Great Western Surgery

01793 421311


These are the main services for patients registered with our GP practice:


Asthma sufferers should have a review at least once a year with one of our nurses who specialise in asthma. Please bring your inhaler with you.

Please click the link for more information Asthma UK

Blood pressure checks

If you have hypertension, you will be checked regularly or asked to monitor at home.  We can also do 24 hour monitoring if appropriate.

Blood tests

These are carried out by our healthcare assistants, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 12 noon.

Cervical smears

Call the surgery to book an appointment when you receive your invitation letter.  You will be asked about your menstrual cycle dates.

Child health and Immunisations

All children are offered immunisations against certain infectious diseases such as Tetanus, Polio, Diphtheria and others. These start when a child is 8 weeks old and continue throughout their school life. Contact the health visitor or practice nurse.

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Patients with COPD suffer from respiratory (breathing) problems. We check COPD
patients regularly and offer them spirometry (a lung function test). Please bring your inhaler with you.

Please click the link for more information British Thoracic Society

Coronary Heart Disease

Patients with heart disease have regular appointments to review their progress.

Please click the link for more information British Heart Foundation

Counselling/Brief Interventional Psychology

Our counsellors are provided by LIFT Psychology.

Covid-19 update:  From Monday 23 March 2020 LIFT Psychology will no longer be providing counselling appointments until further notice.

Please click the link for more information LIFT Psychology

Diabetes treatment

Diabetic patients are seen at least every 6 months and more often if needed.
Please click the link for more information Diabetes UK

Drug & Alcohol services

We work with other specialist organisations, such as Turning Point

Please click the link for more information  Turning Point or FRANK (a drugs information website)

Family planning

We have a team of doctors and nurses who are trained family planning specialists

Please click the link for more information Family Planning Association

Flu clinic

All patients over the age of 65, and those who are at risk, are encouraged to have ‘flu jabs annually.

Maternity care

If you think you are pregnant, make an appointment to see a midwife who will explain the antenatal programme. After your baby is born, we continue to look after you both. Make a double appointment to see a GP when the baby is 8 weeks old. You can also book an appointment with the nurse to have your baby’s first immunisations done at the same time.

Please click the link for more information BabyCentre UK

Minor illness

We have a team of nurses who are trained to treat and prescribe the right medicines for minor illnesses such as sore throats, earache, urinary tract infections and chest infections.

Minor surgery

We carry out minor non-cosmetic operations at Carfax NHS Medical Centre as well as joint injections at the surgery.

Stop smoking

Our health care assistants run programmes to help patients trying to give up smoking.

Travel advice & Vaccinations

f you are travelling abroad and need advice on immunisation against infectious diseases, make an appointment with us at least 8 weeks before you go.

Sick certificates

You only need a doctor’s note if you are unable to work and are ill for longer than seven calendar days. Your employer will provide you with an SC2 self-certificate ... [continue] Sick certificates