Welcome to Minchinhampton Surgery
Dr. Susie Weir, Dr. Andy Simpson, Dr. Anne Cain, Dr. Pippa Xerri, Dr. Tristan Cooper, Dr. John Beard, Dr Freddie WalkerThe Practice has a team of Office and Reception Staff who, apart from providing the first point of contact for patients, also provide support for all the Practice’s health-care professionals. They will always try their very best to help you. Their method of work and all the other Practice arrangements are as directed by the Doctors and Practice Manager.
Staff, patients and visitors are expected to continue to follow social distancing rules when visiting any care setting as well as using face coverings, mask and other personal protection equipment
Patient Transport Coordinators NeededOur wonderful PPG transport scheme continues to be much needed and widely appreciated. It provides transport to and from medical appointments.
All our drivers are volunteers who use their own cars and receive expenses. Some of our longstanding volunteer drivers are continuing, joined by some new drivers.
Our transport coordinators connect patients and drivers by phone. Now we urgently need extra transport coordinators to share this key part of the work with our continuing coordinators. And our warm thanks to those who have previously done this work but are no longer able to do so.
Please can you consider helping us either in person or by approaching or suggesting someone else who may be interested in helping? The role is shared so that a coordinator is active for limited periods as practicable and agreed.
Patients' phone calls are received, basic details taken, and responded to by ringing for available drivers on our list. After that, the driver calls the patient to confirm the booking and arrange details. A dedicated PPG phone number is used for patients to call the coordinator's number and the coordinator's outgoing calls are funded by the PPG.
If you or anyone else would like to find out more and discuss possibilities, please email me email@example.com with a phone number, so I can arrange a call.
Volunteer Drivers URGENTLY neededAre you a car driver?
Can you spare a few hours each week or each month to help those Minchinhampton Surgery patients who need transport to our Surgery or for hospital appointments?
Minchinhampton Surgery Patient Participation Group (PPG) runs a flexible and supportive transport scheme for Minchinhampton patients who would otherwise find it difficult to attend either GP or hospital appointments.
• Help as often or as little as you can
• Get to know the area better, meet amazing people and support our local community
• Mileage and parking charges covered
• Supported by Minchinhampton Surgery Patient Participation Group
Please contact us on 01453 887314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on helping with either driving or with taking bookings.
COVID-19 vaccination status for international travelFrom 17 May 2021, people in England who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can demonstrate their vaccination status for international travel. A full course is currently two doses of the Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccine, or one dose of the Janssen single-dose vaccine. Vaccine status will be available through the NHS COVID Pass service from:
•the NHS App which you can download from app stores
•the NHS website
•119 - by requesting a paper letter
You will need to register to use the online services, if you have not already. It may take more than a week for your identity to be checked and verified.
If you cannot access the online services, and you have had both doses of the vaccine, you can request a paper letter from the NHS by calling 119. Only call 119 if you are due to travel outside the UK in the near future and have had your second dose (or one dose of the Janssen single-dose vaccine) more than 5 working days ago. It may take up to 7 working days for the letter to arrive.
This practice is not able to provide you with a letter that shows your COVID-19 vaccination status. Please do not contact the practice about your COVID-19 vaccination status unless you have been advised to by the 119 service.
When you're planning your travel, you should check the latest information on demonstrating your COVID-19 status when travelling abroad on the gov.uk website. Make sure there is enough time to get proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status before you are due to travel.
Contact Details Update:During this period of Covid 19 vaccinations, it is more important than ever that we have your correct contact details, especially telephone numbers. If you have had any recent changes, new mobile telephone or simply changed your landline or mobile number, or address, please let us know as soon as you can. Please call reception on 01453 883793 and we will update your records immediately. Thank you for helping us to help you.
(8:30am - 10:30am)
01453 883793 - (select option 2)
Fax: 01453 731670
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|Tuesday||8:30 - 18:30|
|Wednesday||8:30 - 18:30|
|Thursday||8:30 - 18:30|
|Friday||8:30 - 18:30|
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