The Locality Health Centre

68 Lonsdale Avenue, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset BS23 3SJ

Clinics & Services

Our Clinics and Services

General Practitioners

The doctors at this practice offer core NHS Services

Nursing

Phlebotomy Clinic

  • Taking routine blood samples as requested by clinical team

Health Care Assistant Clinic include:

  • Health Checks
  • Ongoing monitoring e.g. Blood pressure

Treatment Room clinics include:

  • Smears
  • Contraception
  • Dressings
  • Stitch removal
  • Vaccinations

Immunisation/vaccination Clinics

Every autumn we recommend an influenza vaccination for all our patients over 65 years of age and for those patients under 65 who are at risk. Other vaccinations may be offered in line with national guidance.

Children’s immunisations are performed by the nursing team. Patients will be invited by Child Health when your child’s vaccinations are due. Please remember to bring your Red Book with you. Please contact the surgery and talk to a nurse if you have any queries regarding your child’s vaccinations.

It is recommended that you immunise your child fully to protect both your child and those they meet in the community.

This Surgery supports the MMR catch up programme. Please note that children who are behind with their vaccinations should catch up as soon as possible. It is important that all children are vaccinated against serious illnesses.

Travel Immunisations

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

Sexual Health

Confidential advice on contraception is available and testing for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI)
No Worries Clinic –Young People’s Drop-in ( up to 21 yrs old)
Wednesdays 3.30-5.30pm

A free and confidential service offering a wide range of services and support including:
• Free testing for Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea
• Free condoms
• Free pregnancy testing
• Information and advice regarding emotional health and wellbeing, abortion counselling and referral, drugs, eating disorders, emergency contraception, healthy eating, self-harm, family and relationship issues etc.

Chronic Disease Clinics

Specialist Nurses run a variety of health management clinics including: heart disease, diabetes, cardiovascular, asthma and other respiratory conditions.

Urgent Nurse Clinics

We have specialist nurses who run urgent nurse clinics daily for urgent minor illnesses such as: colds, sore throats, upper respiratory tract infections, urgent children’s complaints. We have leaflets available from reception to support self-management of these conditions.

Medication Review Clinics

The practice pharmacist holds regular medication reviews with patients

In addition to normal, essential GP services, we offer the following:

Support to stop smoking advisors

Are you ready to quit?

We run clinics to help you stop smoking. So if you are ready to quit make an appointment with Jaqueline Robertson and Jo Dudd our Smoking Advisors. Please ask at reception for more details.

Other services:
Chiropody
We have clinics for registered patients, which are held on on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. An appointment costs £15, payable in advance.

Community Nurses
We work closely with a team of community nurses, (including Community Ward leads, District Nurses, Rapid Response and Recovery nurses all supported by HCA’s), provide general nursing care such as injections, dressings, bathing and advice on all medical matters for those Housebound patients unable to attend the surgery. They can be contacted through Care Connect on 01934 888 801 between 8am and 6pm.

Health Visitors
A team of health visitors, deal with a variety of health problems with particular emphasis on health promotion and preventative medicine. They provide postnatal care. Their telephone number is 01934 881066 between 9am and 5pm.

Midwife
The midwife runs our antenatal clinics and looks after the mother before and just after the baby is born. Appointments for the midwife are made at reception from 8 weeks of pregnancy.

The For All Healthy Living Centre

www.forallhlc.org

Other services are available at the centre including:

As part of FAHLC’s Wellbeing programme, Healthy Connections is a new project to support people aged 18+ and living in South Ward who are feeling anxious, stressed, low or isolated. Healthy Connections offers a safe and confidential setting in which to support you with your mental and physical wellbeing. Healthy Activities are a range of physical and craft activities aimed at encouraging people to join together to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

North Somerset Council provide a Health Trainer based at the centre who can offer advice and support on healthy eating, exercise, weight management, sensible drinking and smoking.