Welcome To Romney House Surgery
Doctors In Partnership
Drs Gerald, Woods, Nehrig & Swanborough
How To Contact Us
41-43 Long Street
Tel: 01666 502303
Out-Of-Hours Tel: 0300 421 0220
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 6.00pm
About The Practice
The practice comprises four partners, two male and two female, plus one salaried doctor (male). We are based in an extended and
refurbished practice building with a small car park to the rear and main entrance on to Long Street. We practise here and also hold daily surgeries at Tetbury Hospital. Our two current GP registrars (see 'training' below) also assist with consultations. Each
partner provides a full range of general medical services. This means that we each deal with all areas of
medicine. We are able to advise you and your family on most medical problems which you may encounter. If we
feel you are in need of specialist services, we are able to arrange for appropriate referrals, both on the
NHS and privately. We have strong links with many specialists at hospitals locally as well as further afield.
We are fortunate in Tetbury because we have managed to bring many excellent specialists to provide services
locally at Tetbury Hospital for your benefit. The practice building is furnished with a purpose-built minor
operating room where we are able to undertake minor procedures.
We feel that continuity of care is important. When you need a doctor, please ask to see the doctor who you
regard as 'your own'. Planning a few days ahead for routine matters will usually enable you to see the doctor
of your choice. However, we will always see urgent problems 'same day' and in this case it may be necessary to
see whichever doctor is available.
We now also offer on-the-day appointments, each day, for routine matters. You are, however, always free to change your 'usual doctor' to any other doctor in the practice. Simply state your preference when making an appointment.
We are involved in training both doctors and medical students. Each year
there is a registrar with the practice, sometimes two, who are fully qualified
doctors with extensive hospital experience, and who are spending their first
year in general practice, supervised by one of the partners. As a confidential
aid to this training process we do occasionally ask your permission to make
video recordings of consultations. This is aimed at helping to improve young
doctorsí consultation skills. If asked, you are, of course, at liberty to
refuse to be videoed. All recordings are confidential and are subsequently destroyed.
Medical students from Bristol or Oxford University spend two-week and four-week attachments in the practice from time to time. If a
student is in attendance you will be informed before you go in to see your doctor. If this is not acceptable,
you are, of course, free to request that the student leaves the room during the consultation.
The surgery car park is very small and space is limited. We need a large
percentage of this space for clinicians - doctors, community nurses, health visitors
etc - and this leaves very little space for anyone else. It would be greatly appreciated
if able-bodied patients could park elsewhere in the town's car parks, leaving
the small amount of space for disabled patients.
This is from the car park at the rear of the building. Lavatory facilities for the disabled are also available.
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