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Life Threatening Emergencies:

In a life-threatening emergency such as sudden severe chest pain, severe breathlessness, loss of power in a limb, loss of consciousness or severe bleeding dial 999.


The medical practice is equipped to treat minor injuries like small cuts and joint sprains. If the injury is more severe or may involve a broken bone then you should attend the local minor injuries unit at The Great Western Hospital A+E Dept. Also, in the event of poisoning or overdose the attend the local A+E

Urgent Problems during Surgery Hours:

Call your surgery and let the receptionist know if you think the problem is urgent. We will make every effort to ensure you are seen by one of the team on the day.

If patients telephone Abbey Meads Medical Practice for an urgent for today appointment, the Triage Nurse will contact them. The Triage Nurse will advise and if necessary make the patient an appointment with the most appropriate health care professional.

Urgent Problems outside Surgery Hours:

When the Surgery is Closed:

NHS 111 Service: If you are feeling unwell and need a telephone health assessment, please call the NHS 111 service free of charge from any phone by dialling "1 1 1".

SWINDON OUT-OF-HOURS CENTRE: ls responslble for providlng urgent health care. The out of hours service should only be used if the condition of the patient is urgent and cannot wait until the next worklng day To access the out of hours service please telephone 01793 646466

THE CLOVER CENTRE: At The Great Western Hospital is open 24 hours a day for nurse led advice and treatment of minor conditions.

SWINDON WALK-IN CENTRE: ln the Swindon Health Centre, Carfax Street is open from 7.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Frlday and 7.00am to 5.00pm at weekends.