We dispense medicines for our patients. If the doctor agrees you may be able to obtain a repeat prescription for monthly supplies of regular medicines without being seen each time. Requests can be made by calling the dispensary number:
Harptree: 01761 221791
Cameley: 01761 452324
Between 12.00 and 13:00 Monday to Friday or by handing in the repeat request form given with your medication. There is a post box outside the surgery door for posting repeat prescription requests out of surgery hours. Requests may also be handed in at reception, ordered in advanced if appropriate, faxed, e-mailed, or ordered online via patient access. Please allow two working days before collection.
We have three practice nurses and two healthcare assistance, who can be seen without referral from the doctor for the following:
- Routine blood tests
- Cervical smears
- Family planning
- Removal of stitches
- Minor injuries
- General nursing advice
- Changing of dressings
- 16-75 health check
- Asthma clinic
- Ear syringing
- Coronary heart disease clinic
- Blood pressure check
- Travel advice/immunisations
- Hypertension clinic
- Health Care Assistant
The community midwife holds an antenatal clinic at the surgery and sees expectant mothers in conjunction with the doctors. She also visits at home for antenatal and postnatal care.
All doctors in conjunction with the health visitor perform child developmental checks up to the age of five years. Immunisation clinics are held regularly at the surgery by the practice nurse.
Asthma, Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease And COPD Clinics
These are held at the surgery by practice nurses with specialist training in the management of long-term diseases. By appointment only.
Contraceptive care is provided by all the doctors during surgery hours.
All doctors carry out minor surgical procedures at the surgery by appointment and the doctors will be happy to advise you on this.
Non NHS Examinations
The doctors are happy to carry out medicals, eg for insurance and driving licence, by appointment outside surgery hours. Please telephone the surgery for an appointment. Receptionists can advise you on the charges for these services.
A trainee counsellor holds regular sessions at the surgery for patients first referred by a doctor.
Patients Over 75 Years
If you are aged 75 years or over, you should be seen annually either by your doctor, the practice nurse, district nurse or health visitor. This can be arranged at the surgery or, if that is not possible, a home visit will be arranged.
To discuss your travel arrangements please make a double appointment with the Practice Nurse and bring along a copy of your itinerary, especially if you are travelling outside Europe.
Vaccines take up to two weeks to become effective. Also bear in mind that it is not always possible to fit patients in for travel vaccines at short notice as this service is considered a routine matter. Please ensure you book a double routine appointment to see one of our Practice Nurse in advance of the date you are due to travel. If you are travelling for longer periods of time please book well in advance of travel as certain regimes take up to 6 months to complete.
A charge will be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. A list of these charges is held in reception.
If you are unable to attend the surgery you can always make an appointment at the Nomad Travel Clinic in Bath or Bristol.
Telephone 01341 555061
An influenza vaccination is particularly recommended for patients with heart, lung or kidney disease, diabetes and residents of nursing or rest homes. All patients over the age of 65 should also have the flu vaccination each year. Please contact the reception staff for details of the vaccination dates and to make an appointment. If you are unable to attend the surgery, a home visit will be arranged to undertake this facility.
Yellow Fever Vaccination
The surgery is an authorised Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre
Extended Access appointments
We operate the C Card system for young people between the ages of 13-24 and also offer emergency contraception. Please ask at reception.
For any enquiries relating to sexual health or general wellbeing please speak to any member of staff. A private room can be made available if necessary and your concerns will be treated with complete confidence.