Windermere and Bowness Medical Practice


Opening Hours

Monday 8:00am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 6:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday 8:00am - 6:30pm
Friday 8:00am - 6:30pm

Getting Here

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Out of Hours

If you require urgent medical attention outside of our opening hours please dial 111 to speak to an expert adviser. If it is deemed that there is an immediate risk to your, or someone else's life, please dial 999 and seek emergency help.

Friends and Family Test at Windermere and Bowness Medical Practice

In January 2017 92% of patients at Windermere and Bowness Medical Practice said they would recommend the service to family and friends.

This figure was taken from our NHS Friends and Family Test (FFT) which is the patient questionnaire we use to help us to understand whether our patients are happy with the services we provide. The FFT is a quick and anonymous way to give your views after receiving care or treatment across the NHS. 

If you would like to complete your own FFT or to view more results simply click here.

Meningitis B Vaccine - update

We are currently experiencing a national shortage of the Meningitis B vaccine Bexsero which means we are unable to start any new courses of the vaccine. We are however operating a waiting list for all those who wish to be vaccinated. If you would like to join our waiting list, please contact our reception team on 01539 445159.

We are not yet able to advise a timeframe of when the vaccines will be available, although we have been informed supply will remain low until the summer of this year. We will send regular updates to patients on the waiting list. If your child has already started a course of Meningitis B vaccine with us, we will honour the remainder of that course as a priority.

Please note: This shortage applies to private vaccinations only – those children who’re eligible and deemed as most at risk will still be vaccinated under the NHS programme.

Your named GP

Here at Windermere and Bowness Medical Centre we have nominated a named GP to be accountable for the care of each of our patients. The purpose of this is to ensure that our patients have a named individual who they know is responsible for the overall care they receive at the surgery. 

Having a named GP assigned to you DOES NOT mean that you are obliged to see that GP; you are welcome to continue to make appointments to see any of the GPs at the surgery.

If you would like to know the name of the GP who is accountable for overseeing your care, please contact the surgery and we will be more than happy to inform you.

GP Earnings

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in Windermere and Bowness Medical Practice in the last financial year (2014/15) was £39,303 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 3 part-time GPs who have worked in the practice for more than 6 months.