Practice News

24th Nov

Orcha Health Winter Pressures

Orcha Health has created a winter pressures page with downloadable apps to help patients throughout the winter season, please click the link to be taken to the Orcha Website:

22nd Nov

October Appointment Statistics

12th Sep

September Newsletter 2023

8th Sep


Important changes for ordering your medication

Our prescription team are joining our PCN (Primary Care Network) Prescription HUB and will no longer be based at the Surgery.

 We are asking that patients use online services to order medication. This can be done using the NHS App, Patient Access or by emailing

Due to patient safety we do not accept telephone requests for repeat prescriptions due to the possibility of confusion or mistakes.

 Any prescription queries or if your prescription is not at the pharmacy after 5 working days please email

The surgery will now be working on a 5 working day turn around. Working days are Mon-Fri (not including bank holidays). Where possible all prescriptions will be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy.

Due to these changes, we are now allowing patients to order medication when they have 10 days remaining of medication.

Urgent Medication

Urgent requests need to be emailed to by 2.30pm

Please closely monitor your medication levels. As only the below medications are classed as an urgent medication:


Examples (generic names)

Insulin / diabetic medicines

Gliclazide, Insulin, Lixisenatide, Metformin, Pioglitazone, Alogliptin, Dapagliflozin, Empagliflozin, Canagliflozin

‘Rescue’ inhalers

Salbutamol, Terbutaline


Carbamazepine, Lamotrigine, Phenytoin, Sodium valproate, Topiramate

Parkinson’s medicines

Co-beneldopa, Co-careldopa


Apixaban, Dabigatran, Edoxaban, Rivaroxaban, Warfarin

Heart medicines

Atenolol, Bisoprolol, Digoxin, Ramipril, Diltiazem, Verapamil, Enalapril, Perindopril, Clopidogrel, Spironolactone, Eplerone, Ivabradine


Sertraline, Citalopram, Venlafaxine, Fluoxetine, Paroxetine, Mirtazapine

Contraceptive pills

Cerelle, Levest, Rigevidon, Gedarel

Antipsychotics and mood stabilisers

Quetiapine, Lithium, Olanazapine.

 All other medications will be treated as routine and will be actioned within 5 working days.

 Urgent Prescriptions will be printed and need to be collected between 6.00-6.30pm on the day it was requested.

3rd May

Spring 23 Newsletter

2nd May

Children and young people with COVID

The time it takes for someone to get better from COVID varies from person to person. Some children and young people continue to experience symptoms after their acute COVID infection. The term ‘long COVID’ is commonly used to describe signs and symptoms that continue or develop after an acute COVID infection for over 4 weeks, that cannot be explained by an alternative medical diagnosis.

In the link below, you will find information and guidance on some of the different symptoms of long COVID tailored for children and young people and where you can get further help and support:

22nd Apr

NHS Hormone Replacement Therapy Prescription Prepayment Certificate (HRT PPC)

NHS Hormone Replacement Therapy Prescription Prepayment Certificate (HRT PPC)

If you pay for NHS prescribed HRT medicine 3 or more times in 12 months, an HRT PPC could save you money.

Each item on an NHS prescription usually costs £9.65. You can buy an HRT PPC for a one-off payment of £19.30 (the cost of two single items).

The HRT PPC covers an unlimited number of certain HRT medicines for 12 months, regardless of why they are prescribed.

If your HRT medicine is not covered, or you also get prescriptions for items other than HRT medicine, you may save more with a 3 or 12 month
18th Nov 2022

Chronic Illness Management - Long Term Health Condition

We contacted patients, earlier this year to let you now that we are changing the way that we invite patients for their annual reviews. 
This is to remind you that rather than receiving multiple invitations for each condition you will receive one invitation inviting you to book an appointment for your long-term health condition review. 
When you receive your text message inviting you to long-term health condition review please call the surgery after 12pm as soon as you are able to. 
Patients may still be required to attend more than one appointment but where possible we will try combine these. 
Thank you, 
Priory Surgery 
3rd Nov 2022



Free mental health support from the NHS, offering evidence-based talking therapies as well as advice and guidance on community services. VitaMinds provide therapies for low to moderate mental health illnesses like depression, low mood, excessive worry, anxiety, stress, sleep problems and others.

You need to be aged 16 or over and registered with a GP in Bristol, North Somerset or South Gloucestershire.

You can refer yourself in a few different ways: - Talk to the digital assistant via our website here. - Fill out an online form here

- Call 0333 200 1893 (Mon-Thu 8-8, Fri 8-5 and Sat 9-1)

- Text ‘YOU’ to 88802

There are also a range of useful self-help material available via the VitaMinds website here.

“I have to say the therapy was invaluable, and I feel still months later infinitely better than I have in years, my therapist was patient, caring, intuitive and insightful. I feel very grateful to have had this help and experience, and have been given these tools to deal with life better” – VitaMinds service user, 2022.




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Free mental health support from the NHS, offering evidence-based talking therapies as well as advice and guidance on community services. VitaMinds provide therapies for low to moderate mental health illnesses like depression, low mood, excessive worry, anxiety, stress, sleep problems and others. For more info and to refer yourself visit their website here.

10th Aug 2022

Summer Newsletter 2022

13th May 2022

Community Equipment with Medequip Label

Medequip are asking patients to return any Medequip labelled community equipment that is no longer required.
Patients can arrange for a free collection or drop off by calling 0117 957 9140 or email
CRUTCHES that are no longer needed can also be returned to the Urgent care centre at South Bristol Community Hospital, Hengrove Promenade, Bristol BS14 0DE .
24th Mar 2022

Did your child miss out on their vaccine at school

If your 12-15 year old missed out on getting their vaccine at school, you can still book online.
It's quick, easy and free.
24th Mar 2022

Managing Stress

There are lots of ways to make managing stress easier, like finding time to get active.
For more tips on reducing stress and improving your mental wellbeing visit Every Mind Matters:
24th Mar 2022


We have noticed the number of POSITIVE lateral flow test results or PCRs has shot up recently suggesting the Omicron variant has spread vastly throughout Bristol (and likely nationally).
In turn many people are experiencing post Covid symptoms (eg fatigue, cough, dizziness) and some are developing Post Covid Syndrome (Long Covid).
This website has lots of useful information about how to manage your Post Covid recovery:
10th Mar 2022

MMR Vaccination

The Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging parents not to put off getting their child vaccinated against childhood illnesses such as measles, mumps and rubella.
If your child has missed a vaccination, please contact your GP practice to book an appointment as soon as you can to make sure they have maximum protection against disease.
The school-based vaccination programme, which includes the HPV, school leavers’ booster and menACWY is also continuing, so don’t forgot to sign and return consent forms when you receive them.
10th Mar 2022

Stroke - Fast Symptoms

Stroke - Knowing the signs and symptoms and acting FAST can improve the chances of survival and reduce the level of disability that results from a stroke.
Face - Has it fallen on one side?
Arms - Can they raise them?
Speech - Is it slurred
Time - If you notice any of these signs make the call dial 999 urgently
Even if symptoms are mild or don’t last, dial 999 immediately.
For more info visit:
10th Mar 2022

Type 1 Diabetes in Children

Remember that children can develop Type 1 Diabetes at any time 
Parents do you know the 4Ts of Type 1 Diabetes
  • Toilet
  • Tired
  • Thirsty 
  • Thinner 
Parents don’t ignore signs of #type1diabetes and don’t let the current COVID-19 pandemic put you off seeking help.
If symptoms develop, get your child’s blood sugar checked that day. For further information see
2nd Mar 2022

My Planned Care - Hospital Waiting Times

The NHS has launched a website to enable patients to see how long the average wait time for treatment is at local hospitals.
This will help patients when being referred for treatment, to have information regarding timeframes of waiting lists and manage expectations.
Visit to see the average wait times for hospitals in our region.
2nd Mar 2022

Are you caring for a poorly child?

Are you caring for a poorly child?
Download the free NHS HANDiApp to gain access to the quick and easy to use child symptom checker for common childhood illnesses, plus advise on how best to treat them.
Find out more, including how to download, on our website:
12th Jan 2022

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