Focus Magazine




July 2021

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Hannah Bintcliffe to Tisbury Surgery. Dr. Bintcliffe will be working on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, offering telephone, on-line and face to face appointments. She is already familiar with our new computer system and is looking forward to meeting our patients and learning the geography of the area!

The covid vaccination centre at Michael Herbert Hall in Wilton has now closed – having given over 27,000 vaccinations. They may be called upon to deliver covid booster vaccinations later in the year, but for now we would like to remind patients to contact the National Booking Service to make an appointment. All local sites are now available through this service online or by calling 119 and it is the best way to get an appointment for both first and second doses if you don’t have an appointment already. Please don't hesitate when it's your turn to be vaccinated. It is inevitable that at times the system can be busy and but please persevere.

G.P. surgeries are busier than ever and we have amended our clinicians’ rotas again to ensure that as many patients as possible can be seen between 0800 and 1830 every week day. We do have a same day emergency clinic every week day so if your problem is urgent you will always be contacted by a doctor on that day. Please do contact us as early in the day as you can.

A final request please. There have been instances recently when our receptionists have been verbally abused by patients. We understand this has been a very difficult year for many patients and that people worry about their health and their loved ones. However being verbally abusive is completely unacceptable and will result in our removal of that patient from the Practice list.

Thank you to the vast majority of patients for their support over recent months and we wish everyone a pleasant summer – and a reminder to don the sun cream!

Dr. Laurence Carter

Dr. Adam Smith

P.S. A note from Sharon – our carer’s lead -

Calling all carers!!! Are you well? This is a gentle reminder that your health and wellbeing is vital if you are to be able to care for your loved one. If you have been ignoring a health concern, please contact the surgery and the reception staff will help you make an appointment with a G.P.

If you have a concern about anything linked to your caring role please call Sharon or Sarah on 01747 870204 – and remember that Carers Support Wiltshire is also there for you – the telephone number is 0300 456 0100.

Published: Jun 25, 2021