Tinkers Lane Surgery

Tinkers Lane Surgery

Tinkers Lane, Royal Wootton Bassett, SN4 7AT

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NHS

Telephone: 01793 852131

Out of Hours: 111

Clinics & Services

Important Appointment Information :

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: 7:30am to 8:30am (Face to Face with a GP or HCA)  & 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)

Did you know?

We are able to carry out some minor surgical procedures, such as joint injections and removal of some skin lesions, in surgery rather than wait for a hospital appointment.  Please enquire at Reception  if you think this might of benefit to you.

Contraception

Advice on all types of contraception can be obtained from the surgery. Please arrange an appointment with a Practice Nurse, or our Advanced Nurse Practitioner who is trained to fit could and Implants

We also hold a contraception ‘no worries clinic’, aimed young people – Just call and ask for a ‘No Worries’ appointment for advice, emergency contraception and condoms. All consultations are completely confidential.

Cervical Cytology

We encourage all women up to the age of 65 to have regular cervical smear tests. You will receive an invitation for this in accordance with NHS guidelines. However, if you are concerned about any symptoms at other times, please make an appointment with the practice nurse.

Diabetes Information

Hypo leaflet

http://trend-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/A5_6pp_Hypo_TREND_CONNECT.pdf

Diabetes and driving/ DVLA

https://trend-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/A5_Driving_TREND.pdf

Type 1 What do do when you are ill

https://trend-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/A5_T1Illness_TREND_FINAL.pdf

Type 2 What to do when you are ill

https://trend-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/A5_T2Illness_TREND.pdf

Type two diabetes and DKA

https://www.moatfield.co.uk/media/content/files/Type%202%20diabetes%20and%20diabetic%20ketoacidosis_2019_TREND.pdf

Keeping safe with Insulin therapy

https://diabetes-resources-production.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/diabetes-storage/migration/pdf/A5_Insulin_TREND_FINAL.pdf

Maternity Care

Community midwives from Chippenham and Great Western Hospital, hold clinics at the surgery.

Childhood Immunisations and Development Checks

Dr Fudge runs regular clinics on Tuesdays for your baby check and Immunisations. You will be sent an appointment when the immunisation/check is due.

All our GPs and health visitors feel childhood immunisations are extremely important. The benefits far outweigh any slight risks involved. The health visitor will give you comprehensive advice prior to your child’s appointment, but please discuss any concerns by ringing your health visitor on (01793) 854202.

Adult Immunisations

It is advisable for adults to have a tetanus booster. Please consult the practice nurses.

Other Clinics

The practice nurses monitor patients with asthma,COPD diabetes, dietary problems, heart disease, hypothyroidism, hypertension,  and symptoms of menopause, to name but a few!

They also manage our flu vaccination campaign from October to December each year. Flu jabs are essential for patients of any age who suffer from diabetes, asthma, chronic bronchitis, heart disease and kidney disease, and for those aged 65 and over.

If you are not sure whether you should have one, please ask one of the nurses for advice.

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    07:30 - 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