Reception and enquiries

Reception and enquiries

How can we help you?

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Treatment Room

Treatment Room

Let’s see what we can do…

Get immediate help with minor illnesses and injuries:

A to Z of Health

Pharmacists can also advise on minor illnesses and injuries:

Alternatively you can visit your nearest Minor Injury Unit:

Vale Community Hospital
Lister Road
Dursley
GL11 4BA
Tel: 0300 421 8494
08.00am – 19.30pm
Stroud General Hospital
Trinity Road
Stroud
GL5 2HY
Tel: 0300 421 8080
8.00am – 22.30pm

If you wish to get advice or see a Nurse or Doctor, please visit our Consulting Room.

Consulting room

Consulting room

How can we help you?

For Health reviews, including Asthma reviews and Smoking cessation please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic.

Call or get help online now – NHS 111.

NHS 111

Check your symptoms, visit NHS 111 Online.
Call 111 at any time, 24 hours a day. You will speak to NHS professional staff who will help guide you on any medical issue.
Calls are free from landlines and mobiles.
You can also check your symptoms on the go, download the NHS App.
Get fast help from a Pharmacist with various conditions such as minor cuts, sprains, aches, colds, headaches, rashes, cystitis.

Visit a Pharmacist

  • No appointment necessary
  • Many pharmacists have a confidential area
  • Open till late and at weekends
See a Nurse for conditions such as vaccinations, sexual health, contraception, blood pressure checks, health reviews, wound management, cervical screening, ear syringing and lifestyle advice.

Contact a Nurse

Book an appointment on the phone01453 540555
Get medical advice and treatment from a Doctor.

Contact a Doctor

Book an appointment on the phone01453 540555

Travel Room

Travel Room

How can we help you?

Vaccinations, medication and travel advice

Travel Assessment

Regarding travel, we can offer some vaccinations, however for certain specific destinations and vaccinations you may still need to visit a private travel clinic. Please submit a travel form and we are happy to advise. We can also offer advice about high altitude travel.

Do you need vaccinations?

Before you travel, it’s important to find out whether you will need vaccinations for the country you’re visiting. The following websites will help you.

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Wellbeing Centre

Wellbeing Centre

Let’s see what we can do…

Adult Social Care

Blue Badge

Applying for a disability blue badge is done directly to the council.

Website: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk

Getting Help at Home

If you or a family member are beginning to need more help to support you staying in your own home you can apply to Gloucestershire Council for a free care assessment.

Application: E-enquiry form

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

Care Homes in Gloucestershire

Find care homes local to you and view reviews from previous residents.

Website: www.carehome.co.uk

Benefit Advice

If you need to learn more about benefits:

Website: www.gov.uk

Need advice on which benefits you are entitled to and how to apply?

Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Gloucester Community and Wellbeing Service:

Website: www.homegroup.org.uk

Bereavement

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse Bereavement Care can provide a carefully selected and trained volunteer who will come to see you in your own home or at one of our offices. Your volunteer will offer you support, help you to make some sense of how you are feeling, and help you begin the process of moving forward.

Telephone: 01242 252518

Website: www.gloucestershirecruse.org.uk

Supporting Children who have been Bereaved

Hope Support Services offers support to young people (11-25) when a loved one is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

Telephone: 01989 566317

Website: www.hopesupport.org.uk

Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish gives hope to grieving children. They offer support to children and young people after the death of a parent or sibling.

Telephone: 08088 020 021

Website: www.winstonswish.org

 

Sunflowers Suicide Support

Sunflowers Suicide Support helps family affected by suicide, so they do not feel overwhelmed and alone.

Telephone: 07542 527888

Website: www.sunflowerssuicidesupport.org.uk

Email: glos.sunflowers@outlook.com

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide aims to help over-18’s who have been bereaved by suicide.

Telephone (national helpline, Monday to Friday – 09:00-21:00): 0300 111 5065

Website: www.uksobs.org

Grief Recovery Method (GRM)

The Grief Recovery Method (GRM) isn’t counselling, therapy or alternative treatment. Instead it’s an action plan for taking small steps to recovery, whatever your loss. It is possible to regain energy and wellbeing following loss.

Telephone: 01234 862 218

Website: www.griefrecoverymethod.co.uk

Listening Post

Listening Post offers counselling to adults in Gloucestershire suffering from emotional distress.

Telephone: 01452 383820

Website: www.listeningpost.org.uk

Cancer Care

Maggie’s Centre (Cheltenham)

Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Help is offered freely to anyone with any type of cancer. Simply drop in to The Lodge, College Baths Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7QB.

Telephone: 01242 250611

Website: www.maggiescentres.org

Focus Support and Information Centre

The focus centre is in the oncology centre in the outpatient waiting area of Cheltenham general hospital. The team are there to support patients at every step; from a diagnosis of cancer to advice during and beyond their treatment.

Website: www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk

Macmillan Cancer Support

Being diagnosed with cancer can be a huge shock. You might be overwhelmed, worried about what happens next or thinking about the impact on your life. This organisation is great for practical advice and local links to help you and your loved ones on this journey.

Helpline (seven days a week, 08:00-20:00): 0808 808 00 00

Website: www.macmillan.org.uk

Carers

Gloucestershire Carers Emergency Scheme

Do you care for someone? What would happen if you got caught in a emergency?

The Gloucestershire Carers Emergency Scheme (CES) can help. It will help to give you peace of mind that the person that you care for will receive support if an emergency arises which prevents you from caring for them.

Emergency situations for example could be :

– becoming ill or having an unplanned hospital admission
– other family emergencies
– being delayed due to unexpected travel issues

Website: www.gloucestershire.gov.uk

Gloucestershire Young Carers

Charity providing help, support and opportunities to young carers.

Telephone: 01452 733060

Website www.glosyoungcarers.org.uk

Caring for someone approaching the end of their life

This can be a sad and challenging time for you; you may want answers to questions which are difficult to ask. This leaflet gives you details about several organisations that may be able to help.

View the Carers Info Leaflet

It is often helpful, where possible, to plan for death in a positive and proactive way. Some of the information in the following links may be helpful.

www.dyingmatters.org

www.cancerresearchuk.org

Carer's Gloucestershire

Support services for adult carers commissioned by Gloucestershire County Council and the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.

Telephone: 0300 11 9000

Website: www.carersgloucestershire.org.uk

A+bility

Ability are Gloucestershire County Council approved providers, offering support to families and carers, including practical parenting support and placement support to carers.

Telephone: 01453 827978

Website: www.abilityonline.co.uk

Email: admin@abilityonline.co.uk

Carer's Cafe

An informal drop-in session for carers of all ages to share experiences and seek information on support and advice. Refreshments along with a warm welcome!

Location: Vale Community Hospital, Lister Road

Website: www.carersgloucestershire.org.uk

Lifeline Groups

A group where craft activities are on offer, whilst others just come for the company, tea & cake and a listening ear; able to offer transport. Every Thursday, 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm

Location: 3C Community Church, Church Road, Cam 

Telephone: 01453 546775

Website: www.carersgloucestershire.org.uk

Parkinsons

We offer information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers.

Website: www.localsupport.parkinsons.org.uk

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999

Website: www.carersuk.org

Email: info@carersuk.org

Child Health

Childhood Vaccinations

As doctors we are strongly in support of childhood vaccinations. If you do not vaccinate your child you are leaving them and other children at risk of harmful yet very preventable conditions.

If you are concerned about vaccinating your child, please contact the surgery for some advice.

Websites: www.gov.ukwww.nhs.ukwww.who.int

Childhood Mental Health

Helping your child to navigate whatever issues they may be facing is often very challenging. There is lots of help available. Their school may have a specialist councillor or nurse.

www.glos-care.nhs.uk/school-nursing-mental-health

www.glos-care.nhs.uk/school-nursing-self-harm

www.gloucestershireccg.nhs.uk/young-peoples-mental-health

Teens in Crisis offer face to face or web based support to children and young adults aged nine to 21 and their families.

www.ticplus.org.uk

Other support in Gloucestershire:

www.gloucestershireccg.nhs.uk/young-peoples-mental-health

www.onyourmindglos.nhs.uk

Happy Maps

Happy Maps offer information and advice for all ages from babies to young adults.

Facebook: @happymaps.co.uk
Website: www.happymaps.co.uk

Kooth

Free anonymous online chat for young people to discuss mental health issues.

Website: www.kooth.com

Home Start

Home-Start is a voluntary organisation offering support, friendship and practical help to families at home with children under school age.

Telephone: 01453 297470

Website: www.homestartsd.org

Email: enquirieshomestartsd@gmail.com

Childhood illness visual guide

Use this visual guide to help you identify common conditions and illnesses that may affect your child. Includes conditions such as measles, slapped cheek syndrome, chicken pox and warts.

Website: www.nhs.uk

Vaccination Planner

Download a personalised vaccination calendar, which highlights the dates your child needs to have their vaccinations by.

Website: www.nhs.uk

Chronic Pain

Gloucester Pain Management Services

If you are coping with long-lasting (chronic pain), there are lots of resources available to help you. Your GP may wish to discuss ideas around medication or other ways of helping your symptoms. Please see the following Pain Management website for some ideas and advice, and if you wish to discuss any of the content with your GP, please book an appointment via reception.

Website: www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk

Fibromyalgia

This chronic pain condition is really challenging to manage. Have a look at the information on these pages for some really helpful ideas of things you may like to try.

Website: www.nhs.uk

‘Turning down your pain’

Try reading this free, downloadable booklet for some ideas about how to manage your pain condition.

View our booklet.

Pain medication

Recent research shows that some pains are not helped by opiod (morphine-based) medications – your doctor may wish to discuss changing your medicines. Try to look at this as an opportunity to feel better, often people find that they have been coping with bad side effects from their pain medicatios for so long that they have forgotten what life was like without them!

Community Groups

Allotments

We are delighted to be able to offer nearly 50 allotment spaces on prescription. The allotments are shared and there is help available to help patients understand how to manage growing good and produce. This project has been in the national press and is excellent for improving patient physical and mental wellbeing!

To request an allotment, please ask a receptionist.

Ballet for Breast Cancer

We are delighted to offer ballet lessons to those recovering from or undergoing treatment for breast cancer, please contact reception if you are interested.

Video: www.youtube.com

Dursley Running Club

Dursley Running Club (DRC) welcomes all levels of runners from those wanting a little bit of gentle exercise to those competing in Ultra Marathons and other crazy events. The club also has an active triathlon and junior section.

Website: www.dursleyrunningclub.org.uk

Prema Arts Centre

Prema is a family friendly Arts Centre, promoting performance, live music and art exhibitions as well as accessible workshops, classes and creative experiences for kids and adults.

Website: www.prema.org.uk

The Door

The Door’s mission is to bring hope into the lives of young people and their families, through unlocking potential and opening opportunity so their past does not define their future.

Website: www.thedoor.org.uk

Bright Buttons Toddler Group

A friendly, welcoming and inclusive toddler group in a safe environment for parents and pre-school age children to enjoy, socialise and make new friends. 10:00- 12 noon (term time only).

Cost £2.50 per family.

Telephone: 01453 548530

Email: office@gl11.org.uk

Cam Cricket Club

Cam CC is a well established village club serving a population of about 15,000. They run five senior men’s teams and one senior women’s team.

Telephone: 01453 544332

Website: www.camcc.co.uk

Dursley and Cam Society

A local history society which began after an open invitation in 1981 to local residents for anyone interested in the possibility of forming “A Civic Society for Cam and Dursley”.

Website: www.yourcircle.org.uk 

Dursley Road Cycling Club

Dursley Road Club is based in the town of Dursley, which was home of the famous Dursley Pedersen Cycle company in the 1900’s. Dursley , Gloucestershire is on the edge of the cotswold escarpment and is halfway between Bristol and Gloucester.

Website: www.dursleyroadclub.org.uk

Tabernacle - Community Based Drop In

Get help and advice about tenancy support, benefits,g etting back into education and/or training, dealing with debts, accessing community groups, staying independent and getting in touch with other agencies

Telephone: 01453 750480

Drugs and Alcohol

Drink Aware Seven Day Calculator

Worried you drink too much? Visit the drink aware website to help monitor your intake.

Website: www.drinkaware.co.uk

Rehab 4 Addiction

Rehab 4 Addiction is an advisory and referral service for people who suffer from alcohol, drug and behavioural addiction.

Telephone: 0800 140 4690

Website: www.rehab4addiction.co.uk

Change Grow Live

CGL Gloucestershire is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults (including offenders), families, carers and affected others.

Telephone: 01452 223014

Website: www.changegrowlive.org

Email: gloucestershire.info@cgl.org.uk

Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire

The Gloucestershire Healthy Lifestyles service offers support, information and guidance to people who want to make changes to their lifestyle.

Telephone: 0800 122 3788

Website: www.hlsglos.org

Drinkline

If you’re worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can call this free helpline, in complete confidence.

Telephone: 0300 123 1110

Alcoholics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

Telephone: 0800 9177 650

Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Email: help@aamail.org

Talk to Frank

If you have a problem with drugs Talk to Frank for friendly, confidential drugs advice.

Telephone: 0300 123 6600

Text: 82111

Website: www.talktofrank.com

Email: frank@talktofrank.com

More tools and apps
Depression, Anxiety & Stress

Gloucestershire Health and Care

Gloucestershire Health and Care offer specialist emotional wellbeing and mental health service for all children and young people who are registered with a GP in Gloucestershire or Herefordshire.

Telephone: 0300 421 8100

Website: www.ghc.nhs.uk

Email: ghccomms@ghc.nhs.uk

Get Active, Feel Good

There are lots of different types of exercise and physical activity. The most important thing to consider, is finding something that you enjoy. Mind has some great resources on where to start.

Website: www.mind.org.uk

Exercise and Mental Health

The Royal College of Psychiatrists explain the link between physical activity and mental health and offers some suggestions about getting started.#

Website: www.rcpsych.ac.uk

Let's Talk

Let’s Talk is our Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service, covering both Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

Website: www.2gether.nhs.uk

Headspace

Learn to meditate and live mindfully.

Website: www.headspace.com

Moodgym

Moodgym is like an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Website: www.moodgym.com.au

Artlift

Artlift offers a range of art courses for health benefits, or “Arts on prescription” for people registered with a GP in Gloucestershire or at the Malmesbury Primary Care Centre (MPCC).

Website: www.artlift.org

Gloucestershire Counselling Service

GCS specialises in providing counselling and training counsellors to professional standards.

Telephone: 01453 766310

Website: www.gloscounselling.org.uk

Samaritans

Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Telephone: 116 123

Website: www.samaritans.org

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Rethink

Rethink provide expert, accredited advice and information to everyone affected by mental health problems.

Telephone: 0300 5000 927

Website: www.rethink.org

Email: info@rethink.org

Mind

Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

Telephone: 0300 123 3393

Website: www.mind.org.uk

More services for young people
Domestic Abuse

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service is a county-wide service designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families. They offer telephone help, face to face help and practical tips to keep victims safe. If you are worried about domestic abuse, either tell us at the surgery or be in touch with GDASS.

Telephone: 0845 602 9035

Website: www.gdass.org.uk

Email: support@gdass.org.uk

Stalking and Harassment

Everyone should have the right to go about their daily business in safety and without fear. Nobody has the right to harass you or stalk you and SupportLine can provide advice.

Helpline: 01708 765200

Website: www.supportline.org.uk

Email: info@supportline.org.uk

Elderly Care

Parkinsons

We offer information, friendship and support to local people with Parkinson’s, their families and carers.

Website: www.localsupport.parkinsons.org.uk

Mindsong

Mindsong provide a range of services for people living with dementia and those that care for them using music as a type of therapy.

Telephone: 01684 273656

Website: www.mindsong.org.uk

Managing Memory ²gether

Managing Memory ²gether provides a memory assessment, community dementia nurse and information and education service for Gloucestershire residents worried about memory, people with dementia and carers of people with dementia. You can request an assessment directly using the details below

Telephone: 0800 694 8800

Website: www.2gether.nhs.uk

Email: 2gnft.managingmemory2g@nhs.net

Fall-proof Strength and Balance Plan

You may have noticed, if you know someone who has had a fall, they worry about it happening again and the effect this may have on their independence. Strength and balance exercises can help with keeping us steady.
Fit for Life is a specifically developed exercise class for active older people.

Telephone: 01452 393605

Website: www.activegloucestershire.org

The Hollies Memory Cafe

For anyone with concerns about memory problems and dementia, together with their carers. This monthly memory café is for residents and their families, but also for anyone in the local community.

Location: Hollies Care Home, Drake Lane, Dursley

Telephone: 01453 541400

Website: www.carersgloucestershire.org.uk

Email: info@littlecombepark.com

Silver Line

Free phone support for older people, 24 hours a day.

Telephone: 0800 4 70 80 90

Website: www.thesilverline.org.uk

Dementia

Dementia UK offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia.

Telephone: 0800 888 6678

Website: www.dementiauk.org

Email: helpline@dementiauk.org

Age UK

Age UK is the country’s largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life. We believe in a world where everyone can love later life and we work every day to achieve this.

Telephone: 0800 055 6112

Website: www.ageuk.org.uk

End of Life Care

Hospice Care

GPs may take advice from the Palliative Care Team, who are based at the local hospices. The Palliative Care Team, may give advice over the telephone, or arrange a visit at your home, or invite you to their clinic. If you are finding symptom control difficult sometimes a short visit to one of the hospices can helpful to stabilise your symptoms and get you back home feeling more comfortable. Hospices also offer daytime activities which patients and their families can find helpful.
Hospices are able to provide specialist care and a range of holistic (physical, psychological, spiritual and social) support to people with a life-limiting illness, their carers and families.

Our local hospices:

Leckhampton Court Hospice (Cheltenham) provides in-patient hospice beds, day hospice care and hospice at home care

Longfield (Minchinhampton) provides day hospice care and hospice at home care

Just in Case Boxes

Just in Case Boxes are available for GPs to Gloucestershire. This is a box containing anticipatory medication that a person may need in order to control any symptoms at end of life (eg pain, nausea, secretions, agitation). It is kept in the person’s home ‘just in case’ it may be needed and is particularly useful at evenings and weekends if urgent or emergency services have been called out.

What to do After Death

The death of a family member or friend can be a challenging thing to cope with.
When you are ready call the GP or District nurses and they will attend in order to verify the death. If this happens out of hours you will need to call the out of hours service on 0300 421 0220 and explain that your loved one has died and that this is an expected death.
When they have been and you are ready, you can contact the funeral director who will make arrangements to take your loved one to their Chapel of Rest.

www.gloucestershireccg.nhs.uk

Your GP will then need to issue a death certificate. This is then used by you to register their death. If your loved one wishes to be cremated a separate form will be completed by your GP. This form then has to be signed by a further GP.
They may contact you to talk through what has happened. This is standard practice and whilst difficult for you please do not be concerned.

www.gloucestershire.gov.uk

ReSPECT

ReSPECT stands for ‘Recommended Summary Plan for Emergency Care and Treatment’. It is a form that allows people approaching the end of their life to explain certain decision that they have made, so that in an emergency all health professionals can act in accordance with your wishes.
The ReSPECT plan is created through conversations between a person and their health professionals. The plan is recorded on a form and includes their personal priorities for care and agreed clinical recommendations about care and treatment that could help to achieve the outcome that they would want, that would not help, or that they would not want.

Website: www.resus.org.uk / www.g-care.glos.nhs.uk

Maggie's Centre (Cheltenham)

Maggie’s offers free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. Help is offered freely to anyone with any type of cancer. Simply drop in to The Lodge, College Baths Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7QB.

Telephone: 01242 250611

Website: www.maggiescentres.org

What Happens in the Final Days

In the final days of life your body may undergo some changes. The websites below can help to prepare you and your family prepare for what may happen.

www.dyingmatters.org

www.cancerresearchuk.org

Health Education and Resilience

Facts4Life

Facts4Life is a new way of thinking about our health which challenges commonly held beliefs about illness and builds resilience. Find out more.

Learning Disabilities

Supercharged Me

Supercharged me is a new co-produced marketing campaign seeking to reach independent adults with learning disabilities. It seeks to encourage people to stay healthy in order to get the most out of life – to get Supercharged!

Website: www.superchargedme.uk

The Girl With The Curly Hair

The Curly Hair Project is a social enterprise which supports people on the autistic spectrum and the people around them.

Website: www.thegirlwiththecurlyhair.co.uk

LGBT

The Gloucestershire Gay & Lesbian Community (GGLC)

The Gloucestershire Gay and Lesbian Community is a friendly social group that welcomes people of all sexualities and ages. The group aims to provide a meeting place for people who want to meet others similar to themselves in a relaxed social environment without the pressures associated with the gay bars and clubs.

Telephone: 07050 627273

Website: www.gglc.co.uk

Email: info@gglc.co.uk

 

Gay-Glos for LGBT people

A young people’s social group for LGBT people and those exploring their sexual orientation.

Telephone: 07903 472899

Website: www.gay-glos.org

Gloscats

You are normal and have nothing to be ashamed of or to apologise for. There is no need to hide part of your true self behind a closed door and drawn curtains. We can introduce that part of you to the world outside in easy stages, until you can be who you are wherever you wish, amongst all the other normal people.

Website: www.gloscats.org.uk

Email: gloscats@gmail.com

Maternity

Gloucestershire Maternity Services

Gloucestershire maternity services provide care throughout pregnancy, labour and birth for more than 6000 women and their babies a year.

Website: www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk

Maternity Services at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

Maternity Advice Line/Triage: 0300 422 5541

Delivery Suite: 0300 422 5542

The Birth Unit: 0300 422 5523

Maternity Ward: 0300 422 5520

Maternity Outpatients: 0300 422 6103

Neo-natal Unit: 0300 422 5529

Website: www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk/maternity

Health Visitor

Your health visitor will usually meet with you about two weeks after your baby has been born and you have been discharged by the midwifery team.

They are able to support you with many issues until your baby starts school or turns five.

Gloucestershire Care Services: www.glos-care.nhs.uk/health-visiting

Useful information: www.glos-care.nhs.uk/health-visiting-useful-information

Facebook: @Health-Visiting-and-School-Nursing

Healthy Start

With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins. You could qualify if you’re on benefits, or if you’re pregnant and under 18.

Website: www.healthystart.nhs.uk

 

Your pregnancy and baby guide

A comprehensive guide to all your pregnancy related questions, including what to eat and what not to eat, advice about smoking and alcohol and what to expect during delivery of your baby.

Website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby

Breast feeding help in Dursley

Breast feeding can be really tricky. Mothers Offering Breast-feeding Support is a volunteer group that meets locally and may be able to help if you’re struggling.

Website: www.gbsn.org.uk

Maternity Information

Visit our Patient Online Services health advice in pregnancy.

Website: www.patient.info

Baby Buddy App

Baby Buddy is an award winning mobile phone app for new parents and parents-to-be, created by mums, doctors and midwives.

Download from: play.google.com

Download from: itunes.apple.com

Mens Health

Worried about your prostate?

Prostate cancer is a worry for a lot of men, the good news is that prostate cancer is rare compared to benign prostatic hypertrophy (age-related swelling of the prostate).

If you feel you have new urinary symptoms (poor stream, frequency or urgency) , it is a good idea to check with your GP about whether these should be investigated or not. The PSA test is one thing your GP may consider, but it is not appropriate for everyone. Visit the website for more information.

Website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/prostate-cancer

Self-examination of your testicles

It is important that men regularly self-examine their testicle for any new lumps or bumps. For some advice about how best to do this, view the Change Cancer booklet.

Musculoskeletal problems

Back pain

Back pain can be painful and worrying, but there are lots of things that you can do at home to help prevent or ease these painful episodes. Losing weight and keeping fit can really help with low back pain. For information on how to get help losing weight, or to see what services we might be able to offer you, have a look at the weight management and exercise tab in our Wellbeing Centre.

How to treat back pain: www.youtube.com

NHS exercises for back pain: www.youtube.com

If you don’t feel confident starting exercises without guidance, then make a self-referral to our local physiotherapists for some specific advice. If you are worried about your symptoms or if you have any bowel, bladder or sensation changes then you need to see a doctor urgently.

Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)

Plantar fasciitis can be very sore and can be difficult to treat. Often it can be helped by changes to your footwear or some simple exercises. You can also self-refer to the podiatrist and ask them to check your feet and footwear.

How to treat heel pain: www.youtube.com

Website: www.patient.info

 

Frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder means your shoulder is painful and stiff for months, sometimes years. It can be treated with shoulder exercises and painkillers. Have a look at the following advice for some ideas about exercises and treatments.

Website: www.nhs.uk

Self refer to a Physiotherapist

Make a self-referral to our local physiotherapists for some specific advice on your musculskeletal problems.

Sexual Health

Whilst we can offer testing for chlamydia, gonorrhoea and HIV, your GP may still recommend that you arrange to have these tests done at your local sexual health clinic (Hope House – (www.hopehouse.nhs.uk).

For telephone advice, face to face appointments or self-testing kits, you can contact Hope House directly. If you would rather speak to us at Walnut Tree GP practice we are always happy to help, and we run a dedicated sexual health clinic for young people every week, which you are free to book into.

Hope House

Hope house provide sexual health services all over Gloucestershire.

Telephone: 0300 421 6500

Website: www.hopehouse.nhs.uk

Terrence Higgins Trust

The UK’s leading HIV and sexual health charity. They support people living with HIV and amplify their voices, and help the people using services to achieve good sexual health.

Telephone: 0808 802 1221

Website: www.tht.org.uk

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service

Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service is a county-wide service designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families.

Website: www.gdass.org.uk

Brook

Brook provides free and confidential sexual health and wellbeing services for nearly 250,000 young people UK-wide, each year.

Website: www.brook.org.uk

Family Planning Association

A sexual health charity, the Family Planning Association gives straightforward information and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.

Telephone: 020 7608 5240

Website: www.fpa.org.uk

Sexual Health Helpline

The National Sexual Health Helpline provided by Public Health England is open Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm.

Telephone: 0300 123 7123

Social Prescribing

What is Social Prescribing?

Request a social prescription for you or someone you know

If you felt that you or someone you know might benefit from this kind of intervention, please contact our reception team requesting a prescription using this form.

Stop Smoking

Smoking Cessation

Did you know that you are between 4 and 10 times more likely to successfully quit smoking if you let us help you in a stop smoking clinic?

Simply ask for a stop smoking appointment to discuss how we can help!

Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire

The Gloucestershire Healthy Lifestyles service offers support, information and guidance to people who want to make changes to their lifestyle.

Telephone: 0800 122 3788

Website: www.hlsglos.org

NHS Smokefree - Mobile App

The Smokefree app can help you stop smoking by providing daily support and motivation. If you stay smokefree for the 4-week programme you’re up to five times more likely to stay quit for good.

Download from: play.google.com

Download from: itunes.apple.com

Quit with help

Everyone has a different reason for quitting, get a personalised Quit Smoking Plan.

Website: www.quitwithhelp.co.uk

Weight Management & Exercise

British Heart Foundation

If you have been diagnosed with a condition, or know someone who has, we have reliable information to help. You can also join our online community on HealthUnlocked and connect with people like you.

Website:www.bhf.org.uk

Rowing

Rowing can be taken up at any age and can continue right through to old age. The low impact on the body enables those in their 80s and in some cases 90s to continue in the sport and even race.

Website: www.britishrowing.org

Cam and Dursley Tennis Club

Cam and Dursley Tennis Club is situated behind Cam Recreational Ground, opposite Millikens, Cam Mills, off Everlands Road, Cam. Prospective new members are most welcome to attend a maximum of 5 sessions at £2 per session; this will be deducted from the membership

Website: www.camanddursleytennisclub.co.uk

Fit4Ballet

With support from Macmillan, we have produced a set of ballet rehab exercise videos aimed at women who are undergoing breast cancer treatment and surgery. The exercises are inspired by gentle ballet movements that anyone can do.

Website: www.youtube.com

Dursley Running Club

Dursley Running Club (DRC) welcomes all levels of runners from those wanting a little bit of gentle exercise to those competing in Ultra Marathons and other crazy events. The club also has an active triathlon and junior section.

Website: www.dursleyrunningclub.org.uk

Park Run

Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. There are Park Runs locally in Wootton and Berkeley.

Website: www.parkrun.org.uk

Dursley Walking Groups

Weekly health walk every Wednesday meeting at 10:15 for 10:30 start time.

Telephone: 07749364526

Website:www.walkingforhealth.org.uk

Email: walks@valevision.org.uk

Cam Cricket Club

Cam CC is a well established village club serving a population of about 15,000. They run five senior men’s teams and one senior women’s team.

Telephone: 01453 544332

Website: www.camcc.co.uk

Dursley Road Cycling Club

Dursley Road Club is based in the town of Dursley, which was home of the famous Dursley Pedersen Cycle company in the 1900’s. Dursley , Gloucestershire is on the edge of the cotswold escarpment and is halfway between Bristol and Gloucester.

Website: www.dursleyroadclub.org.uk

Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire

The Gloucestershire Healthy Lifestyles service offers support, information and guidance to people who want to make changes to their lifestyle.

Telephone: 0800 122 3788

Website: www.hlsglos.org

Weight Watchers

Meetings, Online or a little bit of both. We’ve got options and support, whatever your lifestyle.

Website: www.weightwatchers.com

Slimming World

You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.

Website: www.slimmingworld.co.uk

More tools and apps
Young People

DOOR

Bringing hope into the lives of young people and their families by unlocking potential  and opening opportunity so that their past does not define their future.

Telephone: 01453 756745

Website: www.thedoor.org.uk

On Your Mind Gloucestershire

If you’re a young person in Gloucestershire and are struggling to cope with your emotions or situations in your life, you are not alone.

On Your Mind is a new website for young people aged 12 – 18 developed specifically to help them cope with life’s ups and downs.

Website: www.onyourmindglos.nhs.uk

Teens in Crisis

TIC support young people with issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, anger, relationship problems, low self-esteem and self harm.

Website: www.ticplus.org.uk

Dursley and Cam Child Contact Centre

The Centre provides a safe, neutral place where children can enjoy time with the parent they do not live with. There is a separate ‘waiting room’ for the parent the child/ren live with to wait in during the contact session.

Telephone: 07824 872854

Website: www.dursleytab.org.uk

The Vibe

A Youth Centre organised in partnership by Dursley Town Council and The Tabernacle URC.

Telephone: 01453 547758

Website: www.dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk

Health Review and Assessment Clinic

Prescriptions and medicines centre

Prescriptions and medicines centre

How can we help you?

Find out how to order repeat medicine and repeat dispensing. 

Local Pharmacies

Administration office

Administration office

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