If you need to make an appointment please telephone 01453 764222 or if you have on-line access you can book appointments easily via our home page or the NHS App We have recently made some changes to our appointment system which we think will offer a better service for our patients. When you call us a member of our Reception Team will ask you a few questions to help us choose the best service to meet your needs and you may be called back by the Duty Doctor to find out a little more information. Please note that at peak times, such as early mornings, particularly at the start or the end of the week, the telephone lines can be busy and you may need to wait to get your call answered.
We have intorduced longer 15 minute concultations and we now offer a mixture of appointment types, including booked telephone appointments. For continuity of care, please try to see the same GP with any specific on-going problem, such as discussing test results, investigations and on going care.
If you have a minor injury or are not sure where to go for the most appropriate advice, you can download the ASAP mobile phone App (ASAP Glos NHS) from the App store or search the ASAP website: www.asapglos.nhs.uk. or you can call NHS 111.
STROUD IMPROVED ACCESS
Providing Healthcare for the Stroud Area
The GPs of the Stroud Area have been offered an opportunity to take part in a project to improve patient access to primary care services for the residents of Stroud and surrounding areas. Extra GP clinics will be held during normal hours, and additional appointments will also be available between 6.30pm and 8.00pm every weekday evening and on Saturday mornings. Patients registered with any participating GP Surgery within the Stroud Area will be able to have an appointment at these extra clinics. Please follow the link for further details.
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.
EMIS Access - click here for online services
Choice+ clinics are funded by the Prime Minister’s GP Access Fund to help people who need same day appointments. There is a Choice+ clinic in every area of Gloucestershire. Your nearest clinic is at Stroud General Hospital but you can go to whichever clinic is most convenient for you. The clinics are staffed by experienced local GPs. Clinics are open every day of the week, including Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Evening appointments are also available.
How do I access a Choice+ clinic?
Ring your GP practice as normal. A nurse or GP will take some brief details of your medical problem and offer a Choice+ appointment if this would be suitable for you. You may also be offered a Choice+ appointment if you attend a Minor Injury & Illness Unit at a community hospital.
What sort of problems are suitable for Choice+?
Choice+ is suitable for people with medical problems that are new - such as tonsillitis - or that have got worse, for example someone with COPD (also known as emphysema) who may have a chest infection that needs treating quickly.
Are there problems that are not suitable for Choice+?
Usually, if you have already seen your own GP about a problem, or the appointment is about a long-term medical condition, it would be more appropriate if you continue to see your own GP who already knows about your condition, including tests and treatments that you have received. There are some exceptions – for example, if your long term condition, such as COPD or asthma, has temporarily got worse due to a chest infection, Choice+ will usually be able to help. When you ring your GP surgery, the doctor or nurse who speaks to you will be able to advise whether Choice+ is suitable for you.
Do Choice+ have access to my medical records?
At the moment, Choice+ doctors do not have access to full medical records. We hope that this will soon change and that Choice+ will be able to access your records if you give them permission to do so. Please bring a list of the medication you take to your Choice+ appointment.
Does my own GP know what has happened at my Choice+ appointment?
When you come to a Choice+ clinic, you will be asked if you are happy for a record of your appointment to be sent to your own GP. Provided you say yes, a summary of the appointment will be sent to your own doctor.