Clinics & Services
Appointments are available at both surgeries for dressings, investigations, injections, vaccinations, removal of stitches and treatment of minor illness and injuries.
- Asthma / COPD
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Lifestyle & dietary advice
- Stop Smoking counselling
- Cervical smears
- Menopause advice
- Triage and Minor Illness
Stop Smoking Groups
The nursing team has 3 highly experienced smoking cessation advisors with a fourth member about to undergo training. Smoking cessation appointments are undertaken at both sites and throughout the week. If you want some assistance with giving up smoking please contact either practice to make an appointment.
You do not need to see your own doctor to confirm your pregnancy, if you have had a positive home pregnancy test please go to reception desk at your surgery to pick up a Midwife booking pack. Your own doctor and the community midwife will look after you during your pregnancy. Relaxation and parent craft classes are held by the midwife and physiotherapist. Post natal and baby checks are carried out in routine doctor’s appointments and will be arranged for you.
The nursing team undertake all immunisations for children ranging from 8 weeks to 15 years of age. Before the immunisations can be started the baby will be seen by the GP for their six week check. If the baby is fit and well the GP will authorise the giving of 1st immunisations at the age of 8 weeks. The vaccine schedule will be explained to you by the nurse at your first immunisation appointment.
We currently run two child immunisation clinics, at Southmead, on Thursday afternoons between 13:30 and 16:00. There are no fixed clinics at Willow Tree surgery.
Contraception/Family Planning Advice
Emergency contraception is most effective the quicker it is arranged (within 72 hours) so ask for a same-day appointment or for a doctor to call you back for advice; if the surgery is closed, then call the out-of-hours service for advice.
For routine contraception – please make an appointment with your doctor or Christine Smith (lead nurse). Whatever your age, your information will always be kept strictly confidential.
Young People’s Clinic
Need to know about sex, drugs, smoking, housing advice? Our young people’s drop-in clinic is free, confidential and you don’t need an appointment. It runs at the Health Centre every Monday evening 4.30-6.30pm.
Minor operations and treatment with liquid nitrogen are provided by some of the doctors. See your own doctor and if you need an operation a special appointment will be arranged.
We run a clinic with workers from the Bristol Drugs Project. We offer advice, infectious disease testing and immunisation, replacement therapy for heroin users. To get an appointment you’ll need to be referred by your own doctor.