I will be retiring from Longshore Surgeries at the end of April 2022. I have thoroughly enjoyed my career at Longshore Surgeries which has spanned over 3 decades. We are fortunate to have dedicated and supportive staff who have been great to work with.  It is the intention of the practice to replace me when I leave, and I wish you all the very best for the future. With best wishes,  Dr David Johnston

Clinics & Services

  • bp_at_homeChronic Disease Management: We provide an integrated service in conjunction with practice and district nurses to manage chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, ischaemic heart disease and hypertension.
  • Contraception: A range of contraceptive services are available, including the 'morning-after-pill'. Health advice can also be given for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Maternity Advice: All partners are on the obstetric list but we as doctors no longer offer home deliveries. The midwife for the area holds weekly antenatal clinics at the Kessingland surgery. The midwives may offer a home delivery.
  • Minor Surgery: All partners are approved for minor surgery and will carry out a range of minor surgical procedures.
  • Child Developmental Assessment: All partners are qualified to carry out these checks.
  • Childhood Immunisations
  • Travel Clinic: For health advice and vaccinations, available from practice nurses.
  • Smoking Cessation Clinics: Help will be offered and you will be offered onward referral to a smoking cessation clinic.
  • Chlamydia Screening: We offer Chlamydia screening to all 16-24 year olds, both male and female. We would ask that you take advantage of this. You can collect a screening test kit from our nurses.
  • Cervical Smears: With the practice nurses.
  • Smoking Cessation Clinic: Help will be offered to stop smoking and referral to the cessation clinic.

Phlebotomy Service

With the unfortunate shortage of phlebotomy supplies, all routine blood testing will be suspended until further notice. You will be contacted if your appointment needs to be cancelled. All long term condition reviews will continue as blood test results can be reviewed at a later date. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Longshore patients can call and make an appointment with Julie our phlebotomist. Her clinics are Monday to Thursday 8.30am till 11.30am at the Kessingland branch.

We can also offer Phlebotomy appointments at Sole Bay.


Beccles Hospital are now running a bookable phlebotomy clinic and you can arrange an appointment by calling 01493 809977                      


Areas Where Talking to a Health Visitor Can Help

  • 99351926Babies and Children - Immunisation, behaviour/sleep, feeding, special needs, toilet training/bedwetting etc.
  • Emotional Wellbeing - Depression, unemployment, marital breakdown, domestic violence, stress, bereavement, chronic illness, childcare, local support networks etc.
  • Staying Healthy and Living a Healthy Life - Drug and alcohol abuse, women's/men's health, contraception and family planning, pre-conception advice, sexual health, pregnancy, poverty, housing, disability etc.

The health visiting team works closely with the local children’s centre and has information about all their services including baby massage and baby yoga.

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