East Quay Medical Centre is an innovative and forward thinking practice. We constantly strive to provide up-to-date appropriate services for our patients. We have been a GP training practice since 1979. We usually have up to three hospital doctors training to become GPs. They stay for up to 18 months to gain experience in primary care. In 1992 we founded East Quay Health Limited, which is a non-profit-making organisation providing vasectomies and other minor operations for patients of East Quay and other GP practices. It also provides private operations. More information on East Quay Health Ltd can be found at www.eastquayhealth.com In 1995 we were the first GP partnership in England to purchase a pharmacy. The pharmacy is now owned by Rowlands who continue to provide chemist services to the local community.
Rowlands Pharmacy and an NHS dentist have suites of rooms to base their services at the East Quay Medical Centre. In 2009 we opened East Quay Vision, the new optometrists at East Quay Medical Centre. This offers NHS and private eye testing, fashionable and classic frames, contact lenses for all and a dry eye clinic. We also see and treat patients with acute eye problems – as a NHS service (ACES) this is free to patients. We offer a private glaucoma monitoring service to save hospital appointments. We also screen patients for glaucoma, provide private and NHS home visits and hope to develop more services in the future. www.eastquayvision.co.uk – 01278 440 440 We also have some other therapists, such as counselling and complementary therapy at the centre. For an update on other services available at East Quay, please ask at the reception or visit our website.