Churchdown Surgery24 St John’s AvenueChurchdownGloucester, GL3 2DBTel: 01452 899762
'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
Sister Jane Dalrymple, Katie White & Jane Hollman lead these clinics to ensure regular monitoring and treatment of our asthmatic patients.
The practice’s phlebotomist and health care assistant hold clinics for patients needing blood tests.
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.
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.
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 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.
The health care assistant performs these at the request of the doctors.
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.
The practice and district nursing team lead these clinics to ensure the treatment for patients with a leg ulcer.
The phlebotomists and health care assistants will undertake the taking of blood for patients requiring this service.
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.
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.
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.
The surgery participates in the Gloucestershire Breast Screening Programme every 3 years for women aged 50 - 65 years, patients will be routinely invited.
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.
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
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Midwifery clinics are held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at the surgery for routine antenatal care.
A Friday clinic is held at the surgery for new pregnancies, the first midwife contact.
Our midwife Debbie would like to congratulate expectant mums. This is the start of something very special and Debie is delighted to offer her support, advice and midwifery care to help you achieve a healthy outcome for you and your baby.
Debbie holds three routine antenatal care clinics per week at Churchdown Surgery
- Tuesday, Wednesday's and Thursdays afternoons.
When Debbie is not undertaking clinics, she is usually doing postnatal visits, neonatal exams, homebirths, new bookings or parent-craft education.
In the case of an emergency and you are less than 16 weeks please contact the surgery on 01452 899762, if more than 16 weeks please call midwifery triage: 08454 225541.
Messages can also be left at Churchdown Surgery on 01452 899762, which Debbie can pick up on her clinic days - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday or at the Community Midwives Office between 9.00am - 10.00am on 08454 225128.
A patient’s first appointment will be available on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday afternoon's and will be an information giving appointment, followed by a home appointment a couple of weeks later. The appointment should aim to be booked when patients are 6-8 weeks pregnant and when you make a midwife first appointment at the Surgery patients will be give a ‘bounty pack’, which contains important information and documentation to be completed in black ink. Please bring the bounty pack to the first appointment and subsequent appointments, along with a specimen of urine.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
It is not possible to provide all services under the National Health Service.
If a patient requires, for example, any medical information for housing, benefits, schools, exams, universities, nurseries, work etc. – a written request must be submitted to your usual GP (preferably from the requesting organisation e.g. school, work, benefits dept.) explaining the exact nature of the information required, with the consent of the person concerned.
A fee ranging from £16.50 - £58.50 dependant on the nature and complexity of the request will be charged for this service and is payable in advance. Any request will be ready for collection after 5 working days from when the payment is received. However, as this is a non NHS service, GPs are under no obligation to undertake this work as NHS clinical work is their priority.
The practice does not complete driving licenses, passport countersignature and shotgun certificates.
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