43 Nevil RoadBishopstonBristol, BS7 9EGTel: 0117 944 0700
Our nurse appointments are bookable up to 2 weeks ahead and our nurses offer a wide range of service.
You will be notified by Avon Primary Care Services when your next Smear is due. Women in Avon will routinely be offered a Cervical Smear every 3 years between the ages of 25 and 49 and every 5 years between the ages of 50 and 64, unless a previous result indicates the necessity for an earlier recall. If you decide that you do not wish to have this important check up please contact the surgery to discuss your concerns. If you decide to decline your smear test you will need to sign a disclaimer letter.
If you suffer from Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease/ Stroke, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Hypertension you will be sent a letter asking you to book an appointment for an annual check up. It is important that you attend as it gives the nurse the opportunity to adjust any medication you may be taking and for you to discuss any concerns you may have about the management of your condition.
Appointments can be made with the Nurses for Oral Pill Checks, Contraceptive injections and Contraceptive Implants.
Some of our female GP's fit coils - please call us to further discuss
If you think you may need travel immunisations you will need to come in to the surgery and complete a travel questionnaire and book an appointment. Ideally this appointment should be at least 8 weeks before you intend to travel. N.B. Some vaccinations will incur a charge.
These should be booked whenever possible with our Health Care Assistant who has appointments Monday to Friday
The treatment room services include dressings, ECGs , childhood immunisations, taking blood pressures, swabs and blood tests
The midwives run a clinic on Monday afternoon
Baby and Children immunisation clinic and baby 8 weeks checks runs on a Wednesday morning
The practice can offer minor surgery appointments. Please ask reception or speak with your GP.
Minor surgery procedures include: joint injections, coils and implants
Please call after 11am to enquire about your test results as our reception staff will have more time to deal with your request at this time.
Please note that the practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection and we will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
When you take your test you will be told how long it will be before the results are returned to the practice.
It is your responsibility to check your results and to make an appointment to discuss them with your doctor if your are advised to do so.
Bishopston Medical Practice is proud to take part in the 4YP scheme. This means you can come to us for any concerns about sex and contraception, and you can be sure you’ll be treated with respect. Also, we won’t pass on anything you have told us, unless we tell you first and you don’t even have to be registered at the surgery.
If you ask for a 4YP appointment, we can offer:
Just ask for a 4YP appointment and the receptionist will give you a 4YP appointment card. We will do our best to see you as soon as we can. Or you can phone up and make an appointment before hand.
For more information on 4YP services in the city please see www.4ypbristol.co.uk
Do you help and support a partner, relative, child or friend who could not manage without your help due to physical or mental illness, disability, frailty or addiction?
People paid to care. like care workers, are not included in this definition carers.
It is important to look after your own health so that you can go on caring for as long as you want to. It is easy not to look after you own health when you are looking after someone else.
The carers Emergency Card identifies you as a carer, so if you are taken seriously ill or have an accident, whoever finds you can ring the number on the card and tell Emergency Communications Team, that the person you care for needs help. This team can then arrange up to 72 hours of care for that person at home. The only information held on the card is an emergency telephone number and your Carer PIN Number; it carries no other personal information about you or the person you care for. If the person you care for pays Council Tax in Bristol call Care Direct to order your card on: 0117 922 2700 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also need practical support to care
In Bristol, social services for adults is called Adult Health and Social Care; you can contact them on Care Direct, 0117 922 2000; email email@example.com For Children's Services in Bristol, also call, 0117 922 200
Adult Health and Social Care will usually assess the person you care for to see what help he/she might be eligible to receive. Carers who frequently provide help to the person they look after are also entitled to an assessment, called a Carers Assessment. A Carer's Assessment can be done;
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