We know some of the information has been hard to follow. So we've done our best to make it as easy as we can.
Patients are being contacted following national guidelines and you will be contacted when it is your turn.
Please try not to phone the surgery for information on the COVID-19 Vaccinations as we are experiencing very high volume of calls and we want our lines to be as free as possible for people who need us.
More information is available on the COVID-19 Vaccinations page on our website.
We hope this helps, and stay safe
There are lots of active scams circulating regarding the vaccinations.
Please be very cautious, We will never ask for your bank details, passwords or family history.
A legitimate invite from the NHS will look something like this:
"The Chippenham. Corsham and Box Primary Care Network would like to invite you to book your first COVID-19 vaccination. This will be held at Rowden Surgery, You will need to wait for 15 minutes observation after being vaccinated. Please click on the link to book your vaccination times."
If we phone you we will also ask some questions about your health and COVID-19 status and book you in.
Long Term Conditions
We are changing the way we will be doing your annual long term condition reviews, you will now be called in on your birthday month. It is essential to attend this review so that we can ensure your treatment and medication are up to date.
If you have multiple long term conditions such as Diabetes or Asthma then these will be reviewed together in one appointment. If you have recently had a review appointment, this may mean that you will have two appointments over the next year, or if you are due a review then it may be delayed.
Please bear with us during this period of change. It will lead to a more streamlined service moving forward. We will be touch when your review is due.
"Modern general practice with traditional values"
The practice was established in 1830 at the Corner House in the Market Place in Chippenham and nearly 200 years later eight partners and four salaried GPs work from the purpose-built premises forming Rowden Surgery.
We look after over 16500 patients within our catchment area and we pride ourselves on our doctor/patient relationships and inclusivity. We have fought very hard to maintain our Personal List system. This means that every patient and family, has a named doctor from the moment of their registration who is responsible for co-ordinating their care. We believe that continuity of a doctor is key to good practice and delivering a high quality personal consultation remains the cornerstone of our care.
Rowden Surgery lies adjacent to Chippenham Community Hospital and provides an attractive and effective environment for patients and staff. All facilities for our patients are at ground level with easy access including a disability friendly car park.