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Welcome to Swarland Avenue Surgery

We provide comprehensive NHS primary care services to help you manage your health and well-being.

Our aim is to provide a high quality, caring and personal health care service to our whole patient population by

  • Putting our patients at the centre of what we do
  • Having a highly qualified and trained multi-professional integrated primary Healthcare Team
  • Offering our services in a safe, supportive and suitably equipped environment, using technological advances in healthcare systems for our patient’s benefit.
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Know who to turn to for your healthcare

We want to help you get the right medical assistance when you’re ill, injured or have a long term condition. Going directly to the person with the appropriate skills is important. This can help you to a speedier recovery and makes sure all NHS services are run efficiently.


When you need healthcare advice or help with medicines


Sudden loss of vision. Blurred vision. Painful or red eyes?


When your mouth or teeth need urgent attention

NHS Out-of-hours

When your GP and local pharmacy are closed

Minor injury

You will usually need a GP referral, except in an emergency.

Accident & Emergency

When an illness or injury is serious or life-threatening


Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet — including prescriptions and appointments.


Important Surgery Notifications

1. The surgery operates a Zero Tolerance Policy

2. Face masks are still required in the NHS

After 19 July 2021: Staff, patients and visitors will still need to wear a face covering (unless exempt) and continue to follow social distancing rules upon entering the surgery.

3. Change to staff training day/s & time/s

With effect from Tuesday 13th July 2021 the following changes will be put in place

  • Staff Training will now be held weekly on Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s, Thursday’s and Friday’s between 1pm -2pm (in the same way that we currently have staff training on Friday’s)
  • During this time, the surgery phone lines will not be available, unless there is an urgent matter that requires immediate attention and cannot wait until 2pm.

The reason we are doing this is for staff training and to discuss patient feedback.  We have seen a significant number of recent service and technological changes and we want to make sure that we take the opportunity to continuously develop and improve our services.

Yours sincerely

Drs Mears, Iqbal and Dahl

4. GPs cannot provide letters showing your COVID-19 vaccination status

GPs do not have the access to provide COVID-19 vaccination certificates.  Access to your online GP patient record is also not a proof of COVID vaccination status.

Digital version

You can get a digital version using the NHS App or NHS website.  You can get a digital version by: downloading the NHS App – you must be registered with a GP surgery in England to use the app.

Paper version

You can ask for a paper version of your COVID-19 vaccination status to be sent to you in the post. You should get this within 5 working days. You do not need to be registered with a GP surgery or have an NHS login for this.

You can get a paper version by: requesting a letter online calling 119

Please follow the link for further information. Demonstrating your COVID-19 vaccination status.