Surgery services

Surgery clinics

Acupuncture

  • 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)

  • Call reception to book your initial appointment with the midwife. 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

Child 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

Diabetes

  • Call reception to make a routine appointment with a GP to discuss referral. If already agreed with a GP or nurse, call reception to make your appointment in the diabetic clinic

Foreign travel

  • Call reception to make a routine appointment with our travel nurse at least 6 weeks before you the start of your trip. Fill in the pre-travel questionnaire form before you attend the 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

Physiotherapy

  • Call reception to make an appointment with our own physiotherapist based at the surgery

Post-natal

  • Appointments for your 8-week post-natal check, and your baby’s 8-week check and immunisations will be automatically made. You should receive a letter from the surgery detailing the appointment dates and times

Respiratory

  • 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

  • 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 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
  • We accept patients from other neighbouring practices, but a temporary registration form must be completed in advance

Other services

Alcohol advice

  • Call reception to book a routine appointment with a GP or nurse
  • You can also access Gloucestershire Healthy Lifestyles for free help and advice – www.hlsglos.org

Blood tests

  • Call reception to make a routine appointment with a GP to discuss any new request for blood tests. For routine or previously requested tests, call reception to book an appointment with a phlebotomist

Dietary advice

  • Call reception to book a routine appointment with a GP or nurse

Emergency contraception

  • Call reception to make a same-day appointment with the triage nurse or duty doctor

Endometrial biopsies

  • Call reception to make a routine appointment with your GP to discuss

Mental health advice

  • Call reception to book a routine appointment with a GP or nurse
  • You can also self-refer to 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.

Smoking advice

  • Call reception to book a routine appointment with a practice nurse

Reports & requests

Access to your own medical records

  • GDPR entitles you to free access to your personal medical records
  • Please submit a detailed written request to reception who will then process this

Miscellaneous requests

  • Including insurance reports, certificates and licences, solicitors, medical examinations, claims
  • Call reception to explain your requirements
  • Please be aware there may be a fee involved

Referrals

  • Call reception to make a routine appointment with your GP to discuss a private or NHS referral to a hospital or consultant

Routine NHS screening

Aortic abdominal aneurysm screening

Bowel screening

Breast screening (mammogram)

Cervical screening

  • All women and people with a cervix aged 25-64 years old will be routinely invited via letter by the NHS
  • Call reception to book your appointment with a practice nurse or GP

Diabetic eye screening

  • All diabetic patients aged 12 years and over will be routinely invited via letter by the NHS

Welcome to Minchinhampton Surgery!

Please wear a face covering when attending the surgery if you have respiratory symptoms. Please wash or sanitize your hands upon entering the building.