Welcome to Stockwood Medical Centre
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Stockwood Medical Centre services post lock-down
As we are having government lock-down restrictions lifted in our everyday lives, they are also beginning to lift those that had been imposed on how we work in the practice. As you know we have not been closed during the pandemic but working tirelessly to deliver what we could. The restrictions dictated which services we could offer and which we had to suspend during the COVID pandemic.
This was done to protect the hospitals capacity as well as protecting patients from COVID infection. As well as protecting you as patients they were also protecting us as staff so we could continue to treat you when necessary and roll out the vaccination programme protecting us all.
We felt it important to let you know this is happening in a gradual manner for the reasons above. Unfortunately, we cannot open the doors, deliver services fully or work as we did pre-lock-down just yet.
Please bear with us, we are following the instructions given to us as you have been, and we are looking forward to welcoming you all back very soon - the building hasn't been the same without you.
Thank you for your patience and co-operation.
Covid-19 Advice and Vaccine
Safety of the AstraZeneca Vaccination
Recently, there have been reports of a very rare condition involving blood clots and unusual bleeding after vaccination. Although this condition remains extremely rare there appears to be a higher risk in people shortly after the first dose of the AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine. Around 4 people develop this condition for every million doses of AZ vaccine doses given. This is seen slightly more often in younger people and tends to occur between 4 days and 2 weeks following vaccination. This is being carefully reviewed but the risk factors for this condition are not yet clear.
This condition can also occur naturally, and clotting problems are a common complication of COVID-19 infection. An increased risk has not yet been seen after other COVID-19 vaccines but is being carefully monitored.
Following advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), we will be offering people under 30 who have not yet had their first COVID-19 vaccination, a choice of vaccine other than AZ. If you choose to have an alternative vaccine you may have to wait to be protected. You may wish to go ahead with the AZ vaccination after you have considered all the risks and benefits for you.
This leaflet from Public Health England provides more information about the benefits and risks of the AZ COVID-19 vaccination.
If you have already had a first dose of AZ vaccine without suffering a blood clot as a side effect, you should have your second dose. This includes people aged 18 to 29 years who are health and social care workers and unpaid carers.
The benefits of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine outweigh any risks for the vast majority of people and you should still book your COVID-19 vaccine when asked to do so.
You can find more information on your 2nd vaccination.
Public Health England has produced a COVID-19 vaccination easy read leaflet for people with learning disabilities and their family or carers.
Primary Care Network (PCN)
An increasing range of care is being delivered by practices working together in networks including the COVID-19 vaccination programme. Stockwood Medical Centre is a member of the Connexus PCN group together with Priory Surgery, Wells Road Surgery, Birchwood Medical Practice and Nightingale Valley Practice. If you would like to join the new PCN patient forum for the chance to give feedback and ideas which will help develop and improve your GP services through regular surveys and online events, please complete this form and hand it in at reception or email it to email@example.com. This is separate to the existing Stockwood Medical Centre patient forum.
Greater Stockwood Alliance
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Introducing... new physical groups in South Bristol !
Changes Bristol is excited to announce that we will be opening five new in-person groups across South Bristol to support our community's mental health. Government guidelines indicate that support groups can still run, and we have put in place various measures to help keep you, our staff, and volunteers safe at this challenging time. These include wearing masks, physical distancing, Track & Trace procedures, and providing hand washing/sanitising facilities. Each of the venues we have chosen are airy and spacious to accommodate up to 15 people socially-distanced. For more details on what we're doing to keep you safe, please see our website.
Stockwood Medical Centre Services
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. As NHS waiting lists grow longer every day you may decide you would like an affordable private alternative... especially if you are in pain. Philip Cutts Pain Management and Rehabilitation Group are offering free musculoskeletal assessments available in this Medical Centre, please click the HERE for more information.
This is the phone number and contact details to help you to access the adult community NHS health services you receive from Sirona in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
(Site updated 05/05/2021)