Updated 28 June 2018
Brunston & Lydbrook Practice is situated in the market town of Coleford in a rural area of The Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire. The practice is one of two sites the provider has, the second is a branch practice in Lydbrook five miles away. The practice has approximately 6,000 registered patients. Services are provided from:
Brunston Surgery, Cinderhill, Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 8HJ
Lydbrook Health Centre, Upper Lydbrook, Gloucestershire GL17 9LG
We visited both practices sites during the inspection and both were able to offer dispensing services to those patients on the practice list who lived more than one mile (1.6km) from their nearest pharmacy.
Patients can attend either the main location in Coleford or the branch practice at Lydbrook. Data from Public Health England shows that the practice has a patient population that is similar to local and national profiles for all age groups. This data also shows that the practice’s highest number of patients is in the 15 to 65 years age range. The index of multiple deprivation shows the practice to be in mid-range on the index. Data also shows that 67% of patients have a long-standing health condition which is higher than the local and national average of 54%.
There are five GP partners at the practice. The partners are supported by one salaried GP (male), three practice nurses, three health care assistants, a dispensary team and an administrative team led by the practice manager. When the practice is closed patients are directed via the practice website to NHS 111. Out of hours services are provided by Care UK Ltd.