Coleford Health CentreRailway DriveColefordGloucestershire, GL16 8RHTel: 01594 838108
Our Practice Nurses are available by appointment.
They can help you with:
The following additional services are provided by the doctors:-
Dr Williams provides a coil and contraceptive implant fitting and removal service.
Dr Cherepanov provides minor surgery services.
Please make an appointment with the relevant doctor to discuss your requirements.
Ladies are requested to make a booking appointment with the midwife when they first discover they are pregnant. The midwife will need to know the date the last period started and will advise on the next steps.
The midwife will usually first see you between 8-10 weeks of the pregnancy. The midwife will complete a patient held record and arrange a dating scan. This is done at 11-12 weeks at either your chosen hospital or the Dilke.The midwife will arrange blood tests and further appointments as necessary. A second scan to check the baby is done at around 20 weeks into the pregnancy.
The health visitor will make contact with you following discharge from your midwife and will visit you at home and provide you with further information on monitoring your child’s progress and accessing support and advice.
Most babies are born on the Maternity Unit at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Your midwife will discuss this further with you. It may be possible for you to consider a home delivery if this is medically safe for you and your baby. 6-8 weeks after your baby is born, the GP will perform a postnatal check at the surgery to ensure that you are well following the birth of your baby.
Your doctor will also perform a baby check at 6-8 weeks to ensure all is well with your new baby. An appointment will also be made with the Practice Nurse for your baby’s frst immunisations at around the same time. Your child will then receive regular developmental checks upto the age of 3 years with the health visitor to monitor your childs development with you.
A planned programme of health and development checks are carried out together with vaccinations. Wednesdays 09.30 - 12.30
If you have a medical emergency, please contact the nearest health services to where you are staying. We offer a range of foreign travel immunisations . You usually require 8-10 weeks to have the course. The practice nurse can give up to date advice regarding your travel. If you require your current immunity status, speak to reception. You will be advised at the first consultation of any costs involved.
These are not available through the NHS and may require a private prescription. The practice nurse can give advice regarding which tablet is required for your journey.
No Charge: Polio Diptheria/Tetanus Typhoid (Typhim V) Hepatitis A (Gammabulin) Hepatitus A (Havrix) - 2 doses
Chargeable: Diptheria Adult Hepatitus B - 3 Doses Japanese Encephalitis - 3 Doses Meningitis A Meningitis C Rabies - 3 Doses Tick Borne Encephalitis - 2 Doses
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
Services that are provided by GCS and held at the Health Centre;-
Midwives (ante natal and parenting classes)
Telephone number: 0300 421 8850
Contraception & Sexual Health Tues 09.00-11.30 Fri 16.00-18.00 (under 25)
For enquiries or to make an appointment please telephone 03456 598850 further info available on www.sexhelpglos.nhs.uk
Other services provided by the PCT include, district nursing, speech therapy, physiotherapy, chiropody, baby clinics.
The Department of Health recommends that all children are immunised to protect against a range of diseases. Your health visitor an practice nurse will tell you about these and invitations to bring your children for vaccination will be sent to you at the appropriate time.
We advise all adults (especially farmers and gardeners) to be protected against Tetanus. Please check your immunity status with the reception staff.
We off a range of travel immunisations and advice. Please ask the receptionist for a travel form which you need to complete prior to your appointment with the Practice Nurse. Please allow at least eight weeks before travel if possible. A charge is payable for some travel vaccinations.
The Department of Health recommends flu vaccination for patients of all ages with heart, chest or kidney disease, diabetes and some other chronic diseases. It is also recommended for all people over the age of 65 years, carers, pregant women, 2, 3, 4,5 and 6 year olds and for residents of nursing homes. Flu vaccinations are usually available from October of each year
The NHS does not pay for some of the services we provide. In these cases we charge a fee to the patient or third parties such as your Employer, Solicitor or Insurance Company which may include VAT. These include:
driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
When information is requested by third parties, we will not disclose it until we have received your written consent.
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and we are happy to discuss these with you.
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