Locking Hill Surgery

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Locking Hill, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1UY

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Dr Ewart Lewis
Dr Robin Blenkarn
Dr Alistair Smith
Dr David Kempson
Dr Sarah Atherton
Dr Samantha Boden

Tel: 01453 764222
Fax: 01453 847994

Dr Bye

As many of you already know, Dr Bye had announced that he was to retire from Locking Hill Surgery on 25th March 2016.

However, owing to deterioration in his hearing, he has been advised that he can no longer continue to practice as a gp.

We will keep you informed as and when a new gp is appointed.  In the meantime, you are welcome to see any of our other GPs.

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Please note that the online repeat prescription form will soon be ending. If you want to continue ordering repeat prescriptions online you will need to sign up for EMIS Access. If you do not register you will NOT be able to order prescriptions online.

Online Facilities

We now offer the facility to book your appointments, order your repeat prescriptions and view a summary of your medical record (which includes immunisations, medications, allergies and any adverse reactions) online via EMIS Access.

To use the online service please visit the surgery’s reception desk with a form of photographic ID and a proof of your current address (this must be a current utility bill or a bank statement) and we will issue you with your registration details.

Please note that this facility is only offered to patients that are over 16 years of age and we are unable to issue registration details to anyone who is not present when the request is being made.

If you have any questions please call the surgery or enquire at the reception desk.

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This website has been designed to tell you about the practice and the services that we offer. Please read it carefully. We trust that you will find it helpful and informative.



We are open Monday to Friday between 8.30am and 6.30pm (phone line opens 8.00am).
We do offer some pre-bookable, routine appointments with the GPs outside our normal surgery hours; please enquire at reception.


The Locking Hill Practice is derived from two single-handed practices: one based in Uplands and the other at the 'Top of the Town'.

The doctor for Uplands in the 1920 - 1930s was Dr Whitley. His successor in the late 1930s was Dr Royal who retired in December 1962 and was succeeded at that time by Dr Lamb.

Dr Newton joined his practice in the 1930s and was based at The Chestnuts, Hollow Lane.

At the end of 1963 the two practices joined in partnership but continued to work from separate premises, Dr Newton at The Chestnuts and Dr Lamb at a purpose-built surgery attached to Brookfield House, Lansdown. After a couple of years it was decided to close the surgery at Hollow Lane and all practice work was conducted from Brookfield House. During that time Drs Lamb and Newton were joined by Dr Bamford and later by Dr J L Dod.

In 1972 the practice moved to the Health Centre at Beeches Green, being joined by Dr Gillian Dod and, on the retirement of Dr Newton, by Dr Voss.

With increasing numbers of patients and extreme pressure on available space it was decided to move out of the Health Centre into the purpose-built Locking Hill Surgery in 1982.

Practice News and Notices



If you are eligible for a flu vaccination, please contact our reception team to arrange an appointment.  You are eligible if you are aged over 65 (or will be by 31st March 2016), a child with a date of birth between 1st September 2008 and 31st August 2013, are pregnant, aged over 6 months and suffer from certain chronic diseases (eg severe respiratory disease, diabetes, chronic heart, kidney, liver or neurological disease, or have a weakened immune system), are pregnant, are a carer or live in residential care.  If you are unsure if you are eligible, please do ask us.



We have now formed our Patient Participation Group (PPG) and would be delighted to recruit more members.  The purpose of the group is to bring together patients, GPs, practice staff and local commissioners to support the practice to provide high quality care and service delivery.  If you would be interested in joining or would like to know more, please contact Jenny Vallely, Practice Manager on 01453 764222 or jenny.vallely@nhs.net

The practice would like to thank the various advertisers who have helped to produce this Website. However, it must be pointed out that the accuracy of any statements cannot be warranted, nor any products or services advertised, be guaranteed or endorsed.


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