Stoke Road Surgery4 Stoke RoadBishops CleeveCheltenham, GL52 8RPTel: 01242 672007
Our allocated midwife will be holding their clinics here at the surgery from Tuesday 1st August.
If you are struggling to book a midwife appointment, please call the Birth Unit on 0300 422 2324.
The aim is to help patients monitor and improve their management of asthma. We would encourage all patients with asthma to have an asthma check appointment annually even if you feel well. (Patients should be contacted and offered an appointment). Please make an appointment with the asthma nurse at reception if you feel it needs to be sooner or if advised by your GP.
Generally held Thursday afternoons, run by practice nurses Alison/Angie or Dr Moore on an appointment basis.
A full contraception service is available at the surgery including oral contraceptive pills, vaginal rings, patches and long acting forms of contraception (LARCS). These include; intrauterine devices (coils), Depo-Provera injections and implants under the skin (Nexplanon).
Please make an appointment with the Practice Nurse for repeat pill and HRT checks, repeat Depo-Provera injections or general contraceptive advice. Please make an appointment with a doctor if you wish to start a new contraceptive. Dr Smellie fits the Intrauterine devices and Implants at the surgery.
Please ask for a same day appointment if you require emergency contraception. Young people can be reassured that anything discussed in the surgery will remain completely confidential.
The clinic is run by a practice nurse and primarily helps patients monitor and improve their management of COPD.
Usually held Wednesday afternoons and run by the practice nurses Alison or Angie in conjunction with Dr Tim Hardwick. Your care may be solely managed by the surgery or shared with the hospital.
Our practice Nurses provide an ear syringing service at the surgery providing you have put olive oil drops in your ear/s for the 10-14 days before your syringing appointment.
Each autumn we provide influenza vaccination for all patients over the age of 65 and all susceptible patients under the age of 65 as directed by the Department of Health. Dates of vaccinations will be posted at the surgery. Please check with the receptionists from September onwards.
Everyone aged between 40 and 74 years with no chronic illness will receive an invitation for a free NHS healthcheck at the surgery in due course. You will receive a questionnaire with the invitation and information on how to book the appointment. (This service is currently unavailable, as soon as these appointments can be offered, patients will be contacted),
Dr Whybrew runs a skin clinic on Wednesday afternoons. This involves doing minor surgery procedures on patients she has already seen and assessed.
Select the skin clinic tab above for more information.
If you wish to stop smoking, we run a clinic to help. Please ask the nurse on your next visit or contact our reception desk.
If you are going abroad, the Practice Nurses can give appropriate advice and arrange necessary vaccinations. Please contact us in plenty of time (at least 6 weeks) prior to travel. You can also refer to the Travel Information tab qabove for more details. Any patient who has not had tetanus vaccine in the last 10 years should make an appointment to see the practice nurse.
Well Baby Clinic
Takes place at Bishops Cleeve Community Centre (next to the library). Held every alternate Wednesday 11:00am-12:30pm by the Health Visiting Service. No appointment needed, just pop in. (Health Visiting Service, Tewkesbury Community Clinic, tel no. 0300 421 6166).
She also has a “quick look” clinic with very short appointment times to have a "quick look" at skin lesions that people are concerned might be skin cancers. This is also on a Wednesday afternoons.
She has written some leaflets which may be helpful on;
If you are worried you may have a skin cancer, please tell the receptionist that this is your concern so that you can be seen quickly by the right person. Please be aware that Dr Whybrew works part time and has dermatology teaching commitments and will sometimes be on annual leave so you may need to see a different GP – this is fine as all the GPs have been trained to be able to identify skin cancers and, if they are in any doubt, they can refer to the hospital dermatology service or to Dr Whybrew.
Do you take on responsibilities at home because someone in your family is disabled, has been ill for a long time, experiences mental ill health or misuses drugs or alcohol?
Do you miss out on things after school and at weekends because you have to help someone at home?
Are you worried about how someone you know is behaving or feeling and worry about leaving them alone?
Are you 24 years old or under? Gloucestershire Young Carers can help families with sevices and support, phone 01452 733060 or visit www.glosyoungcarers.org.uk for more information.
Are you over 24 years old? Speak to Carers Gloucestershire 0300 111 900 or visit www.carersgloucestershire.org.uk for further information.
Please also, speak to a member of staff if you would like more information and a carers registration form to complete.
Further help is available, visit the following websites for guidance:
www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/positivecaringprogramme Positive caring offers free local sessions, allowing carers to meet other people in similiar circumstances, share knowledge, information and gain support.
More Information for Carers and Young carers to follow.
If you are travelling to a foreign country for any reason, please telephone the surgery to book a telcon with one of our practice nurses as soon as you know you are going away. This will allow enough time to give appropriate advice and arrange any vaccinations required. There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below or alternatively visit fitfortravel for more information.
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Charges apply for certain administrative work not covered under the NHS. A fee payable in advance of the finalised paperwork will be charged according to the BMA scale of fees which can be obtained from reception. Below is a list of the services the surgery covers, (Prices are correct as of February 2015).
Medicals : From £60
Adoption and Fostering Forms : From £31
Blood Tests : From £20
Forms / Certificates/Letters: From £16 - £55 (depending on the amount of work required)
Access to Medical Records : Copies of Records £10 - £50
Private Sick Note : £17
Private Prescription : £12
If you wish to have any work completed which is not covered under the NHS please ask a member of the reception team for a "payment agreement form" to sign to confim that you agree to pay the appropriate fee.
Please note that these requests may take several weeks to complete.
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