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FRITHWOOD Patient Participation Group(PPG)

It is now a requirement for every Surgery to have a PPG.  The Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a group of patients at a surgery who have an interest in the services provided. Patient Participation Groups cross barriers, embrace diversity and work in partnership with the surgery to improve common understanding and help identify new services to meet patients' needs.

Every registered patient at Frithwood Surgery is a member of our Patient Participation Group, but if you are interested in getting more involved please contact the Practice Manager. 


PPG LOTTERY - For Details see Patient Participation Group

PPG Health Walks will recommence on April 3rd 2019

Appointment System Changes - See Appointments




Clinics & Services

Our Practice Nurses are available throughout the week, by appointment, to carry out health promotion, travel immunisation sessions and routine cervical smears as well as offering general advice on health matters.

Appointments with the Nurse should be made at the Reception or on the following telephone number: 01453 882868

Appointments with the nurse can be made on-line if you have registered with Emis Access (see Emis Access link in contents for more details). Please note that the appointments booked on-line with the nurse are for blood tests and blood pressure checks ONLY, for anything else you will need to contact the surgery and book in the usual way.

On a Monday & Tuesday morning we have an urgent appointment triage system which is run by Sister Annette Marsh, she will assess each patient's needs by means of a telephone call and either offer advice or an appointment whichever is appriopriate

In addition to GP consultations the practice adheres to the General Medical Services Contract for the provision of healthcare services:

Essential Services

Asthma/COPD Clinics

These are run on a Thursday afternoon by our Practice Nurse Pippa Williams 13.30-15.30. If you are unable to come to the surgery at this time please make an appointment with Pippa at some other time but please make the receptionist aware that it is for an Asthma check so that she can make sure that enough time is allocated for the appointment. 

Diabetic Clinic 

Appointments for the Diabetic Clinic are available on a Monday afternoon 14.00-15.00 and on a Wednesday morning 10.45-12.30, both clinics are with Sister Annette Marsh.

Additional Services

Cervical Smears

These are carried out by the practice nurses.  Appointments can be made by the receptionists

Contraceptive Services 

We offer a range of contraceptive options for our patients.  If you would like to discuss which choice is best for you please make an appointment with one of the Doctors.

Health Visitor Clinics

Our Health Visitors are responsible for the developmental assessment of all preschool children. The Health Visitors run a clinic on every other Thursday afternoon 14.00-15.30 no pre booked appointment is necessary just report to reception on arrival. The Health Visitors can be contacted by phoning 0300 421 8967. Non Urgent messages for the Health Visitors can be left at the Surgery.

Maternity Services

A Midwife is attached to the practice and holds Ante Natal clinics, by appointment, on Thursday afternoon 14.00-16.00. Messages for the Midwife can be left at the surgery on 01453 882868 or at Stroud Maternity Hospital 01453 562140

Minor surgery

Minor surgery is done in the surgery by Dr Burke on Wednesday afternoons 15.30-16.30 and by Dr Nattrass on Alternate Thursday afternoons 15.30-16.30.  You need to be seen by the Doctor who is going to be carrying out the procedure prior to booking an appointment for Minor Surgery.

Adult Vaccinations.

All adults should ensure that they have had a tetanus booster in the last 10 years (only a total of 5 tetanus boosters are needed in a lifetime) and have had a full course of polio vaccinations, if in doubt then please check with the receptionist.  Flu and Pneumococcal vaccinations are available each Autumn for patients over 65 and those in the 'at risk' groups.  Pneumococcal vaccinations are only needed once in a lifetime.

For adults and some children who are vulnerable (eg those with diabetes, emphysema, heart failure, splenectomy, etc) other vaccinations may be recommended (eg influenza, pneumococcal, meningitis).

Childhood Vaccinations & Immunisations

Baby Clinics are held on a Monday afternoon 15.15-16.15 with our Practice Nurse Annette, Tuesday morning 11.20-12.20 and Thursday mornings 10.30-11.50 with Practice Nurse Lucy Walker.

Ideally, children should have their jabs at the right age to protect them as early as possible and minimise the risk of infection. For further information please use the link below


Dressings & Removal of Sutures

These are done by the Practice Nurses please telephone for an appointment

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