Emersons Green Medical Centre, Leap Valley Surgery and Abbotswood Surgery
Telephone 0117 9576 470

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Practice Clinics & Services

Our doctors provide general medical services, as well as specialist services such as child health monitoring, maternity and contraceptive services. To make an appointment for any of the clinics and services below, please contact our reception staff.


NHS Medical Clinics & Services

Green Valleys Health offers a range of services. They include:

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Annual Asthma Review

This is for patients who are due an annual asthma review. You can use our online form to submit your review to us, or alternatively drop into the surgery and we can provide you with a paper form to complete.

If your symptoms are deteriorating or you have any concerns, please make an appointment to the respiratory nurse as well.

Complete an Asthma Annual Review

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Antenatal

These clinics are run by community midwives. If you become pregnant, you will need to make a ‘booking appointment’. At this appointment the midwife will ask you a few questions and carry out some general health checks. From then on you will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy at the local clinic or hospital. You do not routinely need to see a GP when you discover you are pregnant, unless you want to discuss specific issues with them.

North Bristol NHS Trust Maternity Services run a centralised booking process for newly pregnant women to access maternity services, by email at bookings.midwifery@remove-this.nbt.nhs.uk or telephone 0117 4146743. Information including an Antenatal Booking Form can be found on the North Bristol NHS Trust website.

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Child Health

All babies are invited for a check-up at eight weeks old. We recommend a full immunisation schedule for pre school children.

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Contraception and Sexual Health

Basic sexual health screening, treatment, advice and contraception

Services are confidential, free and open to all registered patients. We provide:

  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI) tests
  • Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea tests
  • Contraception: condoms, emergency contraception, implants, contraceptive pill, contraceptive injection (Depo Provera, Sayana Press or Noristerat), IUS or IUD (coils)
  • Cervical Smear Screening

No Worries (No need to be registered here)

We are also part of the NO WORRIES drop in service, providing confidential sexual health and relationship advice for 13 to 20 years olds in the South Gloucestershire area.

This includes:

  • condoms
  • pregnancy tests
  • STI tests
  • Emergency contraception

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Chaperone Service

It is the policy of this practice to respect the privacy and dignity, and the cultural and religious beliefs of our patients, and to provide a safe environment for all.

If you would like a chaperone to be present during a consultation, examination or procedure, or if you would prefer to be examined by a health professional of the same sex as yourself, please let us know as soon as possible and we will do our best to comply with your wishes. 

The practice has trained members of staff who can act as a formal chaperone.  You are welcome to bring a friend or relative with you to support you, should you wish.

Your healthcare professional may also require a chaperone to be present for certain consultations in accordance with our chaperone policy.

Please note that we may need to reschedule your appointment to accommodate your wishes, and we may not be able to offer a same sex doctor or health professional on the same day.

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Coronary Heart Disease

Some of our practice nurses provides advice and health check ups to patients diagnosed with coronary heart disease. Please make an appointment.

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Diabetes

Led by one of our practice nurses, this clinic offers advice and general health checkups to patients diagnosed with diabetes.

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District Nursing, Midwives and Health Visitors

Our district nurses and health visitors are attached to the practice, but are employed by Sirona Care and Health Community Interest Company (CIC)

District Nurses

The district nurses are responsible for providing skilled nursing care to our housebound patients. The team can be contacted on 0117 330 2505.

Community Midwives

If you are pregnant and need to make your first appointment with a midwife please complete an Antenatal Booking Form. If you do not have internet access, call 0117 414 6743 and leave a message.

The midwife team for our Downend patients can be contacted on 0117 330 2505. The midwife team for our Yate patients can be contacted on 01454 315 355.

Health Visitors

Health visitors offer advice and support for pre-school children and their families on all aspects of parenting and family health. The health visiting team for our Downend patients can be contacted on 0117 957 6908. The health visiting team for our Yate patients can be contacted on 01454 338 809.

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Minor Surgery

Minor operations can be done in our treatment room. Please discuss this with your doctor who will then arrange for you to be given an appointment.

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Nurse Practitioner Services

Our Nurse Practitioner Team offers some prebookable and some same day appointments. They can deal with a range of issues such as minor illnesses and injuries.

Should you need medical advice, please contact reception. The receptionist will ask you the nature of your problem, please do share this with them. The receptionist will then be able to ensure your enquiry is dealt with by the most appropriate person, using guidelines approved by our GPs. Our Nurse Practitioners often have shorter waiting times that our GPs too.

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Nursing Team Services

Our qualified practice nurses deal with a wide range of conditions and health concerns. They carry out a variety of duties such as smears, injections, dressings etc. In addition to general nursing duties our practice nurses provide care for patients with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, coronary heart disease and hypertension.

Our health care assistant and phlebotomist are important members of the nursing team who work under the supervision of a qualified nurse. Our phlebotomist takes blood whilst our health care assistant carries out well person checks and can take blood, check blood pressure, test urine, do Electrocardiograms (a heart test normally referred to as ECG) and undertake simple dressings.

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Private Work and Fees

Some services provided by the practice are not covered by the NHS therefore you will be asked to pay a fee. A list of our current charges is available from Reception.

The fee is required to be paid prior to the time of the examination.

Payment is by cash or cheque only (cheques payable to Green Valleys Health).

If you need a doctor to complete and sign a medical report or other form, please note that this takes up to 10 working days.  This is because our doctors have limited time for paperwork, and have to prioritise work related to patients that they have seen in clinics.  Please ask us if you need something more urgently, but we cannot always guarantee a quicker response.

Non NHS Services Include:

  • Some Travel vaccinations (including yellow fever)
  • DNA testing
  • Medicals for employment and Large Good Vehcile (LGV) driving
  • Private Medical Assessment Reports
  • "Blue Badge" applications
  • Private sick notes
  • Private consultations for non NHS patients