MillendBlakeneyGloucestershire, GL15 4EDTel: 01594 510225
We are sorry to inform you that Dr Martin Gibbs has decided to take his retirement from 5th September 2018.
This will be the start of a new adventure where he plans to enjoy more time in turkey and following his other interests.
We are pleased to be able to offer the following additional services to our patients:
Mike Coates, D.Pod.M, PGCert(Biomechanics) is our chiropodist and podiatrist. He Qualified in London in 1990with his first job at Charing Cross Hospital specializing in Diabetes footcare and biomechanics.
Mike married a local girl, Kerry, in 1996 and has lived in Gloucestershire ever since. He initially worked for the NHS setting up the “Medical Need”Chiropody service before later setting up in private practice.
Mike now provides General Chiropody and Podiatry services. He cares for all lower limb problems, from callused skin, corns and nail cutting, to the treatment of sports injuries requiring the use of insoles to improve foot posture and function.
Mike is available in the surgery on Thursday afternoons, an initial 30 minute treatment costs just £25 with follow up 15 minute treatments £17.
To book in to see Mike, or for more information, call the surgery on 01594 510225 .
On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons we are lucky enough to have Carol Fisher offering a range of pain and stress relieving treatments such as aromatherapy facials, Indian head Massages, Emmet Therapy and much more.
Using gentle but effective therapy Carol is here to share time with, listen to and help people make positive changes for themselves on both a physical and mental level. Her treatments can help with lymphatic drainage, mobility, depression,sciatica and much more.
For more information on Carol’s complementary therapies and a pricelist ask at reception for a leaflet or visit http://www.healthcaretherapy.co.uk/ . If you wish to make an appointment or find out more information call Carol directly on 07769 720717 or 01600 460342.
Talking confidentially to someone not involved in your problems can help to gain a new perspective and tackle anxiety, stress, grief, pain-management, relationship problems and more.
Julia Foren has been counselling here at Blakeney surgery on Monday afternoons for 13 years and believes that achieving mental wellbeing is just as important as having a healthy body.
If you’re over sixteen and interested in counselling then why not book a free 30 minute consultation with Julia and see if it’s for you.
The prices of counselling sessions are based on income and can start from as little as £5 a session. To book an appointment for a free 30 minute consultation with Julia call the surgery on 01594 510225.
NHS Mental Health
Sam Godden (F) is our Psychiatric Nurse. Sam qualified as a Registered Mental Health nurse in 1990. Since then she has worked in Secondary Mental Health as a Community nurse in the Forest of Dean both at Colliers Court and Coleford House and as a councillor in Gloucester.
Sam has been working in Primary Mental Health since 2009. Her areas of speciality are emotional wellbeing and mental health.
Laura is a Solution Focused Hypnotherapist and a Registered Mental Health nurse. She is dedicated in empowering people to take control of their lives to bring about positive change. Her main aim as a therapist is to help people lower their anxiety, increase well-being and quality of life.
Hypnotherapy gives people the ability to cope in many different situations in a calm and controlled way. Laura can help you to control your stress levels, become more relaxed and give your confidence a boost.
Hypnotherapy is a safe, reliable method of treatment for many problems, has no harmful side effects and is suitable for just about everyone.
Laura’s experience as a nurse has included working in an in-patient unit for adolescents where her particular interest was Eating Disorders. She then had a career break to start a family and went on to work in Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation and then an inpatient unit for adults with varying mental health problems. Laura is able to draw on her nursing experience to offer effective person centred treatment.
Laura holds a Hypnotherapy Practioner Diploma (HPD) and is a member of the National Council of Hypnotherapy (NCH) and the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapists (AfSFH).
She is also a member of the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). The CNHC Register has been set up so that GPs and the public can see which practitioners have been assessed as meeting national standards of competence and practice.
As a member of these associations she adheres to a strict code of ethics.
Laura also holds a current enhanced CRB/DBS certificate.
For further information please visit Laura’s website at: http://www.stepstohappiness.co.uk/ or call her directly on 01989 562612 or 077 498 13600
Traditional Acupuncturist Jennie Booth BSc Lic MBAcC joins our team every Friday bringing with her a wealth of experience and the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Scientific understanding of Traditional Acupuncture is developing and refining all the time as more and more research into its effectiveness takes place. The World Health Organisation has recognised Acupuncture to be an effective treatment for a wide range of conditions. Whilst the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) continue to make recommendations for Acupuncture as an effective treatment for Lower Back pain and other painful conditions.
Most importantly however Traditional Acupuncture makes sense of your condition by understanding your signs and symptoms in their unique relationship to how your body works. It is an incredibly gentle and safe treatment that many find incredibly relaxing. This means that Acupuncture is suitable for children of all ages as well as older people. Many people choose to continue having Acupuncture even after their original reason for seeking treatment has been resolved in order to maintain good health, find a sense of well-being and to avoid illness. Acupuncture can also be safely combined with western drug therapies to treat people experiencing acute or long term chronic conditions, reducing side effects of medication and enhancing often essential and long term drug regimes.
Jennie has a specialist interest in supporting those with and beyond a Cancer diagnosis and dedicates a portion of her practice to The Breast Cancer Haven in Hereford. As a member of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), Jennie has a commitment to continuing her professional development and regularly attend conferences, courses, seminars and training days to update and improve her knowledge and practice of Traditional Acupuncture.
For further information and appointments speak to reception or contact Jennie on 07775 858846 or visit www.jennieboothacupuncture.com for more information.
First appointment (90 minutes) £60
Follow-up appointments (45-60 minutes) £45
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to book a telephone consultation with the practice nurse to discuss your travel plans. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
Before you call up to book your consultation have a look at the NHS website below for useful information and to know what to expect:
Fit for Travel
It is important to book this consultation as early as possible - at least 4/6 weeks before you travel - as these vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine and you will need to receive them 2 weeks before you travel to allow them to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Please note that we are not a Yellow Fever Centre. To inquire about yellow fever vaccinations call Severn Bank Surgery.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
For more helpful tips and information about health and travel check out these websites:
Government advice and quiries: https://www.gov.uk/search?q=travel&tab=government-results#detailed-results
National travel health network and centre: http://www.nathnac.org/travel/
Some services are not available through the NHS but we can offer some of these services with a charge, these include
If you wish to ask about anything not covered on this list please feel free to inquire with a Receptionist.
If you click on the link below it shows our practice area. You may still be able to register at this surgery if you live outside of the area but please contact the surgery in advance of registration on 01594 510225
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