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We are delighted to accept new patients who live in the surrounding area onto our practice list.
New patients welcome at St Damians surgery, Melksham. Please click here to find out more information.
Yes. We can only accept patients who live within this geographical area as this allows us to make house calls when necessary and to balance the number of patients between the different practices.
To view a document which outlines the boundary for our practice, click here.
If you wish to register with us, please visit the surgery and talk to our reception staff. It would be a great help if you could bring with you your up-to-date medical card. If you cannot find it, do not despair. We will also need you to bring some form of identification. This can either be a photo ID (passport/driving license) or a utility bill. Simply see our reception staff who will give you a simple form to fill in. Please ensure you know the following details:-
Part of the NHS Initiative for 2015/2016 is to ensure that all patients have a named GP who is responsible for their overall care.
Here a Bradford on Avon & Melksham Health Partnership we have in fact had this system in place for many years.
When patients register with us they are given a named GP. If you are uncertain of who your named (registered) GP is, please contact the surgery.
We strongly believe in patient choice and patients are able to see any GP they wish, either for a single appointment or for long term care.
However, we do prefer that patients see the same GP for any ongoing problems to maintain continuity
Anyone staying at an address other than their normal residence for less than three months is entitled to free NHS treatment if they develop a condition which is classed as an emergency or requires "immediately necessary" attention. However, everyone travelling away from home should ensure they have sufficient supplies of prescribed medicine to take during their stay. Doctors are entitled to charge a consultation fee and a private prescription charge if they are asked to prescribe routine medication.
All patients registering as a temporary patient will also need to bring some form of identification. This can either be a photo ID (passport/driving license) or a utility bill.
We ask that you:
next of kin for yourself and all close family members, as soon as possible, as
we may need to contact you/them urgently on occasion. A consent form can be
obtained from Reception if you would like any specific individuals to have
access to certain information in your medical records
composed a helpful information guide on how to treat common ailments such
as coughs, colds and sore throats. This guide can be found on the Practice
website or a hard copy can be obtained from Reception for those who do not
have internet access. Please refer to page 18 of this booklet for further
any treatment you are already taking and inform us if you do not understand or
are unclear about your treatment. There are a range of information leaflets
available at the Practice, please ask a member of the Reception team who will
be more than happy to help if you require assistance
attending the Practice – please telephone before 10.30am if possible
wait until the next time the surgery is open
understand that some emergency situations may take priority
examinations are not covered by the NHS. These, therefore, carry a fee and a
list of charges is available at Reception. Please accept that you may be asked
for payment in advance
booking an appointment. This ensures you are seeing the best and most
appropriate clinician or may even be helped straight away by another member
of the Practice team.
Our Promise to You:
When receiving our services you are entitled to expect:
in making choices about your care
You can be assured that you will:
Very occasionally a practice/patient relationship breaks down completely. In this
situation the patient may choose to register with a different Practice. The Practice also
has the right to remove the patient from their list. This would generally only follow a
warning as we would normally give the patient a specific reason for the removal.
NHS England - List Maintenance Project 2015
Registration letters from NHS England – please respond if you get one
The NHS is carrying out work in Bath, Gloucestershire, Swindon and Wiltshire to make sure the patient details on GP lists are accurate. Letters are being sent to some patients, but not all. If you do receive a letter, please either confirm your details or submit any changes. If the details are correct, you can confirm by freepost, by Freephone, via text message or online. Changes can also be made by returning the form in the prepaid envelope
It is important to respond to the letter, as GP lists do become out of date over time. If we don’t have an accurate record of your name and address, then we or a hospital may not be able to contact you with important information.
We may also need to contact you:
Please respond to the letter within four weeks, so the NHS can be certain about your details. If you do not respond, the NHS will assume that you have moved away, and begin the process to remove you from the practice list.
Please click here to view form 1
Please click here to view form 2
1) If you wish to pre-register click on the link below to open the form.
2) You will have one month to attend the surgery to sign the form and confirm that the details are correct.
PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL NOT BE FORMALLY REGISTERED AT THE PRACTICE UNTIL YOU HAVE ATTENDED THE SURGERY TO SIGN THE PAPERWORK AND TO SHOW THE PRACTICE WITH YOUR ID.Pre-registration Form
When you attend the surgery to sign your registration form, you will also be asked to fill out a questionnaire about your general health. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records.
Note that by sending the form you will be transmitting information about your self across the Internet and although every effort is made to keep this information secure, no guarantee can be offered in this respect.
Alternatively you may print off a registration form, fill it out and return it to the surgery as soon as possible. Registration Form
“To ensure the highest standard of family care and to offer patients continuously improving and appropriate access to health care professionals”
To download the new Practice Booklet, please click here
Alternatively, please pick up your FREE copy from Reception.
We have the following services at the practice.....click to read more
Patients living in certain areas are eligible to collect their repeat medictions from Winsley Dispensary. We are able to dispense to patients who live in the following areas:
Atworth - Broughton Gifford - Holt - Limpley Stoke - Monkton Farleigh - South Wraxall - Westwood - Whitley - Winsley
For more information about our prescription service, please click here
This morning, the practice has received a letter informing us that unfortunately we were unsuccessful in our bid for funds to extend our service to our patients as part of the PM's Challenge Fund.
There were over 250 expressions of interest, demonstrating a variety of options for improving and extending access to general practice, but we were thanked for "all the hard work and time that has gone into our application. All practices will have the chance to benefit from guidance being developed through the Challenge Fund programme including: work to help further reduce bureaucracy and identify new ways of shaping demand on general practice services and working at a greater scale in networks and federations. We are also exploring the potential to create some kind of innovation hub to share great ideas across the general practice communities".
So all in all it was worth having a go, but we must not be disappointed - we already provide a fantastic service compared to some other parts of the country, and if it helps them to raise their standards, then it will be money well spent.
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These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Open the leaflets in one of the following languages
On this page you can find out what is happening in your local area. If you have an event or information that you think would be of interest then please let me know via our website or telephone Sarah Smith on 01225 898498
This free, weekly walking group is aimed at those living with Dementia and their carers. The 30-60 minute gentle walk will be led by a team of warm and welcoming qualified walk leaders. It is great way to stay active both physically and mentally and afterward to socialise with new friends and mentally afterwards to socialise with new friends over a cuppa in one of the local cafes.
Meeting Point: Library, Bridge Street, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1 BY
Time: 2.00 pm
Every: Monday from 2nd July
For more information please contact:
Louise Gale on 07342 066608 or email email@example.com
Classes are specially designed to help people who have concerns regarding their balance, have has a fall or who are afraid they may fall. The class involves a variety of standing exercises supported by a chair which improves strength and balance and help participants to increase their confidence.
Class: Tuesday – Starting 20th February 2018
Time: 12.30 -1.15pm
1.30 – 2.115pm
2.30pm – 3.15pm
Location: United Church Hall, 10 St Margaret’s Hill, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DT
Cost: £ 2.50 per person
For more information contact – Sally Phillips or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteering Opportunities in Bradford on Avon
Age UK Wiltshire and The Hub want to improve the health and wellbeing of older people and those in need living in our community - please can you help us make a difference?
Why not pop along to our coffee morning to find our more?
Friday 20th April 10.30 – 12.30
The Hub, Old Town Hall,
Bradford on Avon
For more information click here
If you use the services of Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) your welcome.
Come have a coffee and a chat.
T.U.G will be available from 15.01.18 for 1pm to 5pm for the next month, times may change in February.
Sessions will run:
1pm to 4pm free drop-in for coffee, chat Advice on Benefits/Services etc.
4pm to 4.45pm Mindfulness/Mediation and wellness sessions come for relaxing meditation and share your tips for keeping well.
For more information please click here
Get support share information Relax
The Kings Arms, 20 market Place, Melksham
1st Thursday of every month
10.30am – 12.00pm
For anyone aged 18 or over who help another person in their day to day life, usually a relative or friend, who could not manage without that support
For more information, please contact Carers Support Wiltshire on Freephone 0800 181 4118 or email email@example.com
Or you can visit www.carerinwiltshire.co.uk
Become a Dementia Friend
Dementia Friends gives people an understanding of dementia and the small things you can do that makes a difference – please join Alzheimer's Society
27th October 2017
8pm – 9pm
The Mount Pleasant Club,
1 Mount Pleasant,
Contact Details: Peter.firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel 01225 713060
to register for this FREE session
Healthy Me - a fun approach to wellbeing
Fun sessions designed to help young people and their families adopt healthier lifestyles which become lifelong habits are beginning in Wiltshire this September.Healthy Me is a 10 week programme for children aged seven to 11 years who may be less active than recommended and above their healthy weight range. Young people and their families can attend the ten 90-minute sessions based in health and wellbeing centres and leisure centres across the county to find out about nutrition, food groups, portion sizes, food labelling, physical activity and making healthier choices a habit.
For more information please click here
Wiltshire Music Centre - Bradford on Avon BA15 1DZ2
10.30 - 12 noon
Second Thursday every Month
From Thursday 6th April 2017 all patients registered with a Doctor in Melksham and who would usually attend St Damian’s Surgery for their leg ulcer dressing, will now be able to attend the new weekly Leg & Wellness Club.
At the Leg & Wellness Club patients will find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere which enables patients with lower leg problems to benefit from mutual encouragement, have fun and enjoy refreshments together in a social setting.
The service is drop-in which means patients do not have to make an appointment, just come along to be seen by one of leg ulcer team.
The Happy Circle Day Centre meets at Rowley Place in Melksham and is a social club for isolated and lonely older people generally living in their own homes. Fun, food and friendship for Older People. Meets every Monday at Rowley Place from 10.30 am - 3 pm (excluding Bank Holidays)
Events in Bradford on Avon
Monday May 15 Dementia Awareness Day at Dorothy House, Winsley, 12:30-4pm
Details available at—www.dorothyhouse.org.uk/events
Tuesday May 16 Dementia Friends Information Session
The Hub, Church Street 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wednesday May 17 Virtual Dementia Tour Bus at Wiltshire Heights—professionals
The Tour allows people unaffected by dementia to experience what living with dementia can be like. Hourly slots available.
Dementia Friends Information Sessions 10:30am, 12:30 and 2:30pm
All bookable via 01225 435600 / email@example.com
Free event. Refreshments provided
16 Cottle Avenue, off Berryfield Road
Thursday May 18 Virtual Dementia Tour Bus at Wiltshire Heights— public sessions
10 minute slots for the general public. No need to book.
Dementia Friends Information Sessions 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm. Bookable as above. Free event. Refreshments provided
Cake Concert at Wiltshire Music Centre, 1-2:30pm
A dementia-friendly concert featuring the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Teatime Trio
£5 per person, including tea, coffee and cake
Book at www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk or 01225 860100
BoA Business Dementia Friends Information Session
5pm for a 5:30pm start. Ends 6:30pm. At the Fat Fowl, Silver Street
Friday May 19 Trinity Café at Holy Trinity Church, 2-4pm (free)
Tea, coffee and cake accompanied by The Memories of Yesterday singing group. For people with dementia, their families and anyone who would like to get out of the house and enjoy good company.
You can just turn up at most Dementia Friends sessions, but to guarantee your space and for venue details, please go to www.dementiafriends.org.uk or call 01225 776481
Have you had a Miscarriage or Lost your Child?
Do you feel stuck in your grief?
Would you like the chance to say Goodbye?
Workshop on Friday 16th June 2017 @ 7.30pm
Huntington Street, Bradford on avon
Free Workshop with Donations on Day
To Register your Place or for more Information Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternate Wednesday's winsley Village Hall off Bradford Road, BA15 2LU (next to the Bowls Club) 2 - 3pm Cost £3 per class
for further information please contact 01380 727767
Coffee Morinings - Parkinson's UK
NEW! Bradford on Avon Coffee Morning at Wiltshire Music Centre
10.30 - 12.30 on the 9th Feb & then on the 2nd Thursday of each month
Drop in for coffee,cake and a chance to talk to other people affected by parkinsons's
For more information please contact Jane Henderson 0344 225 3694 Jhenderson@parkinsons.org.uk
The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust is an independent charity working closely with Wiltshire Police and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service.
Our aims are to:
Who We Are: Bobby Operators are skilled carpenters/lock fitters, trained Crime Reduction Officers and Trained Fire Safety Advisers and wear uniforms similar to those worn by Police Officers, for reassurance, and always carry formal identification. Two vans provide mobile workshops, each with a dedicated Bobby Operator and are operated by the Trust across Swindon and Wiltshire.
FREE HOME SECURITY SERVICE
for older, vulnerable and disadvantaged people living in Wiltshire and Swindon If you are 60+ or vulnerable due to a disability and would like the
Bobby Van to visit you, please ring 01380 861155
As a charity funded entirely by donations we are always grateful for any contribution.
If you have had a stroke, then a referral to this exercise programme will help you by:
Parkinson's Local Adviser
If you or a member of your family has Parkinson's you may need information and support for :
Contact Lucy Scott
Tel 0344 255 3696
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