Welcome to Three Shires Medical Practice
We are a group practice with four surgeries in the villages of Colerne, Marshfield, Pucklechurch and Wick. We serve a large area of around 100 square miles. Each of our surgeries has a full compliment of staff, with onsite dispensary.
For opening times and Information about your surgery please click on your surgery name above.
At some surgeries you may be asked if you can travel to one of our other surgeries for some services, due to space constraints.
As the country looks towards the next phase of living with Covid-19, health and care leaders in our area have issued an Open Letter.
This includes information about protocols that remain in place in healthcare settings.
We will be continuing to wear masks and PPE and will be asking patients to do the same after July 2022.
Covid Vaccination Programme
We will be calling people from 31st March:
Over 75s for 4th Doses
Healthy 5-11 year olds
5th Doses for Immunocompromised people 12 yrs and over
General Practice Data
and Opt Outs
Please see Your Data and Confidentiality page here for information regarding the new General Practice Data for Planning and Research -and how you can opt-out
** Stop Press: Data Extraction Now Postponed indefinitely Sept 2021 **
PPE and Masks June 2022
Please continue to wear face coverings whilst on surgery premises where possible, particularly if you are ill, vulnerable or unvaccinated. We ask that you wear a face covering whilst in your appointment with a clinician and whilst waiting for your appointment in our reception areas. Clinical staff will continue to wear PPE when seeing patients.
This is to protect vulnerable patients and staff, keeping our operations/doors open.
Medical Reports- Feb 2022
In January , the Police Firearms Licensing Authority have introduced stricter checks on new firearms applications and renewals. They now have asked applicants to obtain a report from their GP prior to renewal. This new process is comprehensive and time consuming for us, involving a GP reading an entire medical record, and vouching for the presence or absence of medical conditions. Although we understand their position, they have declined to fund or pay for this process which they have effectively transferred to the NHS. Due to the complexity of this, we will now charge £86.67 +VAT for completion of these forms, which we have to return directly to the licensing authority.
Practice Operations- Coronavirus
We are committed at this time to continuing to keep our services running. Like other Primary Care services requests for appointments may be triaged by phone, SMS or video. This is to protect you, vulnerable patients, our staff and to limit the spread of Covid-19 with emergence of new variants.
Clinician appointments are not yet available to book via Patient Access /NHS app at present- but you can submit online consultation requests via the Contact us online button above at any time.
Adult patients who need to come into close proximity with staff for procedures such as blood tests and examination, will be asked to wear a face covering for the duration of the close contact, as well as sanitising hands on entry to the surgery. If you feel that you will not be able to comply with this please let us know in advance so that we can risk-assess your visit to us.
Wherever possible, order medication online. New users can now register using the NHS app without visiting us. We will give normal quantities of repeat medications, 1 month supply.
People who are well, or their representatives can pick up medicines as normal from our receptions which remain open, except for cleaning see below.
- Our front doors will be closed for cleaning from 1.00pm to 1.30pm daily, and we reserve the right to do this at points throughout the day should the need arise, or footfall increase. Our phone lines remain open throughout as normal.
Thank you for your understanding.
Practice Manager Latest update 20.6.2022
Daily updates on Coronavirus are available on the nhs.uk website HERE
Privacy Notice -Changes to uses of data and privacy due to Covid-19 situation 1.6.2020 and 14.5.2021
Like all NHS organisations, we have had to make changes (imposed nationally) to how your health data is handled This included emergency powers to use data (such as phone numbers, and existing health condition) for contacting patients, local planning and research. Covid-19 Privacy Statement
If you are looking for information available to you as a Carer please visit the Carers Support Centre .
New to Practice - Carers Support Surgeries
Neil McIntosh is a Senior Carers Support Officer at the Carers Support Centre and will be running a monthly Carers Surgery from March 2021.
A carer is someone who provides support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems. All the care they give is unpaid.
A carer could be a spouse, partner, parent, sibling, child, friend or any other relation. Anybody from any background and of any age can be a carer and each carer’s experience is unique to their own circumstances.
This will give carers registered with the practice the opportunity to have some one-to-one support regarding their caring situation.
Due to Covid-19 all appointments will be carried out by phone.
We can advise on welfare benefits and entitlements as well as helping cares to navigate the health and social care systems. As well as practical advice and information we can also provide emotional support and a listening ear for carers.
We can assist carers to apply for the Carers Emergency Card, complete carers assessments and refer on for further support such as counselling, carers groups, training courses and workshops. For more information about the Carers Support Centre and our services visit: https://www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk/
To book an appointment please contact your surgery directly.
Social Prescribing Comes to Three Shires
To find out how the Social Prescribing Team can support you please read these information guides Information Sheet Leaflet
Really Well Being Guide 2020 - Boosting the immunity in our community - Dr B's one week challenge
Download this guide for tips and pointers to get through the lockdown whilst improving your mental and physical health from Dr Bhatia
We would like to hear your feedback! CLICK HERE
We will be submitting monthly returns of your feedback. This could be from patients, families or visitors to our surgeries.
We are working together with other local practices to offer more appointments in the early mornings, evenings or at weekends. Please contact your Surgery if you require more information.
Working within our current staffing capacity we are doing our best to ensure that you have access to additional appointments outside of core hours. As a result you may be offered an early morning or evening appointment. If this is something you would prefer please ask about availability when booking an appointment.
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(Site updated 28/07/2022)