Our practice is located in the small market town of Bishops Castle, nestled into the hillside, situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty in South West Shropshire, east of the English-Welsh border.
Being located in such a rural and sparsely populated area, Bishops Castle Medical practice provides health care for approximately 5,300 people around Bishops Castle and areas between the Long Mynd, Corndon, the Clun Valley,Stiperstones and over the Welsh Border. The Practice is also responsible for providing medical cover for the Bishops Castle Community Hospital.
Click here to book your appointments and prescriptions online
If you become ill overnight and urgently need to see the GP in the morning, you don't need to telephone the surgery at 8.00, with Patient Access you can book an appointment on-line any time of the day or night.
You suddenly realise you have nearly run out of your medication and the surgery is shut, don't worry you can order your repeat medication on-line at Patient Access any time of the day or night.
Please register for this service by coming into the practice and asking the receptionist for a registration letter which will give you your unique registration details. You will need to bring in ID (e.g passport or Driving Licence)
Coming Soon! Patient Access Online records
The medical practice offers a Friday morning walk-in surgery from 9.00 - 10.00 am. Led by the nurse practitioner, who can diagnose and prescribe, deal with acute cases and recent medical issues such as coughs, ear, throat and urinary infections, breathing problems, asthma attacks and chest pains. No appointment is necessary, patients will be seen in the order in which they arrive at the practice and register for open surgery, unless the duty nurse feels a patient requires immediate attention. Patients arriving for the walk-in surgery AFTER 10.00 am will not be able to be seen that day.
Friends and Family Test
The friends and family test for patients is a single question survey which asks patients whether they would recommend the NHS service they have received to friends and family who need similar treatment or care. To participate in the survey please click onto the "Friend and Family test" link under "Have your Say" on the right hand menu.
Opening Hours and How to register
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
HealthcareTeam & Clinics and Services
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and well-being whatever your medical condition.
Accountable Named GP
From the 1st April 2015, the practice is required under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients a named accountable GP. This is an administrative exercise in order that patients can have a named responsible GP should they require them. Your named accountable GP will be the named doctor you are registered with. If you wish to be told the name of your accountable GP, please ask the receptionists when you are next in the surgery.
Please note: there is no need to telephone the practice for this information. If you need input from a variety of health professionals, then you can discuss these with the named GP if you wish. Alternatively you can discuss these with any of the other doctors. Having a named GP does not prevent you seeing any other doctor in the practice. Your named GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor.
There is a reserved car parking space near to the exit door. Wheelchair access to the building is via a ramp at the exit door. There is a bell on the outside wall to alert staff to your presence. A disabled patients’ WC is provided at ground floor level. We would be happy to consider any suggestions to improve access.
Patient Participation Reporting
Please see Patient Participation report Patient Participation Reporting.doc
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggests are always a great way of helping us to continue to enhance the way we look after you. Click here to send us your feedback
(Site updated 06/01/2017)