Abbey Meads Medical Centre

Penhill Surgery


We run all our surgeries by appointment only. You can book an appointment in several ways:

Contact your Doctors online – Fill out a simple online form to get advice and treatment by the end of the next working day.

Request an appointment online using Systmonline – You need to register to use our online appointment booking service. Please speak to one of our receptionists.

Phoning your surgery – Phone lines open from 8am.

Abbey Meads Medical Centre: 01793 706 030

Penhill Surgery: 01793 723 130

Visiting your surgery in person.

We try to make sure you see the doctor of your choice. If they are not available we may ask you to see another doctor.

Home visits

If you are too ill to come to the surgery and you require a visit at home, please call the surgery before 10.15am. Home visits take up more of a doctor’s time, so if you are mobile please come into the surgery to be seen.

Extended access & when we are closed

Swindon’s walk-in services can offer help for minor injuries and illnesses, such as cuts, sprains, upset stomachs and small burns.

They offer patients an alternative solution to the Emergency Department at the Great Western Hospital, which is intended for patients with life-threatening conditions and serious injuries, such as severe chest pains, broken bones, loss of consciousness and heavy bleeding.

As the name suggests, Swindon’s walk-in centre operate on a drop-in basis which mean patients do not need an appointment to be seen.

Urgent Care Centre

The Urgent Care Centre is based at the Great Western Hospital.
No appointment is required and the centre is open every day (including bank holidays and weekends) between 7am and 12am.

Below are a few examples of when patients may visit the Urgent Care Centre:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Hot swollen painful leg-cellulitis
  • Being unable to pass urine
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bleeding in pregnancy
  • Children with croup

Cancelling your appointment

If you cannot attend an appointment for any reason please inform us as soon as possible in order for us to give the slot to someone else.


Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 7th January, 2023