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PRACTICE NURSES

inhaler2We have a team of experienced registered nurses who provide a comprehensive nursing service Monday to Friday by appointment

ASTHMA CLINIC

We offer patients with Asthma 6 and/or 12 month check ups by invitation. Appointments can also be made if you have concerns about your Asthma in between check ups. 

DIABETIC CLINIC

We offer patients with Diabetes 6 month check ups by invitation. Appointments can also be made if you have concerns about your Diabetes in between check ups. 

STOP SMOKING CLINIC

Stop smoking advice, support, nicotine replacement or medication for the committed quitter. By appointment only. 

chdHEART CHECK CLINIC

Patients with heart disease are invited for an annual health check and discussion of diet and exercise. 

BLOOD PRESSURE CLINICS

Blood pressure monitoring and ongoing health screening – attendance by referral from the doctor. 

CONTRACEPTION and SEXUAL HEALTH

We provide comprehensive emergency contraceptive and sexual health advice for men and women of all ages, including oral contraceptive pill checks, administration of contraceptive injection and general advice and queries. 

pregnant11CERVICAL SMEARS

Women should have a smear taken 3 yearly from the age of 25 – 49 years (5 yearly from 49 – 65 years). An invitation to attend will be sent automatically. 

TEENAGE HEALTH

You will be invited to attend for your tetanus/diphtheria, polio boosters and a young persons health check when you reach age 15. You can be seen by any doctor or nurse at the surgery in complete confidence for teenagers with health worries, queries or problems. 

TRAVEL CLINIC

Contact us at least 6 weeks prior to travel.

  • You may need several appointments to complete your immunisation schedule.
  • Not all vaccines are available free of charge from the NHS - any charges due will be notified at your appointment.
  • For last minute travel immunisation clinics – see Useful Contacts

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

The nurses are also responsible for the running of the Treatment Room and provide additional services, which include: -

  • childimmuniseVaccinations
  • Childhood
  • Flu Clinic for 65+ (Oct-Dec)
  • First aid advice and treatment
  • Removal of stitches/clips
  • Wound care and dressings
  • Blood tests and other investigations

COMMUNITY CLINICS

Lower leg wounds at the Withywood Centre

A weekly community clinic has been set up at the Withywood Centre for people with lower leg wounds.  During the clinics, patients can receive compression therapy or other lower leg treatments, with support from our friendly nurses and volunteers, whilst enjoying a cup of tea and socialising with other people experiencing the same condition. To support the initiative, Bristol Ageing Better has commissioned Age UK Bristol to provide volunteer support and to arrange patient transport.

Patients can attend the clinic instead of their usual weekly appointment at the GP surgery. The clinic is being piloted for 12 months, beginningvApril 2017. It is organised by South Bristol Primary Care Collaborative and supported by Bristol Ageing Better.

 The clinics take place every Thursday morning from 09.30am in the Withywood Centre, with more to follow in Knowle at a later date. If you are interested in attending, please contact your GP practice nursing team to find out more.

 

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