Wiltshire IAPT (Psychological Therapies) Service
If you are struggling with mental health difficulties, IAPT offer brief psychological therapy to help with a wide variety of problems such as:
Low mood, depression or anxiety, panic, stress or phobias, post natal depression,
PTSD and other conditions.
This is an opt in service which means that you are able to book your appointment directly with them and don't need a referral from your GP.
They are able to provide several levels of support depending on your needs, from signposting you to online resources, booking you on one of their courses or through one to one appointments, held here at the surgery.
IAPT’s trained practitioners will support you to understand more about the difficulties you are having and help you learn to use some psychological techniques to tackle or cope with these difficulties.
You can book a place on one of their courses by visiting their website here.
Or if you wish to be seen for a one to one appointment, please telephone their team in Devizes on 01380 731335.
The Wiltshire NHS Physiotherapy service provides a comprehensive outpatient musculoskeletal service including:
- Personalised advice and education including advice regarding exercise, posture and lifestyle
- Back pain management classes
- One-to-one consultations
- Manual therapy
- Referral for reduced-rate gym membership
The service covers all age ranges, providing assessment, treatment and advice for a wide range of conditions from tennis elbow and back pain to rehabilitation following surgery. Click here for further information about the service.
You may be referred to the service by your GP or you can self-refer by completing and returning the following self-referral form to the Physiotherapy team at Chippenham Community Hospital.
Dementia & Alzheimer’s Support
A diagnosis of dementia should not mean an immediate end to normal life, but many families will need specialist support to help adjust to and manage the changes it can bring. Alzheimer’s Support provides a range of practical services to enhance life and promote independence for those living at home with dementia in Wiltshire and for their family carers. You do not need a formal diagnosis of dementia to access their services.
Every fortnight we welcome Wendy Clayton, a Dementia Advisor with Alzheimer’s Support, into the Practice to meet and talk to patients who may be concerned about dementia. Wendy is able to signpost patients to her team for help and guidance.
Alzheimer’s Support offer an amazing array of events and activities, including their award-winning day clubs and much-valued one-to-one home support. Community activities include Singing for the Brain, Movement for the Mind, memory cafes, art groups, a discussion group, wildlife club and many more - all designed to keep minds and bodies active and reduce isolation. They also have services to support family carers, including monthly carers' groups and twice-yearly training courses.
To find out more, visit their brilliant website or call 01225 776481 for further information.
Melksham Leg Clinic
A new Leg Ulcer Clinic and Wellbeing Club has opened in Melksham, running every Thursday morning from 09:00 – 11:30 at Spencer’s Sports and Social Club, Beanacre Road, Melksham.
Patients can receive treatment from NHS nurses and then spend social time with other members and friends. Refreshments are available.
No appointment is necessary to attend the Leg Ulcer Clinic, you can drop-in and wait to be seen by one of the team.
The services available at the Leg Clinic will continue to grow, with the Falls Clinic moving from Melksham Hospital to the club. There is also a drop-in Carers Café once a month, organised by the Spa Medical Centre Patient Participation Group.
Carers Coffee Morning
To help our patients who care for others, our Patient Participation Group have set up a Carers Cafe, please Click Here to see our Carers page for details of the next date.
This is a great opportunity for Carers to meet up and chat, enjoy a cup of coffee and seek advice about any worries or concerns that they have.