Our practice nurses are qualified to perform smear tests which can be arranged by appointment. Women aged between 25 and 49 should have a test every three years and women aged 50+ every five years thereafter. You will be notified when your smear test is due. If, after three notification letters and a doctor's letter, a patient fails to attend for a smear, the responsibility for the smear test will rest with that patient.
A full range of contraceptive services is provided by this practice. Drs Delhanty and Zoltonos are qualified to fit coils and contraceptive implants.
Please see your doctor if you wish to start or discuss your contraception.
Asthma and COPD Clinic
Sisters Hewitt-Stubbs and Dhany are responsible for the asthma and COPD checks. We aim to give our asthma patients a routine review check on an annual basis. Appointments can be made after discussion with your doctor.
Sister Emmett runs the diabetic clinic. This is for all diabetics who we ask to attend the clinic on an annual basis. Appointments can be made with reception. You will need a diabetic blood test two weeks before your appointment and you should bring an early morning urine sample to the clinic. Insulin dependent diabetics who are cared for by the hospital diabetic team will still need an annual review here at the surgery. If you have a routine query about your diabetes, please contact Sister Emmett initially.
Heart Attack Aftercare
Our practice nurses will contact you following your discharge from hospital and explain the aftercare we provide at the surgery. We run an annual follow-up clinic for ischaemic heart disease patients.
Near Patient Testing
We will monitor certain treatments prescribed by a hospital specialist.
Adult Immunisations/Vaccinations (Also See Travel Immunisations)
Immunisations are available by appointment with the practice nurse. We recommend:
Polio booster every 10 years.
Tetanus booster every 10 years. If you have received five doses you are likely to have lifelong immunity and booster doses are only required on injury if more than 10 years have elapsed since the last dose..
Flu vaccination - Everyone who is over 65 and those in the special "at risk" groups listed below should have an annual influenza vaccination. The vaccination is available throughout October, November and December, though the main vaccination day is usually the second Saturday in October. If you are over 65 or at risk please contact reception for details.
Pneumonia vaccination is given once only, for everyone over 65 or in an at risk age group.
Special groups requiring annual flu and a pneumonia vaccine:
- Chronic lung disease - includes asthma and bronchitis
- Chronic heart disease
- Chronic kidney and liver disease - Nephrotic patients need a pneumonia vaccination every five years
- Splenectomy patients - this group need a pneumonia vaccination every five years.
The doctors provide their own minor surgery service. Your doctor will arrange a minor operation if appropriate.
Wart and Skin Lesion Clinic
We have the equipment for doctors to freeze warts and skin lesions in normal appointments.
Travel Immunisations and Advice (Including Yellow Fever)
These are carried out by the practice nurse by appointment.
Cheltenham Road Surgery is an authorised Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. This service is also available at the Travel Clinic to people who are not patients of the practice.
There will be a charge for certain vaccinations. Please ask reception for details
Non NHS Medical Services
Company And Assurance Medicals
The doctors will perform private medicals by appointment. They will be conducted outside normal surgery hours by appointment via reception. This service is also available to people who are not on our practice list.