About the surgery
The Southbroom Surgery, just a stone’s throw from Devizes’ famous Crammer, has more than 12,500 patients.
There are five male and three female GPs.
We are a training surgery and are proud to train medical students from the University of Bristol. Our medical students will be seeing patients under the supervision of one of our senior GP's.
There is 2 hour free parking at Morrisons. Staff parking only to the rear of the surgery due to health and safety reasons. Reception has wheelchair access and there is a lift. There is a loop system for the hearing impaired. There is a disabled toilet, baby changing facilities and also a wheelchair available for those patients who might need it.
Our phone lines are open:
08:00-12:30 and 14:00-17:00
Prescription queries (Please select option 2):
10:00-12:30 and 14:00-16:00
Emergency advice only:
12:30-14:00 and 17:00-18:00
To cancel an appointment call 01380 719959 and select option 3
Integrated Bipolar Parenting Intervention (IBPI)
Role of Companions in GP consultations for
people with learning disabilities
Would you like to be a part of a research study about visiting the doctor with a support worker or carer?
We are researchers from the University of Bristol. We would like to ask if you would like to be part of our study.
The study is about what it's like to go to the doctor with someone who helps and supports you.
We want to ask for your permission to record a video during one of your appointments.
This will help us understand how you talk to your doctor when your support worker is with you.
If you want more information, please talk to your support worker or carer. They can give you more details.
Out of hours service
Christmas and New Years opening hours
Please see our full Christmas and New Years opening hours.
Out of hours service
Between 6.30pm and 8am Monday to Friday, and all day at weekends and on Bank Holidays, your call will be redirected to the NHS 111 service.
Please remember that this service is intended to provide URGENT medical attention for ill patients. If it is abused by calling for non emergencies which could wait until the next surgery, other patients could be put at risk.
Call 999 in an emergency. Chest pains and/or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.
Enhanced Access - Evenings and Weekends
You can now access additional Primary Care Services in the evenings and at weekends.
Enhanced Access is a Wiltshire-wide initiative where local practices are working together to offer increased availability of services and appointments in the evenings and at weekends.
Appointments we offer are routine, non-urgent, pre-booked appointments.
|Monday - Friday
|6.30pm – 8.00pm
|9:00am - 5:00pm
Newly registered patients are asked to fill in a health questionnaire, and supply details of regular repeat prescriptions if applicable. It does take some time for your old records to arrive at the surgery and it helps us provide better care for you during this time if we have some background information.
You will be registered with an individual doctor as the practice runs personal lists. If your doctor is away you will be offered an appointment with the duty doctor or a locum. If you wish to see a particular partner for a certain medical condition, please ask the receptionists who will try where possible to accommodate your requirements
Our staff team
Dr John Heaton-Renshaw
MA MB BS DRCOG MRCGP FPCert (1981)
Dr Joanna Pullen
BSc MB BS MRCGP FPCert (1987)
Dr Rosie Lindon
MBChB DA DRCOG MRCGP DFFP (1991)
Dr Ian Williams
MBChB MRCGP DFFP LL.M (Medical Law) DOccMed (1993)
Dr Stevie Gold
MBBS MRCGP BSc Hons PG DIP SEM
Dr Mark Thomas
MBBch MRCGP (2004)
Dr Ben Ballentyne
MBChB MRCGP (2007)
Dr Srirathan Sanjeev
Dr Natalie Freeman
MA (Cantab) MB BChir, MRCP, MRCGP, LoC SDI, LoC-IUT, DFSRH
Dr Katherine Zakhour
BA MBBS DFSRH MRCGP LoC SDI LoC IUT
All the nurses are surgery-based and have some common areas of overlap, for example immunisations, dressings and patient assessments, but each branch has certain specialities:-
Practice Nurses provide general health screening, travel injections and advice, tetanus injections, cervical smear test, dressing/wound care and general advice and counselling. They manage illnesses such as Asthma and Diabetes, Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke.
Members of the Practice Nurse team have special interests in Triage, Asthma, Diabetes, control of long-term medication and family planning and the well woman.
We have a Triage Nurse who is a Nurse Prescriber. She will assess and treat minor illness and liaise with the doctor over care if the need arises.
Health Care Assistants provide phlebotomy services, general health screening, warfarin blood testing, ECGs, stopping smoking as well as suture and clip removal and some simple dressings. They will also undertake some injections such as flu, pneumonia and B12.
Milly Ballentyne - Clinical Nurse Lead and Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Tricia Mansell, Bradley Shaw, Suzie Mannings, Charlotte Barrie and Victoria Griffiths.
Jade Phillips, DJ French.
Make appointments, raise general queries, obtain test results, and other information including waiting list details from our Receptionists and Admin Team, who are there to ensure your visit to the surgery is as pleasant as possible.
They keep strict confidence so please give them as much information as possible, enabling them to deal with your individual needs quickly, efficiently and sympathetically.
Reception Team/Administration Team
Tom Laver is our Practice Manager
If you have any ideas or suggestions for improving the service we offer, he will be pleased to hear from you. We will always listen to what you say and take the opportunity to put things right.
First Contact Practitioners offer specialist assessment, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment pathways for a range of musculoskeletal health conditions. FCPs are highly trained physiotherapists based in primary care, we have extensive experience in managing musculoskeletal conditions, including: joint pain, soft tissue injuries, arthritis, spinal related pain, nerve pain and post orthopaedic procedures.
We are able to assess, diagnose, organise appropriate investigations, organise pain relief and refer onto secondary care and other specialist services. This enables patients to have faster access to specialist input, reduce need for GP appointments and more appropriate individualised care.
To access this service please contact reception at your GP surgery, they will assess your suitability for the FCP service and book you an appropriate appointment. Our team is based across the PCN, and appointments are available on the same day of booking.
Guy Kingston MCSP, Audrey Mayling MCSP, Helen Shanklin MCSP.
Victoria Higginson and Sadie Cowen are the Care Coordinators working for the Devizes Group of Practices. They work with your own GP Surgery, assisting patients in need who are over 65. Their aim is to promote independence, supporting patients (and their carers) in their own homes to fulfil their daily needs.
The Care Coordinator will contribute to care plans for patients and will be a point of contact for patients, carers and their families. Where necessary, they will signpost and liaise with other agencies including the voluntary sector on your behalf.
There may be occasions when the Care Coordinators request to visit you in your own home. Professional identification is worn by the Care Coordinators at all time, and patients do, of course, have the right to refuse any requests for a home visit.
You can request support from Vicki or Sadie at any time by contacting your Surgery in the usual way.
Kate Bartlett is the Living Well Project Worker for Age UK Wiltshire. Kate will be working with individuals to identify community support and with the backing of a network of Age UK volunteers, signpost towards appropriate sources of social support, activities and services.
Kate Briscoe – Emergency Care Practitioner
Gareth Ward - Advanced Care Practitioner
Amy Bowring – Physician Associate
Erin McMurtry – Physician Associate
Harry Williams - Physician Associate
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