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Tinkers Lane Surgery was purpose-built in 1957 (one of the first in the UK), and has been much extended and improved since then. A major extension and refurbishment project was undertaken in 2003.

Dr Peter Fudge came to Wootton Bassett way back in 1990!  Dr Vardan Tadevosyan joined the practice in 2013 as a salaried GP and went on to join the partnership on 1st June 2015.  More recently,  Dr Siu Fan, Dr Kenny Gilroy and Dr Charlotte Wilson joined us in 2017.

Specialist Nurses

Specialist nursing care can be arranged through your GP or the district nursing team. The Prospect Community Clinical Nurse Specialists provide a 7 day service and can be contacted by telephone (01793) 816126 (OOH) 01793 816109.


We employ a team of very experienced nurses who work very closely with the doctors. They are able to advise you on a variety of health problems. The practice nurses can perform a variety of procedures including vaccinations, ear syringing, cervical smears, dressing to wounds, blood pressure monitoring, chronic disease management, removal of sutures and taking of ECGs. An appointment can be made via the receptionist without referral to the doctors.

The Triage Nurses

The triage nurses are specially trained nurses who can help and advise you on a range of conditions and diseases. They are particularly helpful in advising on treatment for colds, influenza and other minor illness and conditions. If you have an urgent need to see the doctor or discuss your symptoms you will be asked to speak in the first instance to one of our triage nurses. If they are unable to help you and feel that you need to see a doctor urgently, or at any time in the future, they will arrange for this. They are available for consultation over the phone or by appointment via the receptionists.

Healthcare Assistants

Our HCA is supervised by the practice nurses. She is skilled in blood taking, injections and monitoring of blood pressure. You can see her by appointment via the receptionists.
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