Welcome along to our Surgery website where we hope you will quickly benefit from a user friendly layout and a wealth of information about our healthcare services.
We are being swamped with calls and queries about the NHS App. Please note this is a Third Party app and not OUR app. If you have a query about your NHS app, please drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org - please DO NOT call us or come to main Reception asking us to do it for you.
We can reset your details and send you them via a text. You will receive a text saying "Your passphrase for using approved apps is........" and then you'll get another text saying "your account ID for using approved apps is .......". The PASSPHRASE is the LINKAGE KEY. The Practice code is J83045 and the Account ID is a long number (about 9 digits).
Please then leave it for up to 24 hours to relink - it's the NHS, so you need to be patient 😉
Flu Clinics Update 20th September
We have now received notification that our first delivery of Flu Vaccines will arrive later this week 🙌 🙌 These vaccines are only suitable for those patients aged 65 and over. Additional appointment capacity has been made available and we will be sending texts with a booking link to those patients who were all cancelled last week. As yet, we are still awaiting confirmation of a delivery date for those eligible patients identified in an ‘At Risk’ group aged under 65. We will of course keep you updated. Many thanks for your continued patience and support.
National Blood Bottle Shortage
There is a National shortage of blood bottles within the UK until further notice. This means all UK GP Practices are affected by the current shortage and we are taking urgent steps alongside our hospitals to prioritise their use. This means currently we are taking appointments for CLINICALLY URGENT blood tests only.
We have been given National guidance on how to manage this shortage and as a result we will be cancelling or delaying any ROUTINE or NON-URGENT blood tests. If you already have a routine or non-urgent blood test booked in, the admin staff will be in touch shortly to cancel your appointment. This will be done via phone or by text message.
Please be assured we will reschedule your appointment once the situation has improved and in-line with government guidance.
Please do not call us or contact us with regards to booking in any ROUTINE or NON-URGENT blood tests. Our clinicians will continue to evaluate your medical need for these tests and will allocate you an URGENT blood appointment if needed.
These changes are likely to be in place for at least 3 weeks. We will continue to update you via our website and Facebook page as to any changes to the National situation.
Covid Booster Vaccination Programme Update 13th October 2021
All those patients eligible for a booster vaccination (180 days after your second dose) will start to receive texts from NHS England (letters if no mobile) advising that you are eligible to book an appointment for your Covid ‘Booster’ Vaccination. Patients can either go on the National Booking Service or wait for us to invite them. We are just arranging staffing and scheduling our Clinics whilst awaiting confirmation of vaccine delivery dates. Once this is all confirmed, we will start inviting those eligible patients for their Booster vaccination. Please wait to hear from us and wherever possible use the booking link on our text to make your appointment.
Polite request! Please do not phone the Surgery to book a Covid Booster Vaccination if you have been contacted by NHS England. Those texts and emails are for you to book your own Booster Vaccination through the National Booking System (for example at Steam or Bath Racecourse).
When you become due for your Booster Vaccination (six months after your second vaccination), depending on our Vaccine Delivery Dates, you will receive a text direct from us with a booking link.
Currently due to fluctuating Covid and workload pressures, your prescription may take up to seven working days (EXCLUDING WEEKENDS AND BANK HOLIDAYS). Phone requests cannot be taken. Controlled Drugs cannot be dispensed on Saturdays.
Anyone coming into our Surgery for any reason MUST wear a mouth/nose covering/mask of some sort. It does not need to be a medical mask or anything expensive. Just some kind of covering. This is not just for the patient - this applies to anyone coming in - the Carer, the Parent, the Child - whoever is entering. These are the new rules that we have to abide by. Please support us. Many thanks for your continued understanding and patience. 😷 😷 😷
The exceptions are:
- children under the age of 11,
- people with disabilities and
- those with breathing difficulties
- those who are travelling with someone who relies on lip reading.
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Platinum Award again
Ramsbury and Wanborough Surgery has once again been awarded the Platinum Carers Award in recognition of the outstanding services and support provided to Carers. This is a combined award from Wiltshire Investors in Carers and Carers Support Wiltshire. We offer "flexible" appointments for people who are Carers to try to make it easier for you to visit your GP/Nurse.
In addition to our current methods of communication, we have been provided with a new messaging service called Mjog. MJog is a free App for patients allowing quick and easy two-way communications with us at the Surgery. Patients will be able to use the App straight out of the box, providing patients with a convenient way to manage appointments, be alerted about services and receive reminders from us.
It is free to download with no message costs. It’s a simple process to cancel appointments in ‘one click’, provide feedback to or complete patient surveys and NHS campaigns (such as Flu vaccinations, cervical smears and NHS Healthchecks).
MJog gives patients the ability to text back saying “CANCEL” or “DECLINE” for example instead of phoning the Surgery to cancel their appointment or decline a flu vaccination. There is one major difference with this new system – Appointment Confirmation messages will no longer be sent immediately. You will receive a Confirmation Message one week prior to your appointment and then a Reminder message the day before your appointment. If you book your appointment less than one week in advance, you will only receive the Reminder message.
We have been rated as Outstanding by CQC.
Sharing your Medical Record
Did you know that you are in control of who has access to your health record? We want to help you understand what this means and help you to make a decision about sharing your health record. Once you have read this leaflet, complete and return the attached form to let your GP know how you want your health record to be shared. We will not share your medical record without your explicit consent.
Sharing your Medical Record
(Site updated 15/10/2021)