New Patient Consultations

Every patient registering with the practice will have the opportunity of a new patient consultation. The appointment gives you a chance to meet us, have your health checked and bring to light any ongoing medical problems or important past medical history, including continuing your medication.

Your appointment may be with the Practice Nurse who will ask you about the following:

  • Your past medical history (important illnesses and operations)
  • Ongoing medical problems
  • Medication
  • Family history
  • You will have your blood pressure taken and your urine will be tested. Occasionally other examinations or tests may be done if needed.

Health Visitor

The Health Visiting team are based at Ringwood Health Centre. They provide expert advice for all patients, with responsibility for the under fives and their families. Child Health Clinics are held at Twin Oaks Medical Centre on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. The Health Visitors offer general advice and support in all aspects of the care of children. You can contact the Health Visitors at Ringwood Health Centre on 01425 461749.

Midwifery Services

Charlotte Bending is a midwife based at Royal Bournemouth Hospital who works at our surgery every other Wednesday morning. If you are pregnant and wish to deliver at Royal Bournemouth or Poole Hospitals, please advise your GP who will refer you.

If you wish to deliver at Southampton or Salisbury Hospitals, the GP will refer you to their own midwifery services.

Red Cross Equipment Loan

This service provides for anyone needing the temporary use of a wheel chair, crutches and other medical items, usually as recommended by the doctors at the surgeries. However, independent requests are also fulfilled. Please contact the surgery on 01425 671741 for current contact numbers.

Private Services

Private Forms
Your doctor will usually be able to complete any Private Forms or sign passport forms (if they have known you for more than two years), but please allow a minimum of seven working days notice. A charge for these - and for issuing private certificates - will be made in line with the recommended BMA scale


ChilWel Counselling
Joanna Chilman MBACP, Dip Couns, Dip CBT
Therapeutic and Cognitive Behavioural Counsellor covering the Bransgore and Christchurch areas in Dorset and the Ringwood area in Hampshire. For more information visit the ChilWell Counselling website


Chiropractor
Anna Franklin is a State-Registered Chiropractor and works at Twin Oaks on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Fridays. However, you do not need to be registered at Twin Oaks Surgery as she is an independent practitioner.

Chiropractic may be useful in the treatment of back pain and sciatica, neck and arm pain, headaches and migraine, trapped nerves, painful muscles and joints, sports injuries, growing pains and other childhood complaints If you have any queries, please call Anna on her advice line (01425 674958) or pick up a brochure from reception which also explains the charges and appointment times.

For more information, you can visit Anna's website. Otherwise, you may book an appointment directly at Reception on 672741.


Chiropodist
Peter O'Gorman - Qualified Edinburgh with 10 years experience
Full 1/2 hour session £25.00
Professional nailcare £18.00

This service is available at the surgery on Wednesday afternoons. Please book your appointment with Reception 01425 672741