Our practice hosts the following services and clinics:
Clinics & Special Services
- Additional InformationTo help our patients, most of the services below are offered in flexible appointments throughout the week rather than in specific clinics. Those patients who have conditions which require regular follow-up, eg asthma or diabetes, will be sent review reminder letters.
Asthma And Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Additional InformationIf you suffer from asthma you will be asked to attend for an appointment once a year for a review to assess your current health and whether your current medication is effective.
If you have continuing problems with your asthma, our practice nurses will be able to assist you during normal surgery hours.
We keep nebulizers at the practice for urgent treatment and these are also available on loan for a maximum of two weeks for such emergencies when noted as clinically necessary.
- Additional InformationWe work closely with Weston General Hospital to provide shared care. Checks are normally carried out every six months to identify and help with any problems.
- Additional InformationPatients with hypertension (raised blood pressure) will be seen at least six monthly.
- Additional InformationThe presence of dietary fats and high levels of cholesterol in the blood has become a very important factor in relation to heart and circulatory disorders. If you are found to have high levels you will be invited to attend an appointment where you will be advised on treatment.
- Additional InformationIf you are going abroad please arrange a telephone appointment with the Practice Nurse, preferably no less than six weeks before the date of travel (we do not have the availability to book travel vaccinations at short notice and you will therefore be signposted to another agency). An appointment will be made for you to receive the necessary vaccines along with any information available on the areas in which you are travelling. (NB: there will be a charge for some vaccines.)
- Additional InformationYour child will be invited to attend when they reach the relevant age for each immunisation.
- Additional InformationYou will be invited to attend for a flu vaccine, around late September of each year, if you are aged over 65 or have an illness, eg heart disease or diabetes, that would be made worse if you caught flu.
Child Health Surveillance
- Additional InformationThis service is provided by some of our doctors and our practice nurses (to undertake immunisations) during normal working hours.
- Additional InformationThis is held at The Scout Hut (next to Priory School) every Monday from 2.00 – 4.00pm and at the Old School Building, Mendip Avenue, on Thursdays from 9.30 to 11.30am.
- Additional InformationAll our doctors provide a full contraceptive service including emergency contraception (morning after pill) and the fitting of IUCDs (coils).
WISH (Weston Integrated Sexual Health) Clinic
- Additional InformationThis clinic is available for advice on contraception as well as treatment for any sexual health problem including sexually transmitted infections. Telephone 881234.
Not sure what to do when you feel ill?
- Additional InformationCan you treat yourself at home? A well-stocked medicine cabinet will help you treat many everyday illnesses at home.
Have you tried your pharmacist or chemist? Pharmacists are qualified to give advice on common complaints, such as coughs, colds, flu, sore throats, aches and pains.
Have you called NHS Direct? NHS Direct is a confidential 24 hour advice and health information service staffed by nurses and professional advisers. You can call them on 0845 4647 any time, or visit their website which is www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk.
Do you need to visit the surgery? Your local GP surgery provides a range of services (see Clinics and Special Services).
Remember to tell your doctor if you have tried or are still taking any self-care treatment.
Do you or your family need emergency hospital treatment? If so you should go immediately to your nearest accident and emergency (A & E) department or call 999 for an emergency ambulance. An emergency is a critical or life-threatening situation which may include loss of consciousness, severe chest pain or loss of blood.
Please remember that hospital Emergency Departments are designed to treat accidents and emergencies only. Calling an ambulance will not necessarily ensure you are seen any quicker in the Emergency Department.
- Additional InformationSome of the work we do falls outside the remit of the NHS and has to be paid for privately. Please ask reception for a copy of our leaflet “Why Do GPs Charge Fees?”. The current rates can be obtained from reception. Payment for private services will be required in full prior to an appointment or collection of completed forms. All cheques must be accompanied by a current cheque card (business cheques will not be accepted).
All private appointments need to be made outside of normal surgery hours.
PLEASE HELP US TO HELP YOU
- Additional Information- Mondays are our busiest day – if something can wait try later in the week.
- The phone may be busy at peak periods eg from 8.30am to 9.00am each morning and again from 12 midday to 12:30pm. Please be patient – don’t blame the receptionist!
- Request home visits before 10.00am but try to attend surgery whenever possible.
- Remember one appointment is for one person only – if you think you may need longer than 10 minutes please ask the receptionist for advice.
- Please inform us if, for any reason, you are unable to keep an appointment with any member of the practice team. Try to give us as much notice as possible. Should you cancel on the day you will be recorded as having not attended.
- Inform us of any change in your address or circumstances and make sure we have an up-to-date telephone number.
We welcome your views on the services we provide. If you have any queries, comments, constructive suggestions or criticisms, our practice manager would like to hear from you.
- Additional InformationWe are endeavouring to compile a comprehensive register of carers (these are patients who are in receipt of the Carers’ Allowance on behalf of another person). If you are a carer it would be useful for us to know. If you are happy for this information to be included in your record please advise reception of your details and those of the person you care for.
To attend one of these clinics please ring our reception on 01934 521133.