Clinics and Services
Our nurses offer a range of services including:
- Annual Review Appointments for those who suffer with chronic diseases.
- Cervical Smears.
- Smoking Cessation Support.
- Blood Tests.
- Ear Syringing.
- Foreign Travel.
- Childhood Immunisations.
- NHS Health Checks.
For more information, please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic Room.
We run regular vasectomy clinics. Patients from any surgery can attend these appointments provided they have been referred by their Doctor and have a booking reference number which is generated at the time of referral. These clinics are generally held on Fridays or Saturdays.
Long Acting Reversible Contraception
Winchcombe Medical Centre offers appointments for LARC – Long acting reversible contraception. These are:
- The Contraceptive Injection which lasts between 8-13 weeks.
- The Contraceptive Implant which lasts up to 3 years.
- The Intrauterine System which lasts 3-5 years.
- The Intrauterine Device which lasts 5-10 years.
- For more information regarding any of these options please book a telephone appointment to discuss suitability.
A special clinic is held for minor surgical procedures. Please make an appointment with your doctor for an initial assessment, after which you will be placed on the waiting list and notified by letter when a date can be offered to you for your minor surgery.
Minor Injury Service
We are also pleased to offer a dedicated Minor Injuries Service. This service is run by our team of nurses and supported by our GPs. If you or someone you are with suffers from a minor injury (laceration, fall, bite etc) you can attend the surgery straight away for an appointment. Phoning helps us to make necessary arrangements to treat you but is not essential. We hope you find this service reduces unnecessary visits to A&E. An exclusion from our minor injuries service is suspected broken bones. We do not have X-ray equipment on site so would need to refer any patients attending with a suspected broken bone on to the larger hospitals.
We are also supported from a wider range of health care professionals.
We have a weekly clinic where a hospital phlebotomist (blood taker) attends. This clinic is on a Friday morning and we endeavour to put all appointments for blood tests into these slots.
Our community midwife leads all antenatal care for expectant mothers. She offers appointments at the surgery on Wednesday afternoons. Messages can be left for our midwife at the surgery or if more urgent, she can be contacted on 0300 421 6175 and requesting the antenatal clinic.
The practice is supported by a team of District Nurses who offer care in the community to those who are housebound or suffering with a terminal illness. You can contact the district nursing team via 0300 421 6070 option 2.
A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.
Gloucestershire Care Services host a podiatry clinic three days a week at Winchcombe Medical Centre. You can self-refer to this service at www.ghc.nhs.uk/our-teams-and-services/podiatry.
Gloucestershire Care Services also host a physiotherapy service three days a week, which you can self-refer to with the appropriate link below: