In addition to general medical services offered by GP practices, we also carry out anti-coagulation monitoring, high risk drug monitoring, sigmoidoscopy, contraceptive & sexual health services, cervical screening, maternity services, childhood immunisations, smoking cessation and travel vaccination / advice services.
Please see our Information for New Parents leaflet or ask for a copy at Reception.
1st And 3rd Thursdays Each Month
Appointments can be made in advance for immunisation sessions held between 2.00pm and 3.30pm at the surgery for all children except those receiving first immunisations.
2nd And 4th Thursdays Each Month
Appointments can be made in advance for babies’ 8-week checks with a GP and childhood immunisations (including first immunisations) by a Practice Nurse.
Health Visitor - Tel: 0300 421 8779
The Health Visitors are specially trained nurses who can advise on child development and health care for families, babies and small children. The Health Visiting team is based at North Cotswolds Hospital in Moreton in Marsh and can be contacted (or a message can be left) on the number above.
The clinic is run by community midwife, Sister Wendy Jefferies, on Thursday afternoons at the surgery. She may be contacted when she is on duty by calling her mobile 07768 044513. Midwives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the Birth Unit at Cheltenham General Hospital, for advice. Telephone 0300 422 2325
Community (District) Nurses - Tel: 0300 421 8782
The Community Nursing Team provides skilled nursing care and support to people at home and in other community settings. The team works with GPs, Community and Adult Care Services, Private Care Agencies and many other health care professionals to enable housebound people achieve maximum independence.
Once your health is improved or you are no longer housebound, you will be asked to make an appointment with one of the Practice Nurses if you need to continue nursing treatments. For those patients who are seriously ill and choose to remain at home, the service also offers end of life care.
The community nurses can be contacted on 0300 421 8782. If they are not available when you call please leave a message and they will get back to you.
If you need a community nurse to attend between 4.30pm and 8.45am Monday to Friday or at weekends, please dial 0300 421 0555.
Well Woman/Family Planning Clinic
Thursday 9.10am onwards
All women are invited to attend for a check-up including breast examination and cervical smear test if appropriate. All aspects of family planning advice are available during this clinic including pre-conception and sterilisation advice and IUD insertion.
Foreign Travel Vaccinations
Please see our travel clinic page - click here
Most of the services the surgery provides are available free of charge on the NHS however there are a number of services that the NHS does not offer.
Non-NHS services include medical examinations for activites or occupations where there is an element of risk (jockeys, flying etc), childminder / OFSTED references, adoption & fostering medicals, insurance claims, character references and passport application verification etc.
A link to a full list of non-NHS services can be found at the bottom of this section or on the poster in Reception at the surgery.
The surgery makes a charge for this work. The fee will reflect both the doctors time to carry out the private service together with the cost of the attached staff time and consumables used. The British Medical Association has produced a suggested guide to charges for private work and the practice uses these wherever applicable
A full list of charges can be found at the bottom of this section or on the poster in Reception at the surgery.
Appointments for non-NHS services should be made with a Receptionist and not using the automated telephone system or online. A Receptionist will be able to provide detailed information about the length of appointment needed and guide patients to the appropriate clinicians to carry it out.
Schedule of Non NHS Services and Fees
All the Doctors, Nurses, Health Care Assistants and Health Visitors in the team are willing to discuss any concerns you may have about your physical and mental health.
Health promotion topics are displayed in the waiting room and are complemented by appropriate information leaflets. Patient information leaflets are available from our GP’s and can be printed out for patients. In addition the particular problems we are concerned about are:
The biggest preventable cause of cancer and heart disease. If you want help to give up, please talk to your Doctor, Practice Nurse or Health Visitor.
All patients should have this measured every 5 years.
Weight and Diet
A healthy diet is one that maintains a normal weight, is low in animal fats and high in fibre. If you would like more advice, please discuss with us.
If you have any doubt that you should be taking more exercise, we will encourage you.
Having a mental health problem such as anxiety and depression can affect our wellbeing just as much as a physical illness. If you feel you have a mental health problem, please come and discuss it with your doctor.
Primary Health Centres
Primary Care Centres are located at:-
North Cotswold Hospital
Cheltenham General Hospital
The out-of-hours periods are from 6.30pm to 8.00am Monday to Thursday and from 6.30pm Friday to 8.00am Monday.