Alcohol, diet, lifestyle, & smoking advice
- Call reception to book a routine appointment with a GP or nurse.
- You can also access Gloucestershire Healthy Lifestyles website for free help and advice.
- Call reception to make a routine appointment with a GP to discuss referral to the acupuncture clinic.
- This clinic is no longer funded by the NHS, so is reliant on donations from those who are able to contribute. A voluntary donation of £15 to Minchinhampton Surgery Trust who provide this service is suggested.
Ante-natal / midwife clinic
- Call reception to book your initial appointment with the midwife if you are more than 6 weeks pregnant.
- Follow-up appointments may be made by the midwife directly or can be made by calling reception.
- Screening tests will be discussed with you during your initial appointment, and your GP will be involved in monitoring the progress of your pregnancy when medically needed.
- All blood tests must have been authorised by a GP or Hospital consultant. If you have been given a blood form with the requested vials from a consultant, please bring this along to your appointment.
- For routine or previously requested tests, call reception to book an appointment with a phlebotomist.
- Blood tests cannot be done after 15:30 as this is the last collection time for samples to go to the laboratory.
Child immunisations & vaccinations
- Call reception if you believe your child is overdue a vaccination so we can then book your child an appointment with a practice nurse.
- For any school vaccinations that have been missed, you can also contact the Gloucestershire “School-aged Immunisation Team” on 0300 421 8140.
- We now have youth & adult counsellors working at the surgery. Please make an appointment with your GP if you wish to discuss being referred
- Our counsellors can talk to you in confidence about any difficulties you are currently experiencing (including stress, depression, loneliness, bereavement, anxiety, anger, or relationship issues)
- The counselling service is free as it is funded by the Minchinhampton Surgery Charitable Trust. However the continuation of the service depends on donations, so a voluntary contribution of £20 per appointment is recommended if you are able to pay.
- Call reception to make a same-day appointment with the triage nurse or duty doctor.
- Please see our “appointments” page for more information
Hearing aid clinic
- Anyone with an NHS hearing aid can book an appointment to have their hearing aids re-tubed or cleaned
- You can pick-up new batteries for your hearing aid from surgery reception (free of charge).
- Due to lack of demand this clinic now only occurs on the last Tuesday of every other month
- You can find additional support & other local clinics by contacting the Gloucestershire Deaf Association – call 01452 372999 or visit their website.
Mental health advice
- Call reception to book a routine appointment with a GP or nurse
- You can also self-refer to Gloucestershire Talking Therapies (Let’s Talk) or Every Mind Matters
- If you or someone you know needs urgent help in a mental health crisis, call the Gloucestershire Crisis team on 0800 169 0398. If there is an immediate danger to life, dial 999 or go to your nearest Accident & Emergency Department.
Please contact reception if you wish to book an appointment with a Nurse or Health Care Assistant for any of the following:
- B12 injection (must be agreed with GP beforehand)
- Blood pressure check
- Cervical screening
- Child immunisations
- Contraceptive injection
- Ear check
- Ear syringing
- ECG (must be agreed with GP beforehand)
- Influenza or Covid19 vaccination
- Pertussis, pneumovax, or shingles vaccinations (subject to patient eligibility)
- Pill check
- Routine “health check” (subject to patient eligibility)
- Stitch removal
- Unfortunately, we no longer have our own physiotherapist based at the surgery, however you can self-refer to the Gloucestershire NHS physiotherapy service
- You can also sign up for the Gloucestershire MSK app (powered by getUBetter) which offers tips & exercises to help you recover from a range of musculoskeletal conditions. For more information about this app, please click here
- Patients should receive a letter from the surgery detailing your appointment date/time for your 8-week post-natal check & your baby’s 8-week check and immunisations
- Call reception to make a routine appointment with your GP to discuss referral.
- If already agreed with a GP or nurse, call reception to make your appointment in the respiratory clinic.
Sexual health clinic
- Call reception to make an initial telephone appointment with our sexual health nurse who can give you advice and guidance on our sexual health services available.
- The sexual health nurse will contact you directly to book the actual procedure into a sexual health clinic– this cannot be done directly from reception.
- The sexual health clinic is suitable for coils and implants (fitting & removal), sexual health advice, and STI screenings.
- Unfortunately, we are no longer seeing patients from neighbouring GP surgeries in our sexual health clinic.
- Our clinicians work closely with the Stroud network social prescribing team
- Please ask reception or your GP about the referral process
- Social prescribers can provide support and guidance on what local groups & activities, community fun, work experience, peer support, mentoring, and counselling services are available
- Call reception to make a routine appointment with our travel nurse to discuss your vaccination requirements. This must be booked at least 6 weeks before the start of your trip.
- Please fill in a pre-travel questionnaire form before you attend your appointment.
- Please be aware there may be a fee involved for some vaccines.
- Find the specific travel requirements and recommended vaccinations for the country you are visiting – www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home or www.travelhealthpro.org.uk