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Staunton Surgery

The Practice

There has been a medical practice in Staunton since the 1870s. Many of our patients Still remember old "Pop" Johnstone doing his rounds on a pony and trap in the 1930s and the old surgery at Corse Grange. In the 1950s the practice moved across the road to Ballydugan and was run from Dr Bill Wilson's garage!

The Practice

The practice is now purpose built, twice extended, fully modernized surgery including a nursing suite and a consulting room for a GP Registrar.

Our practice is truly rural, there being no large centre of population in its 240 square miles, which embrace 14 parishes. Staunton is approximately the centre point and the premises are modern and spacious with five doctors.

Practice Area is indicated by the shaded area
Practice Area
This diagrammatical map gives and indication of the Practice area. Potential patients from the borders of the Practice will need to confirm with the surgery.

We are a well-established teaching practice and like to have a registrar GP in post to improve the quality of care we deliver and keep us fully up to date.

All the doctors at the surgery provide maternity medical services, child health services, contraception services and minor surgery services.

Where We Are

Countryside

Click here for a map of the surgery's location. Once the map has displayed you can zoom in and out by using the + and - buttons to the left of the map.

Telephones

Surgery Times

The surgery is open Monday-Friday 08.30 am-06.15 pm

Consultations

Afternoon session are available throughout the week. We will endeavour to give you a routine appointment with 48 hours for a doctor and 24 hours for a nurse. It is our practice policy for urgent appointments to be with a suitably trained nurse in the first instance.

Emergency and Urgent Requests

Please remember that the surgery does not provide a front-line emergency service - this is the role of the Ambulance Service and the Accident and Emergency Departments. Please ring 01452 840228 at all times - when the surgery is open the staff will be able to help you. At all other times you will be directed to the out-of-hours service.

Dispensary

Dispensary

We are a dispensing practice which, for most of our patients, means prescriptions from the GPs can be dispensed at the surgery.

For those on regular medication, repeat prescriptions can be obtained for a month at a time by using a printed slip (from the previous prescription) with 3 working days notice. The dispensary telephone number is 01452 840688 (08:30 - 11:30 and 15:00 - 16:00). Repeat prescriptions can also be requested electronically using this form.

The Practice Dispensary service is under threat from proposed changes detailed in the Governemnt Pharmacy White Paper "Pharmacy in England - Building on Strengths, Delivering the Future" which was put before Parliament on 3rd April 2008.

If the recommendations are implemented it could stop this Practice dispensing medications to patients.

Click here for the Save the Dispensary Information Sheet

During 2009 the recommendations were set aside for further review but this does not mean that the dispensary will be secure. We await further developments.

Clinics

Ante-Natal

Tuesday 1.30pm - 3.00pm.

During pregnancy it is important for a pregnant mother to be seen regularly to check all is progressing well. Each clinic is attended by the doctors or our community midwife. Please make an appointment at reception and bring along a specimen of urine.

Cervical Smears

Recommended for women from ages 24-64 who are, or have been sexually active, normally at 3 yearly intervals up to 35 then 5 yearly intervals thereafter. You should be sent a reminder when your next smear is due.

Appointments should be made with the practice nurse.

Child Health and Immunisations

HEALTH This is a child surveillance clinic, to check on children's growth and development. Our Health Visitor is in attendance.

IMMUNISATION This clinic is to allow us to immunise your child as quickly and easily as possible. These clinics are held weekly at the surgery. They are run by our Health Visitor and one of the doctors. You will automatically be sent an appointment for your child to attend.

Both clinic are held on Mondays between 1.30pm-2.30pm.

Diabetic Clinic

Sugar diabetes is a disease which affects approximately 0.5% of the population. It is almost certainly becoming more common. It affects people in a number of ways and its effects are definitely reduced by good control of such factors as sugar levels, blood pressure and cholesterol. The Practice is a good setting for this and we have a clinic run by a nurse and a GP which undertakes annual check-ups.

Heart Disease

Special clinics are held on a regular basis.

Phlebotomy

GPs are undertaking more and more investigations and we employ a trained phlebotomist (blood taker) to help with blood tests. Appointments are made once tests have been requested by the doctors.

Physiotherapy

Patients may self refer to the Physiotherapy Department under the 'Physio Direct' scheme - details available at the surgery.

Asthma

This is a common disease which for the majority of patients affected, can be well managed with today's modern medicines. The clinic is managed by a specialist nurse and aims to provide consistent and organized care. This means helping with education, techniques, best suited devices and management plans.

Health Visiting and Community Nursing

Our Health Visitor is based at Newent Health Centre (Tel. 01531 621659) where she holds a number of classes and conducts children's hearing tests. She is available for advice on the telephone directly every weekday 9.00am-10.00am, but there is an answering machine service outside these hours.

Our Midwife runs our Ante Natal Clinic for us and will be pleased to advise on all matters relating to pregnancy.

Kate Buffery is our Community Nursing Sister and is supported by her Community Nurses Jo Webber and Karina Blackwell and support staff. They provide a very wide range of care in the home. They can be contacted at Newent Health Centre on 01531 621659.