The History of Swan & Forest Surgeries

2020Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic swept across the world, leading to nationwide lockdowns, Swan Surgery became the Covid BSE PCN Hub and later a covid vaccination centre
2019Dr John Gove retires from Swan Surgery in March 2019

In July 2019, Swan Surgery joined Angel hill Surgery, Guildhall & Barrow Surgery, Mount Farm Surgery and Victoria Surgery in forming the Bury St Edmunds Primary Care Network (PCN)

Dr Crispin Dunne retires from Swan Surgery in September 2019
2017Dr Sven Brode joins the practice, later becoming a GP Partner
2015Dr Ayush Prabhakar joins the practice, later becoming a GP Partner
2013A pharmacy opened on site at Swan Surgery

Swan Surgery changed clinical computer systems to enable sharing of information between community services and other NHS organisations

Dr Evelin Hanikat joins the practice, later becoming a GP Partner
2012Gained the contract to deliver medical services at Forest Surgery

Admin offices were relocated to the building next door to Swan Surgery to create space for an additional 4 consulting rooms

Dr Peter Neale joins the practice, later becoming a GP partner
2010Introduction of automated telephone system to allow appointments to be booked or cancelled 24/7
2009Number of doctors at the practice reaches 10, a second screen for touch-screen arrivals system added
2006Online booking system introduced to enable patients to book appointments and order prescriptions

Touch-screen arrival system introduced in the reception area
2004The surgery introduced technology to link with the local district general hospital. This allowed  laboratory test results to be received electronically
2003A second extension provided 2 further consultation rooms and a teaching area. The number of doctors increased to 5
2002Surgery pilots PMS (Personal Medical Service) scheme. The scheme is designed to allow medical staff to test different ideas for delivering and improving health care with a focus on local requirements. The scheme is now fully adopted
1999Dr Emma Derbyshire joins the practice, later becoming a GP Partner
1998The first extension provided an additional 2 consultation rooms added to surgery buildings. This allowed the surgery to expand the number of doctors to 4
1997Dr Kirsty Reid joins the practice, later becoming a GP Partner
1988Swan Surgery was set up by Dr. Crispin Dunne as the only doctor