Clinics and Services
We offer a range of services including the below. For more information, please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic Room.
Antenatal Clinics are run at each of our Surgeries by the practice Midwives. If you know that you are pregnant please arrange to see your usual doctor as soon as possible. They will complete the appropriate forms and will ask you to go to Reception to make a booking appointment with the Midwife.
Cervical screening (Smear Test) can prevent cancer of the cervix by finding abnormal changes before cancer develops. Regular smear tests can save your life.
Practice Nurses are qualified to perform smears on behalf of the doctors. Most women have their first smear aged 25, then tri-yearly until the age of 49. After 49, the screening takes place every 5 years. NHS England automatically sends a reminder to women who are due for a test from the age of 20 years.
We encourage all women to regularly examine their breasts and if they need help or advice about, this they should please contact the Practice Nurse.
Well Baby Clinics are held in Gloucester and the surrounding area with Health Visitors who provide advice about:
- Feeding babies and toddlers.
- How to get a good night’s sleep.
- Toilet training/tantrums.
- Feelings and anxieties.
- Minor illnesses/first aid.
- Concerns about vision, hearing or speech.
Child Health Checks
Routine health assessments are carried out on babies at:
- 6 weeks – by GP and Health Visitors.
- 9 months – by Health Visitors, and again at 2 years by Health Visitors.
You will be notified when your child is due for an assessment by the Health Visitor. You are welcome to contact the Health Visitor if you have any concerns. Please ensure you bring your child’s “Red Book” to all routine health assessments.
A full range of family planning services and advice is available including contraceptive coil fittings and implants.
The practice has a wide selection of health promotional literature available for your information, including home treatment of minor ailments. Please ask your doctor, practice nurse or receptionist for the most recent leaflets available.
Managing Memory Together
Please ask at reception for a leaflet about this.
Private medicals are offered by appointment, usually outside the normal Surgery appointment times (there may be a charge for this, please enquire at the time of booking your appointment). For more information please visit our Non-NHS work page.
Dr Unwin provides regular Clinics for a range of minor operations. Your Doctor will refer you, if appropriate.
If you are thinking of having a Vasectomy you may be able to have your operation carried out by one of our Doctors specifically trained to perform vasectomies.For more details, please telephone 01452 720 011 and ask to speak to the Administrator who deals with the Vasectomy Clinic.
If you are planning a holiday abroad, you may need vaccinations to protect you on your travels. Please use this eConsult service to get further information.
Flu Vaccinations – Annual influenza immunisation is strongly recommended for all patients aged 65 and over and for adults and children with the following: respiratory disease (including asthma), heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes. Vaccinations are carried out in October each year. Patients will be notified if they are in the risk groups for immunisation.
Pneumococcal Vaccinations – This vaccine can be given anytime of the year and is recommended for all patients aged 65 years and over and for adults and children with the following: respiratory disease (including asthma), heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes.