Ante Natal Appointments
Held by a midwife on Tuesday afternoons and every other Friday.
Post Natal (6 weeks) Appointments
Can be made with your doctor during normal surgery times.
Baby 8 weeks check and immunisations
Held every Wednesday afternoon, run by the practice nurse and a GP.
Child Health Clinics
An open clinic held on Wednesday afternoons between 1.15pm and 3.15pm. Please book in with reception on arrival.
Child Development Review Sessions
By appointment with the Health Visitor.
Cervical Smear Appointments
Responsibility for sending reminders for cervical smears lies with the Clinical Commissioning Group. When you receive a reminder letter, please book an appointment for a smear with the practice nurse.
Community Wellbeing Service
The Stroud and Berkeley Vale Community Wellbeing Team is part of a countywide service and may be able to offer support and advice to guide you during a short or long term health situation. A clinic will be held at the surgery each Friday morning in the near future. For more information about the service please visit our Community Wellbeing Service page.
Contraception & Sexual Health
Advice about the full range of contraceptive methods is available from our family planning trained nurse, Lorna Drysdale.
A weekly gynae clinic is held by one of the practice nurses, Natasha Brown, during which she fits coils & carries out endometrial biopsies.
Contraceptive implants can be fitted. Please book in with practice nurse, Lorna Drysdale.
INR Clinics (A blood test for patients taking Warfarin medication)
Provided by our Healthcare Assistant, Kathryn Portbury.
Held every week run by Dr Meikle and Julia Woods, our practice nurse, who is specially trained to provide quality diabetes care. Our patients with diabetes are reviewed twice a year (or more frequently if necessary).
Respiratory Clinics for Asthma & Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease (COPD)
Our practice nurses, Lorna Drysdale and Karen Brown, have been specially trained to promote quality respiratory care and undertake Asthma reviews. Lorna also specialises in COPD reviews.
Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Clinics
Run by the practice nurses, they monitor and help control high blood pressure.
Appointments are made with Dr Latter and Dr Malins after discussion with your own doctor. Minor operations are performed during normal consultation hours.
Diabetic Retinal Screening
This is an annual clinic. The Diabetic Retinal Screening Team from Gloucestershire Royal Hospital attend the surgery for approximately 2 weeks to screen diabetic patients.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
An annual clinic held every April for patients eligible for screening.
A practice nurse is a qualified nurse who has undertaken further training in many aspects of community health. In addition to providing general nursing care. Our nurses and Health Care Assistants undertake:
- Wound and dressing management
- Blood tests (phlebotomy)
- 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
- Injections (including holiday vaccinations, for which we ask for 10 weeks notice, please see here for more information on travel vaccinations)
- B12 injections
- Minor Illness Consultations
- Chronic Disease Clinics
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Chronic Bronchitis
- Coronary Heart Disease
- Women's Health
- Cervical smears
- Hormone Replacement Therapy
- ECG on referral from doctor
- Ear syringing
- Catheter changes
- NHS Health checks for patients aged 40-74 years
- Reviews for patients with Dementia
At Price's Mill Surgery, we are fortunate to have many very experienced practice nurses.