Tinkers Lane, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7AT
Telephone: 01793 852131
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COVID VACCINATIONS – AUTUMN 2023
For the information of all Tinkers Lane patients. Following the recent publicity on the media, please be aware that Tinkers Lane Surgery will ONLY be providing Covid vaccinations for Housebound (and their carers), Care Home patients (plus health care workers in the care homes) and patients who are immunocompromised (the practice will send send direct invitations to this cohort in due course). From 18th September, if eligible patients not in those categories, wish to have a Covid booster vaccination, please book online (using NHS.uk), via the NHS App or by calling 119. NHSE will also be directly sending out National COVID-19 vaccination invitations to all eligible patients with effect from 18 September 2023 with information on how/where to book a vaccination. To confirm eligibility and for further details, please click on the following link: Getting a COVID-19 vaccine – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
SAME DAY EMERGENCY TRIAGE APPOINTMENTS
For a number of years, we have provided a ‘Same Day Urgent’ Triage service 5 full days a week for the benefit of our patients offering an average of 70 triage appointments per day not including the myriad of routine pre-booked daily appointments with our various clinical teams. In the past couple of years, the volume of demand has significantly increased, resulting in the whole days’ triage appointments being regularly filled before 9:00am. In order to help us to prioritise and be able to treat genuine ‘same day urgent’ patients, it is requested that patients who have ongoing ailments that have continued for more than 2 weeks, to book a routine appointment with a clinician. This will leave a greater number of ‘same day urgent’ triage appointments for patients with relatively new ailments that they have had for less than 2 weeks. The current waiting time for a routine appointment is between one and two weeks depending on if you wish to see a specific clinician or the next available one.
SERVICES AVAILABLE AT TINKERS LANE SURGERY
Please be aware of the myriad of different services that Tinkers Lane Surgery now offers covering the following clinical professionals: GPs, Physician Associates (PAs), Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs), Practice Nurses, Health Care Assistants (HCAs), Clinical Pharmacists, First Contact Physiotherapists (FCPs), Midwives and Community Nurses. For further details about how these different clinicians can help you and what clinical specialisms they cover, please click on the ‘PRACTICE STAFF’ tab at the top of this page.
Please see the following Info-graphic providing a snapshot of our activity as a Practice over the month of October 2023 highlighting the services, support and treatment carried out by us on behalf of our patients: