Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
Important - These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
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Stockwood Medical CentreHollway RoadStockwoodBristol, BS14 8PTTel: 01275 833103
Our treatment room nurses run the clinics for Asthma. You will be contacted either by post or by telephone to inform you when you are next due to attend the clinic.
We are always happy to review anyone with asthma each year and more frequently if your asthma is not well controlled. If you have any of the following then please consider visiting your GP and asking for a more urgent appointment in the Asthma Clinic:
If you need to use your Salbutamol (blue) inhaler more than 3 or 4 times a day it may imply your asthma is poorly controlled.
If you need further advice or information then please feel free to book an appointment with our treatment room.
For further information on asthma please visit the Asthma UK website at www.asthma.org.uk
We run an Audiology Clinic here at Stockwood Medical Centre which is by appointment through St Michael’s Hospital only by referral via your doctor. To make an appointment please ring 0117 342 5854.
Our Audiologist will run tests to check your hearing deficiency in our specialised room and repair or organise replacements of hearing aids. You can also pick up replacement batteries for your Hearing Aid. These are kept at reception and are free of charge. If you require new batteries please take you Hearing Aid book to reception who will issue you with your batteries and sign your book.
Do you look after someone who is ill, frail, disabled or mentally ill?
We are interested in identifying carers, especially those people who may be caring without help or support. We know that carers are often 'hidden' looking after a family member or helping a friend or neighbour with day to day tasks an may not see themselves as a carer.
Caring for someone is an important and valuable role in the community which is often a 24 hour job that can be very demanding and isolating for the carer. Carers should receive appropriate support by way of access to accurate information on a range of topics such as entitlement to benefits and respite care and not least, a listening ear when things get too much.
As a carer you are also entitled to have your needs assessed by Adult Care Services. A Carer's Assessment is a chance to talk about your needs as a carer and the possible ways help could be given. It also looks at the needs of the person you care for. There is no charge for an assessment.
Carers Identification Form
If you are a carer please ask at reception for a Carers Identification and Referral Form (or CLICK HERE to open and print off a copy) which you can complete and return to us, either by post or via reception, to let us know about your caring responsibilities.
This is a simple painless test to detect cells on the neck of the womb which are treatable if dealt with early, but may turn into cancer cells if left untreated. The smear test is usually done by one of our nurses.
All sexually active women are recommended to have a test every 3-5 years (depending on age) from 25 years of age until 65. You will receive a reminder from the NHS when you next need a test and you will then be able to book an appointment with us.
Most women who have had a hysterectomy do not need routine smears. However please contact the nurse on an individual basis with enquires.
From January 2019 the Child Health Clinics are on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at Southern Links Children's Centre. The first clinic will be held on 9th January 2019, 1pm-2.45pm
Recommendations for attending the Child Health Clinic for measurements if your baby/child is feeding well.
At 2 months
Height and weight
At 3 months
At 4 months
We hold a Child Immunisation Clinic in our Treatment Room on a Tuesday between 13.30 and 14.45 for all children who require their regular vaccinations. You will receive a card from Avon Health notifying you when your child is due their next immunisation, or a letter from us if your child has fallen behind and needs to catch up.
To see the full routine childhood immunisation schedule please click here
Diabetes is a lifelong condition where your own body’s ability to produce sufficient insulin to regulate the amount of sugar in your blood is impaired. It is often associated with the body being unable to make maximum use of the insulin that is around (Insulin resistance). Diabetes can affect your eyes, kidneys, your circulation and nerve supply to your feet, and can makes diabetics more susceptible to heart attacks and strokes.
Diabetes can run in families and is much more common in people who are overweight. If you are concerned that you may have diabetes you can make an appointment with your GP.
If you are diabetic, you will be sent an appointment for when you are due for your annual check. The Diabetic Clinic is run by our Treatment Room Nurses. It is important that you bring a urine sample with you when you attend.
For further information on Diabetes you can visit the Diabetes UK website at www.diabetes.org.uk
CLICK HERE to download a copy of 'Travelling with diabetes'
CLICK HERE to download a copy of 'Information for people with Diabetes'
All GPs are happy to discuss your contraceptive needs and provide information on the various methods. You can also visit the Family Planning Association website for information.
Karen Gilby, Nurse Practitioner performs contraceptive implant insertion and removal. Please speak to your doctor or Reception if you would like to know more about this.
Coil Fitting and Removal
Dr Jo Cox & Dr Rosie Laurie perform all the coil fits for the practice and arrange these appointments themselves. If you are interested in this method of contraception please ask at reception for a form, or download it here.
Once completed, please hand the form in at reception. Dr Jo Cox or Dr Rosie Laurie will contact you in due course to discuss an appointment. They only work part-time, so there maybe a short delay before you are contacted.
CLICK HERE to download the form
The Happy Heart Clinic looks after patients who have angina or who have had a previous heart attack. We also look after patients who have had a stroke, suffer from high blood pressure (hypertension), high cholesterol or other conditions that may increase the risk of heart disease. The clinic offers regular checks and monitoring of things like your blood pressure, blood tests etc. You will also be offered advice on diet and exercise and offered help with stopping smoking and improving your lifestyle. The treatment room run the clinic and you will be contacted either by phone or letter when you are due your next check-up.
CLICK HERE to download more information on Coronary Heart Disease
We offer a range of minor procedures which can be carried out in the surgery by our own doctors. If you consult your doctor with a procedure that can be dealt with in-house as a minor surgery your doctor will inform you and you can then book a specific slot for the surgery.
All those aged 65 years and over OR those who suffer from a chronic illness (e.g. asthma, diabetes, respiratory disease, heart disease, kidney disease) are entitled to a Pneumococcal vaccination. This is a ONCE ONLY vaccination that can protect you from a number of different strains of pneumococcal infection. This includes those bacteria that can cause pneumonia, meningitis and ear infections.
You may book an appointment with a nurse AT ANY TIME to receive this vaccination. There will also be some vaccinations available during the flu.
We have two Podiatrists who work from Stockwood.
If you have a problem with your foot care, or an illness such as diabetes that can affect your feet, please contact reception who will ask you to complete a form which will be sent off to Avon Health. If appropriate the Podiatrist will then arrange an appointment to see you.
If you are over 55 and unable to cut your toenails and you do not qualify for this service under the NHS, you can access the Age UK Toenail cutting service at Stockwood Medical Centre. Please click on the links below to see further information about this service and/or to download a referral form.
CLICK here for Details about the Toenail cutting service
CLICK here for the referral form for the Toenail cutting service
Going smokefree isn't easy, but when you see the drastic improvements to your life and health, you'll want to set your action plan going as quickly as you can.
Many nicotine replacement products are available on prescription if you are seeing a smoking cessation adviser. Also, using a nicotine replacement doubles your chances of becoming successfully smokefree.
Karen Gilby and Deb Morris are our Smoking Cessation Advisors, please speak to your GP or Reception if you would like an appointment for help with smoking cessation.
The staff in your practice are trained about domestic abuse and specialist workers are available to support you. Your practice is an 'IRIS' practice. You can talk to doctors, nurses and other staff working here if you are being hurt or controlled by your current or ex-partner, are afraid of someone at home or a member of your family. You can also contact Next Link on 0117 925 0680 and ask to speak to the IRIS worker.
How can an abuser discover your internet activities?
The Stockwood Health Centre GPs share maternity care with the midwifery team.
Your team of Midwives and Midwifery Support Workers (MSW) are:Tracey-Dawn White MidwifeKeturah Williamson-Gibbons MidwifeNatasha Browne MidwifeGaynor Milkins MSW
Tours of St Michaels Hospital for expectant parents on Sunday Afternoon 14:00 or 15:00 and Wednesday evening at 19:00. If you are having your first baby and would like to look around the hospital, please book a place on the tour, by calling one of the numbers below:
The tours are run by a group of volunteers who have been trained to undertake this role. The volunteers have no clinical midwifery knowledge and will be unable to answer questions related to clinical midwifery care.
The midwives and MSWs are all based at South Bristol Community Hospital so if you need to speak to them please contact them on 0117 3429841. They have an answer machine so please feel free to leave your name and a message and for non-urgent calls they will reply within 48 hours. Of course if your call is more urgent they will respond the same day or you can contact your GP for advice.Hannah Evans is the nominated Midwife covering Stockwood Health Centre.They run antenatal clinics on a Wednesday morning however they are flexible and will make appointments to suit you should this time be inconvenient.
If you have a smart phone please download 'My Pregnancy@St Michael's' app' or alternatively call the midwives for a pack of leaflets, including 'Screening tests for you and your baby' and 'Off to the best start'.
Visit the app store and search for 'St Michael's pregnancy' and read the leaflets in: routine information - BookingThey also offer ‘Preparation for Parenthood' classes which are currently held in Burnbush Children’s centre. They discuss all aspects of labour, how your birth partner can support you; when to recognise labour and when to go to hospital; pain relief and what is available to you; the postnatal period and bringing your baby home. They hope to answer any questions you may have so you feel more prepared for your birth experience.They like to see you for your first appointment before you are 10 weeks pregnant so please contact them when you find out you are pregnant and they can plan ahead and arrange your ‘booking appointment’ and your dating scan appointment. As a general rule they will see you at:
Ultra sound scan to date your pregnancy at your hospital of choice
Ultra sound scan at the hospital of your choice
Midwife appointment (if this is your first baby)
41 weeks +3 days
Appointment with your hospital of choice to discuss induction of labour
The booking appointment can last for up to an hour and a half, in this time we gather information about your health, the health of your partner and close family members. At this appointment we will also require you to bring along a urine sample and carry out routine blood tests, blood pressure check and measure height and weight.
It is a good idea to write down any questions you may want to ask before coming to meet us.
Tiredness and sickness are common in early pregnancy, try to eat little and often and drink plenty of water. If you feel tired, listen to your body and rest when necessary. Nausea and sickness usually subside after the first 12 - 16 weeks. It is important to take folic acid as soon as you find out that you are pregnant, this helps with healthy development and growth. To access further information on eating, drinking and keeping well in pregnancy go to 'NHS Choices' at www.nhs.uk.
When you have delivered your baby and come home they will visit you to offer you and your family guidance, support and advice about caring for yourself and your new baby; feeding your baby; how you feel about your birth experience and how you feel in general.If you require further information on pregnancy and childbirth please visit www.nctpregnancyandbabycare.comAntenatal ClassesYou are invited to attend the antenatal sessions where the midwife team will discuss:How to recognise labour and what to expect;Pain relief for labour and how to help yourself;Your partner’s role to support you in labour;The postnatal period and what to expect;Feeding your new baby;And anything else you would like to know. There are also Physiotherapy antenatal classes held throughout the Community and your Midwife can give you details of these.
….. Sexual Health Services that Young people can Trust
What does this mean?
This means that Stockwood Medical Centre ensures that its services are young people friendly. You will be treated with respect and we won’t pass on anything you tell us unless we have discussed it with you first.
To display the 4YP logo, we have to meet a number of standards:
Open to all
4YP is for everyone under 25, no matter what your background or whether you are heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
There to listen, not to tell
Our services are confidential. This means we won’t pass on anything that you tell us, even if you are under 16, unless we think that you are in serious danger…and we will always talk to you about it first.
There to help, not to judge
We are here to help you not to judge you. You will be treated with respect. You can bring someone with you (although you don’t have to), but this does not have to be a parent even if you are under 16.
We are happy to talk to you about any aspect of your health, but are able to help you with all areas of your sexual health, including, contraception, pregnancy, free condoms, testing and Chlamydia testing.
How do you access these services?
You can ask our Reception for either a routine appointment with a Doctor or our Nurse Practitioner or you can request an urgent 4YP appointment, which means that you should be able to talk to someone that day.
Want to know more about 4YP? CLICK HERE
We no longer provide foreign travel vaccinations at this practice. You can find information on how to receive any immunisations that you require by following this link www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk
or read the attached document:
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Other useful contacts:
Nomad: www.nomadtravel.co.uk 01341 555061
Sta: www.statravel.co.uk 0117 3290204
The Medical: www.themedical.co.uk 0117 3763732
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
Click here to download a list of non-NHS services and fees.
Sarah Miller, psychotherapist, visits the surgery every fortnight on a Tuesday. Click here for further information. The fee is £50 per hour session.
And we help complete the forms.
Age Concern Bristol is working to enable all older people in Bristol to make the most of their lives. Please note that the Age Concern advisor is no longer available at Stockwood Medical Centre but you can still contact them on the numbers below to arrange an appointment elsewhere or have a phone consultation.
Information and Advice Service (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs)
0117 922 5353
0117 928 1555
0117 929 2552
Link Up Services
0117 928 1538
01275 834 668
0117 928 1546/7
If you would like to find out if your test results have been received by the surgery you are more than welcome to ring after 11:00. We will be able to tell you if your results are back and if your doctor has reviewed them or not. Please bear in mind that blood tests can take up to a week and other results such as x-rays can take up to a month to come back.
Once your doctor has reviewed your results, he or she will only contact you if further action or treatment is needed. However, if your GP told you to make an appointment to review your tests, then it is important that you do so, and not assume the results are okay. If your results dictate that you need to be dealt with urgently you will receive a phone call from us or for less urgent needs you may hear from us by post.
If you are asked to phone the surgery with regard to your results this does not necessarily mean that there is anything seriously wrong but may well just mean that your doctor feels that your results need explaining to you or that further tests are required.
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