Clinics and Services

 Medicals

The Practice does a wide range of medicals including: medicals for insurance companies , HGV and PSV medicals, sports medicals (including diving medicals), pre-employment and employment medicals. You do not have to be a registered patient for us to do your medical. Please telephone for further details, 01454 412167

Baby Clinic

The Health visitors are no longer based at Thornbury Health Centre.

Child developmental checks are held at the Health Centre and are booked by the Health Visitors on 0300 1255970 during normal office working hours.

A “drop-in” baby clinic held at Thornbury Baptist Church on Tuesdays at 1:30pm to 3.00pm with a Health Visitor in attendance.

Antenatal Clinic

The midwifery team is based at Thornbury Hospital. Telephone 01454 415750

If you are newly pregnant, contact the Midwifery Booking service on www.nbt.nhs.uk/antenatalbooking or bookings.midwifery@nbt.nhs.uk or Telephone 0117 414 6743 to make an appointment.

The Nursing Team

Practice nurses provide the following:

  • Diabetic checks
  • Asthma checks – adult and child
  • Blood pressure monitoring
  • Flu and Pneumonia immunisations
  • Medicals for insurance, employment and sports
  • Heart disease monitoring
  • Chronic chest conditions
  • Strokes recovery
  • Womens’ health service – eg contraception, smears
  • Health check-ups for new and current patients
  • Treatment of minor injuries
  • Phlebotomy (taking blood)
  • Dressings for wounds and post-operatively
  • Stitch removal
  • Ear syringing
  • Health promotion and general health care advice

An appointment system runs for morning and evening clinics. Please contact reception for an appointment.

Family Planning

All the doctors are fully trained in family planning. Patients requiring Emergency contraception should contact the doctor as soon as possible, including evenings and weekends. We will also see patients not registered with the practice for emergency contraception and there is no charge for this.

Cervical Smears

This test tries to pick up early changes in the cervix, (neck of the uterus) which, if left, might in later years become cancer.

Routine smears are carried out every 3 years (for women age 24-49) and every 5 years (age 50-65). Smear tests are performed by both doctors and nurses and you may request an appointment with either. If indicated a swab test, for infection, may be performed at the same time. See also chlamydia testing.

Cervical Smear results are sent out by letter.

Chlamydia Testing

We offer self testing for both men and women. If you are age 15 – 25 and sexually active we particularly encourage self-testing.

For men this usually comprises collecting a urine sample; for women this means taking a simple swab (rather like a cotton bud) and inserting this in the lower vagina. Results take 10-14 days.

Stop Smoking

Stopping smoking is one of the best ways to improve your health. Both the practice nurses have had training in helping people to quit smoking. Ask for an appointment for the Stop Smoking Clinic.

Test Results

Most test results are available within the week after the test. Make sure, when you are with your doctor or nurse, that you know how to obtain the results. It usually will be one of 2 options:

  • We will only inform you if there is a problem
  • You will be told to telephone for results after 2.00pm

It is Practice Policy that we are unable to give out Test Results if the test has been requested by a Consultant at a hospital.  Patients need to contact the relevant department for the results.

Cervical Smear results are sent out by letter.

Form filling

Some forms are completed by your doctor carry no charge eg information for hospitals, however many are not covered under the NHS and carry a charge.

Common forms that are completed are:

  • Holiday cancellation forms
  • Insurance Claims
  • Private sick note
  • Blue badge disabled parking form

If you want a form completed, leave it at reception and you will be advised if there is a charge. If it needs to be filled in urgently then let the receptionist know, otherwise please allow 2 or 3 days.

Some forms will entail an examination eg HGV/PSV licence application.

If you wish to make an appointment for a medical, telephone reception.

Prescription Hub

 

As of the 1st November all prescriptions for Streamside Surgery practice will be dealt with by the new PCN Prescription Hub – Severnvale Prescription Hub.

 

Please e-mail your requests to bnssg.streamsideprescriptions@nhs.net and for medication queries only please call 01454 205099, lines will be open from 10am-12:30 and 14:30-17:30.

 

Please visit our post on this new update for more information – Severnvale Prescription Hub | Streamside Surgery

 

 

Spring Boosters – UPDATE March/April 2022

 

Severn View Family Pratice will be commencing the administration of the Covid-19 spring boosters on behalf of Severnvale PCN W/C 4th April. They will be holding the clinics in the Vaccination POD and running them Mon – Fri. Invites will start to be sent out later this week. They will be inviting over 75’s and those in the category of immunosuppressed. Please wait to be invited.

 

The government and NHS England have asked us to focus on vaccinating in the coming weeks,  We appreciate your patience. As always, their team will be working hard to prioritise those who are most in need. Thank you for your understanding.

 

If you have already received a text message or letter from the Surgery about booking your vaccine, please use the link in the text message to make your appointment.

 

If they haven’t yet been in touch, you will hear from them when they have an appointment available. They are working hard to get our appointments set up, so this should be very soon. In the meantime, please do not contact us about getting a vaccination appointment.

 

How to book 

 

Everyone aged over 30 can book a vaccine appointment online. You can do this here. Everyone aged 18 and over is eligible to get their vaccine at a walk-in centre. Full details of walk-in clinics and how to access them are available here (you may need to book an appointment in advance).

Third dose vaccination for severely immunosuppressed aged 12+

The JCVI has advised that people with severely weakened immune systems should have a third COVID-19 vaccine dose.  This is separate to any potential COVID-19 booster vaccination.  There are national recommendations as to who is considered eligible for the third vaccine and General Practices are working with Hospital Specialists locally to identify those who should receive this.  There is no need contact the NHS.  If you or your child is eligible for vaccination, we will contact you.

For more information see  JCVI issues advice on third dose vaccination for severely immunosuppressed – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)