New Doctor in September
We are delighted to announce that Dr Joanna Hall will join the practice in September and you will be able to make appointments from mid August in anticipation of her arrival. This will bring the practice up to full strength in terms of doctor numbers and we are very pleased that this will improve the service to our patients.
Welcome to The Phoenix Surgery Website
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.
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 2015 and the notes from the meeting are available HERE. We would encourage our patients to become involved.
Dr Bassanino left the partnership at the end of April 2016 to pursue other medical interests. We are pleased that he is still available from time to time helping us out in the capacity of a Locum GP. Please ask at reception for information of his availability.
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 30/07/2016)