Clinics are accessible through the telephone appointment system via the care navigators.
Daily telephone and face to face clinics with a variety of health professionals including advanced nurse practitioners and doctors.
Minor surgery and joint injection clinics are provided by doctors for a variety of conditions.
Nurse led clinics:
Mental Health. A specialist mental health practitioner whose expertise and advice is valued by both patients and colleagues is afantastic addition to our multidisciplinary team.
Womens’ health. A specialist nurse offers advice on women’s health, the menopause and contraception, including coil andcontraceptive implant clinics.
Chronic disease reviews. Specialist nurses and health care assistants assess, review and support patients with diagnosedconditions including asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart disease,hypertension, kidney disease and dementia.
Other nurse led services include, cervical smears, INR monitoring,dressings & removals of sutures, child and adult immunisation, bloodsamples,ECG’s and urine tests.
Melksham Older Peoples Team (MOPT)
This multidisciplinary team covers Giffords Surgery and Spa MedicalPractices serving the needs of our senior population, including those in local nursing homes. The team includes specialist nursepractitioners and administrative staff with access to Alzheimers support and social services liaison, bringing together the health and social needs of this growing population. The quality of care andsupport for this group of patients has improved significantly sinceimplementing this service in 2016.
Each day a doctor and nurse practitioner cover any emergency telephone or face to face consultations. They also do emergency visits during surgery hours.
Under current legislation a patient ‘self certificate’ is used for the first 7 days of an illness. The self certificate (form SC2) is availablefrom your employer, the Post Office or by visiting the HMRC website.Some employers insist on sickness certificates where the patient hasbeen sick for less than 7 days. As this is not a statutory requirement,a charge may be made for issuing a certificate in thesecircumstances.
After seven days certificates may be obtained following consultation with a health professional or by telephoning the surgery and speaking to a health navigator.
Non NHS Services:
There are certain services that are not covered by the National Health Service, for example, fitness to drive medicals and completionof private health insurance claim forms. When charges are made we use the British Medical Association scale of recommended fees. Acopy of the fees is displayed in the waiting areas and on the practice website.
EAR SYRINGING - NOTICE TO PATIENTS
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS NOTICE ON EAR SYRINGING.
EAR SYRINGING NOTICE TO PATIENTS
Multi-Agency Breastfeeding Support in Wiltshire
We know that breastfeeding rates in Wiltshire are below what we would like them to be, despite good initiation rates around 80% in Wiltshire, this drops to 48% at 6-8 weeks. The benefits of breastfeeding are well evidenced and we continue to promote these messages to our patient population. Breastfeeding Support in Wiltshire was developed by a multi-agency group of professionals who promote the benefits of breastfeeding and highlight the wide range of support available to women and families who would like to breastfeed. To find out more please click
Do you want to stop smoking?
For support in stopping you can contact your local pharmacy where the majority hold a stop smoking clinic. The surgery no longer offers a stop smoking clinic.
Please see the attached form for more information and details for online support.
Access to Stop Smoking Clinics for Patients