Welcome to The Phoenix Surgery Website
We apologise for the continuing problems with the front door and its reluctance to open automatically. We still await the repair crew.
We are aware that prebooked doctor appointments are not as quickly available as we would like, although we have shorter delays than many Swindon surgeries. To try to make ourselves more available, Dr Swinyard will be trialling a more open-surgery approach in the mornings from June 2016. Please ask reception for details. Please also note that these appointments are on a first come first served basis and for patient safety reasons the number of people who can be seen in a session is limited to 25 consultations. Please also note that these consultations are for single problems. If you have more complex needs, please ask for a prebookable appointment with Dr Swinyard in the afternoons or with either of his colleagues at any bookable surgery slot.
DR PETER SWINYARD
Following Dr Bassanino's departure, Dr Swinyard has increased his hours of availability to patients and looks forward to continuing the care he has offered to patients of West Swindon for the last 31 years, 21 of which have been in the Phoenix Surgery, which he founded in 1995. He is now available for clinical consultations each weekday except Thursday. Please note, that due to his national commitments as National Chairman of the Family Doctor Association, he will on occasion be away from the surgery working elsewhere and his surgeries may be covered by his salaried colleagues or a locum.
STATUTORY DECLARATION OF GP PAY
NHS England require that the net earnings of doctors engaged in the practice is publicised, and the required disclosure is shown below. However it should be noted that the prescribed method for calculating earnings is potentially misleading because it takes no account of how much time doctors spend working in the practice, and should not be used to form any judgement about GP earnings, nor to make any comparison with any other practice.
THE MEAN EARNINGS OF THE DOCTORS IN THIS PRACTICE ARE £22,884 PER ANNUM
by comparison, according to a government website, a train driver would earn from £35000-£60000 per year.
We have sufficient supplies for the NHS children's vaccination programme. However, in common with other health care providers, we regret that we are unable to provide this vaccine yet as a private service for those not in the priority target group. We totally sympathise with parents' keenness to have their children protected from this deadly disease and as soon as supplies free up we will be pleased to off this vaccination more widely.
PATIENT PARTICIPATION GROUP
The first meeting of our newly-relaunched Patient Group was held on Tuesday 14th July and the notes from the meeting are available HERE. The next meeting will be held at the end of September (date TBC) and we would encourage our patients to become involved.
It is with great sadness and regret that we announce that Dr Bassanino will be leaving Phoenix Surgery after almost 11 years of service. Through the years the amount of work that he has contributed towards the surgery, staff and patients has been enormous. We will sadly miss him and wish him all the very best for his new ventures that he undertakes. The surgery would like to express its gratitude for his long hard work and assistance as a GP partner.
Dr M Bassanino March 2016
ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT YOUR CHILD? USEFUL INFORMATION BOOKLET HERE
HAVE YOU HEARD THE RECENT NEWS ABOUT THE NEED TO REDUCE ANTIBIOTIC PRESCRIBING? MORE INFORMATION HERE AND HERE
PLEASE TAKE OUR "FRIENDS AND FAMILY" TEST ONLINE BY CLICKING THE LOGO BELOW
STATEMENT OF INTENT FOR IT SERVICES
The practice is required to provide a statement of intent and this can be found here
NHS CARE DATA UPLOADS STILL CURRENTLY SUSPENDED
ON 18th FEBRUARY 2014 AN ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE BY NHS ENGLAND THAT THE PLANNED IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NHS 'GPES' SERVICE (ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR APRIL) WOULD BE SUSPENDED. 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.
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.
ONLINE BOOKING, PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS AND ACCESS TO MEDICAL SUMMARY
If you would like to apply for a SystmOnline account please print this application form and bring the completed form to the practice along with proof of identity.
To access SystmOnline please click below:
(Site updated 23/05/2016)