pregnantSocial Prescribing

The practice now pleased to announce that we are able to provide an additional resource to help patients who may find themselves in the situation whereby they require support. Below is a link for patient to self refer if they feel they could benefit from this service.

Please note the following criteria before completing the referral form:

          Over 18’s -

  • Assistance with finances, debt, benefits, employment and higher education
  • Low grade mental health issues eg sleep issues, anxiety, low mood.
  • Social isolation and keen to connect with others or community groups
  • Physical inactivity
  • Over/under weight and wanting support to tackle this
  • Issues following COVID eg isolation, bereavement, loss of income/employment, loss of support networks.
  • Relationship concerns
  • Specific situations that may benefit from extra community support eg veterans, mild learning difficulties, new mothers, homelessness, refuge

Children 8 1 18 - School issues – bullying, isolation and friendship problems, pressure with schoolwork

  • Family – parental separation, family illness, young carers, bereavement, children witnessing domestic abuse/drug + alcohol abuse
  • Employment, financial, higher education, careers advice
  • Physical inactivity
  • Weight management
  • Smoking, Alcohol, Drug use
  • Relationship advice – sexual health, relationship breakdown
  • Homeless support
  • Refugees/asylum seekers
  • Learning difficulties
  • Mental health – mild anxiety, low mood, sleep disturbance

If you feel you are eligible for this service please click the link below:


Antenatal Clinic

This clinic is run jointly, by one of our doctors and the community midwife. Appointments are made on the instruction of doctor, after pregnancy is confirmed. 

Family Planning

Contraception care is provided by all the doctors during surgery hours. Our practice nurses can also provide advice on family planning. Appointments can be made for coil cap fittings and checks. 

Health Visitors: 

East Hants

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Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called ChatHealth. The service operates Monday to Thursday between 9am and 4.30pm and Fridays 9am to 4pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health nurse (health visitor/school nurse) within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.

You can also call your health visitor on:  0300 303 4304 or email:

Mental Health 

If you are struggling with daily life, stresses, events in your life and you want to talk to someone please use the following self referral link:

Minor Surgery

Dr Zaman, Dr Reyad Kabir and Dr Kirsty Riggs run a Monthly  minor surgery clinic. Removal of some moles and small lumps may be suitable for this clinic. Coil fittings and contraceptive implants are also conducted at this time. You will need to have seen a doctor before being booked in to this clinic. 

Flu Vaccination 

An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes, carers and residents of nursing and rest homes and those over 65years of age.

docandchildChild Health Surveillance 

A check by a Doctor is offered at 8 weeks for baby and Mum’s post-natal.  Development Assessment is offered by the Health Visitor based at Chase Hospital. 

Asthma Patients 

It is recommended that patients with asthma are seen annually.  This allows the Practice Nurse with specialist training to asses you and helps you develop a self-management plan according to your needs

Diabetic Patients 

It is recommended that patients with diabetes attend a 6-12monthly review with our Senior Practice Nurse, who specialises in diabetic care. Patients are sent an appointment for a review which includes a blood test appointment two weeks prior to the annual review.  If you feel you are overdue for a check-up, please contact reception for an appointment.  

chdHealth Checks 

It is recommended that patients with a history of heart problems should be reviewed annually. A blood test two weeks prior to this appointment with the Practice Nurse will be needed.  This will allow the Practice Nurse to monitor your condition, blood pressure, medication and to assist in a self-management plan

Non NHS Services

Certain services provided by your doctor are not covered by the NHS and you will be asked to pay a fee, eg travel vaccination including yellow fever, pre-employment medicals, insurance claims, holiday certificates, private medicals, private certificates, fitness to drive medicals etc. We also act as examiners for several life insurance companies. Should we be asked to examine you for their purposes the company will be responsible for the fee.

Fees chargeable are in line with current British Medical Association recommendations. A list of the fees is posted at reception.

Pinehill Surgery Private Fees 2016.pdf

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