COVID & Flu Vaccines

Please be aware that we have limited availability for these clinics but you can still book one now if you have not already.

Covid vaccines will no longer be available from our surgery after the 15th of December.

Flu appointments will still be available whilst stocks last but please be aware these are running out.

If you have already booked your appointment and receive an invitation, please ignore this message. You do not need to call the surgery to confirm your appointment.

If you do not wish to have either vaccine, please send us a message via the NHSapp/SystmOnline, email rowden.surgery@nhs.net or by post and we will update your records.

Please wear suitable clothing when you attend your appointment as there may be some outdoor queues. 

These may be busy clinics, please bear with us and we will aim to see patients as fast as possible. Extra car parking will be available at the Primary School opposite the surgery. 

Covid Vaccine - Who is Eligible?

The following people are eligible for an autumn Covid booster:

  • All adults aged 65 years and over
  • People aged 6 months to 64 years in a clinical risk group
  • Pregnant women
  • Residents and staff in care homes for older adults
  • People aged 12 to 64 years who are household contacts of people with immunosuppression
  • People aged 16 to 64 years who are carers
  • Frontline health and social care workers

Covid Vaccine Information Leaflet

Here is some further information about what to expect after having the vaccine:

What to expect after you have the COVID Vaccine Leaflet

Flu Vaccine - Who is Eligible?

The following people are eligible for a flu vaccine:

  • All adults aged 65 and over (including those who will be 65 by 31 March 2024)
  • People aged 6 months to under 65 years in a clinical risk group
  • Pregnant women
  • Residents in care homes
  • Carers in receipt of carer's allowance or the main carer for an older or disabled person
  • Close contacts of someone who is more likely to get a severe infection due to a weakened immune system, such as someone living with HIV, someone who has had a transplant, or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis

For further information about who is eligible, please see this page: Flu vaccine

Chippenham Corsham and Box Urgent Care Centre

The five practices that form the Chippenham Corsham and Box Primary Care Network are delighted to announce a new Patient Service with the establishment of an Urgent Care Centre which will be based at New Road Surgery Chippenham.

The UCC will initially operate 08:00 to 18:30 on each Monday and Friday which has recently started on the 5th June 2023.  It will provide a significant proportion of the urgent, on-the-day appointments currently provided by the 5 practices within the PCN.

The UCC will utilise multi-disciplined teams resourced with Clinical Staff from both the Practices and their colleagues within the PCN.

The pathway is via patient contact with your own Practice where they can consider this service alongside other available options for their care.

The Partners of all Practices trust this alongside other approaches underway demonstrates to their patients a continuous commitment to develop services that enhance patient access and experience.

We would like to ask our patients to be aware that there are other health support services available. Please see the links below.

BSW - Your local Health Services - https://bswtogether.org.uk/yourhealth/health-services/
NHS111 online - https://111.nhs.uk/
Please consider alternatives before calling our surgery. Thank you.

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We're Platinum!

Following a GP accreditation panel, Rowden Medical Practice has officially achieved the platinum carers award 😊

"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 18,700 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.


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