Kingswood Health CentreAlma RoadKingswoodBristol, BS15 4EJTel: 0117 301 2080
Our specially trained nurse (Nurse Practitioners) is available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. They will deal with minor problems such as coughs, colds, earaches, skin problems, emergency contraception and urinary infections etc.
Kingswood Health Centre now has a pharmacist available every day of the week. Her name is Susie Weir, and she will be able to help with any queries you have over medications. She may see you to undertake Medication Reviews and complete annual chronic disease reviews. If you feel you have a query that she may be able to help with, please ask our Reception Team to book you a telephone call with her.
Kingswood Health Centre now has a paramedic practitioner available Monday and Wednesday - Friday. Her name is Alyesha Phillips, and she will be able to see a variety of urgent conditions on the day including urinary infections, headaches, ear/nose/throat problems and leg/back/shoulder/hip pain. She will also be undertaking Home Visits. If you feel you have a query that she may be able to help with, please ask our Reception Team to book an appointment with her.
Our team of Practice Nurses is lead by Kim Cooke. It provides Treatment Room services e.g. dressings, removal of stitches, blood tests and cervical smear tests from Monday - Friday between 8.30 - 12 noon and 5 - 6.30pm. We run childhood immunisations clinics (Wed morning) and a Travel Clinic (Mondays). We also advise on the management of Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Problems, HRT, Hypertension (raised blood pressure), COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and Stop Smoking and provide general health checks. Details of these services are available from Reception.
Our GP, Paramedic and Nursing Team include specialists in contraception and Sexual health providing a confidential service for men and women. They advise and facilitate for methods of contraception including implants and coils, while also being able to provide screening for sexually transmitted disease. If you need the “morning after pill” we may be able to deal with this on the phone.
Chlamydia screening kits are freely available for all under 25 year olds in the toilet areas and at reception.
There is a district nursing team attached to the practice. They provide nursing services to those patients who are too ill to attend surgery.
Provides antenatal and postnatal care, parent craft classes and home visits, and antenatal clinics at the Kingswood HUB
Diane Williams provides care for elderly patients with long term chronic conditions who might otherwise need to be admitted for hospital care.
The team works mainly with young families and the elderly and are now situated in the Kingswood HUB. They monitor and advise on the health and development of children under five. If you have a child under the age of five you can expect contact with a health visitor within one week of registering with us. Should you need to contact a health visitor before this visit, ring 01454 862 433, give the name of your GP and ask to speak to the appropriate health visitor.Where necessary health visitors undertake assessments of the elderly in their own homes.
Certain services provided by your doctor, such as private / sports medicals, private certificates, HGV medicals, some travel vaccinations and insurance claims, are not covered by the NHS and you will be asked to pay a fee. The receptionists will help with any queries you may have.
All doctors provide various minor surgery services.
Doctors provide antenatal and postnatal care as well as six week development checks during afternoon surgeries.
It is practice policy to offer a chaperone when intimate physical examination is necessary.
The practice has a hearing loop installed for patients who require this facility. Please ask at reception for this to be switched on for you.
The Diabetic Retinopathy Team utilise our surgery for check-ups. Please speak to your Nurse during your routine check up if you need information on the service.
Kingswood Health Centre has a Minor Operations room, where some of our doctors are able to conduct procedures such as joint injections, in-growing toenails, incisions/removals of moles and punch biopsies. When you see your doctor for your consultation they will discuss with you if we are able to treat your condition at the surgery.
Our Flu Clinics take place between September - November each year, and are undertaken by our Nursing Team, primarily on Saturday clinics. If you are in an at risk category, you will receive a letter from the surgery inviting you to make an appointment. If you are not in an at risk group, but are over the age of 65, you will also be able to book an appointment.
Kingswood Health Centre are aware that it is sometimes difficult for patients that work to be seen by a doctor/nurse during 9-5 hours. We currently have designated blood test slots for workers before 9am. The doctors are also currently undertaking Extended Hour surgeries between 6:30 - 7pm, and a Saturday Pre-bookable clinic for your convenience.
Obtain your test results from our receptionists. Allow a minimum of three working days to elapse and then phone (0117 301 2080) or call reception between 2.30pm and 6pm.
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.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment may be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. Some vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some malaria tablets are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
The practice can offer a room for meetings or gatherings on the ground floor of the practice. This room can be made available to you during practice opening hours should you wish to host a meeting at the practice.
The room can be well equipped for presentations, including use of our projector and screen linked up to a PC allowing for presentations to be delivered in a clear and professional manner.
It is furnished with tables and chairs and comfortably seats around 15-20 people.
Refreshments may be consumed in the room and tea and coffee can be provided.
If you are interested in hiring the room, please ring the surgery and ask to speak to Andrew Smith or Denise Rowe for available dates and rates.
BASIC LIFE SUPPORT TRAINING
Our Paramedic Practitioner, Alyesha Phillips, provides hands on training which includes Basic Life Support with AED, choking and anaphylaxis. She works as a Paramedic for the London Ambulance Service, as well as here at Kingswood. Alyesha also lectures at Oxford Brookes University, including both practical and theoretical teaching of Advanced Life Support. She has BSc (hons) in Paramedic Science from the University of Hertfordshire and is studying for her masters degree in Advanced Healthcare Practice at St Georges University of London.
- The location of the training is flexible and can either take place at Kingswood Health Centre in our large training room, or within your own practice. - Training can be offered both in or out of surgery opening hours (many practices have found that undertaking the training during the lunch/administrative hours has proved convenient.)- We have our own equipment including mannequins, airway management and training defibrillator. Alyesha will also go through your own resuscitation equipment with you to ensure everyone has the correct kit and knows how to use it. - Training can be adapted for both clinical and non-clinical staff.- It is a CQC requirement for all practice staff to have BLS with AED training.- The training follows the 2015 Resuscitation Council Guidelines which is the gold standard for resuscitation research in the UK. - We offer a competitive price and Alyesha is able to travel within a 2 hour radius.
One practice shared some feedback:
'Just wanted to say thank you so much for coming to us and delivering the resuscitation training. The GP's said it was the best that we've ever had! Alyesha clearly works well with the staff and understands what training is needed and how to deliver it.'
If you are interested in receiving your BLS training session with Alyesha, please contact us here or telephone the surgery on 01173012080.
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