Clinics & Services
Regular clinics are run by our practice nursing team and Clinical Pharmacist. These include:
- High Blood Pressure
- Diabetes clinics
If you require an annual review you will usually receive a reminder in the month of your birth. If you think you need an appointment please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment on 01179150287.
Blood Pressure check
Are you over 45 years old and haven't been to the doctors for 5 years or more? We have an automatic blood pressure machine in the waiting room, or you can ask your pharmacist to check your blood pressure.
Help to Stop Smoking
One of the best things you can do for your health...
Smoking cessation clinics are run by the practice nurses to help smokers stop smoking. Apart from general advice, support and encouragement, we can offer NHS prescriptions for nicotine replacement or other medication proven to help smokers stop - such as Zyban (Bupropion) or Champix (Varenicline).
Please phone 0117 915 0287 to make an appointment.
Family Planning - We provide a wide range of family planning options...
- Contraceptive pills can be prescribed either by a GP or by making an appointment with a nurse.
- Emergency contraception ('morning-after pill') can be prescribed by a nurse or a doctor in open surgery. Just turn up in surgery hours. It is more effective the earlier it is taken.
- Contraceptive injection (depot): it is better to make an appointment with a nurse, but if none are available it can also be given in open surgery by a doctor.
- IUCDs (coils) and contraceptive implants (Nexplanon) are fitted in the Well-woman clinic. Please ask a receptionist for more details, as a preliminary consultation may be required.
Giving prenatal care to expecting mothers
A large part of your care will be carried out by your midwife. Who your midwife is will depend on where you live. The areas are based on postal codes. BS1,2,6 or8, your midwife will be at Hampton House Health Centre Tel No: 330 2583 / 330 2584.
If your post code is BS7 you will be under the care of the Bishopston team Tel No.987 2080, BS9 is divided between the John Milton Team and Stoke Bishop team tel No: 982 3205 (South of Coombe Lane/Parry's Lane).
You will see the midwife at an early stage in your pregnancy for a booking appointment, when you will be given a lot of information about antenatal care, blood tests, parent craft etc.
Support for any mental health conditions you may be currently affected by
We offer appointments with our specialist Mental Health Nurse, Teresa March. She is able to see patients suffering from depression, stress, anxiety, alcohol/drug problems, low mood, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic attacks, phobias, eating disorders, personality disorder, suicidal thoughts, self-harm and pre/post-natal depression and anxiety.
Please note that she is unable to see patients under the age of 18, or any patient in their own home. There are some conditions that these appointments are suitable for – if your mental health condition is not listed above, please check in with a member of our reception team.
To book an appointment of this nature, please contact a member of our reception team.
Child Health & Immunisations
Healthcare for your child including infant and pre-school immunisation programmes
We offer a comprehensive infant and pre-school immunisation programme. The sessions are held on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 1.30-3.30 pm. Please telephone 0117 9150287 to pre book an appointment. Parents are automatically informed when their child is due for their next injection.
Please note that unless there is a valid reason, we advise that all children should have the complete course of recommended immunisations. If your child is not immunised, then as well as a risk to themselves, they may pose a risk to other children as they may be a carrier for these diseases.
If you require further information please consult Immunisation Against Infectious Disease, The Green Book.
Cervical Smears - The Essential Cancer Screening program by the NHS
All women aged between 25 - 64 will be automatically invited for smear tests (cervical cytology) every 3-5 years to attend. The smears are normally undertaken by the practice nurse by appointment. Results are usually available after 3 weeks.
Cervical Screening is not a test for diagnosing cervical cancer. It is a test to check the health of the cervix, which is the lower part of the womb. For many women the tests results show that everything is fine. But for 1 in 10 women, the test shows changes in the cells that can be caused by many things. Most of these changes will not lead to cancer.
Cervical cancer can often be prevented. The signs that it may develop can be spotted early on by a cervical smear, so it can be stopped before it gets started. Find out more.
For couples experiencing difficulty in conceiving, we can help with initial tests. It is easier (but not essential) if both partners are registered with us. We have good links with local NHS and private clinics if a referral is needed. Please note that not all fertility services are available on the NHS.
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs or STDs)
We can screen for, diagnose and treat the common STIs in both women and men.
Menopause ('the Change')
We can help with physical and emotional symptoms around the time of the menopause.