The Great Western SurgeryFarriers CloseSwindonWiltshire, SN1 2QUTel: 01793 421311
Easter opening hours
The surgery will close on Thursday 2nd April at 18:30 and re-open Tuesday 7th April at 08:00. Out of hours cover is provided by NHS 111 - telephone 111.
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
Children's Urgent Clinic
In addition to appointments at the surgery there is a Children's Urgent Clinic based at Moredon Medical Centre which is 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.
The practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. We will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
The provision of baby clinics at Great Western Surgery will cease at the end of September 2010.
Parents can access these clinics at a wide range of venues across Swindon, the link below will give you the places that you can attend.
The Practice offer our patients dedicated appointments for the purpose of Cervical Cytology Screening. As well as offering these appointments as part of our Nurses routine appointment schedules, we are now offering a dedicated Cytology Clinic which our patients can access, not only for an apppointment, but to discuss the procedures with our Practice Nurse Nicky Goodman.
The Practice feel that Screening for cytology offers a number of benefits for our patients, many of which are listed on the macmillan website link detailed below.
If you have recently received a letter to promote this service and do not wish to take up the opportunity, it would help us by getting your feedback on the questionnaire also linked below. This can be emailed to the Practice.
Macmillan Cervical Cancer Information
The Practice offer a number of programmes to assist our patients with quitting smoking.
We recocgnise that this proves difficult for many people, but we are here to help you.
Please contact the Practice to book an appointment with our HCA
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