Southmead Health CentreTel: 0117 950 7150
Willow Tree SurgeryTel: 0117 950 7750
Appointments are available at both surgeries for dressings, investigations, injections, vaccinations, removal of stitches and treatment of minor illness and injuries.
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.
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.
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.
Travel vaccines are best given at least 6 to 8 weeks before travel. However, if you book a last minute holiday please still contact the practice for advice and possible immunisation.
When you call to make an appointment you will be given a telephone consultation with one of the nursing team. The nurse will then check your records to identify what vaccines and advice you may require. If vaccines are needed the nurse will then make an appointment so that the vaccines can be given.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
Most of our vaccines are free of charge. There are some that you will need to pay for and this will be discussed during the telephone consultation. We do not give all foreign travel vaccines at the practice but we will give you information about where they can be obtained.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
If you have been asked to phone to check your result, please ring reception after 11.30am
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