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Welcome to the
Bredon Hill Surgery

Dr Kim Tribley, Dr Jeremy Pawley, Dr Simon Hill & Dr Kim Purvis

Main Road
GL20 7QN

01684 773444

 Please be advised we will be discontinuing the use of the fax machine.

Please forward all correspondence to sowoccg.bredonhillsurgery@nhs.net

Please be advised we are in the process of updating our phone system should you experience any problems

Smoking Cessation ( posted on Feb 12, 2019 )

Do you need help to quit?


For help and advice there are various websites you can visit including: (Please be advised the link opens using Goggle Chrome)


You can get a free personal plan to help you quit



Stop smoking treatments

If you want to stop smoking, any pharmacy can advise you on products to help you beat your addiction and reduce withdrawal symptoms.

The best treatment for you will depend on your personal preference, your age, whether you're pregnant or breastfeeding and any medical conditions you have. 


An example of something that may be recommended is:


Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT)

The main reason that people smoke is because they are addicted to nicotine.

NRT is a medication that provides you with a low level of nicotine, without the tar, carbon monoxide and other poisonous chemicals present in tobacco smoke.

It can help reduce unpleasant withdrawal effects, such as bad moods and cravings which may occur when you stop smoking.

Where to get it and how to use it

NRT can be bought from pharmacies and some shops. 

It's available as:

  • skin patches
  • chewing gum
  • inhalators (which look like plastic cigarettes)
  • tablets, oral strips and lozenges
  • nasal and mouth spray

Patches release nicotine slowly. Some are worn all the time and some should be taken off at night. Inhalators, gum and sprays act more quickly and may be better for alleviating cravings.

There's no evidence that any single type of NRT is more effective than another. But there is good evidence to show that using a combination of NRT is more effective than using a single product.

Often the best way to use NRT is to combine a patch with a faster acting form such as gum, inhalator or nasal spray.

Treatment with NRT usually lasts 8-12 weeks, before you gradually reduce the dose and eventually stop.

Who can use it

Most people are able to use NRT, including:

  • adults and children over 12 years of age – although children under 18 shouldn't use the lozenges without getting medical advice first
  • pregnant women – your doctor may suggest NRT if they think it would help you quit; 
  • breastfeeding women – your doctor can advise you how to do this safely

Always read the packet or leaflet before using NRT to check whether it's suitable for you.

Sometimes it may be advisable to get medical advice first, for example if you have kidney or liver problems, or you've recently had a heart attack or a stroke.

Possible side effects

Side effects of NRT can include:

  • skin irritation when using patches
  • irritation of nose, throat or eyes when using a nasal spray
  • difficulty sleeping (insomnia) sometimes with vivid dreams
  • an upset stomach
  • dizziness
  • headaches

Any side effects are usually mild. But if they're particularly troublesome, get some advice from a pharmacist or your GP

Living well for a healthier memory event ( posted on Feb 1, 2019 )

Abbey Medical Practice will be holding an event at Evesham Town Hall on the 20th February from 10am to 3pm


It is an opportunity to meet staff from many organisations within the Wychavon area and to listen to advice on legal matters, dental health, social services as well as an oppertunity to take part in other activities such as food sampling and seated exercise


If you would like more information please contact :

Carolyn Pym at Abbey Medical Practice 01386 761111 

11-19 years old - text your school nurse ( posted on Jan 31, 2019 )

Click here for the number and further details if you feel you need help and support

Don't wait until it gets worse, ask your pharmacy team first ( posted on Jan 25, 2019 )

Bredon Hill Surgery has a clinical pharmacist, Sofia Tasleem. You can book an appointment by contacting reception. 


If you prefer you can contact/visit a high street pharmacy.


Pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals with the clinical know-how to give you the help you need. They can assess minor illness and recommend the right treatment, whether it be over-the-counter medicines, a few days rest or a bit of reassurance


Pharmacists can help with many aspects of healthcare. They provide healthy living services and support to help you quit smoking, reduce alcohol consumption and lose weight.


They are the right people to see with minor health concerns such as:

sore throats, coughs, colds and flu, tummy troubles, teething, red eyes, constipation and diarrhoea and many other minor concerns


For more information and to help you find your nearest pharmacist, visit


Have your say - Help shape a prevention and early intervention service for children and young people aged 0-19 and their families ( posted on Jan 22, 2019 )


0-19 Prevention Services

We want all children and young people in Worcestershire to live healthy, happy and fun filled lives and to reach their full potential. We also want to improve outcomes and reduce the demand for more specialist services. To achieve this we need our services for children, young people and families to help prevent problems occurring in the first place and to identify problems early or as they emerge so they don’t get any worse.


We are commissioning a prevention and early intervention service for children and young people aged 0-19 and their families. The new service will provide a single joined up service to include:

•Health Visitor services: who carry out child development checks for pre-school children and additional support when needed

•School Health services: who work with children and young people aged 5-19 and additional support when needed

•parent and family information and advice

•groups, activities and support within community settings

•parenting support


We are asking for your views to help shape the new 0-19 prevention service.  We want to hear from parents, children and young people as well as professionals and practitioners working with children, young people & families.

Please complete our on-line survey and promote and circulate widely amongst your organisation/service. http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/0to19servicesurvey


Are you male aged 65 or older? ( posted on Jan 22, 2019 )

A simple scan can tell you if you have an abdominal aortic aneurysm


This is an enlargement of the maion blood vessel in the abdomen and if left untreated can be fatal.


FREE screening is coming to BREDON HILL SURGERY ON Monday 18th March 2019


If you would like to be screened yo need to call 0300 422 4285 to make an appointment


Click here for more details

Annual GP Survey 2019 ( posted on Jan 22, 2019 )

Click here for details as you may be asked to complete a survery

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust ( posted on Jan 22, 2019 )

3 out of 4 women take up their smear test

Don’t delay booking yours when the surgery invites you


For further advice: 

Go online to:  https://www.jostrust.org.uk/

Telephone 0808 802 8000


Registered in England and Wales Company Limited by Guarantee: 7111375

Charity Number: 11335421133542

Registered Scottish Charity Number: SCO41236



Are you aged 12-17?

You can reduce the risk of cervical cancer

Get the HPV vaccine to help protect you against cervical cancer


For further details please ask a nurse

Mind Song - self referral ( posted on Nov 30, 2018 )

Breathe in Sing out is aimed at providing a new way to self-manage COPD or persistent respiratory conditions using signing techniques.


A free 12-session singing group - self referral


Please click here for further details or a copy of the leaflet is avaliable in the practice waiting room


Where the groups are running


Gloucester - Abbeydale Community Centre, GL4 4BL (Wednesdays at 1.45pm)

Cheltenham - Holy Apostles Church Hall, GL52 6HW (Wednesdays 10.30am)


Please contact 01684 273656 or admin@mindong.org.uk for full details of the above

Diabetic Eye Screening ( posted on Nov 30, 2018 )

Appointments will be offered at the Devereux Centre, Tewkesbury on 4th - 15th February 2019


You will receive and invitation letter prior to the screening dates if you are eligable


Please click here for details 


A copy of the leaflet is available in the practice waitiing room


If you have any queries please call 0300 422 4419

GP Survey Results 2018 ( posted on Nov 5, 2018 )

A GP survey was carried out in February 2018 looking at various criteria including appointments and GP services.  The results also look at the local CCG (Worcestershire) GP practices and national results.


There was a 52% completion rate from Bredon Hill Surgery patients


Here are some of the results:


What Bredon Hill Surgery does best:

  • 90% of respondents find it easy to get through to the practice by phone
  • 93% of respondents say they have had enough support in the last 12 months to help manage their long term health conditions. The national average is 79%
  • 83% of respondents were satisfied with the type of appointment they were offered. The local CCG average was 79%

Other results:

  • 94% find the receptionists helpful at Bredon Hill Surgery
  • 76% described their experience of making an appintment as good. The local CCG average was 73%

Based on the respodents last general appoinment:

  • 55% waited 15 minutes or less after their appointment time
  • 93% say the healthcare professional they saw or spoke to gave enough time with 94% saying the healthcare professional was good at listening to them. The national average was 89%



IMPORTANT MESSAGE - Collection of documents (excluding prescriptions) ( posted on Nov 1, 2018 )

Please be advised to ensure confidentiality when collecting documents from reception you will be asked to provide photo ID - passport or driving licence 


If you wish to send a representative please advise reception (excluding prescriptions):

Please advise your representative they will be required to provide their details and photo ID (driving licence or passport) at reception before paperwork will be released.

Phamacy2u - leaflet/letter ( posted on Oct 29, 2018 )

We have recently been made aware that patients have been recieving letters/leaflets to advertise a pharmacy delivery service.

Please be advised this is not dealt with by the surgery in anyway.

Please find attached some information we would like you to read and consider.

Please click here for further details

Bereavement Advice Centre ( posted on Oct 22, 2018 )

There are many practical issues to manage when somene dies. Bereavement Advice Centre can offer you support and advice on what you need to do next.


The service can provide help with 

  • what to do first when someone dies
  • how to register a death
  • finding a funeral director
  • probate and other legal procedures
  • money and tax issues
  • finding support

Call freephone 0800 082 1215 or visit www.bereavementadvice.org


The service can also provide help with probate, tax and benefits



  • What is probate?
  • Do I need probate?
  • What choices do I have and how much will it cost?


  • Do I need to pay tax?
  • What type of tax?
  • Who do I contact?


  • What types of bereavement benefits are available?
  • Am I eligable for these benefits?


A practical guide leaflet from the Bereavement Advice Service is available in the surgery

Advice - do you have a urinary Tract Infection (UTI)? ( posted on Aug 10, 2018 )

Please click here to find out when you should contact a doctor and for further details of the treatment

Counselling Directory Service ( posted on Aug 10, 2018 )

Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in need to seek help. People can visit our website, enter their postcode and find a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist nearby who specialises in the area of need. Our site also serves as an information hub for people to read mental health-related articles and news, as well as to find local events.

Counselling Directory
e: melissa@counselling-directory.org.uk
w: www.counselling-directory.org.uk
t: 0844 803 0252

fb: www.facebook.com/CounsellingDirectory
tw: www.twitter.com/Counselling_UK


Macmillan - Move More Worcestershire ( posted on Jun 15, 2018 )

Move More Worcestershire


Over the past eighteen months Macmillan Move More has been working with Macmillan to support people living with and beyond cancer to become more active.  So far, Move More Worcestershire has engaged with over 100 patients and supported them in their physical activity journey.


The programme provides specialised, individual support starting with a one to one consultation with the Physical Activity Co-ordinator at a time and location to suit the individual.  The meeting will:


-          look at what becoming more active could mean for quality of life

-          help overcome some of the concerns around getting active

-          help identify goals and barriers

-          help identify activities the individual would enjoy that are appropriate to   their capabilities and lifestyle

-          Sign post them to local activity opportunities.


Ongoing support is provided for 12 months, as required.  This could be in the form of further face-to-face meetings, telephone calls or texts.


This programme will be funded until October 2019


If you would like to talk to us about how we can support you, or you would like any more information about the service, please contact Diana Fox, Move More Physical Activity Co-ordinator, on 01905 855 498 or email movemoreworcestershire@worc.ac.uk.


Diane is level 4 Cancer Rehabilitation qualified and has personal experience of using exercise as a way to help with a cancer diagnosis.


Patients often feel more confident in getting in touch with our service when recommended by someone in a health setting and if you wish you can discuss this with your doctor. 






Immunisations for foreign travel ( posted on Mar 20, 2018 )

Please be advised that from 1st April 2018 only NHS travel vaccinations (Tetnus, Diptheria, Polio, Hepatitus A, Thyroid) will be given at the surgery. If your travel intinary requires you to have other vaccinations and advice AND/OR you are travelling within the next 6 weeks then you may be advised to go to a travel clinic.


If you are travelling abroad:


Please complete a travel form available from reception (1 per person) or on this website (surgery newsletters and downloadable forms section)


Return the completed form to the surgery - this needs to be at least 6 weeks before your travel date, so that any vaccinations required can be given in time.


On returning the form to the surgery you will be asked to make a telephone appointment with a practice nurse. The nurse will ring you and discuss your vaccinations and if necessary advise if you need to use the services of a local travel clinic.


To find the nearest travel clinic please go to the website www.bewareofthe bugs.com


We can provide a print out of any previous vaccinations you may have had at your request - please contact reception

Stroke Association information ( posted on Dec 19, 2017 )

Please click here for details re stroke recovery and act F A S T

Physiotherapy (SELF REFERRAL) - Evesham Community Hospital ( posted on Dec 13, 2017 )

If you wish to be seen by a physiotherapist please go to the ’ Move to Improve website’. There is a self referral form to complete and your request will go straight to the hospital for review.


The Musculoskeletal self-referral form is only for MSK conditions, not Women’s Health, Neuro physio domiciliary etc. Please ask your GP for advice if you are unsure





Headspace - Give the gift of 5 minutes today ( posted on Nov 21, 2017 )

The British Medical Association (BMA) has launched a campaign to highlight the importance of looking after yourself while working under winter pressures.


Helping yourself remain mentally healthy and fit it vital. With the help of free mindfulness and meditation previews from Headspace, always try to give yourself five minutes during your break.


If you ever find yourself struggling to cope, or just need to talk to someone, contact BMA counselling or the Doctors Advisor Service on 0330 123 1245


For more information, including two month's free access to the mindfulness app Headspace, as well as links to the BMA's counselling and Doctor advice service, more details are available at www.BMA.org.uk/advice/work-life-support

Health Visitor and children's drop in clinics ( posted on Nov 14, 2017 )

Susan Ricketts has recently taken over the role. She is based at Pershore Health Centre and can be contacted on 01386 502068 between 8.30-4.30pm


Other heath visitors : Breda Coffey and Caroline Carey


Please pick up a guide for parents to be and those with children up to school age from the surgery


You can also access advice on the Health Vistors telephone advice line 0300 123 9551 

Monday-Friday 8.00am - 16.00


Pershore/Evesham Health Visiting Clinics - Drop In


Tuesday 10.00 - 12.00pm Pershore Medical Centre Pracetice, Community Meeting room, Queen Elizabeth Road, Pershore, WR10 1PX


Evesham Christian Vale Centre (Merstow Green) Tuesday 10.00 - 11.15am


Evesham Adventure Playground (Woodend by Morrison's)

Wednesday 10.00 - 11.30am


Tewkesbury/Gloucestershire Health Visting Clinics


Noah's Ark Children's Centre, York Road, Tewkesbury GL20 5HU

Thursday 1 - 2pm (every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month)


Northway/Ashchurch Children's Centre, Virgina Road, Tewkesbury, GL20 8PT

Monday 10.00-11.00AM (1st and 3rd Monday of every month)

Changes to contraceptive services for the over 25's ( posted on Oct 17, 2017 )


There is no longer funding for patients aged over 25 to be seen for contraceptive services at Tewkesbury Hospital, The Milsom Centre Cheltenham, nor Gloucester Hope House.


"If you are over 25 years old and require routine contraception, the Specialist Service may direct you to your GP. This includes requests for the contraceptive pill, injections, and the fitting and removal of coils and implants. All GP practices have nurses and doctors trained to provide contraception.

If you are seeing your GP for the contraceptive pill, please take your current pill packet with you so they know which brand you are using.

Remember to plan ahead and contact your GP to make an appointment before your prescription is due. If you are using the contraceptive pill, and are unable to get an appointment with your GP, a pharmacy can provide you with a month’s supply to tide you over. Please take a strip of your current pill with you."


For further information: NHS Choices http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1011.aspx?CategoryID=73


You will require a referral from your GP to still be seen at the clinics and for coil/implant fittings.


If you require further detaials of the GP Practices offering the services or require a referral please contact reception

Dr Tribley can remove a coil  but cannot replace them _________________________________________________________________________________


If you are under 25 these services are offered by the practice within normal surgery hours.  Please make an appointment at reception. Also family Planning consultations may be available at Cheltenham General Hospital or Tewkesbury Hospital, you can contact them directly.

Please telephone 0300 422 2374 to arrange an appointment

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