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Flu appointments now available to book

Eligible patients:

Over 65's



Long term health conditions affecting the lungs, heart, kidney, liver, brain or nervous system, immune system

All children aged 2, 3 and 4 yrs, and of school years 1 & 2 (01/09/2009-31/08/2010 & 01/09/2008-31/08/2009)

NHS England - List Maintenance Project 2015

Registration letters from NHS England – please respond if you get one.

The NHS is carrying out work in Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire to make sure the patient details on GP lists are accurate. Letters are being sent to some patients, but not all.

If you do receive a letter, please either confirm your details or submit any changes.

Electronic Prescription Service

This service gives you the option to 'nominate' the place you choose to get your medication from so that they can receive your prescriptions electronically. This could save you a trip to the surgery just to collect a prescription form - particularly if you have regular prescriptions.

Online booking appointments and requesting repeat prescriptions

It is now possible to book and cancel appointments and request repeat prescriptions online. Please collect a form from Reception to register. You will be asked for proof of identity.

Out of Hours

On weekdays between 6.30pm and 8.00am, and on weekends and bank holidays, access to Out of Hours services is now via NHS111 - please dial 111. After assessment of your symptoms you may be invited to attend the Out of Hours Centre which is at The Great Western Hospital site and is operated by SEQOL. 

Friends and Family Test


We would like to hear about patients experience of our service:



The 3 letter code for Great Western Surgery is gws


Children's Urgent Clinic

In addition to appointments at the surgery there are two Children's Urgent Clinic's based at Carfax and  Moredon Medical Centre which are by appointment only. For an appointment please telephone 646466.

We hold the usual Ante-natal, Child Health Surveillance and Minor Surgery Clinics, with our two part-time Practice Nurses running the Diabetes, COPD, Asthma, Hypertension Clinics and CHD clinics.

Full contraceptive services are offered. We have an established in house Counselling service available that is provided by the Swindon Psychology Service. This service has won national awards for its innovative approach to psychology and counselling issues.

A Physiotherapy Clinic is held twice weekly and this has proved an invaluable addition to the services offered here at Great Western Surgery.

One partner practices acupuncture and was involved in a pilot project for the inclusion of alternative therapies in General Practice, receiving referrals for acupuncture treatment from other practices in the area. This pilot project has now ceased due to funding changes but obviously our own patients still have access to this alternative therapy.

Our practice also has an interest in Occupational Health and we currently look after a number of companies in the Swindon area.

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