Alert: SystmConnect

SystmConnect is now available!
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We are now offering Covid spring booster vaccines to eligible patients, please see the information below to find out if you are eligible:

If you are eligible, you do not need to book an appointment, you will automatically receive an invite. Please be aware we are not vaccinating anyone under the age of 18 years old, please visit or call 119 to book at an alternative location.

  • Adults aged 75 years and over
  • Residents in care homes for older adults (as per CQC registration)
  • Immunosuppressed 6 months and over

The following groups are no longer eligible:

  • Health and Social Care workers
  • Pregnant
  • Wider “at risk” groups
  • Household contacts
  • Residents in other care homes (unless immunosuppressed or over 75)
Evening and Weekend Appointments
You can now access additional Primary Care Services in the evenings and at weekends.

Improved Access is a Wiltshire-wide initiative where local practices are working together to offer increased availability of services and appointments in the evenings and the weekend.

These appointments are available 18:30-20:00 Monday-Friday, and some on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays. This collaboration by practices will ensure all patients in Wiltshire have this option, but this might mean you will be offered an appointment at another practice.

Appointment types will vary – some being face-to-face, some on the phone – and there will be a mixture of bookable and same-day appointments available across the week. We will be offering appointments with GPs as well as with other healthcare professionals, such as a Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant. We are keen to balance the importance of continuity of care with convenient access for patients, while ensuring that the service is safe.

To book such an appointment, contact your local Surgery during normal opening times. A receptionist will explain the process, and ensure the booking is appropriate. You will need to give consent to use this service.

If you have an appointment in these additional hours, please be aware that the surgery doors are locked for security – ring the doorbell and wait for a receptionist to attend.

111 is the NHS non-emergency number.

It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals. They will ask you a series of questions to assess your symptoms and immediately direct you to the best medical care for you.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

In case of a life-threatening emergency, please dial 999.

Non-urgent advice: Modern general practice with traditional values

Rowden Medical Partnership was established in 1830 at the Corner House in the Market Place in Chippenham and nearly 200 years later eight partners and ten salaried GPs work from the purpose-built premises forming Rowden Surgery.

We look after over 18,800 patients within our catchment area and we pride ourselves on our doctor/patient relationships and inclusivity. We have fought very hard to maintain our Personal List system. This means that every patient and family, has a named doctor from the moment of their registration who is responsible for co-ordinating their care.  We believe that continuity of a doctor is key to good practice and delivering a high quality personal consultation remains the cornerstone of our care.

Rowden Surgery lies adjacent to Chippenham Community Hospital and provides an attractive and effective  environment for patients and staff. All facilities for our patients are at ground level with easy access including a disability friendly car park.
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Online Services

You can use online services such as the NHS App and SystmOnline, to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.

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Patient Participation Group

Our PPG is a group of volunteer patients with a special interest in the surgery. We hope to give our members the opportunity to, where possible, share decision-making, help us form crucial plans, assist in our growth as a GP Surgery as well as being an advocate and representitive for patient preferences or sometimes even acting as an advocate for the surgery when appropriate. 

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