Appointments are needed for all clinics and services offered by the practice. Please ask at reception for details.
Hearing Aid Clinic
The Gloucestershire Deaf Association has offered the Practice use of one of their technicians, on hopefully, a regular basis. The technician is offering hearing aid cleaning, re-tubing and batteries.
The clinic is held on the 4th Thursday of every other month between 3pm - 5pm.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not for patients who want a new hearing aid or who are having problems with their hearing - please book to see the GP in the usual way.
Please make an appointment with reception for your FREE hearing aid check.
This clinic is held by a midwife here at the surgery on a Thursday afternoon, although the Midwife is based at Stroud Maternity Hospital. Parentcraft and relaxation classes are arranged by the Midwife and Health Visitor.
Child Health Care
Children can be seen by any of the doctors for child development checks and routine immunisations, which are given by the Practice Nurse. The Health Visitor is no longer based at the surgery unfortunately. If you need advice from the Health Visiting Team, contact them directly (0300 421 8018) for guidance for the under-fives.
Routine immunisations against diptheria, tetanus, whooping cough (pertussis), polio, Hib, measles, mumps, rubella and meningitis are all encouraged and available at the surgery. If you have any queries about any of the childhood immunisations, the Health Visitor will be happy to help.
Patients with chronic diseases such as Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD,Diabetes, Hypertension (high blood pressure) and Coronary Heart Disease are invited to attend for regular check ups to ensure optimum health. We also have special facilities for investigations particularly for heart and eye diseases.
NHS Health checks are done by our Health Care Assistants and include measurement of blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, dietary and lifestyle advice. Our health promotion programme identifies patients whom doctors feel are at risk of ill health and these individuals will be invited to attend the surgery.
Cervical Smear Tests
Our computerised system will invite you regularly for smear tests. Please mention you are having this test when you book an appointment, so that we may book the appropriate amount of time with the nurse.
All the partners provide a full range of family planning services. Advice is given during normal morning and evening surgeries. If you require EMERGENCY contraception please inform the receptionist so that we may fit you in with the Nurse or Doctor ON THE SAME DAY.
Immunisations may be arranged with the Practice Nurse. Please allow plenty of time as some courses take two months to complete.
The doctor will ask you to make a special appointment if you have a problem that requires minor surgery.