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Out of Hours
On weekdays between the hours of 6.30pm and 8.00am, and all day and night at the weekends and on bank holidays, access to Out of Hours services is now via NHS111 - please dial 111. After assessment of your symptoms you may be invited to attend the Out of Hours Centre which is at The Great Western Hospital site and is operated by SEQOL. 

Home Visits
If possible please try to telephone reception before 10am if you require a home visit. A doctor or nurse may phone you back as it may be that your problem can be dealt with by telephone advice, or that it would be more appropriate to send a nurse, or indeed arrange a hospital attendance.

Cancelling Appointments
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone as soon as possible.

Welcome to The Phoenix Surgery Website

 

Current news:

We apologise for the continuing problems with the front door and its reluctance to open automatically. We await the repair crew. 

 

DR BASSANINO

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

Following Dr Bassanino's departure, Dr Swinyard will be increasing 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.

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. 

SEASONAL FLU VACCINATION - UNTIL END FEB!

We have Flu vaccinations for both adults and children in stock and our immuniation campaign is progressing well. Patients who are aged 65+, or who are pregnant, or who are adults with a qualifying long-term condition should book now and we are also able to offer the nasal flu immunisation for cildren aged 2-6. More information HERE.   

MENINGITIS VACCINE

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.     

 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. Toothill-Lottery-logos

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  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. 

Check_throatThe 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 proff of identity.

To access SystmOnline please click below:

(Site updated 18/03/2016)
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