Helping you to better health
Welcome to Bedminster Family Practice Website
Bedminster Family practice offers a full general practice service and runs specialist clinics for diabetes, coronary heart disease and asthma sufferers and for patients needing minor surgery.
We aim to treat all of our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence. We feel it is important you know who you are speaking to, so our practice staff wear a name badge and identify themselves on the telephone.
The website is for both existing patients and those considering registering with us. It tells you about our services how to access them and some general information about how our practice operates.
Continuity of Care
We believe it is important that patients have continuity of treatment which means seeing the same doctor for ongoing conditions.
Wherever possible we would ask that you talk to the same doctor who ordered your test results or started your treatment, unless it is a medical emergency when you will receive same day treatment or advice from whichever GP is dealing with medical emergencies the same day.
Health and Safety within the Practice
The Practice has a responsibility for the health and safety of its patients, staff and visitors whilst they are on its premises. The Practice has number of policies, protocols and risk assessments in place and displays safety notices which confirm to current legislation. You are requested to comply with these and any safety instruction that may be given by a member of staff.
Smoke alarms are fitted in public areas and toilets (to discourage illegal smoking). The Practice regularly tests the alarm systems and patients will be advised before a test takes place.
Smoking is not allowed in any enclosed workplace, public building or on public transport in the UK, this law came into effect on 1 January 2007. Since June 2014, the Practice also prohibited the use of e-cigarettes including replacing or recharging of their batteries on its premises as they are considered to be a fire hazard. These cigarette substitutes are not regulated and still emit a nicotine vapour by the user.
Smoking is a serious health risk, fire hazard and as previously advised, is against the law on Practice premises. Patients found smoking will be requested to leave. Where difficulties arise the Police will be called without delay and without challenging the offender further.
Please note that the Practice reserves the right to remove you from our list for any breach of the smoking ban or where your actions or behaviour causes a significant health and safety risk to others within the Practice.
Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more
Bank Holidays 2015/16
| Good Friday|| Friday 3rd April|
| Easter Monday|| Monday 6th April|
| May Day|| Monday 4th May|
| May Bank Holiday|| Monday 25th May|
| August Bank Holiday|| Monday 31st August|
| Christmas Day|| Friday 25th December|
| Boxing Day|| Saturday 26th December|
| Bank Holiday|| Monday 28th December|
|New Year's Day ||Friday 1st January 2016|
Ask 3 Questions
'Ask 3 Questions' is a campaign from the Health Foundation which aims to help patients become more involved in their treatment and care.
Working together with your doctor to decide on the best course of action around consultations and support should help you make more informed decisions about your health, and help you feel in control of your care.
The message for patients is to always 'Ask 3 Questions' when discussing your treatment:
1. What are my options?
2. What are the possible benefits and risks of those options?
3. What help do I need to make a decision?
If you are asked to make a choice, you may have further questions that you want to ask. Talking over your options with your family or friends, and writing a list of the questions to take to your appointment may help.
Using the 3 Questions, and being more active in your care can make your treatment more satisfying and effective.
Ask '3' Questions link
(Site updated 30/01/2015)