Winsley Health Centre
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PATIENTS
Following the recent flood, extensive maintenance work is being carried out across the weekend at the Health Centre, Bradford on Avon, resulting in the Health Centre closure:
From: 13.00 hours
FRIDAY 5 APRIL 2019
To: 13.00 hours
MONDAY 8 APRIL 2019
During this period we will be operating an "URGENT ON THE DAY" service only.
The phone lines at the Health Centre, Bradford on Avon (01225 866611) and the Winsley Health Centre (01225 860003) will be diverted to St. Damian's Surgery, Melksham.
If, during your telephone consultation with the Doctor, they request a same day face to face appointment, you will be seen at either St. Damian's Surgery (Melksham) or St. Margaret's Surgery (Bradford on Avon).
Winsley Dispensary will be open for requesting and collection of prescriptions only.
There will be a limited service running at these sites so we ask patients to bear with us should there be a longer wait on the telephone lines or at reception.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
In case of a medical emergency please dial 999.
For general medical advice please dial 111.
Please click here for a map showing how to get to the Winsley Health Centre from the Bradford on Avon Health Centre.
To make an appointment
Please telephone Winsley Health Centre between 8.30am-1.00pm & 2.00pm- 5.30pm to make your appointments - 01225 860003
Nurse clinics are also being held at the Winsley Health Centre every day which include:
- New registration checks
- Blood tests
- Blood pressure readings
Quicker Check-in For Your Appointment
After the success of the self check-in machine at The Health Centre (BOA), we are pleased to inform you that now have installed a self check-in machine at the Winsley Health Centre.
The new facility will enable patients to check-in quicker - especially if there is a queue at the reception desk.
We are a Dispensing Practice with our dispensary based at Winsley. Dispensing doctors are GPs who are allowed to both prescribe and dispense prescription-only medicines to certain patients. Community Pharmacies (Chemists) are often not financially viable in rural areas, which is why some GPs have been allowed to dispense medicines themselves. The system is tightly controlled and we are only allowed to dispense for registered patients who live more than 1 mile/1.6km from a Community Pharmacy (as the crow flies). If you are not sure whether you are eligible for dispensing, just ask at reception.
Your prescription or medication will be available within two working days unless suppliers are short of stock. If you are collecting medication or prescriptions for others or collecting certain medicines, the receptionists may ask for proof of identity. Where prescription payment exemption applies, proof of this and completion of the back of the prescription will be required.
You can collect medication from 0830 to 1300 and 1400 to 1800, Monday to Friday. However you may be eligible for our free delivery service for dispensing medications (excluding refrigerated items and controlled drugs). This service is for patients who have severe difficulty getting to the dispensary to collect their medicines. Please ask at Winsley reception for more details.
If you need medication urgently or need your medicines early due to holidays please speak to a receptionist so that she can process your request appropriately.
The dispensary is able to offer a service of providing weekly medication compliance trays (Nomads), or dosettes as they commonly referred to. These are for patients who have difficulty in remembering to take their medication. Please speak to the dispensary for further information.
Please note we are unable to take prescription requests over the phone.