Clinics & Services
Sister Jane Dalrymple & Clare Adkins lead these clinics to ensure regular monitoring and treatment of our asthmatic patients.
The practice’s phlebotomist and health care assistant hold clinics for patients needing blood tests.
We participate in the national computerised cervical recall system. Routine smears are recommended every three years from the age of 25 until 50 and every five years thereafter until the age of 64.
It is very important that your child is protected against avoidable infectious diseases. Information regarding childhood immunisations can be accessed via the NHS website.
Parents will be sent invitations / reminders from Child Health Support Services.
Our Diabetic Specialist Nurses, Sister Tanya Hoare and Cori Maietta lead these clinics to ensure regular monitoring and treatment of our diabetic patients.
For more information regarding diabetes please visit www.diabetes.org.ukor make an appointment with our Diabetic Nurse.
The practice works closely with Gloucestershire Royal Hospital diabetic services, which includes annual retinal eye screening using digital photography.
Ear Syringing is undertaken by the healthcare assistants and after the patient has used olive oil for 14 days. The nurses are unable to undertake ear syringing unless this procedure has been undertaken.
For information on how to look after your ears and prevent blockages please download the self help guide.
ECG Recording and Hearing Tests (Audiograms)
The health care assistant performs these at the request of the doctors.
We offer a full range of contraceptive services including emergency contraception (e.g. the ‘morning after’ pill).
Marie & Julie, our advanced nurse practitioners fit and remove contraceptive implants. Please request a telephone consultation with Marie to discuss this prior to booking the appointment.
The fitting of coils (IUCDs) is carried out by Drs. Drewett and Quinn. Please book a telephone consultation with the doctors to discuss this prior to the appointment being booked. The removal of coils is undertaken by Marie our Advanced Nurse Practitioner, please book a telephone consultation to discuss this prior to booking the appointment.
Dr Hepple has a joint injection clinic at the surgery on alternate fridays. Please click here for more details.
Leg Ulcer Clinic
The practice and district nursing team lead these clinics to ensure the treatment for patients with a leg ulcer.
Medication Requiring Regular Blood Tests
The phlebotomists and health care assistants will undertake the taking of blood for patients requiring this service.
All doctors are approved for minor surgical procedures. Any patients referred for minor surgery are to be booked via the reception team at the request of a doctor. In addition, all doctors undertake cryotherapy (ie freezing) of warts and other appropriate lesions in minor surgery by appointment.
Sexual Health Clinic
Our advanced practice nurses Marie or Julie undertake a sexual health clinic at the surgery for young people aged 15 – 25 years of age. These appointments are pre-booked in advance however Gloucester City Health Centre The Park Gloucester GL1 1XR are now offering a free drop in clinic Wednesday's 3-5pm, giving greater flexibility in gaining access to sexual health services. This clinic is to encourage young people to attend and to work proactively to reduce the stigma around asking for help, advice, diagnosis and treatment in relation to sexual health.
This very successful service is available for patients wishing to give up smoking and appointments are to be booked with Janet, our smoking cessation advisor.
Alternatively, the Gloucestershire NHS Stop Smoking Service has a team of adviser's on-hand to provide support and advice.
Gloucestershire NHS Stop Smoking Service helpline: 0300 421 0040.
Mammography (Breast Screening)
The surgery participates in the Gloucestershire Breast Screening Programme every 3 years for women aged 50 - 70 years, patients will be routinely invited.
The practice offers the shingles vaccine as part of the NHS vaccination programme to patients aged 70, 78 & 79 years of age. Please contact reception to enquire about eligibility for this free vaccine.
Influenza and Pneumococcal Vaccinations
The practice offers influenza & pneumococcal vaccinations each year to any patient:-
- Aged 65 or over;
- Adult or child in an at risk group, who have diabetes, asthma, chronic chest disease, kidney or heart disease and disorders of their immune system.
These include: -
- The removal of sutures and various procedures undertaken by the practice nurses;
- Information regarding screening services available from resources within the practice;
- Patients on specialist medication being monitored by their usual GP.