Welcome to The Phoenix Surgery Website
IMPROVEMENTS TO OUR APPOINTMENT SYSTEM FROM 8th SEPTEMBER
As a result of patient feedback about the appointment system which we had been operating since last December, we have now made some significant changes and are able to offer patients the option to pre-book a routine GP appointment (via reception or online) or to pre-book telephone consultations. However, patients should be aware that Dr Habib has recently left the practice which is, along with many others both locally and nationally, facing severe pressures in terms of increasing patient demand and reducing GP availability and funding. Please be assured that we are trying very hard to provide the best service that we can under extremely difficult circumstances and that we appreciate your support and understanding.
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SATURDAY FLU IMMUNISATION CLINIC ON 4th OCTOBER
We are pleased to advise that we shall be holding our annual Flu Immunsation Clinic on the morning of Saturday 4th October for all patients aged over 65 and those aged 14-64 with certain chronic conditions. Please contact the surgery NOW to book.
Flu Immunisation Information
(Under 14s will be invited separately)
CHANGES TO PRACTICE OPENING TIMES
As a result of changes to GP funding which mean a further reduction in practice income this year, we regret that we have had to make some changes to our methods of working and hours of opening. As such, our hours of availability for routine telephone enquiries are now 8:30am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 6:30pm and, in line with many other local practices, the surgery premises are closed from 1:00pm to 2:00pm each day. However, please note that the practice still remains responsible for urgent matters between 8:00am and 6:30pm Monday to Friday and a recorded message will tell you how to contact the on-call doctor whenever reception is closed.
This surgery was amongst the first in Swindon to be routinely inspected by the Care Quality Commission which became responsible for registering GP practices in April 2013.
Our full-day inspection on 6th November 2013 was quite intense but we are pleased to advise patients that we were judged to have met the required standard for all six areas that were inspected.
Please click the image to read the full report.
NHS CARE DATA UPLOADS SUSPENDED UNTIL AUTUMN 2014
ON 18th FEBRUARY 2014 AN ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE BY NHS ENGLAND THAT THE PLANNED IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NHS 'GPES' SERVICE (ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR APRIL) WILL NOW BE SUSPENDED UNTIL THE AUTUMN. THIS IS TO ALLOW FOR MORE PUBLICITY AND INFORMATION TO BE PROVIDED TO PATIENTS. WE UNDERSTAND THAT FURTHER DETAILS OF THE NEW CAMPAIGN WILL BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY BUT PREVIOUS INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND BY FOLLOWING THESE LINKS:
NHS Choices Patient Leaflet Patient FAQs
SHOULD YOU NOT WISH YOUR DATA TO BE UPLOADED PLEASE CONTINUE TO INFORM THE PRACTICE UNTIL WE RECEIVE FURTHER DIRECTION.
THE PHOENIX SURGERY IS PLEASED TO SUPPORT SWINDON STROKE SUPPORT GROUP VIA THE SALE OF PRE-OWNED BOOKS AND TO HAVE BEEN INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 'TOOTHILL BIG LOCAL' PROJECT.
This surgery website is used to present all our patients with up to date news and information about our practice. We will keep it current with any developments or other details that we feel are relevant to you.
The Phoenix Surgery in Swindon provides patient-centred traditional 'family doctor' care and is a founder member of the Family doctor Association. As a service to patients we also offer extended surgery hours on many Tuesday and Thursday evenings for pre-booked appointments.
The practice is open for the registration of new patients living in West and North Swindon, as well as the nearby villages. You will need to call into the surgery to register with us and book a new patient health check.
As well as a source of information about our practice, the staff and the services we provide, we hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information - the Video Library, Long Term Conditions and Minor Illness sections can be accessed from the links on the right hand side of this page and have literally hundreds of interesting and informative videos available.
FOLLOW CHANGES TO OUR APPOINTMENT SYSTEM ON 8th SEPTEMBER 2014 ONLINE BOOKING FOR ROUTINE GP APPOINTMENTS HAS NOW BEEN REINSTATED AND WE HOPE YOU WILL FIND THIS HELPFUL.
If you would like to apply for a SystmOnline account please print this application form and return the completed form to the practice.
To access SystmOnline please click below:
(Site updated 01/10/2014)