The Surgery is open from 8.00am to 6.30pm every weekday.
We also offer late appointments, after 6pm, on Mondays (Dr Meader), Thursdays (Dr Banfield) and alternate Tuesdays (Dr Macready). We offer early appointments before 8.30am on a Wednesday morning (Dr Corke)
Please telephone reception or attend in person to make an appointment. Please state which doctor or nurse you would like to see and we will oblige if possible.
Standard appointments are 10 minutes long. However some things are better suited to a longer appointment and examples include insurance and HGV medicals, smears or even if you feel that 10 minutes will not be sufficient. If in doubt ask the receptionist.
We will always try and see urgent cases on the same day.
Late appointments are available after 6pm, every Wednesday, Thursday and alternate Tuesdays.
Please note children under 16 years of age should be accompanied by a parent, relative or guardian.
Telephone consultations take place after surgery, if you wish to speak to the doctor please inform reception and your telephone call will be returned after surgery. We prefer not to leave messages on answering machines unless specifically asked to do so by the patient.
In a number of cases it might be worth considering an appointment with a practice nurse rather than a doctor. Practice nurses are qualified to deal with many ailments and you may be seen more quickly.
If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.
Whilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 11:00
You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls
You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.
Our experienced practice nurses Mrs Kath Williams, Tracey Badham and Angela Bennett, are ably assisted by health care assistants Mrs Jean Barnes and Mandy Newland. They offer:
A full range of contraception options including IUCD (coil) and implant insertion are available at the surgery.
We are lucky enough to have a very experienced midwife, Paula Norgan. Her antenatal clinic is held on Friday morning 9am-12pm.
Our team of health visitors have many happy years of experience. They can also be contacted by telephone on 01722 742781.
Immunisation clinics are held weekly at the surgery.
Child health surveillance - all children are seen at six weeks by the doctor and at eight months by the health visitor for developmental assessment. You will receive a card when your child is 1, 2 and 3 years old inviting you to contact the health visitor if there are concerns about your child's development. All children will be invited for a vision check at 4 years old.
Within Surgery hours we are happy to undertake well person, diabetes and cardiac care, hypertension, vascular screening and minor surgery.
Physiotherapy is available by referral by doctor to Salisbury Hospitals.
Is available through Wilts Primary Care Psychological Therapy Service (01722 820267
Chiropody is available by referral by doctor to the central health.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
If you would like to order your Repeat Prescriptions and Appointments Online then please click on the link below. You will first have to obtain a User Name and Password from reception.
If you do not have access to the internet, then please order repeat prescriptions using the prescription counterfoil and either:
Prescriptions will be available in 48hrs excluding weekends and bank holidays.
We have permission to dispense to patients living in certain villages and, therefore, have a dispenser on the premises during normal surgery hours. She is responsible for organising all repeat prescription as well as running the dispensary which is open between 9am-12pm and 3pm-5pm Monday to Friday.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
In all cases patients should allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Please speak to our receptionists if you have any special needs.
We have two disabled car parking spaces with level access to the Surgery. All of our clinical rooms are on the ground floor.
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