:

  • Cervical Screening
  • Diabetic
  • Asthma                                                    
  • Minor Surgery                 
  • COPD                         
  • Child Health & Immunisation                      
  • Leg Ulcer
  • Phlebotomy (Blood Tests)
  • NHS Healthchecks
  • Travel Vaccinations

Flu Vaccinations

Flu vaccinations will be available for the following people who may be at risk should they contract the illness.

Anyone who has:

  • Chronic respiratory disease including asthma
  • Chronic heart disease
  • Chronic renal failure
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment
  • 65 years or older

Flu is a very unpleasant viral disease which can put you out of action for days and in some cases leave you feeling unwell for weeks. If you fall into any of the above categories it is strongly recommended that you receive the vaccine. Telephone the Surgery to arrange an injection appointment. The vaccine is approximately 80% effective against the flu virus. You cannot get flu from having the vaccine. About 2% of vaccinated patients get mild "cold-like" symptoms for a few days after vaccination.

Health Coaching

Managing life with a health condition isn't always easy.

We know that understanding and keeping track of medications, treatments, tests and appointments with healthcare professionals are important, but also that a health condition affects our emotions, how we feel about ourselves, our social life, hobbies and day to day routines at home. Feeling confident managing all of that can be a challenge.

At The Stour Surgery we have a health coach as part of our team. Clinical healthcare professionals like doctors and nurses can be really important to help us manage the medical aspects of our health, and health coaches can help us manage the emotional and practical impact in our day to day life.

The health coaches are there to support people with health conditions to feel more confident, and have lots of experience talking about a whole range of subjects:

  • managing pain and fatigue
  • preparing for appointments
  • accessing information to understand conditions and treatments
  • feeling more confident getting out and about
  • building a network of support around you
  • accepting and coming to terms with having a health condition

Sessions with our health coach might be for you if...

  • you have a long term health condition or are a carer for someone with a health condition
  • don't feel very confident about coping with your health condition
  • would like the chance to talk to someone for more than 10 mins who is focussed on seeing you as a whole person.

Your GP, practice nurse or any member of the reception team can refer you to see the Health Coaches, so if you are interested in this, please mention it one of the team at The Stour Surgery.

Phlebotomy Service (Blood Tests)

This service is for GP initiated blood tests only.

This service is available on an appointment only basis which can be booked in person at reception or by telephoning the switchboard. We are unable to accept walk-ins.

Patients who are requesting an INR test will continue to be seen at Christchurch or Royal Bournemouth Hospital. Children aged 13 or below will be asked to attend Poole General Hospital.

Please ensure you stay well hydrated before your blood test. Drink plenty of water to keep your veins plumper, more visible and easier to draw blood. This applies to both fasting and non-fasting tests.