Sparcells Surgery


These are the main services for patients registered with our GP practice:


Asthma sufferers should have a review at least once a year with one of our nurses who specialise in asthma. Please bring your inhaler with you.

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Please click the link for more information Asthma UK

Blood pressure checks

If you have hypertension, you will be checked regularly or asked to monitor at home.  We can also do 24 hour monitoring if appropriate.

Blood tests

These are carried out by our healthcare assistant, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 12 noon.

Cervical smears

Call the surgery to book an appointment when you receive your invitation letter.  You will be asked about your menstrual cycle dates.

Information | Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust (

Child health and Immunisations

All children are offered immunisations against certain infectious diseases such as Tetanus, Polio, Diphtheria and others. These start when a child is 8 weeks old and continue throughout their school life. Contact the health visitor or the surgery.

Common Childhood Ailments

As lockdown eases and the autumn approaches, there has been a significant increase in parents/carers presenting at the practice with their children, often for issues that could be managed at
home or with the support of other healthcare providers, such as pharmacies. We wanted to make you aware of the local Health Visitor Services and ‘Healthier Together’ website which is a free and trusted source of useful advice and support for parents and carers of children of any age.

Worried about your child? :: Healthier Together (

Swindon Local Offer – Health Visitor Services

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Patients with COPD suffer from respiratory (breathing) problems. We check COPD patients regularly and offer them spirometry (a lung function test). Please bring your inhaler with you.

Please click the link for more information British Thoracic Society

Coronary Heart Disease

Patients with heart disease have regular appointments to review their progress.

Please click the link for more information British Heart Foundation

Diabetes treatment

Diabetic patients are seen at least every 6 months and more often if needed.

Please click the link for more information Diabetes UK

Family planning

We have a team of doctors and nurses who are trained family planning specialists

Please click the link for more information Family Planning Association

Flu clinic

All patients over the age of 65, and those who are at risk, are encouraged to have flu jabs annually.

Maternity care

If you think you are pregnant, make an appointment to see a midwife who will explain the antenatal programme. After your baby is born, we continue to look after you both. Please register your baby with the surgery as soon as possible and make a double appointment to see a GP when the baby is 8 weeks old. You can also book an appointment with the nurse to have your baby’s first immunisations done at the same time.

Please click the link for more information BabyCentre UK

Minor illness

We have a team of nurses who are trained to treat and prescribe the right medicines for minor illnesses such as sore throats, earache, urinary tract infections and chest infections.

Minor surgery

We can arrange to carry out minor non-cosmetic operations as well as joint injections at an alternative surgery site.

Stop smoking

Our health care assistants run programmes to help patients trying to give up smoking.

Travel advice & Vaccinations

If you are travelling abroad and need advice on immunisation against infectious diseases, make an appointment with us at least 8 weeks before you go.

Date published: 28th August, 2014
Date last updated: 16th October, 2023