Helping you to better health
Bedminster Family Practice offers a full general practice service and runs specialist clinics for diabetes, coronary heart disease and asthma suffers and for patients needing minor surgery.
We aim to treat all of our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence. We feel it is important you know who you are speaking to, so our practice staff wear a name badge and identify themselves on the telephone.
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When you call the surgery, our care navigators book you in to see the most appropriate member of the multidisciplinary team. To optimise patient experience and ensure that everyone gets the care that they need, our care navigators will direct appropriate patients to the community pharmacist.
What is an NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation?
- It’s a consultation with a fully qualified pharmacist at a local pharmacy.
- It involves a clinical assessment and conversation with the pharmacist. This will be in the privacy of a consultation room.
How can the pharmacist help?
- The pharmacist has the right clinical training to assess you and recommend the best treatment for some common conditions.
- If your symptoms suggest it’s more serious, the pharmacist will help you to get an urgent GP appointment if needed.
- If you don’t need any treatment the pharmacist will be able to provide reassurance. For instance, a minor illness may get better on its own.
- To help with symptoms, the pharmacist may offer to sell you an over-the-counter medicine.
What happens next?
- The pharmacist will make a record of the outcome and send it to your GP.
What training does the pharmacist have?
- Every pharmacist is trained for five years in the use of medicines, managing minor illnesses and providing health and wellbeing advice, so they are the right person to see.
If you have any questions, please speak to the local pharmacy team, or contact the surgery.
For further information: Go to www.nhs.uk/pharmacyadvice
Urine samples left at reception desk
Please note that urine samples can no longer be accepted by our receptionists unless the sample has been requested by a doctor or nurse. Safe testing and interpretation can only be provided if a doctor or nurse recommends a test. If you believe you need any form of medical test please arrange a nurse or doctor appointment to allow for a proper assessment and management plan.
Bedminster Family Practice is participating in a multicentre trial run by the University of Bristol looking at use of antibiotics in young children with a cough
Caring for Children With Coughs
*****TRAVEL CLINIC UPDATE*****
Our travel clinic is currently suspended so we are not currently able to provide travel advice. If you are going abroad you need to go to www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk at least three months before you are due to travel and determine which vaccinations are recommended.
We are able to provide the following vaccines under the NHS and if required you should make a Nurse appointment with reception:
- Diptheria, tetanus & polio
- Hepatitis A
Any other vaccines can be obtained at the NOMAD clinic on Park Street or at certain pharmacies.
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