Welcome to Pioneer Medical
Welcome to the Pioneer Medical Group, formed by the merger of Avonmouth, Bradgate and Ridingleaze surgeries. We are a friendly, multi-site teaching practice providing primary care services in Bristol. We work hard to provide an excellent service, which is demonstrated by patient surveys and the CQC.
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April News - Remote Pill Reviews
Everyone is busy these days. And finding an appointment to suit the work diary can be hard, We know that.
So we're making some more changes to try and help out. From April we will be offering the option for some women to complete contraceptive pill reviews remotely. This saves you having to make a face to face appointment with a clinician.
You will still need to visit the surgery to measure your blood pressure, but you can do this at any time we’re open without an appointment.
We have a POD at each site which allows you to check your blood pressure within a few minutes. At the Bradgate and Ridingleaze sites the results are uploaded to your medical record instantly. The Avonmouth POD prints you blood pressure reading which you can give to the reception team to upload to your records.
To use the new service please download the form, complete and return to the reception desk at any of our sites. While at the surgery please measure you blood pressure in our POD and book a telephone follow up with one of the clinicians. We may need to check a few details with you, depending upon the answers on your form. This also gives you the opportunity to discuss problems or ask questions.
Please note the service only applies to pill reviews, not new pill starts. If you wish to start taking a contraceptive pill you will need to book a face to face appointment with a clinician.
There has been a significant rise in the number of measles cases in this and other areas of the UK. Some people have been very ill. The under 45s are the most affected group. Anyone who has not had 2 measles (MMR) vaccines is at risk. Please be reassured, the measles vaccine is safe. For more information please see our immunisation pages.
If you or your child have not had both vaccines please contact the surgery. It's never too late to be vaccinated!
Why use patient access?
View all the available appointments and pick the one that best suits your schedule. Book a slot even if we are closed. Order your medicines. Rearrange an appointment without having to call. Do all of this from the comfort of your own home at a time that suits, from your PC, tablet or phone.
Download the Android or Apple app to make it even easier!
Learn more. Register for patient access at reception (please bring identification).