Covid-19 vaccine update and call for vaccinators


Our surgery has been working alongside other practices in their group to roll out the vaccine in clinics being held at the Steam Museum in Swindon (next to the Outlet Centre)

The venue is large enough to enable over 1000 people to be vaccinated each day which means the roll out speed is increased for everyone. There are no other local vaccination clinics being held in Swindon and no surgery, including Elm Tree Surgery will be allocated supplies of vaccines for use only in their surgery. Individual practices will have access to limited supplies of the vaccine which is only to be given to those patients on the eligible lists who are truly housebound.

The surgery continues to contribute a doctor or nurse and an administrator to every clinic held at Steam, currently for three whole days a week, including Saturdays.

The practice is working through the lists of patients allocated in accordance with the government guidance for the first phase priority groups. All patients aged over 80 will have been invited for their Covid vaccines by 19th January 2021. As and when you are eligible for a vaccination appointment, the surgery will be in contact by phone or text. Please do not contact the surgery as everyone is listed and you will be contacted in due course.


Are there any recently retired or working doctors, nurses, paramedics, pharmacists or other health care professionals who might like to help with the local Covid vaccinations? These are paid posts for which training will be provided. Clinics currently take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at the Steam museum in Swindon, and last from 8 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Half day sessions may also be available.

If you are able to work any or some of these sessions, please contact us for further details: