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Welcome to Stoke Gifford Medical Centre
Mission Statement - Helping you to make the most of your health.
The doctors and staff at Stoke Gifford Medical Centre are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu at the bottom of the home page.
As a Practice we aim to be responsive to our patients needs and are continuously monitoring our systems. For the latest developments, please look at our 'You talked and we have listened' announcement.
Winter Vomiting Bugs.
(Public Health Noro Virus Guidance). Norovirus, sometimes known as the ‘winter vomiting bug’, is the most common stomach bug in the UK, affecting people of all ages. It is highly contagious and is transmitted by contact with contaminated surfaces, an infected person, or consumption of contaminated food or water.
The symptoms of norovirus are very distinctive – people often report a sudden onset of nausea followed by projectile vomiting and watery diarrhoea. Good hand hygiene is important to stop the spread of the virus.
People are advised to:
- Wash their hands thoroughly using soap and water and drying them after using the toilet, before preparing food and eating
- Not rely on alcohol gels as these do not kill the virus
An infection with norovirus is self-limiting and most people will make a full recovery in 1-2 days. It is important to keep hydrated – especially children and the elderly.
Do not visit either A&E or GPs with symptoms as this may spread the virus. Further information and advice is available from NHS 111, including an online symptom checker at nhs.uk.
To register for on-line services please select the 'New Patients' tab
Local Hospital Waiting Times.
https://www.southgloucestershireccg.nhs.uk/your-health-local-services/health-services/hospital-waiting-times/ The link brings together key hospital waiting time and performance data from a range of nationally published data sources and allows you to check the average (median) waiting times for outpatient appointments and operations, across 17 different medical specialties, at seven local hospitals.
(Site updated 01/12/2016)