We offer an 8 week check to all new mums and their baby (or babies). This is a double appointment with the GP and an nurse appointment soon after for the first set of immunisations. We feel doing this on the same day is more convenient for you.
The current UK immunisations schedule is UK Immunisation ScheduleThe health visiting and school nursing teams are not based in our building but we hold regular team meetings with them to co-ordinate any shared care. The practice safeguarding lead is Dr Olivia Munn.
We encourage teens to share their health care needs with their parent or guardian but are happy to see teens confidentially who access our services independently. Our receptionists are specifically trained to offer appropriate services when you call up or drop in. You can register with your own mobile number if you choose and you can register for online access in your own right via reception. Please ask for details.
You may find the following links helpful:
Teens in Crisis
SHARE - young people's counselling service
On Your Mind Glos
HEADSPACE - meditation platformSexual Help
Dr Hall, Dr Hiskens and Dr Cox all provide this service. To enquire or book please enquire via reception.
We are fortunate to have a fantastic team of long term condition nurses. If you have one of the following conditions you will be part of our annual recall system:
DiabetesAsthmaCOPDChronic kidney diseaseHeart diseasePrevious strokePeripheral vascular diseaseHigh blood pressure
You should be called for review near to or in your birthday month. If more than one month has passed please call reception and ask for a message about this to be passed to Donna, our review coordinator. You could also email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then fit you in as soon as we can.
Please click on the following links for more information:
NHS Get Support
Local Stop Smoking Services
Dr Pascoe-Watson is a GP with Special Interest (GPwSI) in ENT. He offers an ENT Clinic to patients from other surgeries who can be referred to him by their own GP. This clinic is run on a Monday morning. Dr Pascoe-Watson does of course also see our own patients for ENT problems, along with Dr Nick Hall.
Our practice nurses can support you in stopping smoking, including prescriptions. Please make an appointment to plan your strategy.
Our nurses run INR testing and dosing clinics at the surgery. Please book through reception.
NHS Cervical Screening
You will receive notification to book a smear from NHS screening. Please book via reception with our nurses. It is important you let reception know the reason for your appointment so the correct paperwork, appointment length and nurse can be arranged for you.
For pill checks – if you are happy with your pill choice you will need an annual review with our family planning nurse to continue to receive repeat prescriptionsIf you wish to discuss a change in method of contraception please book with a doctor. For coil/implant queries: please click on the link below and read the guidelines. Then book a telephone call with Dr Cox or Dr Nicolson who will discuss with you and book your fitting.
All antenatal checks are now done by the community midwife, unless you are higher risk and seen at the hospital. The midwife visits the surgery on Thursdays and appointments can be booked via reception.
Clinics are held on: Thursday amThese clinics are led by our Community Midwifery team and are held with our Practice
For their own personal reasons, Drs Cox, Goodrum and Hay do not directly refer women on for termination but are happy to be involved in supporting and counselling women who find themselves unexpectedly pregnant. They will always ensure that an onward referral to another doctor in the practice is arranged if a referral is required.
We are really fortunate in Gloucestershire to have a well established NHS psychology service which can be accessed without GP referral via Link for Let's Talk website: Self-referral
The following information may be useful:
How to Overcome Fear and Anxiety
How to Look After Your Mental Health
How to Sleep Better
How to Manage and Reduce Stress
How to Look After Your Mental Health in Later Life
Before you see a GP or speak with the Let's Talk team it can be useful to complete the following assessment – add pdf for phq9
The practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. We will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
If there is any doubt we will telephone you on your registered telephone number to ensure confidentiality.
Please telephone our main surgery number (01242 539080) and select Option 1 (Appointments & Reception).
We would like to encourage you to book your flu jab with us.
For 2018/19 online sessions will be bookable below when available.
PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR PRACTICE BY HAVING YOUR FLU INJECTION AT LECKHAMPTON SURGERY
This year we received some feed back from patients stating they had had their jab somewhere else to relieve pressure on the NHS. Although we are grateful for their consideration, these kind patients were not aware that running the flu campaign generates significant funds for the surgery. This income enables us to continue to offer our excellent service to you. Of course, private organisations are keen to offer flu jabs as it creates large profits for them but we would like you to choose to come to us at The Leckhampton Surgery. To make this possible, we offer a range of convenient times and days for Flu Clinics. If you needed to go elsewhere for your jab, please do notify us so that we can keep your vaccination record up-to-date.
If you have been born after 1970 inclusive and have not had an MMR booster we strongly encourage you to get vaccinated. There is a current outbreak in Gloucestershire. To book an appointment, please contact Reception.
Private Physiotherapy Appointments
ARCphysio our new private physiotherapy clinic based at the practice offering speedy access to honest expert advice. ARCphysio offers a wealth of experience and aims to actively assist in giving you confidence in your recovery.
Appointments are available to all the public Tuesdays 8.30 - 16.00 and Thursdays 8.30 - 16.00. To book call reception 01242 539080 and select option 1 or alternatively email email@example.com
Appointments are charged at £45 per session of 45 minutes.
Website - www.arcphysio.co.uk
Please click on the link for information on the Paediatric Service:
Surely the doctor is being paid anyway?
It is important to understand that many GPs are not employed by the NHS.
They are self-employed and they have to cover their costs - staff, buildings, heating, lighting, etc - in the same way as any small business. The NHS covers these costs for NHS work, but for non-NHS work, the fees charged by GPs contribute towards their costs.
What is covered by the NHS and what is not?
The Government’s contract with GPs covers medical services to NHS patients, including the provision of on-going medical treatment.
In recent years, however, more and more organisations have been involving doctors in a whole range of non-medical work.
Sometimes the only reason that GPs are asked is because they are in a position of trust in the community, or because an insurance company or employer wants to ensure that information provided to them is true and accurate.
Why does it sometimes take my GP a long time to complete my form?
Time spent completing forms and preparing reports takes the GP away from the medical care of his or her patients.
Most GPs have a very heavy workload and paperwork takes up an increasing amount of their time, so many GPs find they have to take some paperwork home at night and weekends.
I only need the doctor's signature - what is the problem?
When a doctor signs a certificate or completes a report, it is a condition of remaining on the Medical Register that they only sign what they know to be true.
In order to complete even the simplest of forms, therefore, the doctor might have to check the patient's entire medical record. Carelessness or an inaccurate report can have serious consequences for the doctor with the General Medical Council (the doctors' regulatory body) or even the Police.
Charges for Non NHS Services
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