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13th October-

'We would like to thank our patients for their understanding and patience during our change of computer systems. We still have a lot to learn and would appreciate if you bear with us over the next few weeks. We are hoping to resume full service shortly and commence our new on-line patient access for booking appointments and ordering prescriptions by mid November.'

4th October - Practice Notice Please Read Below!

15th September- 2017 Flu Clinic

30th August- Changing Clinical System- How will it effect our patients?

 8th August - New Premises Pharmacy

1st June - Development progress on the new surgery

4th May -  Structure of the new practice building is now underway

28th March- It's definitely started!

March 2017 -  New Churchdown surgery premises finally goes ahead!

2016 - First Notification of new premises

Clinics & Services

Asthma Clinic

Sister Jane Dalrymple, Katie White & Jane Hollman lead these clinics to ensure regular monitoring and treatment of our asthmatic patients.

Blood Tests

The practice’s phlebotomist and health care assistant hold clinics for patients needing blood tests.

Cervical Smears

We participate in the national computerised cervical recall system. Routine smears are recommended every three years from the age of 25 until 50 and every five years thereafter until the age of 64.

Childhood Immunisations

It is very important that your child is protected against avoidable infectious diseases.  Information regarding childhood immunisations can be accessed via the NHS website.

Parents will be sent invitations / reminders from Child Health Support Services.

Diabetic Clinic

Our Diabetic Specialist Nurse, Sister Tanya Hoare leads these clinics to ensure regular monitoring and treatment of our diabetic patients.

For more information regarding diabetes please visit www.diabetes.org.ukor make an appointment with our Diabetic Nurse.

The practice works closely with Gloucestershire Royal Hospital diabetic services, which includes annual retinal eye screening using digital photography.

Ear Syringing

Ear Syringing is undertaken by the healthcare assistants and after the patient has used olive oil for 14 days. The nurses are unable to undertake ear syringing unless this procedure has been undertaken.

For information on how to look after your ears and prevent blockages please download the self help guide.

ECG Recording and Hearing Tests (Audiograms)

The health care assistant performs these at the request of the doctors.

Family Planning

We offer a full range of contraceptive services including emergency contraception (e.g. the ‘morning after’ pill).

Marie & Julie, our advanced nurse practitioners fit and removes contraceptive implants. Please request a telephone consultation with Marie to discuss this prior to booking the appointment.

The fitting of coils (IUCDs) is carried out by Drs. Drewett, Wilson and Quinn.  Please book a telephone consultation with the doctors to discuss this prior to the appointment being booked.  The removal of coils is undertaken by Marie & Lorraine, our advanced nurse practitioners.

ECG Recording and Hearing Tests (Audiograms)

The health care assistant performs these at the request of the doctors.

Leg Ulcer Clinic

The practice and district nursing team lead these clinics to ensure the treatment for patients with a leg ulcer.

Medication Requiring Regular Blood Tests

The phlebotomists and health care assistants will undertake the taking of blood for patients requiring this service.

Minor Surgery

All doctors are approved for minor surgical procedures. Any patients referred for minor surgery are to be booked via the reception team at the request of a doctor.

In addition, all doctors undertake cryotherapy (ie freezing) of warts and other appropriate lesions in routine surgery by appointment.

Sexual Health Clinic

On Wednesday afternoon’s from 3.30 – 4pm Lorraine undertakes a sexual health drop in clinic at the surgery for young people aged 15 – 25 years of age.  These appointments are either drop-in without an appointment or pre-book in advance, giving greater flexibility in gaining access to sexual health services.  This clinic is to encourage young people to attend and to work proactively to reduce the stigma around asking for help, advice, diagnosis and treatment in relation to sexual health.

Smoking Cessation

This very successful service is available for patients wishing to give up smoking and appointments are to be booked with Janet, our smoking cessation advisor.

Alternatively, the Gloucestershire NHS Stop Smoking Service has a team of adviser's on-hand to provide support and advice.

Gloucestershire NHS Stop Smoking Service helpline: 0300 421 0040.

Breast Screening

The surgery participates in the Gloucestershire Breast Screening Programme every 3 years for women aged 50 - 65 years, patients will be routinely invited.

Shingles Vaccinations

The practice offers the shingles vaccine as part of the NHS vaccination programme to patients aged 70, 78 & 79 years of age. Please contact reception to enquire about eligibility for this free vaccine.

Pneumococcal Vaccinations

The practice offers pneumococcal vaccinations each year to any patient aged 65 or over and those under 65 who have any of the above illnesses

Miscellaneous Services

These include: -

  • The removal of sutures and various procedures undertaken by the practice nurses;
  • Information regarding screening services available from resources within the practice;
  • Patients on specialist medication being monitored by their usual GP.
 
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