Surgery news

22/02/2024 – Ros’ racing challenge

Our amazing practice nurse Ros Duncan has signed up for the epic “Women V Cancer Ride the Night” cycle challenge. On 4th May 2024, she will be cycling 100km through the night to raise awareness and funds for breast, cervical, and ovarian cancer charities.

All money raised will be split evenly between Breast Cancer Now, Ovarian Cancer Action, and Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust. These charities provide vital information and support thousands of people facing cancer, and any contributions will go a very long way.

If you would like to donate and show your support, you can do so via the “Women V Cancer” official website:

22/02/2024 – February 2024 newsletter

The latest surgery newsletter features our upcoming “Spring Song” fundraiser, updates on the new surgery build, advice on travel vaccinations & respiratory reviews, and information on how to access your online NHS record.

Minchinhampton Surgery & PPG invite you to Spring Song

An evening of fantastic local music

06/02/2024 – Spring Song fundraising event

Minchinhampton Surgery & Patient Participation Group (PPG) invite you to an evening of fantastic music, featuring local A cappella group Copious Notes & woodwind group The Mozaic Octet. The fundraising event will take place at Minchinhampton Holy Trinity Church on Saturday 16th March from 7-9pm. There will be cheese & wine as well as a bar and raffle. Tickets costs £15 each and are available to purchase directly from the surgery or from M&B stores in Minchinhampton. Proceeds from this event will go towards the creation of an artistic local mural inside the new surgery.

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

“I look after patients with diabetes in Minchinhampton. I am looking forward to working in the new surgery building as it will have more space to offer group sessions to our patients. These sessions should improve confidence and knowledge, and enable patients to support each other in managing their health”

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.

23/11/2022new 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