Welcome to The Castle Practice
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Breast Cancer Testing - Latest News:
Information about the offer of a breast screen for women aged 70 - 79, May 2018
This letter is about those women who should have received an offer for a final breast screening and who may have been missed:-
Breast Screening Information
Please don't think the risk of breast cancer goes away with age - read this useful information: Press Release 28th February 2018
Should you be interested, you will find two new reports under Survey Report in the Have Your Say menu:-
These are the results of last year's Friends & Family feedback, and the Castle Practice results from the national patient survey
Prostate Cancer Testing
The media recently raised awareness of this. If you are concerned, please read this useful fact sheet:
Worried you need testing for prostate cancer
Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
Read our May newsletter! Click the icon at the top of this page
Nothing to eat tonight?
Urgent Care Services for Wiltshire - to be provided by Medvivo
Click on the link below for more information on NHS111 and out-of-hours for Wiltshire
Press Release 4th October 2017 Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Young People Friendly
The practice is delighted to have attained the award for being welcoming and friendly to young people.
We intend to build on this, so expect to see more information and guidance aimed at children and young people. This will include a dedicated page on this website.
we are also a No Worries practice which means that anyone from the ages of 16 - 24 inclusive, whether they are registered here or not, can have a sexual health consultation. Just walk in and ask the receptionist for a No Worries appointment
We hold the Gold accreditation by Carer Support Wiltshire. We aim to support patients who are carers. Every year we hold an event for people who have recently told us they are carers. They have the chance to meet other carers, have a health check (if wanted) and meet with an adviser from Carer Support Wiltshire. If you are interested, give your details to Reception.
Are you aware of Independent Age? This organisation have lots of advice and information. This link will take you straight to their fact sheets and leaflets:-
Have you updated us with your mobile number?
If not, please speak to one of our receptionists who can quickly update your details.
This will enable you to be able to cancel your appointment by text should you no longer require it, when a reminder is sent through to your phone about your appointment. This will save you queueing on the telephones and will hopefully reduce the numbers of appointments not attended each month, freeing those appointments up for those patients who need the appointment most.
Click here to see our most recent CQC rating: The Castle Practice CQC Ratings
Health Economy Campaign
As you are aware, there are great pressures onthe NHS at the moment. So, the Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group has made these videos to help our patients choose the right healthcare; to help you stay well and understand the challenges that we face.
If you would prefer them as documents, click here:-
Challenges facing health care in Wiltshire
Feeling Unwell? Choose the right health care
Take your health seriously - What you can do to stay well
We are part of a "Hub"!
To support patients, our practice works with Salisbury Health Plain Partnership (Cross Plain Surgery & Bourne Valley Practice), Avon Valley Surgery, Barcroft Medical Centre and St melor House Surgery. We have set up a hub where health information will be available to all our patients and it will link with our website. The hub will also support patients via Twitter and Facebook.
And here are the links, so that you can have a look!
B&NES, Swindon and Wiltshire Summary Sustainability Transformation Plan released
Sustainability and Transformation Plan