Many health-related activities take place within the practice, as well as the usual appointments to see the doctor or nurse. If you need further information or wish to make an appointment please speak to the receptionist. These activities include:
We are keen to promote health and to prevent illness where possible. You may therefore be asked to answer a health promotion sheet or be invited to attend a health promotion activity such as a blood pressure check, advice about diet or exercise etc.
All of the doctors and some of the practice nurses are able to offer a wide range of contraception advice and care. Simply make an appointment in the usual way to discuss these matters
Well Woman Program
We encourage women to see the practice nurse about cervical smears, how to examine the breasts, pre-pregnancy advice, how to manage the menopause etc. It is particularly important that you attend for routine smears. You will be informed when these are due.
Having a baby
The practice offers a program of care for expectant mothers, in conjunction with community midwives and Southmead Hospital obstetric unit. If you think you are pregnant you can arrange for a midwives appointment using a referral form that can be collected from Reception. If you want to discuss your pregnancy, you can arrange to see your doctor during normal surgery.
There is a full program of child health care in the practice involving doctors, nurses, and health visitors. Routine examinations, development assessments and immunisations are offered at appropriate intervals at our child health clinic. We will inform you when these are due. The health visitors also run a well baby clinic locally for routine weighing, feeding advice etc. Ask for details.
Simple minor surgical procedures can be carried out in our well-equipped treatment room by arrangement with one of our doctors.
Travel and Health
If you are travelling abroad be sure to pick up one of our leaflets offering advice about health precautions. If you need immunisations or malaria tablets then please discuss this with the nurse as soon as possible, 3 -6 months in advance especially if your travel programme is complicated. Please note there will be a charge for some travel immunisations
Diabetes and Asthma
It is important that those with diabetes or asthma receive regular care and you will be offered a clinic or review appointment as necessary.
We are keen to promote health through education and keep a range of free literature. Please see display in the waiting area.
You may make an appointment to see the nurse for a variety of things. These include:
- Blood Tests
- Blood Pressure
- 24hr Blood Pressure
- Stitch removal
- Cervical smears
- Child Immunisations
- Travel Immunisations
- Ear Syringing
- Follow up ECG
- Support to stop smoking
- Coronary Heart Disease
- COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)