0402 32418

We offer the full range of services normally found in primary care. All of our doctors have a range of interests and experience to encompass most aspects of patient’s needs.

These include:

  • Women’s Health
  • Contraception
  • Men’s Health
  • Mother & Infant
  • Immunisations
  • Skin & Minor Surgery
  • Travel & Health
  • Blood Tests
  • Family Planning
  • Cervical Check
  • Chronic Diseases
  • Sexual Health


Tel: (0402) 32418
Fax: (0402) 33717
Bradshaws Lane Surgery
Arklow, Co. Wicklow

Appointment Times
Morning 9am – 12.15pm
Afternoon 3pm – 5.15pm
Closed at Weekends.

To make an appointment
please phone, or call in person.

Out of Hours Caredoc
Tel: 0818 300 365

Caredoc is an emergency
service based in Arklow Health Centre run by a Co-Op of local GP’s.

Available by appointment only.

Women’s Health

Our GP’s and nurses offer comprehensive health and wellbeing assessments for women.
These include fertility issues, menstrual health, cardiovascular health and menopause.


Our GP’s can help and advise you regarding the many contraception options available to, and suitable for you. We also insert and remove Implanon, Mirena Coil, Jaydess Coil, Ballerine Coil and Kyleena Coil.

Please discuss these with our GP’s.


The Universal Contraception scheme is currently available to all women aged 17-30.  

Men’s Health

We offer assessments of all aspects of health pertaining to men.

This includes cardiovascular and respiratory health as well as blood pressure, weight management and mental health.

We also can advise and manage dietary issues, smoking cessation and sports injuries.

Mother & Infant

The Mother & Infant Scheme is a state scheme which cares for the pregnant woman and her baby from confirmation of pregnancy up to and including 2 visits for the baby after they are born (at 2 weeks and 6 weeks)

If you discover you are pregnant, we recommend you contact your GP to confirm your pregnancy and get enrolled on the scheme.

Standard Schedule of Visits 

  • 4 to 8 weeks – Initial visit with G.P.
  • Week 12 G.P.
  • Week 16 to 20 Hospital Visit for booking visit scans and bloods
  • Week 24 G.P.
  • Week 28 G.P. (Hospital if first pregnancy)
  • Week 32 Hospital
  • Week 34 G.P.
  • Week 36 Hospital
  • Week 37 G.P.
  • Week 38 Hospital
  • Week 39 G.P.
  • Week 40 Hospital


  • All babies should be seen by the G.P. at two weeks and six weeks. 
  • The mother should be seen by the G.P. at six weeks.


Other visits for medical matters unrelated to the pregnancy would incur normal charges.


Our nurses deliver vaccinations as per the Childhood Immunisation Schedule. An appointment for your child can be made by contacting reception.

We also deliver annual flu vaccine for at risk groups. Pneumococcal vaccine is also available.

Pregnant women should also contact their nurse or doctor to discuss vaccination’s which are available to them. Pertussis vaccine is recommended for all pregnant women after week 16 of the pregnancy.

Skin & Minor Surgery

Dr. Mark Ruddy has a special interest in skin and dermatology.

A number of minor surgeries can also be carried out at Bradshaws Lane Surgery following consultation with our doctors. If you hold private medical insurance this may be covered otherwise a fee will be chargeable for all patients.

Travel & Health

Our surgery is a WHO approved Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. We provide the full range of vaccines that the international traveller might require. 

We recommend you contact the surgery to discuss your destination well in advance of your trip in order to ensure you are adequately vaccinated in good time.

Blood Tests

Blood tests can be arranged once approved and/or ordered directly by one of our doctors or your treating hospital consultant.

These are performed in the surgery Monday – Friday in the morning at dedicated blood clinics. Please contact reception to make an appointment.

Alternatively, blood tests can be performed in St Vincents Hospital by direct arrangement with the Phlebotomy Department in the hospital.

Family Planning

Our GP’s are available to discuss any aspects of family planning.

This includes pre-pregnancy counselling, fertility issues and all aspects of contraception amongst others.

We can organise preliminary fertility investigations in the clinic. Please contact the GPs regarding this.


We are partaking in The Universal Contraception scheme which is currently available to all women aged 17-30. 

Cervical Check

Cervical Smear tests are a simple and quick procedure to detect abnormal cells in a woman’s cervix.

The National Cervical Screening Programme provides free smear tests to all women up to 65 years old. Our practice nurses perform these tests.

Check the register here

You will need your PPS number and date of birth to check the register.

You can check the register to:

  • find out if you are on it – and add your details if you are not
  • change your contact details
  • check your Cervical Screening Programme Identifier (CSPID)
  • find out when your next test is due


If you check the register and see your test is due, please contact reception to book an appointment.

Please note: The best time to have a smear performed is “mid-cycle” (i.e. approximately one week after the end of your period).

Chronic Diseases

Chronic disease management is an essential part of primary care.

We manage many chronic diseases as part of a HSE initiative including asthma, COPD, diabetes and cardiovascular disease amongst many others.

Benefits for our patients

  • Patients will benefit from early detection of risks for developing chronic disease.
  • They will also benefit from early detection of complications or new conditions, which reduces the risk of worsening health, hospital admissions or both.

Sexual Health

We provide help, support and advice on all aspects of Sexual Health.

We can also arrange for screening tests for sexually transmitted infections and treatment of these should it be required.

Please discuss this with your GP or our specialist ANP Jane Deehan.