Important changes to routine and non-urgent blood test appointments
All GP practices are affected by the current national shortage of blood tubes and are taking urgent steps alongside our hospitals to prioritise their use for people with the greatest clinical need. This includes testing for serious conditions such as cancer.
We are following national guidance which has been issued in response to the shortage. As a result, we need to cancel and delay a number of patient appointments for blood tests deemed routine or non-urgent. If you have a routine blood test appointment the reception team at the surgery will be in touch directly if they need to cancel your appointment, this will be by phone or by text message.
Please be assured that appointments will be rescheduled once the situation has improved, and in line with national guidance. There are a few things you can do if you are affected by this change:
- Keep checking our website for regular updates – we will be sharing the latest patient information here as soon as we receive it.
- Check your phone for messages from us – we will also be using our patient text service to keep people informed.
- Please don’t call or contact us with questions about routine blood tests – we are experiencing exceptional levels of demand at the moment, and your cooperation will help us to reach those without smartphone or internet access with this critical information.
- Do get in touch online or call if your condition worsens or changes so that we can prioritise your blood test if necessary following clinical review.
The changes are likely to be in place for at least four weeks. We will keep all our patients regularly updated as the national situation changes. We fully understand the frustration this is likely to cause, and apologise for the inconvenience.
New Surgery Opening 12th July 2021
We will be opening from our new surgery on 12th July 2021. Our new address will be Quayside House, Quay Street, Gloucester, GL1 2TZ (Located next to the old Gloucester prison). The new building is within easy walking distance from the city centre, has free patient parking, lifts and a pharmacy. Our new premises will provide us with much needed extra space to enable us to offer more services to our patients.
To access the free patient car park please drive onto Barrack Square which is behind the surgery and runs alongside the old prison just off the Royal Oak Road (please see mapby clicking on the link below.
Quayside House Map
We have changed our name!
To tie in with the move to our new premises, From the 1st March 2021 we have changed our name from Gloucester City Health Centre to Severnside Medical Practice. We feel this new name will be very fitting at our new location from July at the side of the river Severn. Our amazing team will not have changed and will be busy preparing to continue our services to you from our new location.
Welcome to Severnside Medical Practice
Gloucester City is one of the longest established Health Centres in the County. The Health Centre has been continuous since the turn of the century. Originally housed in Ladybellgate Street, it was relocated to its present site in 1970.
The Practice is located on the perimeter of Gloucester Park adjacent to the Rikenel which houses the 2gether NHS Foundation Trust.
A Pharmacy is located within the Health Centre and Disabled access is provided.
In Early 2021 we will be relocating to a new building adjacent to the old Gloucester prison.
If you are ill or injured and are not sure where to turn, you can download the ASAP mobile phone App (ASAP Glos NHS) from the App store or search the ASAP website: www.asapglos.nhs.uk. Alternatively, call NHS 111.
GCHC Practice Leaflet 2018.pdf
(Site updated 15/09/2021)