Clinics and Services

We offer a range of services including:

Asthma Clinic

Sister Jane Dalrymple and Clare Adkins 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

When your child is due a routine immunisation, you will receive a letter form the health authority advising you to contact the surgery for an appointment with the Practice Nurses. A full schedule of childhood immunisations is available on the following website: www.assets.publishing.service.gov.uk

Diabetic Clinic

Our Diabetic Specialist Nurses, Sister Tanya Hoare and Cori Maietta lead these clinics to ensure regular monitoring and treatment of our diabetic patients.

For more information regarding diabetes please visit www.diabetes.org.uk or 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 uses 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 and Julie, our advanced nurse practitioners fit and remove 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 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 our Advanced Nurse Practitioner, please book a telephone consultation to discuss this prior to booking the appointment.

Joint Injections

Dr Hepple has a joint injection clinic at the surgery on alternate Fridays. For more information please visit our Joint Injections page.

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 minor surgery by appointment.

Sexual Health Clinic

Our advanced practice nurses Marie or Julie undertake a sexual health clinic at the surgery for young people aged 15 – 25 years of age. These appointments are pre-booked in advance however Gloucester City Health Centre are now offering a free drop in clinic Wednesday’s 15:00-17:00, 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.

Mammography (Breast Screening)

The surgery participates in the Gloucestershire Breast Screening Programme every 3 years for women aged 50 – 70 years, patients will be routinely invited.

Shingles Vaccinations

You’re eligible for the shingles vaccine if you’re aged 70 or 78 years old.

In addition, anyone who was previously eligible (born on or after September 2 1942) but missed out on their shingles vaccination remains eligible until their 80th birthday.

When you’re eligible, you can have the shingles vaccination at any time of year.
The shingles vaccine is not available on the NHS to anyone aged 80 and over because it seems to be less effective in this age group.

Please contact reception to enquire about eligibility for this free vaccine.

Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccinations

A pneumococcal infection can affect anyone. But some people are at higher risk of serious illness, so it’s recommended they’re given the pneumococcal vaccination on the NHS.

These include:

  • babies
  • adults aged 65 or over
  • children and adults with certain long-term health conditions, such as a serious heart or kidney condition

People aged 65 and over only need a single pneumococcal vaccination.

This vaccine is not given annually like the flu jab.

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.

For more information, please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic Room.