Hartcliffe Health CentreHartcliffeBristol, BS13 0JPTel: 0117 3015240
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.
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
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.
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:
If you are going abroad, you can arrange an appointment with a Treatment Room nurse for advice on any immunisations you may require. It is very important that you give us at least 10 working days notice. We may not be able to help if you are travelling at the last minute.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
You do not require a doctor's sickness certificate for any illness lasting seven days or less. Your employer may however require you to complete a self-certification form (SC2) which is available from your employer or on the HMRC website.
If you are sick for more than seven days, your employer can ask you to give them some form of medical evidence to support payment of SSP (statutory sick pay).
It is up to your employer to decide whether you are incapable of work. A medical certificate, now called a 'Statement of Fitness for Work’ (see below) from your doctor is strong evidence that you are sick and would normally be accepted, unless there is evidence to prove otherwise.
You could also provide evidence from someone who is not a medical practitioner, e.g. a dentist. Your employer will decide whether or not this evidence is acceptable. If your employer has any doubts, they may still ask for a medical certificate from your GP.
The 'fit note' was introduced on 6 April 2010. With your employer's support, the note will help you return to work sooner by providing more information about the effects of your illness or injury.
For more information see the DirectGov website (where this information was sourced)
Other services may also be chargeable and will be reviewed when requested.
Enter all or part of your postcode in the box below and click one of the buttons
to find those services that are local to you.
The beginning of August will be a very busy time for the practice as we are having a new computer system installed, this will involve some down time for the whole of the computer system and a lot of work for the staff. We ask that if you will require a repeat prescription in the first two weeks of August please arrange this at the end of July, we will try to keep interruptions to a minimum but please be patient with the staff when they are trying to help you as things may be very slow to start with.
Copyright 2006 - 2013 My Surgery Website | Privacy & Usage | Edit | Staff Home | Site Map | Accessibility