Tinkers Lane Surgery

Tinkers Lane Surgery

Tinkers Lane, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7AT

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Telephone: 01793 852131

Fax: 01793 848891

Out of Hours: 111

Welcome to Tinkers Lane Surgery

Important Notice dated 24th April 2019:

This time of year the surgery is inundated with requests for ‘summer time ailments’, particularly conditions such as:

  • Hayfever symptoms
  • Requests for hayfever repeat medications
  • Insect bites and stings (including those that have become red, inflamed or swollen)
  • Sunburn and ‘prickly heat’

In almost all cases these conditions can be dealt with by a pharmacist.

Popping in to your local pharmacy can be the quickest way to get these issues sorted.

Please be aware that:

  • You do not require a prescription to get most of the medications used to treat these conditions, and Doctors rarely prescribe medications that are ‘stronger’ than those available ‘over the counter’
  • You can normally see your pharmacist quickly and efficiently at a time that suits you, avoiding the need to wait for a doctor’s appointment or prescription
  • If you pay for your prescriptions it will often be cheaper to purchase your medication from the pharmacy/supermarket
  • Even if you are exempt from prescription charges, a month’s hayfever tablets can be available for as little as £1.63/month. Buying them from the pharmacy/supermarket saves resources which can be spent in other areas of the health service.

As a practice we would ask that you START with a discussion with the pharmacist for any of these conditions, and you may be directed to them if you have not already done so.

 If a pharmacist cannot deal with the problem, or you are advised by them to contact your GP, or you feel the above advice does not apply then please contact the surgery and we will be happy to help.

 For Further information, please see:

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/common-illnesses-your-pharmacist-can-help-with/

 

Important Appointment Information dated 29th April 2019:

Evening and Weekend Appointments Available…Now you can now access additional Primary Care Services in the evenings and at weekends.

Improved Access is a Wiltshire-wide initiative where local practices are working together to offer increased availability of services and appointments in the evenings and the weekend. These appointments are available 18:30-20:00 Monday-Friday, and Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays.   This collaboration  by  practices  will ensure all patients in Wiltshire  have this option, but this might mean you will be offered an appointment at another practice.

Appointment types will vary – some being face-to-face, some on the phone – and there will be a mixture of bookable and same-day appointments available across the week. We will be offering  appointments with GPs as well as with other healthcare professionals, such as a Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant . We are keen to balance the importance of continuity of care with convenient access for patients, while ensuring that the service is safe.

To book such an appointment, contact us during normal opening times. A receptionist will explain the process, and ensure the booking is appropriate. You will need to give consent to use this service.

Extended Hours is also a Wiltshire-wide initiative, but instead of the access to appointments being shared amongst a number of surgeries, it is run by Tinkers Lane Surgery for the benefit of only our patients.

Appointment types will vary – some being face-to-face, some on the phone – and there will be a mixture of bookable and same-day appointments available across the week. We will be offering  appointments with GPs as well as with other healthcare professionals, such as a Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant . We are keen to balance the importance of continuity of care with convenient access for patients, while ensuring that the service is safe.

To book such an appointment, contact us during normal opening times.  A receptionist will explain the process, and ensure the booking is appropriate. You will need to give consent to use this service.

These appointments are available at the following weekly times:

Monday: 8:00am to 8:30am & 6:30pm to 7:00pm (GP Telephone Appointments Only)

Wednesday: 7:30am to 8:30am & 6:30pm to 7:30pm (Face to Face appointments with a GP, Nurse or HCA)

Thursday: 6:30pm to 7:30pm (Face to Face appointments with a GP)

 

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Posted on January 10th, 2019

Please note from 21st January, our reception will open at 8:20 on a Monday morning

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:30 - 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:30 - 13.00 & 14.00 - 20.00
  • Wednesday
    07:30 - 20:00
  • Thursday
    08:30 - 18.30
  • Friday
    08:30 - 18:30
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED