Clinics and Services

If you would like to request an appointment for any of our clinics and services, please use eConsult.

Please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic if you have been advised by the surgery to complete a health review or assessment.

Antenatal Clinic

An antenatal clinic with the community midwife is held at the surgery every Tuesday from 14:15.

Ashtma/COPD (Spirometry)

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a review of your asthma or COPD symptoms, please complete our online Asthma Review form or online COPD Assessment form. Service provided by the Practice Nurse.

Child Health Clinic

By appointment with a doctor between 09:00-10:30 on Wednesdays. There is also a drop-in clinic attended by a nursery nurse or health visitor on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 09:00-10:30.

Childhood Immunisations

By appointment with the practice nurse on Wednesday mornings.

Contraception Services

Including coil fitting and removal, implant insertion and removal. These are all provided by Dr Raymond. Patients can use our online Contraceptive Pill Review form.

Drop In Clinic

The health visitor/nursery nurse holds a drop in clinic on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 09:00 – 10:30. No appointment is necessary, just inform reception that you are here when you arrive. You can leave a telephone message for the health visitor on 03004218746.

A Health Visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

Drug Monitoring

Including Warfarin, anti-rheumatic drugs and lithium. This service is provided by the health care assistant.

Ear Syringing

Appointments can be booked after a telephone consultation with the practice nurse.

Flu Clinic

If you are eligible and would like to receive a flu vaccination please telephone the surgery on 01594 510225. Patients eligible for flu vaccinations are as follows:

  • All patients over 65 years of age
  • Patients between 6 months and 64 years of age who are at risk i.e. those who have diabetes, COPD, asthma and heart disease

Hypertension

If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a review of your hypertension measurements, please complete our online Blood Pressure Review form.

Maternity Services

By appointment with the midwife every Tuesday from 14:15.

NHS Health Check

This includes a blood test with the health care assistant and a 20 minute appointment with the practice nurse a week later.

NHS Mental Health

We have a clinic run by our specialist mental health nurse, Sam Godden, on a Wednesday morning, with appointments available from 9:30.

Travel Vaccinations

Please fill in our online Travel Risk Assessment form prior to an appointment with the practice nurse.

It is important to book this consultation as early as possible – at least 4/6 weeks before you travel – as these vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine and you will need to receive them 2 weeks before you travel to allow them to work.

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.

Please note that we are not a Yellow Fever Centre. To inquire about yellow fever vaccinations, please telephone Severn Bank Surgery on 01594 845715.

Well Woman Clinic

Including cervical smears, Depo-Provera (3 monthly contraceptive injection) and pill checks. This service is provided by the practice nurse.

Additional Services

  • Coronary heart disease management
  • Diabetes management
  • Diagnostic ECGs – provided by the health care assistant
  • Dietary advice – provided by the practice nurse
  • Family planning – provided by the practice nurse
  • INR Clinic – provided by the health care assistant
  • Mental health – provided by the psychiatric nurse
  • Osteopathy – provided by Liz Kendall
  • Phlebotomy/blood-taking – provided by the health care assistant
  • Ring pessaries
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Smoking cessation clinic
  • Vaccinations and immunizations – provided by the practice nurse
  • Well Man Clinic – provided by the practice nurse
  • 24 hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

External Services

We are pleased to be able to offer the following additional external services to our patients:

Podiatry and Chiropody

Mike Coates, D.Pod.M, PGCert (Biomechanics), is our chiropodist and podiatrist. He Qualified in London in 1990 with his first job at Charing Cross Hospital, specializing in Diabetes footcare and biomechanics. Mike married a local girl, Kerry, in 1996 and has lived in Gloucestershire ever since. He initially worked for the NHS setting up the Medical Need Chiropody service before later setting up in private practice. Mike now provides general chiropody and podiatry services. He cares for all lower limb problems, from callused skin, corns and nail cutting, to the treatment of sports injuries requiring the use of insoles to improve foot posture and function.

Mike is available in the surgery on Thursday afternoons. An initial 30 minute treatment costs just £25 with follow up 15 minute treatments at £17. To book, or for more information, please telephone the surgery.

Therapy

On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons we are lucky enough to have Carol Fisher offering a range of pain and stress relieving treatments such as aromatherapy facials, Indian head Massages, Emmet Therapy and much more. Using gentle but effective therapy Carol is here to share time with, listen to and help people make positive changes for themselves on both a physical and mental level. Her treatments can help with lymphatic drainage, mobility, depression, sciatica and much more.

To book, or for more information, please visit lighttouchsolutions.co.uk. Alternatively, you can call Carol directly on 07769720717 or 01600 460342.

Counselling

Talking confidentially to someone not involved in your problems can help to gain a new perspective and tackle anxiety, stress, grief, pain management, relationship problems and more. Julia Foren has been counselling here at Blakeney surgery on Monday afternoons for 13 years and believes that achieving mental wellbeing is just as important as having a healthy body. If you’re over sixteen and interested in counselling then why not book a free 30 minute consultation with Julia and see if it’s for you.

The prices of counselling sessions are based on income and can start from as little as £5 a session. To book an appointment for a free 30 minute consultation with Julia, please telephone the surgery.

Hypnotherapy

Laura is a solution focused hypnotherapist and a registered mental health nurse who is dedicated to empowering people to take control of their lives to bring about positive change. Her main aim as a therapist is to help people lower their anxiety, increase wellbeing and quality of life. Hypnotherapy gives people the ability to cope in many different situations in a calm and controlled way. Laura can help you to control your stress levels, become more relaxed and give your confidence a boost. Hypnotherapy is a safe, reliable method of treatment for many problems, has no harmful side effects and is suitable for just about everyone.

Laura’s experience as a nurse has included working in an inpatient unit for adolescents where her particular interest was eating disorders. She then had a career break to start a family and went on to work in drug and alcohol rehabilitation and then an inpatient unit for adults with varying mental health problems. Laura is able to draw on her nursing experience to offer effective person centred treatment. Laura holds a Hypnotherapy Practioner Diploma (HPD) and is a member of the National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH) and the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (AfSFH). She is also a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). The CNHC register has been set up so that GPs and the public can see which practitioners have been assessed as meeting national standards of competence and practice. As a member of these associations, she adheres to a strict code of ethics. Laura also holds a current enhanced CRB/DBS certificate.

For further information, please visit Laura’s website at: https://stepstohappiness.co.uk/. Alternatively, you can contact her by: