We are currently receiving a significant number of enquiries in respect of the COVID-19 booster vaccine. As it will be the Pfizer vaccination being given, it has been decided that all boosters will be given at the Mass Vaccination Centres (MVCs) and therefore no booster vaccines will be given at the Surgery. We have been advised by the staff at the MVC that they are in the process of contacting all patients and they have asked practices to reiterate that all patients will receive an appointment from Swansea Bay University Health Board when their booster is due.
Therefore, we would advise that patients do not call the practice or MVC in respect of the above at this stage as the advice you will be given will be based upon the above.
However, a COVID-19 booster vaccination reserve list is now open for those who:
- had their second dose at least 6 months ago (you are not eligible if your second dose was less than 6 months ago);
- are aged 50 and above;
- are available to attend one of the Mass Vaccination Centres (MVC) at very short notice.
People who join the reserve list will be contacted by either telephone or text when there is availability at the MVCs.
Go to this page to sign up for the Covid booster vaccination reserve list.
Gower Medical Practice
IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PATIENTS
In view of the current situation with respect to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have made some changes to the way we book our Doctor appointments.
We have now moved to a full telephone triage system as we now feel this is clinically appropriate for our surgery. This system went live from 15th July 2020.
The doctors have decided to take the most clinically appropriate decision after reviewing the current advice and having consulted with other local practices about their planned changes; ours are in line with their approach. We will be meeting weekly to review our approach. Please be aware that any changes we make will be temporary and we will be looking to resume our normal working practices as soon as the medical advice allows us to.
The easiest and fastest way to get any kind of help is with askmyGP. It saves us time too, so please help us to help you.
(This service is only available for patients registered with the practice. If you wish to register with the practice, please complete an online registration form.)
Requests can be made 24/7, but we only respond in surgery hours, Monday to Friday.
(The GP Out-of-Hours service is available outside of surgery hours and bank holidays if your problem cannot wait - please see below).
We will respond normally within three hours, and will see you same day if needed.
All our registered patients are welcome, parents and carers on behalf of patients too.
You can name a GP if you wish (so long as they are working that day).
You may prefer a message, telephone or face to face response.
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To register with Ask my GP, please click on the Ask My GP icon above or below
Welcome to Gower Medical Practice
The family practice in Gower had been based in Reynoldston for many years until the first purpose-built surgery was completed in 1973. Dr John Hilliard had taken over on Alan Harries’ retirement in 1983. Dr Philip Matthews joined the practice in 1988.
After more than 28 years working in Gower, Dr Mark Vernon-Roberts retired in 1999. Dr S Emma Thomas and Dr Clare Holland joined the partnership in July 1999. Dr Catherine Wigley and Dr Stephen Hailey joined the practice as part-time partners in April 2003, replacing Dr Holland. Dr Hilliard retired with effect from 31st March 2012 after 29 years with the practice with the remaining Partners taking on Dr Hilliard's sessional commitment. Dr Thomas left the surgery in March 2018. Dr Nicola Jones and Dr Taymour Sahami joined the surgery as Partners in July 2019 and July 2020 respectively.
We became a training practice in 1983 and moved to our new Scurlage surgery in 1988, having opened a second surgery in Pennard in 1979. In March 2007 Pennard Surgery moved from its base at The Community Centre to a brand new purpose-built surgery on the school site.
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(Site updated 23/11/2021)