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FLU Information

Please make an appointment if you are eligible for the Flu vaccine:

- aged 65 or over

- diabetic

- pregnant

- carer

- long term condition e.g asthma, COPD, chronic heart disease, chronic kidney disease, immunosuppressed


News on Dr’s

We are having difficulties recruiting new Dr’s.

Please bear with us during this difficult time.


Urgent care

You can no longer book an urgent appointment on the day at 8am.

Instead the Receptionist will take your details and the Dr will telephone you.

The Dr will then offer you an appointment if they think you need to be seen in person.

You may be offered an appointment at SUCCESS (Swindon Urgent Care Collaborative Emergencies Surgery Scheme).

SUCCESS is based at Moredon and Hermitage.


Children’s Clinics

Children aged 13 weeks to 18 years of age, can be seen at SEQOL’s Children’s Clinics, sited at the Moredon Medical Centre and at Carfax Health Enterprise.

Open from 8am to 8pm seven days a week by appointment.

Telephone 01793 646466 to book an appointment.

Children can also be seen at the Urgent Care Centre at GWH 24 hours a day.


Patient access to their GP record

Through SystmOne Online patients can make a request to be able to view their detailed patient record in coded form.

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


Although we run an appointments system, some appointments do overrun and delays do sometimes occur. We appreciate that this may cause inconvenience at times. Please be patient; you may require the extra time one day.


Dr Heather Weir (f)

Dr Weir is currently on maternity leave


Miss Nicky Goodman (f)Miss Nicky Goodman (f)

Nicky Goodman is the second of our Practice Nurses, having joined the Practice in 2005. Nicky provides for our patients needs in a number of areas, ranging from Childhood Immunisations, Ear Care, Wound Care, General Dressings, as well as Phelebotomy, Travel Health and management of Chronic Diseases.

Nicky works Tuesday Thursday and Friday.

Healthcare Assistants

Ms Tracy MorelandMs Tracy Moreland

Tracy Moreland is the Practice Health Care Assistant and Phlebotomist, having trained locally at the Great Western Surgery, she is on of a growing number of Practice Phelebototomists, who began life in surgery as a receptionist. Tracy has recently developed further from our reception team, to take on the role of our Health Care Assistsant, responisble for New Patient Checks, wound dressings, blood pressure monitoring, assisting with Minor Surgery. Tracy will in the future provide smoking cessation programmes, as well as assist with Vaccinations and Immunisations Tracy provides a Tuesday morning clinic from 9am for Phelebotomy.

Tracy works Monday Tuesday Thursday and Friday.

Practice Management

Unfortunately, we do not currently have a practice manager at Great Western Surgery.

Dr A Fan and Yvonne Watts are covering this role, so please feel free to contact them with any queries.

Mrs Yvonne Watts

Yvonne Watts is the Deputy Practice Manager, providing supervision of reception, as well as ensuring updated appointments are available on the Practice Clinical System. Yvonne has been with the Practice for a number of years, and is a valuable and well respected member of our team


The ancillary staff of Great Western Surgery consists of the Practice Manager and Deputy, two Practice Nurses, Health Care Assistant, In house Phlebotomist and support from experienced receptionists.

All staff apart from the manager are part-time. Also based within the surgery is our Health Visitor. The District Nurses are based at another location but visit the surgery on a daily basis. Other attached staff include Community Psychiatric Nurses, Midwife, Counsellor and Physiotherapist.

Most of our ancillary staff have been with us for at least five years or longer. They are very experienced, competent and loyal employees. We pride ourselves on having excellent working relationships with all our permanent and attached staff. As previously mentioned, we positively encourage discussion and suggestions from everyone involved in the Primary Health Care Team on most matters affecting the Practice and believe that the approachability of the Partners plays an active part in achieving good results from this.
Ms Sophie Leighfield (f)

Sophie is the newest addition to our team, she is our administrator.


Mrs Liz Donachie (f)Mrs Liz Donachie (f)
Liz Donachie is one of our experienced reception team members, who along with providing assistance to Doctors and Patients has the really important role of ensuring our Chronic Disease Management Clinics are booked, by ensuring our patients are recalled on a regular basis. Liz is also resposnible for ensuring medical records and information are kept up to date, by scanning documents into the patients clinical computer records. Add to that ensuring Pathology Results are viewed, answering the phones, and looking after patient prescriptions, Liz is a great example of just what the Practice Receptionist is today.
Mrs Iris Buckingham (f)Mrs Iris Buckingham (f)
Iris Buckingham joined the Practice in 2006, as a receptionist, having worked in General Practice locally in Swindon before. Iris assists the GP's and patients, and provides an extensive role in prescriptions, both reviewing, and checking prescription requests, as well as issuing prescriptions.
Mrs Terry Lawton (f)
Miss Claire Sizer (f)
Mrs Janice Dowler (f)
Jane Loveday (f)


Mrs Julie Joyce (f)
Mrs Lindy Murrell (f)Mrs Lindy Murrell (f)
Lindy Murrell, provides a dual role for the Practice, by being a receptionist, as well as providing secretarial services for the partners. Lindy is responsible for a wide range of occupational health contracts that the practice have accquired, as well as traditional secretarial services for our patients, such as referrals, letters, and other administration. Lindy has been at the Great Western for close on 2 decades. Lindy also is the main contact when providing private work for people or clients requiring private medical work

Community Midwives

Kelly Boatwright (f)

Kelly is our community midwife and provides in-house antenatal care on Tuesdays.


Mrs Debra Muema (f)
Mr Simon Hornby (m)

Attached Staff

Paul Merrifield (m)

Paul is our in-house physiotherapist.

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