Clinics & Services
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.
Antenatal Care - by appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with the Midwives.
Asthma Clinic - by appointment with our Asthma Nurses. Regular check-ups are advisable to monitor your medication and to discuss any problems related to the condition
Blood Pressure Checks - We recommend that anyone over 40 years of age has their blood pressure checked at least every year.
Cervical Smear Tests - The NHS allows routine smears to be performed and all females between the ages of 24-49 are routinely called every 3 years whilst those females between the ages of 50-64 are routinely recalled every 5 years. You will be contacted by the Health Authority when your next smear is due. Don't lose the chance to reduce your risk of cervical cancer. You can reduce the risk of cervical cancer by attending cervical screening. Despite this, over 20% of women invited for screening don't attend. Be proactive about your health and go for screening when invited. Smear test overdue? Book yours today. There are private facilities for more frequent tests, if required. Please contact reception.
Child Health Clinic - Drop in Clinic is held at Brook Way Activity Centre on Thursdays 13:30-14:45. The health visitors attend these clinics.
Children's Immunisations - Wednesday afternoons from 14:00 by appointment at Bradley Stoke Surgery.
Diabetic Clinic - by appointment with our diabetic nurse. Regular check-ups are advisable to monitor your medication and to discuss any problems related to the condition.
Family Planning - when booking your appointment with the nurse, please inform reception you require contraception so a prescription can be ready for you . You now only need to see the nurse once a year, when you will be given a 6-month prescription. You can order a repeat prescription, when needed, for the remainder of that year.
Feet Physique - private service available at Bradley Stoke Surgery on Thursdays and Fridays. Feet Physique is a friendly foot health practitioner service caring for sports professionals, children, elderly and diabetic care including: general foot care, common foot problems and infections, nail care, corns and callus removal and ingrowing nails. All appointments to be booked directly through Feet Physique and not the surgery. Feet Physique: M: 07713 199 670 T 0117 239 1489 E: Tanya@feetphysique.co.uk www.feetphysique.co.uk
Flu Vaccinations - Department of Health guidelines advise all patients aged 65 and over, as well as those with chronic heart, stroke, lung disease or diabetes to have an annual flu vaccination. Please contact the surgery in for details. Anyone who would like a flu vaccination may request one. See Vaccination Campaigns for more info
Health Checks - if you are aged between 40 and 74 years old you may be entitled to a free NHS health check to help you avoid heart disease, stroke, diabetes or kidney disease. Please see reception who will take your details if you are interested.
Mental Health Practitioner Service at Bradley Stoke Surgery
Are you suffering from any of the following? Anxiety, Stress, Work-related Stress, Low Mood, Depression, Panic Attacks, Agoraphobia, or any other problem relating to Mental Health
If so, you may wish to book an appointment with the Mental Health Practitioner, Kathryn Williams, who is based at the surgery Tuesdays and Wednesday (10:00 - 19:30) and Fridays (10:00 - 18:00). You may be referred to Kathryn via a GP or Practice Nurse or you can self-refer and make an appointment with Kathryn at Reception.
NHS Health Checks
Why should I have an NHS Health Check? Anyone can be at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and some forms of dementia. These can be referred to as vascular disease. The good news is that these conditions can often be prevented, even if you have a history of them in the family.
Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74 (except people who have already been diagnosed with one of these conditions or have certain risk factors) will be invited to a free NHS Health Check every five years. You do not have to wait to be invited, if you qualify you can book your NHS Health Check Appointment at reception now! Have your check and you will be able to take steps to maintain or improve your health.
For more information: http://www.southglos.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/staying-healthy/what-is-an-nhs-health-check/ This link would help you to better understand your risk of having a heart attack or stroke and you can take the heart age test. Take the One You general health quiz and see how you score in general, or find out if you're at risk of type-2 diabetes or kidney disease with a quick and simple test, or use the BMI calculator to see whether you are a health weight for your height, and if you are overweight, what your daily calorie range should be in order to lose weight, take the mood self-assessment quiz (which includes links to useful information and advice on mental wellbeing).
Minor Injuries Service - We provide a Minor Injuries Service for injuries including: sprains and strains, cuts and grazes, suspected minor fractures, minor burns and scalds, bites, minor eye injuries and minor head injuries. The nurses in the surgery have been trained in treating a range of minor injuries. This service will be available during normal GP surgery opening times. Please call the surgery to book an appointment. If you suffer a minor injury outside normal GP opening hours, ring NHS 111 for advice. Calls to 111 are free from any landline or mobile.
Pneumovax Vaccinations - Department of Health guidelines advise all patients aged 65 and over as well as those with chronic heart, lung, liver disease or diabetes to have a Pneumovax vaccination. Please contact the surgery for details.
Scrivens Hearing Care Service - Scrivens Hearing Care have been commissioned to provide NHS hearing clinics and offer hearing tests and full hearing assessment appointments to our patients fortnightly. They run hearing clinics here for all patients with hearing loss. The clinic can supply NHS Digital Hearing Aids, if required, and will save our patients from going to hospital. Leaflets and posters are in reception.
Smoking Cessation Clinics - we offer one to one consultations with a trained health care advisor to support you to stop smoking. Please contact reception. If an appointment is not available immediately there is a NHS Stop Smoking Service drop-in session at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre Library on Thursdays at 18:00.