Welcome to Minchinhampton Surgery
Dr. Susie Weir, Dr. Andy Simpson, Dr. Anne Cain, Dr. Pippa Xerri, Dr. Tristan Cooper, Dr. John BeardThe 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.
Flu ClinicsWe are starting our Flu vaccination clinics from Saturday 18th September at the Surgery.
Please wait to be invited before contacting us to book your appointment.
We have a large number of patients to vaccinate and will be holding clinics throughout the autumn months
Important Information regarding Blood Test AppointmentsA supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.
Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.
Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.
If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.
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.
Part-time Receptionist wantedWe are recruiting for a part-time Receptionist to join our busy team.
Please visit NHS jobs to apply
or contact Kerry Thompson (Practice Manager) for more information.
Closing date for applications 10th September
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.
Covid-19 Vaccination Update 16th September 20211st vaccinations completed to date: 6,055
2nd vaccinations completed to date: 5,655Please contact the Surgery if you are due a 1st or 2nd vaccine
Please note that our ability to deliver our clinics is reliant upon delivery of the vaccinations; we are not in control of this stage of the process.For more information on tiers and other guidance please visit
Please be aware that there is a scam email circulating that appears to be from "NHS-nationalhealthservice" and asks the recipient to click on a link and fill in their details to book their vaccination slot. It also warns that you have 12 hours to reply.
If you receive an email like this you should contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
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
|Monday||8:30 - 18:30|
|Tuesday||8:30 - 18:30|
|Wednesday||8:30 - 18:30|
|Thursday||8:30 - 18:30|
|Friday||8:30 - 18:30|
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