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Advice for Parents During Coronavirus


The Chipping surgery is now operating a telephone triage system to try to keep both patients, GPs and staff safe during this time

When you book an appointment by phone or online you will have a initial telephone consultation with a GP or Nurse during this call the GP or Nurse will ascertain if you need to have a face to face consultation or your problem can be dealt with a phone call or by video link.

If you need a face to face consultation you will be told when to come to the Surgery.

If you need to come to the practice you will notice that hand sanitiser has been provided for use by all visitors to the practice. PLEASE - make sure you use the sanitiser on the WAY IN & WAY OUT of the Surgery, you may also be given a face mask to wear whilst you are with us, please ensure you put it on to protect both yourself and all our staff & GPs.


Please visit the website below for the latest advice on COVID-19

General Practice Trancparency Notice

This Chipping Surgery is supporting vital coronavirus (COVID-19) planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. Please click on the header above to read more.

Please help us by following these guidelines:

  • Please do not enter the Surgery unless a GP or Nurse has advised you to, if you need to urgently collect something from the practice please phone us first so that we know you are coming. - Please DO NOT turn up without speaking to a Receptionist first
  • Please DO NOT ENTER the surgery if you think you may have COVID-19. Please leave & call NHS111 for advice.
  • We advise patients who have non-urgent issues to look at other available pathways I.e. your local pharmacy.
  • Prescriptions - If you normally collect your prescriptions from the Surgery please use the new hatch which is to the left as you come through the first set of automatic doors.
  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms please inform the dispensary that you will send someone else to collect your prescription for you. Please phone 01453 842214 - option 2

We appreciate your help & co-operation during this time. We are endeavouring to keep all our patients, GPs and staff as safe as possible.

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Please find below some links for use during these difficult times:

Family Information Service Advice Line:

This service is available Mon – Fri, 9am – 8pm and on Saturdays 10am – 6pm
 Call free of charge on 0800 542 02 02. If we can’t answer straight away please leave a message and we will call you back.
 Email at and we will respond to you the same working day.
 Find us on Facebook –just search for Family Information Service – Gloucestershire and leave us a message.
 Look us up for lots of useful hints and tips, visit us at

Mental Health and Well Being:

The NHS in Gloucestershire is encouraging people to look after their mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 ‘lockdown’ as anxieties about health, job security, finances, social isolation and changes in routines and family relationships can be affected.
People are being encouraged to speak about their feelings, not suffer in silence, and follow ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ to maintain health and wellbeing during the pandemic:

Connect with friends and family over the phone.
Be active and get outside once a day to exercise or if isolating, try yoga or gardening.
Take notice of what’s around and happening in the moment.
Keep learning and keep an active mind.
Give a small act of kindness to a friend or volunteer for the Community Help Hub.

Local sources of support include:

• Let’s Talk: 0800 073 2200 or

• Every Mind Matters:

• Five Ways to Wellbeing and further support:

• Mind:
• The Samaritans: 116 123 or
• Teens in Crisis:
• Gloucestershire’s Rethink Self Harm Helpline: 0808 801 0606 or
• Swindon and Gloucestershire Mind:


 Improved Access - Please note due to COVID-19 Improved Access appointments are telephone consultations until further notice

Our aim is to make it easier and more convenient for patients to see a GP by providing more appointments at  surgeries across the Berkeley Vale area. These appointments are called Improved Access Appointments.  The appointments can be offered to patients registered with one of the Berkeley Vale Improved Access Surgeries which includes The Chipping Surgery

Improved Access Appointments

Monday to Friday Evenings and Saturday/Sunday Mornings

Please phone or call in to the surgery and we will book you directly

Improved Access Clinics are held at the following Surgeries:

Chipping Surgery, Wotton Under Edge; Culverhay Surgery, Wotton Under Edge

Walnut Surgery, Dursley; Acorn Surgery, Dursley

Cam/Uley Surgery, Cam/Uley; Vale Hospital, Dursley

Weekday appointments available between 4pm and 7.45pm

Weekend Appointments available between 08.30am to 12.15pm 



As the building work progresses we are no longer able to provide this facility.

Please do not park in front of the Fire Station the entrance/exit is required 24 hours a day.

The Partners apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The car park is due to reopen in July 2020


 Long Term Conditions

We are pleased to be introducing a new way of caring for our patients with long term conditions, this includes patients with Hypertension, Diabetes, Asthma, COPD etc. We will invite patients to make an appointments at the surgery in the month of their birth. On your first visit we will complete all the necessary tests and screening required; you will then have a follow up appointment with a Long Term Conditions nurse to ensure your personal condition/s are fully assessed and kept under control.  Please do not book appointments for Long Term Conditions reviews using the on-line service.  Please phone 01453 842214 and press option 1 - the reception team will be able to advise you which tests/screening are required and book the correct appointments for you. 

NB.If your conditions have changed or you feel unwell you must continue to contact the surgery in the normal way.


GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation: How we use your Information at The Chipping Surgery.docx

Please click on the link above to find out the strict rules which we adhere to when dealing with your data.

Manage your own appointments & Repeat Prescriptions Online

Please note that you can ONLY book TELEPHONE appointments online, there are NO FACE to FACE appointments, after your phone call you will be booked for a face to face appointment if it is deemed necessary. You can use this service to cancel appointments and to order prescriptions as normal.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK FOR GUIDANCE ON:Online services guides on website.pdf

                                                                    NEW Systmonline BOOK a GP appointment.pdf

                                                                    NEW Systmonline ordering repeat prescriptions.pdf

                                                                    Ordering repeat medication as a Carer.pdf

 Cancelling your Appointment

If you need to cancel your appointment, please contact us as soon as possible by:

Phone : 01453 842214 - press Option 1


on-line notification using your system on-line log in.

Missed Appointments for February 2020

GP:  45 appointments (11 hours and 30 minutes)

Nursing: 56 appointments (13 hours)     

HCA: 21 appointments  (4 hours and 15 minutes)


Illness or injury and not sure where to turn?

Click on the following link to help you identify your symptoms and get self-care advice or to find a service near to your area, when to use it and their opening hours.

You can download the App to your phone for future reference.

Serving You

Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.

Partners in Care

Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.

Out of Hours' Service

In the event that you need a doctor when the surgery is CLOSED Please call NHS111. A full range of healthcare options can be found at: 

For 24 hour advice and information telephone 111.

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