Contraception - Family Planning
Doctors are keen to give contraceptive advice. All consultations are confidential, regardless of age. If you need emergency contraception you can speak to the practice nurse, triage nurse or make an appointment with your doctor.
When you are pregnant you will receive regular care from your usual doctor and midwife before and after your baby is born.
GP for postnatal 8 week checks and immunisations.
Health visitors hold a drop-in Child Health Clinic for children 0-5 years of age, on Wednesdays from 9.15am to 11.30am at the Early Years Centre (opposite the Health Centre). You can also call at The Withywood Centre 9-30 to 12.30 and 1-30pm to 4.30pm. Tel: 0117 9878325
A team of nurses headed up by Sister Julie Hall. If you are unable to attend the surgery for essential nursing care, the District nurses may visit you at home. This is subject to assessment and we always recommend that you attend the Medical Centre if you can. The nurses are available from 8.30 – 5pm: telephone 0117 9878346 and leave a message and telephone number. The nurses will then contact you.
Drug and Alcohol Services
If you feel you have any problems about drink or drugs your doctor may be able to refer you on to specialist services. The practice follows the South Bristol Methadone protocol where all patients receiving methadone on prescription must see a Drugs Worker. All consultations are confidential
Podiatry (foot care – was called Chiropody)
If you have a problem with your foot care, or an illness that can effect your feet, like diabetes, please contact the PCT Trust Office reception Tel:0117 3015200. The office is here in the same building.
We run clinics to help you give up smoking. Our reception team will provide details
The doctors are able to inject joints, and remove some skin lumps. Talk to your GP.
If you are concerned about your child’s speech or language, your doctor can refer you to a Speech Therapist.
A doctor may refer you to see a physiotherapist. They offer advice and treat problems with muscles or joints e.g. after an injury. There are usually 2 physiotherapists available for appointments, each patient is assessed and the need for follow up appointments is discussed. The PCT has a strict policy on discharging patients who fail to attend their initial or subsequent appointments. Each new problem requires a separate doctor’s referral.
Chiropractic is proven to be extremely safe approach to relieve lower back pain, neck and arm pain as well as injuries such as whiplash and sports injuries. Alison Archibold and her team hold surgeries on a Wednesday and will contact you for an appointment after referral from your doctor.
A doctor may refer you to a dietician if your weight is endangering your health.
Asthma and Diabetes
Nurse led clinics are held regularly to monitor your illness, and offer advice and support.
It is important to keep up to date with your immunisations to avoid serious illnesses. You can go to the treatment room or come to one of these clinics:
- Childhood illnesses – we will invite your child to attend when they reach the age for their immunisation
- Flu jabs – We will invite you to attend for a flu immunisation if you are aged over 65 or have an illness that would be made worse if you caught flu.