Clinics and Services

We offer a range of services including:

Physiotherapy

If needed the doctors will refer patients to the specialist physiotherapists at Devizes, Melksham or Chippenham.

Counselling

Counsellors are trained to help people understand more about their difficulties. They can help find ways of tackling or coping with them. Counselling can be helpful for people with problems such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Stress
  • Obsessions
  • Anger difficulties
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Eating problems
  • Loss/Bereavement

Counselling will generally be short term. People often find that one or two sessions are enough to clarify difficulties and explore more helpful ways of coping. However the number and frequency of sessions would be negotiated between you and Paula. Shardi will also be able to advise you about short courses run locally dealing with issues such as stress, panic, anger and self-esteem. To give our patients the greatest flexibility to access counselling we can refer them to the IAPT service in Devizes or you can self refer if you feel this would be helpful.

Telephone: 01380 731 335

Website: www.iapt-wilts.awp.nhs.uk

Minor Surgery

Dr Osborn holds minor surgery sessions at the surgery. Minor surgery can be used for a variety of conditions, your doctor will discuss treatment options with you. Please note that all appointments for minor surgery need to be discussed with and agreed by a doctor. The reception staff are not able to book patients for minor surgery without a written note from one of the doctors.

Blood Tests

These are done every morning by Lisa-Marie Drewitt, our Health Care Assistant Amanda Stonham our nurse and  other trained staff. Blood tests are done by appointment only. Please phone the surgery for your blood results, Monday afternoons and after 10:00 on Tuesdays to Fridays.

Sexual Health

Sexually transmitted diseases are soaring and a test is the only way to confirm whether you’re infected or not. If you are at risk make an appointment with one of the doctors to talk about this. Everything is kept confidential.

Women’s Health

All doctors provide advice on family planning, and are able to offer most forms of contraception. Dr Osborn and Nurse Amanda both fit intra-uterine contraceptive devices (coils) and implanon. If you are considering an intra-uterine contraceptive device, please make an appointment to see Dr Osborn to discuss this further. If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a Contraception review, please use our online form.

For more information about Emergency Contraception, please visit our Emergency Contraception page.

Cervical Screening

This is now done every 3 years between the ages of 25 and 50 and every 5 years between 50 and 65 years. A recall system notifies eligible women when they are due their smear, this is administered by Wiltshire Primary Care Trust. Smears are normally done by the practice nurse.

Breast Screening

This is arranged by Wiltshire Primary Care Trust and is available to all women between 50 and 65 years of age. Screening is done every 3 years. If you would like to remain in the screening programme after the age of 65 years, please contact the Wiltshire Breast Screening Programme on 01793 604 036. Breast Awareness is encouraged in all women. A leaflet is available from the surgery.

Travel Advice

Our practice nurse Amanda provides general travel advice and vaccinations and can arrange for prescriptions for anti-malarial tablets. It is important that you inform them of all the countries you are visiting.

Vaccine Cost
Meningitis** (for adults travel only) £30.00
Hepatitis B (for travel purposes only) £45.00 (whole course)
Rabies** £105.00 (whole course)

** Not kept in stock will need to be ordered in when needed.

For more information, please visit our Travel Room.

Yellow Fever vaccinations can be arranged through Gompels Pharmacy in Melksham.

Non-NHS Services

Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:

  • Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
  • Insurance claim forms
  • Passport signing
  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
  • Private sick notes
  • Vaccination certificates

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.

Nursing Team

Our Nursing Team provide the below services at the surgery:

  • Asthma reviews – If you have been advised by the surgery to submit a review of your Asthma, please use our online form.
  • COPD reviews
  • Diabetic reviews
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Travel advice – vaccinations and anti-malarial tablets. For more information, please visit our Travel Room.
  • Cervical smear tests
  • Children’s immunisations
  • Stop smoking advice
  • Healthy eating advice

District Nurse

The district nurse team are based in Devizes. If you feel you need a district nurse to visit you at home, please contact reception. The district nurse team are very busy and are therefore only able to visit the housebound.

For more information, please visit our Health Review and Assessment Clinic Room.