SCAM ALERT 17/6/14
We have been advised of a scam whereby elderly and vulnerable people are receiving a phone call claiming to be from the NHS offering special new medications at heavily discounted prices. They will ask for a credit/debit card number for payment.
If you receive one of these calls please:
a) Do not give your card details and
b) Let us know so that we can inform NHS Fraud and the Police.
Your GP Cares
This is a campaign led by the British Medical Association with the aim of enabling GPs to improve the service they are able to give to patients.
Please see these pages for more information:
SystmOnline Now Available
Please be aware that you are now able to use a new way to order prescriptions and book appointments online. The current system will cease at the end of December 2014.
Please see this page for more information:
If you have already registered for this new service, please click on this link to order your repeat medication or book a GP appointment:
For more recent bulletins, please follow this link:
Jim Milner [Practice Manager]
ABOUT THE PRACTICE
The practice was established in 1830 at the Corner House in the Market Place in Chippenham and approaching 200 years later seven doctors work in partnership from the purpose-built premises forming Rowden Medical Partnership.
Rowden Surgery lies adjacent to Chippenham Community Hospital and provides an attractive and functional environment for patients and staff. All facilities for our patients are at ground level with easy access, particularly benefiting the elderly, infirm, those in wheelchairs and those with pushchairs.
At Rowden Surgery, we have greatly valued the doctor/patient relationship and we have fought very hard to maintain our "personal list" system. This means that every patient has a named doctor from the moment of registration who is responsible for co-ordinating their care. We believe that continuity of doctor is more important than continuity of record and that delivering a high quality personal consultation remains the cornerstone of modern day general practice.
Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more
When the surgery is closed
If you require urgent medical assistance which cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, please call the NHS 111 service. All calls are free from both landlines and mobiles.
Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and complete the online form. Please allow a week for your prescription if you are collecting from a pharmacy. Find out more
Like To Register?
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Please come to see us and fill in our registration forms. Find out more
(Site updated 25/07/2014)