Do you have Diabetes?
Rowden Surgery is taking part in the National Diabetes Audit (NDA). The NDA checks to see whether people with diabetes are getting good care. There are very strict rules about how your information is used and stored.
There is a patient information leaflet available here: Diabetes Audit Leaflet and for more detailed information you can look at the main website here: National Diabetes Audit. If you do not wish to be included in the audit please let the surgery know.
Welcome to our new look website
We hope you like the new look! The changes are mainly cosmetic to make our website more mobile friendly. If you are looking for the SystmOnline link it is now within the "Online Services" tab across the top of this page.
It's that time of year again!
Hayfever season has started, please consider ordering your repeat prescriptions early. You can send these requests via email to email@example.com. This is a very useful website for hints and tips for dealing with Hayfever:
NHS Choices Hayfever Information
We take your data protection very seriously at Rowden Surgery. Due to the recent information in the national press we felt it would be good to clarify the process for record sharing. Please see the document below and if you have any questions please contact us.
Data Sharing Information for Patients
Friends and Family Feedback
Along with all other practices, we ask patients to give feedback on their experience in the surgery following each appointment. To do this online, please follow the link below or fill out a card in the surgery.
Friends and Family
The practice was inspected by the CQC team on the 29th September 2016. The full report can be seen by clicking here. We are proud to have achieved Outstanding status and we thank all the patients who were asked to comment or provide testimonials on our behalf.
There has been a recent survey across Wiltshire looking at the number of patient who did not attend their pre-booked appointments. Astonishingly, this totalled 15,500 in three months across Wiltshire GP Practices.
The effect of this is that it takes longer for you to get an appointment with your Doctor.
We have a cancellation line which is available 24/7 (Answering Machine). The number is 01249 460641. You can also cancel via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or SystmOnline.
This is the equivalent of 516 days of general practitioner time was lost during July –September 2016 because more than 15,500 GP, nurse and healthcare assistant appointments were missed across Wiltshire’s 55 GP Practices.
Please be aware that you are now able to use a different way to order prescriptions and book/cancel appointments online. Please click on the link below for more information about registering:
If you have already registered for this service, please click on the SystmOnline image at the top of the page to order your repeat medication or book a GP appointment. For handy hints about using this service, please see the "SystmOnline Tips" section on the right hand side of this page.
If you have not registered for SystmOnline, you can still email us at email@example.com for any prescription requests or queries.
Who Should I call?
Please see guide below on who to call when you need medical advice.
Who Should I call.pdf
Our main contact email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional bulletins, please follow this link:
Gareth O'Neill [Practice Manager]
ABOUT THE PRACTICE
The practice was established in 1830 at the Corner House in the Market Place in Chippenham and approaching 200 years later seven doctors work in partnership from the purpose-built premises forming Rowden Medical Partnership.
Rowden Surgery lies adjacent to Chippenham Community Hospital and provides an attractive and functional environment for patients and staff. All facilities for our patients are at ground level with easy access, particularly benefiting the elderly, infirm, those in wheelchairs and those with pushchairs.
At Rowden Surgery, we have greatly valued the doctor/patient relationship and we have fought very hard to maintain our "personal list" system. This means that every patient has a named doctor from the moment of registration who is responsible for co-ordinating their care. We believe that continuity of doctor is more important than continuity of record and that delivering a high quality personal consultation remains the cornerstone of modern day general practice.
Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more
When the surgery is closed
If you require urgent medical assistance which cannot wait until the surgery re-opens, please call the NHS 111 service. All calls are free from both landlines and mobiles.
Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and complete the online form. Please allow a week for your prescription if you are collecting from a pharmacy. Find out more
Like To Register?
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Please come to see us and fill in our registration forms. Find out more
(Site updated 07/06/2017)