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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 Hilliards sessional commitment. Dr Thomas left the surgery in March 2018. Dr Nicola Jones joined the surgery as a Partner in July 2019

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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In view of the current situation with respect to the Corona Virus outbreak, we are making some changes to the way we book our appointments

We are now moving to a full telephone triage system as we now feel this is clinically appropriate for our surgery.

The Partners 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.

We will therefore be implementing the following with effect from Monday:

  1.            Nurses and HCA appointments to remain as they are but will be kept under review but you may be contacted prior to your appointment and asked if you have any cough, flu symptoms etc. and whether you still wish to keep the appointment; if possible the Nurse may be able to review you over the telephone at the allocated appointment time
  1.            All online appointment booking slots are being withdrawn for the foreseeable future to ensure that all patients can be asked about their possible symptoms before booking an appointment 

        All appointments will now be telephone consultations only. If a Doctor needs to see you will be given an appointment for a face-to-face consultation later in the afternoon


       If you attend the surgery, the receptionist will ask if you for your telephone number and you will be asked to return home to await the Doctors telephone call.

       If the Doctor needs to see you, you will be given an appointment for later in the morning.


       Please telephone the surgery before 10.30 to arrange a telephone consultation; in the current situation, we can not guarantee that you will be allocated to a Doctor of your choice. 

       If the Doctor needs to see you, you will be given an appointment for later in the morning.

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