Swanwood Partnership

Swanwood Partnership

Family Doctor GP Surgery


Tel: 01268 562444

 Dr R Rai, MRCGP   |   Dr Sunitha Padmanabhan, MRCOG, MRCGP  
Applewood Surgery, Wickford Health Centre, Market Avenue, Wickford, SS 12 0AG


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Medical Services

As well as general medical services we also offer the following services:

Extended Opening Hours: For those who find it difficult to see us during normal hours due to work commitments or otherwise, we offer extended opening hours on certain days where our surgery is open late when appointments are available to see a GP or a Nurse between 6.30 PM till 7.30 PM.

Asthma & Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease Management
These are designed to monitor and improve the care of your breathing problems, with advice on inhaler technique and medication. We carry out spirometry for lung function test where necessary.

Cervical Smear Tests
These can be arranged with the nurse.

Diabetic Management
Our practice nurse is trained in the specific needs of diabetic patients and offers regular advice and health assessment.

Minor Surgery
By arrangement with a doctor.

Joints and Soft Tissue Steroid Injections
We can give joint and soft tissue steroid injections. By arrangement with a doctor.

Coronary Heart Disease Management
Doctor/Practice nurse runs this clinic for those with established heart disease.

Maternity Care
Care during pregnancy and postnatal checks are organised with the help of the Community Midwifery team. Ask the reception for details.

Childhood Immunisation
All routine vaccinations are done in our clinic, up to and including the pre-school booster.

Child Health Surveillance
We carry out a six week health check on all babies. You will make booking for this baby check. You will be invited to bring your baby to the surgery for this.
Please bring your babies Red Book along.

Well Man/Well Woman check
These are with the practice nurse during which your blood pressure, urine, height and weight will be checked and any advice regarding diet etc. will be given. You may also be offered an ECG and any relevant blood tests.

Flu Vaccinations
The Department of Health recommend the following groups have this injection:

Chronic Heart Disease
Chronic Respiratory Problems (asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema)
Chronic Kidney Disease
Diabetes Mellitus
All patients aged over 65 years

Clinics normally start early September. Please look out for information posters and book your appointment early.

Smoking Cessation
We have a local referral policy to Vitality Group which provides help and advice to those wishing to give up smoking.

Regular blood pressure monitoring for those patients who require it.

Nurse Clinics

Practice Nurse runs clinics for:

  • childhood immunisations
  • flu jabs
  • cervical smears
  • asthma annual checks
  • COPD annual check
  • spirometry
  • ECG
  • family planning advice (including pill start, pill check, Depo-Provera injections)
  • travel advice and vaccinations
  • minor aliments consultations
  • chronic disease monitoring
  • lifestyle advice on diet, exercise, smoking cessation and CVD risk reduction
  • new patient check
  • well man and well women checks
  • wound management

Non NHS / Private Medical Examinations:

A GP practice can also offer a number of non-NHS
services which are generally paid for by the patient
or their company. These services can include:

Insurance claims forms
Passport signing
Prescription for taking medication abroad
Private sick notes
Sports, pre-employment, fitness certificates and HGV medicals
Vaccination certificates ect..

We can provide some private non NHS work to our patients.  A fee, as recommended by the British Medical Association, is payable for these examinations. Please check with the reception which private services are offered at the surgery. For e.g. HGV/PSV driver/Taxi medical, insurance medicals, pre-employment, fitness for sports, fitness to travel etc can be arranged with an appointment. Click here for more details





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