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Clinics & Services

We provide a comprehensive range of services to our patients in a friendly and efficient setting.  These include:

  • Advanced Nurse Practitioners: Anna Neary and Carolyn Steele can see patients with new problems and are able to diagnose, prescribe and refer. Please note that they cannot provide sick notes or see babies under the age of 6 weeks old.
  • asthma_inhaler_5Asthma Clinics: Patients will receive a letter inviting them to make an appointment with a Practice Nurse. This can be arranged by phoning or coming in to reception. These appointments last 15 minutes.
  • Blood clinics: Patients can only book a blood test if it has been requested by a GP, a hospital or if it is one that is done on a regular basis.
  • Blood Pressure Checks: We have a self-measurement machine in the waiting room and offer drop-in clinics every Thursday from 2-4pm at Portishead Medical Group.
  • Cervical Screening: Patients will receive a letter inviting them to make an appointment. For women between the ages of 25-49 screening is undertaken every 3 years and between 50-65 it is every 5 years. Postnatal cervical screening can only be undertaken 3 months post-delivery.
  • Child Health Surveillance: Health Visitor-led baby weigh-in clinics take place every Wednesday from 1-3pm at Portishead Medical Group.
  • Childhood Immunisations: These appointments are made by the central Child Health team. A letter will be sent to the parent/guardian with the appointment details. Appointments are held at Portishead Medical Group.
  • Chronic Disease Monitoring:  including coronary heart disease, stroke and hypertension. Patients will receive a letter inviting them to make an appointment with a Practice Nurse. This can be arranged by phone or at reception. These appointments last 15 minutes.
  • COPD Clinics: Patients will receive a letter inviting them to make an appointment with a Practice Nurse. This can be arranged by phoning or coming in to reception. These appointments last 30 minutes.
  • Contraceptive Implants or Coils: Following an initial discussion with a GP, appointments can be made at reception.
  • Cortisone / Steroid Injections: This needs to have been agreed by a GP. A 20 minute appointment with a GP is required
  • Counselling and Psychological Therapies: Vita Minds (for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) offer a variety of short-term psychological therapies for conditions such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. It is possible to refer yourself into the service, or to refer someone that you are concerned about. Click here to visit the website
  • Crossroads Care are available in the Health Centre between 1 and 2.30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month.
  • Diabetes Clinics: Patients will receive a letter inviting them to arrange a blood test then a follow up appointment with a diabetic nurse. This can be arranged by phoning or coming in to reception. These appointments last 25-30 minutes.
  • Dietitian: You may be referred by a clinician to see the dietitian Jackie Wilson. She usually offers one clinic a month at Portishead Medical Group. Appointments can be booked at reception.
  • Dressings: Appointments can be booked at reception.
  • Ear Syringing: A limited number of appointments are available and can be booked at reception. Patients must oil their ear(s) 7-10 days prior to their appointment. Please note that this service will cease from January 2020 (unless required for a referral to Secondary Care).
  • ECGs: If requested by a clinician our Reception Team will be happy to book an appointment in our Treatment Room.
  • Flu Clinics: Patients aged 65 and over are automatically eligible for the flu vaccine and are invited to make an appointment even if they have not received an invitation letter. Patients under 65 in an ‘at risk group’ will receive a letter. Clinics usually run from September to December and are held at the Folk Hall on the High Street and at Portishead Medical Group.
  • Maternity Care: Information is available from reception to register your pregnancy. The midwives will then get in touch with you directly. Appointments are held at Portishead Medical Group.
  • New Patient Health Checks: These are available in our Drop In Blood Pressure Clinics (see above)
  • NHS Health Checks: For patients aged 40 – 74. Due to a very limited number of appointments allocated to us, we write to a small number of patients each month asking whether they would like an NHS Health Check. Appointments can be made at reception.
  • Pneumococcal Immunisation Clinics: Letters will be sent to eligible patients inviting them to contact us to book an appointment. Only 1 vaccination is needed in your lifetime.
  • Private Medical Services for services not funded by the NHS such as medicals, licence applications or private sick notes. Please ask at reception for more details.
  • Shingles Immunisation Clinics: Letters will be sent to eligible patients inviting them to contact us to book an appointment.
  • Spirometry: Those appointments are booked by our medical administration team who will send you a letter with an appointment.
  • Travel Advice and Immunisations: Appointments can be booked at reception – for more information please click here. If you have less than 6 weeks before travelling, you will need to go to a private provider.
  • Warfarin Monitoring Clinics: Patients on Warfarin will need to regularly book in to these clinics. This can be arranged at reception or within the warfarin monitoring clinic.
  • 24 Hour Blood Pressure Monitoring: These appointments are booked by our medical administration team who will send you a letter with an appointment.
  • 24 Hour ECG Monitoring: These appointments are booked by our medical administration team who will send you a letter with an appointment.
 
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