The Old School Surgery

Manor Road, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2JD
Tel: 0117 965 3102 Fax: 0117 958 4876

Carers Assessments

The Carers Support Centre completes carer’s assessments with carers who have no current involvement with council social care services in Bristol or South Gloucestershire.

If the person you care for is not getting any support services through the council, you can request help completing your carer’s assessment form from Carers Support Centre.

We can also offer one hour assessment appointments with someone from the Carers Support Centre here at the surgery on the second Wednesday of the month, in the afternoon.  Please contact reception if you would like to book one.

More information about carers assessments can be found at How to get a Carers Assessment




How to obtain test results

It is the responsibility of the patient or carer to telephone for the results of tests at the surgery.

Please allow at least:

Blood Tests – 7 Days

Urine and Swabs – 7 Days

Xrays & Ultasound Scans – 14 days

Please speak to a receptionist on 0117 965 3102 after 11am for your results.

In some cases you may be referred to a Doctor.

For reasons of confidentiality, any test results can only be given to the patient.

GP Appointments on evenings and weekends

GP appointments are now available in our area during the evenings and at the weekend. To book an appointment, contact us. 

We now run a clinic two Saturdays each month to improve access for patients who may find it difficult to attend the surgery at other times. We are offering routine, pre-booked appointments with either a GP or nurse. Please discuss your appointment with our receptionist and they will advise you as to the best person to see.

The following dates are confirmed:

26th Jan 2019

9th Feb 2019

23rd Feb 2019

9th March 2019

23rd March 2019

6th April2019

27th April 2019

11th May 2019

18th May 2019

1st June 2019

15th June 2019

8th December 2018

Dementia Awareness Campaign

Worried someone close to you is losing their memory?

Many people suffer from memory loss as they get older. But if it starts to happen on a regular basis, it could be the early signs of dementia.

What should I look for?

Dementia is not a single illness but a group of symptoms caused by damage to the brain. The symptoms include:

  • memory loss, such as remembering past events much more easily than recent ones
  • problems thinking or reasoning, or finding it hard to follow conversations or TV programmes
  • feeling anxious, depressed or angry about memory loss, or feeling confused, even when in a familiar environment

What should I do?

If you’re worried about someone who is showing the signs above, encourage them to visit their GP to get a proper diagnosis.


More information about dementia is available at  Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia Choices

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