TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE
We have decided to start using text messages to alert patients about appointment times as well as other issues which may be of use. If you would like to receive text messages from Gower Medical Practice in the future, please complete the form by clicking on the following link:
Please note that the text messaging service will only be used to send personalised messages to individual patients. We will NOT use this service to send bulk / spam messages.
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 from 8:00am each day until the GPs reach full capacity on that day. Once full capacity has been reached, the service will be closed for emergencies only and will reopen at 8:00am on the following morning.
(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.
You can sign up now, with no paperwork
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. Dr Stephanie Avery joined the practice as a Salaried GP in October 2021.
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 16/05/2022)