At Straven Medical, we pride ourselves on getting to know our patients and always providing high-quality personal care. Our patients know we take the time to give them the attention they need.

We offer a full range of general practice services, covering every aspect of family medicine, child health, women’s health, men’s health, older person’s health, and mental health.

We also offer special services in dietary advice, keeping well, and women’s health

Urgent Covid-19 Update-23 March 2020

From 23 March, the Government has asked us to reduce all patient consultations at the medical rooms by 70 %. We will be doing phone/video consultations.

Our aim to keep all our patients safe especially our most vulnerable people.

To do this we plan to do the following:

      • See and examine any sick patients in the medical rooms. We will be assessing any infection risk closely  &  asking patients to either wait in their cars or sit in a suitable room before being seen by a doctor. If  you  are seen, we need to reduce any accompanying family members. Please either come alone or  bring one  other person with you

      • Give flu vaccinations as quickly as possible. We need to give these to the “over 65s” & patients with chronic health problems first. We will notify other groups as soon as they are available.

      • Give most childhood vaccinations as normal

      • All prescriptions will be faxed to a pharmacy. None are to be picked up from the medical rooms

      • All ACC, WINZ certificates and other certificates will be done as a phone consultation.

      • Suspend all insurance medicals, routine medical checks, liquid nitrogen treatments, smears, skin  checks etc

      • Provide mental health consultations by phone or video link

Please be reassured that we will see you if you are unwell but please talk to us first so that we can work out where is the best place to see you. We realise that it is a very stressful time for everyone and we will continue to provide a service for our patients

Dietary advice

Our experienced nurses can discuss and help with:

          • weight loss
          • diabetes and pre-diabetes
          • cholesterol control
          • weight gain
          • children’s weight management.

Keeping well

As well as helping when you are ill, we can help you to stay well. Our preventive health services include:

          • smoking cessation
          • healthy lifestyle
          • green prescription (keeping active)
          • diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, cancer checks
          • mole checks
          • flu vaccination

Women’s health

Doctors Denise Nicholson and Catherine Smart have a special interest in women’s health. For more information, see Women’s Health.

To book a time to see a doctor or nurse, see our Appointments page.