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.
Contraceptive/Sexual Health Services
Sara Bailey is available on Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings and Thursday mornings.
Sara is our specialist contraception and Sexual health nurse providing a confidential service for men and women at clinics held here three times a week. She advises and facilitates for methods of contraception including implants also providing screening for sexually transmitted disease. The doctors also provide this service and fit and remove IUCD’s (COILS). 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.
Private / Non-NHS Services
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.
Maternity Care and Health Surveillance
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.
Diabetic Retinopathy Service
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.
Minor Operations Facilities
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.
Kingswood Health Centre uses a secure destruction service for recyclable shredded paper. We are pleased to advise that throughout 2015, we saved 29.1 trees through using this service.