07/12/2023 – December newsletter
Our end-of-year newsletter covers details of the new surgery build, balance fitness classes at the Minchinhampton Fitness Hub, and an inside look into the process of booking appointments through our reception team.
20/11/2023 – Question time! We ask our staff “Which part of the new build are you most looking forward to?“
Dr Freddie Walker, diabetes lead GP
17/10/2023 – Spades to the ground
Building work on the long-awaited new Minchinhampton GP surgery will officially start next week with a turf cutting ceremony on Monday 23rd October.
This has been the product of over a decade’s planning and toil to get to this stage.
Minchinhampton Surgery staff are delighted that building is underway as this will provide easier access and modern, spacious, state-of-the-art facilities for our patients.
11/10/2023 – Ros runs!
Our wonderful lead nurse Ros Duncan is running the Stroud Half Marathon in memory of her father David Hayes to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. Her dad David last ran the same race in 2011, just weeks after he started chemotherapy for prostate cancer. If you would like to donate to this very important cause, please visit her JustGiving page.
In males in the UK, prostate cancer is the most common cancer – with 52,300 new cases every year. Visit the NHS website for more information about prostate cancer, including symptoms to watch out for.
27/09/2023 – September newsletter
Our autumn newsletter features an announcement about the new surgery build, GP trainee (registrar) staff changes, and shines a light on the importance of cervical screening tests.
26/04/2023 – Lost property
We have a large box of lost property containing items that patients have left behind over the years! If you believe we may have something of yours, please speak to a member of staff at reception. At the end of May, any remaining items will be taken to the charity shop. The miscellaneous items include: glasses & glasses cases, a gilet, a coat, a cardigan, alarge canvas bag, multiple gloves/scarves/beanie hats, a bucket hat, a beret, assorted jewellery, and small miscellaneous items
19/04/2023 – April newsletter
Our Spring newsletter discusses signposting patients to the correct services, dealing with seasonal hay fever, the surgery’s Patient Participation Group, and our Green Impact health initiative scheme.
13/02/2023 – February newsletter
After a hiatus of several years, our Minchinhampton Surgery newsletter is back! The February 2023 newsletter is written by receptionist & administrator Julia Langridge, and features a conversation with our Registrar Fiona Neiles as well as some recent statistics and information about our surgery population.
12/02/2023 – end of the “Autumn Booster” campaign
We are no longer giving Covid19 vaccinations at Minchinhampton Surgery after the government’s “Autumn Booster” campaign officially ended on 12th February 2023. After then, you will not be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine booster dose. Some people at increased risk (because of age or certain medical conditions) may be offered a seasonal booster later this year. If you are eligible for this, the NHS will contact you in due course.
23/01/2023 – a big THANK YOU!
The doctors, nurses, and office staff would like to say a massive “thank you!” to our patients for the good wishes, cards, biscuits, and gifts we received over the Christmas holiday period. The kindness and generosity of our patients is really appreciated by all of us at Minchinhampton Surgery. We wish you all a very happy & healthy New Year xx
09/01/2023 – back to school
The UK Health Security Agency have created a new blog with advice about children heading back to school and winter viruses.
23/12/2022 – common winter bugs & viruses
With much in the news recently about numbers of children presenting with Strep A or Scarlet Fever, we are aware that practices have seen an increase in the number of calls from worried parents/carers. New advice on the NHS Gloucestershire website provides guidance for parents on common winter ailments, how to manage these safely at home, signs and symptoms of Strep A / Scarlet Fever to look out for, and when to contact NHS services.
23/11/2022 – new musculoskeletal (MSK) app
The Gloucestershire MSK app (powered by getUBetter) is being provided free of charge by Gloucestershire ICS for patients registered at Minchinhampton Surgery. The app provides tips & exercises to help you recover from a range of musculoskeletal conditions, including back, hip, leg, shoulder, ankle, and knee pain. You can be referred to the app by your GP or physio, or you can self-register by clicking on this link.
01/10/2022 – vaccination update
We are currently inviting eligible patients for their flu vaccinations & Covid19 autumn boosters. If you have received an invitation, book an appointment via your patient online services or by calling the main reception line after 2pm. If you are under 18 years and due a Covid19 vaccination, please visit the Gloucestershire NHS website to find a local drop-in centre as we are not routinely doing 1st/2nd/booster doses for this age group