Many health-related activities take place within the practice, as well as the usual appointments to see the doctor or nurse. If you need further information or wish to make an appointment please speak to the receptionist. These activities include:
We are keen to promote health and to prevent illness where possible. You may therefore be asked to answer a health promotion sheet or be invited to attend a health promotion activity such as a blood pressure check, advice about diet or exercise etc.
All of the doctors and some of the practice nurses are able to offer a wide range of contraception advice and care. Simply make an appointment in the usual way to discuss these matters
We encourage women to see the practice nurse about cervical smears, how to examine the breasts, pre-pregnancy advice, how to manage the menopause etc. It is particularly important that you attend for routine smears. You will be informed when these are due.
We offer support and advice yo help you stop smoking. Please complete this form before your first appointment with the Stop Smoking Advisor
Download the Smoking Cessation Form
The practice offers a program of care for expectant mothers, in conjunction with community midwives and Southmead Hospital obstetric unit. If you think you are pregnant you can arrange for a midwives appointment using a referral form that can be collected from Reception. If you want to discuss your pregnancy, you can arrange to see your doctor during normal surgery.
There is a full program of child health care in the practice involving doctors, nurses, and health visitors. Routine examinations, development assessments and immunisations are offered at appropriate intervals at our child health clinic. We will inform you when these are due. The health visitors also run a well baby clinic locally for routine weighing, feeding advice etc. Ask for details.
Simple minor surgical procedures can be carried out in our well-equipped treatment room by arrangement with one of our doctors.
If you are travelling abroad be sure to pick up one of our leaflets offering advice about health precautions. If you need immunisations or malaria tablets then please discuss this with the nurse as soon as possible, 3 -6 months in advance especially if your travel programme is complicated. Please note there will be a charge for some travel immunisations
See the practice nurse if you need immunisations against tetanus, polio, rubella etc. For information about the MMR vaccine please click MMR Vaccine. A copy of our MMR recall letter is here.
It is important that those with diabetes or asthma receive regular care and you will be offered a clinic or review appointment as necessary.
We are keen to promote health through education and keep a range of free literature. Please see display in the waiting area.
You may make an appointment to see the nurse for a variety of things. These include:
You will not normally require a doctor’s certificate for absences from work for less than one week. If you need a self-certificate this must be obtained from your employer or is available from the receptionist if you are self-employed. For absences over one week you will need to be seen by the doctor who will issue one. There is a charge if you need a private medical certificate.
The practice is involved with medical education. So on occasions a student doctor may be with the doctor. We understand that there may be occasions when you may wish to be seen without a student present. When the student doctor is present you will be told beforehand and offered the opportunity to be seen alone.
Sometimes the doctor will have asked you to attend the surgery for results; if so it is usually best to check with the receptionist that these are available before seeing the doctor. Otherwise simply call in or telephone for results preferably after 10am.
Please do not ask the receptionists the meaning of the results, as this is not part of their training.
Please call between 11am and 3.30pm to enquire about your test results as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request between these times.
Note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.
It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so.
Please click on the following link to view details of our fee structure for Non-NHS work.
Non-NHS Work Fee List
Please fill in the consent form below if you require this type of work.
(If this work is requested directly via a company you should have already filled in their consent form and therefore do not need to fill in any additional forms)
Non-NHS Work Consent form
Download our Immunisation Price List: Here
A Private Physiotherapy Practice is conducted at the Stoke Gifford Surgery on between 1600-1830 on a Tuesday - Friday..
This supports patients suffering from conditions such as arthritis, joint pain, ligament sprain, sports and nerve injuries, sciatica, Stroke, Parkinson's disease etc. Services include musculoskeletal assessment and treatment, neuro-physiotherapy / Rehabilitation as well as acupuncture.
For more information contact Dr Praveen Kumar PhD, MSc (Chartered Physiotherapist) directly on 07961 363903 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you looking after someone, a relative, friend or neighbour who is ill, frail or disabled and is unable or has difficulties looking after him or herself? Do you give support to someone who has mental health needs or misuses alcohol or drugs?
If you are, that means you’re a carer and by registering that you are a carer with the Practice it could mean that we are able to offer you more support or link you up with organisations that could be helpful to you. Please complete this form below and hand it in to the receptionist or post it to us.
Dowload Our Carers Consent Form
There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.
Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home
Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.
Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.
Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?
Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.
Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role
Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to
How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits
Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after
Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring
Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers
Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible
We are a research ready accredited practice and belong to the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) Research Site Initiative (RSI). This is a scheme to support the establishment and maintenance of primary care research. Please do not contact the surgery to volunteer for studies that appear on our website. Patients that are eligible for selected studies are contacted directly and asked if they wish to take part. Thank you very much to all of our patients who have contributed to this work
Applaud- Exploring patients’ beliefs, attitudes, and behavioural intentions towards long-term depression management in primary care: a questionnaire survey study- University of Southampton 2018
Vfrac- Production and evaluation of an improved tool to screen older women with back pain for vertebral fractures- University of Bristol 2018
Stilts 2- A study examining the common and rare genetic variants associated with thinness- Addenbrookes, Cambridge 2017
Patients experience and perceptions of medication review in general practice- University of Bristol 2017
Tudor- Diagnosing arthropathy in patients with psoriasis- University of Leeds 2016
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