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NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments

See the NHS Choices Conditions and Treatments browser for an in-depth description of many common health issues.

Childrens Health

There is a good guide on the NHS website which describes various conditions affecting children.  There is advice on how to diagnose them, how to treat them and if further advice should be consulted.

NHS childhood illness slideshow

When Should I Worry?

Having an ill child can be a very scary experience for parents. If you understand more about the illness it can help you to feel more in control. This booklet is for parents (and older children) and deals with common infections in children who are normally healthy.

Download the booklet


Most symptoms of a fever in young children can be managed at home with infant paracetamol. If the fever is very high, they may have an infection that needs treating with antibiotics.  


Head Lice

Head lice are insects that live on the scalp and neck. They may make your head feel itchy. Although head lice may be embarrassing and sometimes uncomfortable, they don't usually cause illness. However, they won't clear up on their own and you need to treat them promptly


Nosebleeds (also known as epistaxis) are fairly common, especially in children, and can generally be easily treated.

These links all come from trusted resources but if you are unsure about these or any other medical matters please contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice


Have you booked your flu vaccination appointment?

The Surgery is offering the following vaccinations:

- Flu

- Child Flu

- Flu in Pregnancy

- Shingles

- Pneumonia

To find out more information and to see if you are eligible, please click here.

To book your appointment, you may book via the on-line system by clicking here or telephone the appointments line on 01225 865200. 

Posted 25.09.14

Leg Club - Reminder

Just to remind you that the next Leg Club session will be held on Wednesday 24th September.

This is because the Blood Bank will be using the hall on Tuesday 23rd September.

The Leg Club will revert back to Tuesday's as normal from the following week.

Posted 19.9.14

My Cancer Treatment MACMILLAN Cancer Support

We would like to inform you that there is a new, interactive website designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to access cancer services.  For more information please click here     

Posted 19.9.14

Patient Access to Medical Records         on-line

By 31st March 2015, all Practices are required to provide patients with on-line access to basic information which is held on their Summary Care Medical Record.

This would be via the secure on-line service patients currently use to book appointments and order repeat medication. 

We are in the process of finding more information about this facility and plan to liaise with our Patient Participation Group so that the system can be tested by patients prior to 'go-live'.

For more information please click here.


Jeans for Genes Day

On Friday 19th September 2014, the Practice will be taking part in the National Campaign, Jeans for Genes Day.

The staff will be making a donation and will be wearing jeans on this day.

There will be a donation box at reception at the Bradford on Avon Health Centre for any patients who would also like to make a donation.

Also as part of the fundraising day, 'SpongeBob Squarepants' trolley keys will be available to buy at Reception for £2 each.

For more information on the campaign, please visit:

Posted 17.9.14

Possible New Practice App!

The Practice is looking at the possiblity of providing a "Practice Communicator App" to patients to use via their smartphone.

Please click here for more information and, if possible, to take part in a poll to gage how much interest there would be for this.

Posted 15.9.14

'Did Not Attend' Appointment Data

During the month of August 2014, 4.2% of patients DID NOT ATTEND their routine GP appointment.

This equates to 23.1 hours of lost time for other patients to see the doctor!

On average, 7.9 appointments are wasted with the nurse every week day!

Posted: 07.09.14 

New Trainee GPs

As a GP training practice, we are pleased to welcome the following trainee GPs to our team:

- Dr Carly Adamson

- Dr Joanna Fitzgerald

- Dr Mike Claydon

- Dr Ruth Barnes

- Dr Antonia Wrigley

- Dr Charlie Kenward

For more information, please click here to visit the Doctors' page of the website (the registrars information can be found by scrolling down the page).

Posted 26.8.14

Young People's Service - No Worries Leaflet

Our Young People's representative, Kirsty, has produced a fantastic leaflet on our 'No Worries' service, which is available for anyone aged 24 and under.

Please click here to download the leaflet.

Posted 26.8.14.

Welcome Dr Allen!

The Practice is pleased to announce that Dr Allen has completed his GP training and is joining the team as one of our GP Associates.

Dr Allen will continue to work at St. Damian's Surgery in Melksham and The Bradford on Avon Health Centre.

Posted: 19.08.14

Leg Club Newsletter

The 2014 version of the Leg Club newsletter has been released.

Please click here to download the document (PDF format)

Posted 14.8.14

Young People's Questionnaire

For Ages 12 - 30

If you're aged between 12 and 30, please may we ask you to take a couple of minutes to complete our Young People's Questionnaire.

Please click here to view the questionnaire.

Posted 14.7.14  

Patient Participation Group Meeting

The next Patient Participation Group meeting is on Tuesday 9th December 2014, 7.00pm - 8.30pm

To be held at the Bradford on Avon Health Centre.

All patients are welcome to attend. 

For more information about the PPG, please click here.

Posted 03.07.14

Suggestion Box Feedback

In response to feedback received in the suggestion box, we felt it may be helpful to share with you some comments that had been received and our response.

Please click here to view the document.

Posted 02.07.14

Health Trainer Initiative

Are you over 18?

Do you want to?

- Improve your general wellbeing

- Build your self confidence and motivation

- Eat healthier food and be a healthy weight

- Reduce or stop smoking

- Be more active

- Drink less alcohol

A dedicated health trainer can assist you every step of the way in achieving your goals . They can also help you find other services and activities.


Or call: 0300 003 4566

For more information about getting active please click here or visit the Active Wiltshire website -

Posted 26.06.14

Appointment Reminders by Text Message Update

From 2nd June 2014, we now require your consent to send you appointment reminders by text message.

Please click here to submit a form to let us know you wish to carry on receiving these texts.

Please click here for more information.

Posted 19.06.14

Wiltshire's Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Wiltshire's joint health and wellbeing strategy for 2014/2015 has been released.

Please click here for more information.

Posted 28.5.14

Results of Patient Survey

In February 2014, 504 patients completed the patient questionnaire, either in the surgery or via the practice website.

Please click here to read a report about the survey process.

Please click here (APPENDIX A) for the results of the survey & the agreed action plan.

The practice has an e-mail group 'Patient Voice' who assisted the practice in this survey process.  We would like to sincerely thank the members of this group for their valuable input.

If you are interested in getting more involved with how the services are provided at your surgery, please click here for more information about the Patient Participation Group & the Patient Voice e-mail group.

And finally, we would like to thank those patients who kindly took the time to complete the survey and for providing such useful comments/feedback.

Michelle Coleman, General Manager

Posted: 17.4.14

Care Quality Commission

CQC is the independent regulator of all health and social care in England. They monitor, inspect and regulate all hospitals, care homes, home-care agencies, GP practices and dental practices.

The practice, along with all other GP surgeries has registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and we are awaiting our first inspection.

For more information visit or call 03000 616161.

Please also download the CQC leaflet by clicking here.

Posted 25.10.13

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