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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

The Children’s Clinic is for people aged from 3 months to 18 years old, who are unwell and can’t get an urgent GP appointment. The clinic is open from 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, please telephone for an appointment on the day. Call 01793 646466 

Access to Medical Records

All computerised data is stored on a system that is password protected, with regular password changes.

All manual files are kept in a locked room.

Where information is printed off about a patient, this is shredded, after use.


Under the Data Protection Act 1998, individuals have the right to request access to their own medical records.


If your records have been updated in the last 40 days and you don’t require a copy, you can access your records free of charge.

If your records haven’t been updated in the last 40 days there is a £10 fee.


If you require a copy of your records there is a maximum charge of £50


·   Ask at reception for an access form entitled ‘Application to Access Medical Records’

·   Ensure that the form is fully completed, using a separate sheet of paper if  necessary, and return it together with the £10 fee—if applicable (this is non-refundable).

·   Where copy records are required an additional fee will be payable, which will not exceed £50 (including the £10 fee above)

Your request will be considered and you will be advised as soon as possible, and within 21 days.


Send the application to:

The Practice Manager

Great Western Surgery

Farriers Close




There is no facility for immediate access.






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