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Carers Direct

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A huge congratulations to Kim (receptionist) and Justine (healthcare assistant) on receiving a Gold Award at the annual GP accreditation ceremony, June 2013.

Their work in providing a support network for carers in the community has been deservedly recognised as of the highest national standard.

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.


         Wiltshire Online networking - If you don't want to complete an on-line

         registration form, please print this  Carer support Wiltshire referral form and post

         or hand into our Receptionist during your next visit to the Surgery.

         Carers Support South Wilts which is part of Carers Support Wiltshire

         Their address is 15 New Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP1 2PH and  the

         phone number 01722 322746 or Independant Living centre St George's 

         Road Semmington Trowbridge BA14 6JQ

         Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.



For information on the new Named GP Initiative and Your GP Cares campaign, please click on the Latest News link on the right hand side.

Receive non-confidential correspondence via email! If you wish to receive your standard invite letters and practice information via email, please send your Full Name, DOB and Address to from the email address you wish to be stored on your record.

New Repeat Prescription Service. Click on 'Prescriptions' above to find out more. 

The NHS is changing!

This presents an opportunity for YOU to influence the future of your local health care provision.

In addition to our Patient Participation Group (PPG), we have established a virtual PPG - an email community who can feedback through short surveys on the range and quality of services offered. Please click on the "Sign up form" link under "Further Information" and then the "Introducing our PPG" tab.


Saturday Mornings

8.45am to 11.45am 

These appointments are for pre-booked routine appointments only 

To book these appointments Telephone the practice between Monday – Friday, 8.00am to 6.30pm 

However,our Dispensary will be open for you to collect medications from 8.45-11.30 a.m.

Home visits and urgent health problems will continue to be dealt with by the Out of Hours Service. To access this service call 111.  Calls from landlines and mobiles are free.

If you require URGENT medical advice, while we are closed, please ring 111, the NHS Out of Hours Service. Calls are free from both mobiles and landlines.

Or visit the Walk in Centre, Avon Approach, Salisbury SP1 3SL

01722 331191 which is open 8.00am - 8.00pm every day including bank holidays.

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