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Main objectives EMERGENCIES


Health Visitors Health promotion activities


Complementary practitioners
USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS  Anticoagulant clinic

EMERGENCIES  8am -630 pm Weekdays

In the event of emergency, please telephone the Wansford Surgery number Stamford (01780) 782342.  where you will be put through to a doctor on duty or given details of mobile number to ring for urgent attention .


Out of hours medical care is provided by the Rivergate Out of hours service in Peterborough ( next door to ASDA) .   

Rivergate Out of Hours cover our practice for emergencies - tel 01733 293838
Out-of-hours service cover the following times:
Weekdays 6.30pm – 8am the following day
Weekends 6.30pm Friday night until 8am Monday morning
Public and bank Holidays

If you need to call the out-of-hours service:

  • Your call will be taken by a specially trained nurse who will ask you specific questions to establish your needs and advise you accordingly.
  • The nurse may give you advice over the phone about how you can self-treat yourself at home
  • You may be asked to go along to the Rivergate Primary Care Centre where you will be seen face to face by either a GP or a nurse
  • You may be visited at home by either a GP, a nurse or a paramedic
  • You may be advised that for your condition you need to visit A&E
  • The nurse may call the emergency 999 service for you
  • You may be referred to other services that are more relevant for your needs, such as Social Services.

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Main objectives

To provide a good quality medical service to the community we serve
To take care of the Primary health care team that provide the patient service by ensuring:
        - the team has agreed and co-ordinated goals
        - good communications between members of the team
        - members of the team understand their role and feel valuedTo promote the training role of the practice
To encourage patients to be active participants in their own health care
To ensure sufficient resources are in place to achieve our objectives

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Mrs. Jennie Gatheral is our Managing Partner who can advise on administrative and non-medical aspects of the practice.

 Dispensary, Reception and Secretarial staff:

Jane Burke, Kirstie Davies,  Marion Rose, Wendy Wakefield, Jane Uglow, Joy Skelton, Jane Roberton, Miriam West , Christine Armstrong, Alison Ford and Liz Jarman

Practice Nurses: Dawn Wilkinson, Tracey Burrows,  Jane Wickham
, Jane Elwood and Pat Rennie

Health Care assistant : Sharon Riley

They are available for Health Promotions, dressings, vaccinations, ECG’s, cervical smears, ear piercing and syringing

District Nurses: Sister Becky Slimmon aand Rachel Leeder

They work in the community and are available for nursing patients after hospital discharge. They play an important part in helping immobile and bedbound patients

They are trained in taking blood, ECGs, anticoagulant monitoring, and catheterisation

Midwives - Margaret Edwards and Jenny Barker offer antenatal and postnatal care.                Back to top


Telephone No: 01780 782927 

The postnatal group has restarted on Tuesday 1.30 -3.00

Weekend Health Visitor Clinic is held at City Clinic, Wellington Street, Peterborough On Saturday 10.30 – 11.30 Telephone No: 01733 312931

Saturday morning clinic for working mothers - let us know if you would like this service to resume

Routine Development Checks  are done  at 6 weeks ,   8 months , between 18 months and 21 months, between 3yrs and 39 months

Immunisations are given at   8 , 12, and 16 weeks, 1 year and 4 years            

School Nurses

Are responsible for health education and the health of school children.

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 If you think a HOME VISIT is necessary, please make your request before 10.30 a.m.  Calls after this time may result in unnecessary delays as the doctor may have already commenced his visits.  Be prepared to give our staff some idea of the problem and its urgency.  Please make an appointment if at all possible as doctors can see 3-4 patients at surgery in the time it takes to see one patient at home.    Back to top


 Wansford surgery (01780 782342)

       Mon               Tues                Wed               Thurs               Fri

    9.00-11.00     9.00-11.00     9.00-11.00     9.00-11.00        9.00-11.00

    4.30-6.00         4.30- 6.00      4.30-6.00      4.30-6.00           4.30-6.00


 Reception hours    Monday – Friday

8.30 -1.00 and 2.00 – 6.30 p.m.

 Exceptions: Closed for Staff Training 12.30-2p.m. on selected days. Kings Cliffe surgery (01780 782342)

       Mon                    Tues       Wed       Thursday        Fri

9.00-11.00       9.00-11.00       9.00-11.00      9.00-11.00

SERVICES PROVIDED                            Back to top  Each doctor provides a full range of maternity, family planning, minor surgery and child health surveillance services.  Patients, including new patients joining the practice, will be offered consultations for a health check as part of our programme for health promotion.


One appointment is needed for each patient and each appointment is normally for ten minutes.  Please ask to see the doctor you usually consult as this will help with continuity of care.  However, in an emergency, or with acute illness, a patient may be offered appointments with another doctor.  If you cannot keep the appointment you have made, please let the receptionist know as soon as possible so that the appointment may be given to someone else.  We try to keep to time with appointments.  If you are kept waiting, we apologise.  The doctor may be dealing with an emergency, or a complicated problem.  If there is a delay and this creates a problem please talk to the receptionist.

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  We are a dispensing practice with dispensaries at both surgeries. When ordering repeat prescriptions (Wansford and King’s Cliffe patients) we offer the following methods- order online on this website- post your request to either surgery- fax your request  to 01780 783434- If the above methods are not possible you can please telephone  (01780) 783994 between 9a.m – 12noon.(Monday to Friday).  Please allow two working days before collection.  This allows your notes to be checked and the drugs to be ordered where necessary.  At approximately six monthly intervals, you may be asked to see the doctor for review.  All prescriptions must be signed and paid for at the time of collection unless a current exemption or pre-paid certificate is shown. Back to top  Health promotion activities

A wide variety of Health Promotion is offered including Heart Disease Prevention, Menopause Management, Diabetes and Asthma. Our Practice Nurses can offer advice regarding diet, smoking, alcohol consumption, exercise, stress and relaxation. We also offer Well Woman and Well Man screening.                    Back to top


The practice has employed a practice counsellor, Ros Rodway, for 2 sessions per week. Evaluation of this service is in progress. Initial findings suggest the majority of these were appropriate referrals, attended for 5 or 6 of the 6 sessions offered and were felt by the counsellor to have improved with treatment. The service is well used and there is generally a waiting list for treatment              Back to top

Complementary practitioners

With the completion of our second Treatment Room, we have been able to have on site a wider range of clinicians which currently include an acupuncturist, a holistic body massage therapist, a homeopathist/reflexologist and an osteopath. Many patients regard these treatments as an effective adjunct to the traditional service offered by General Practitioners and we are pleased to be able to extend our facilities in this way. Patients can self refer to these services as they are provided on a private basis.                Back to top

Anticoagulant clinic

The practice is an accredited provider of anticoagulation services. This enables us to provide a convenient high quality service for patients who take warfarin and need regular blood tests. In 1998 we purchased a portable machine to give the blood test result within 2 minutes from a finger prick sample. Patients now have a one-stop service at the surgery avoiding the need for hospital attendance or for samples to be sent to the laboratory Back to top


Wansford Surgery      (01780) 782342Repeat Prescriptions (01780) 783994 Health Visitor   (01780) 782927 Peterborough District Hospital (01733) 874000 Stamford &Rutland Hospital (01780) 674151

 DHSS          Peterborough 529760   or Corby (01563) 343400

 Citizen’s Advice Bureau Oundle (01832) 272044

 Social Services                         (01733) 558895

Community Health Council (01733) 553522

Out of Hours Emergency Service Rivergate 01733 293838


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