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COVID-19

VISITING YOUR GP SURGERY

PLEASE WEAR FACE COVERINGS

COVID-19 PROTECTIONS ARE STILL IN PLACE IN THIS SURGERY

In line with current Government guidance patients are required to continue to wear a face covering in all healthcare settings.

Face coverings primarily protect others, so doing so – unless exempt – is key to preventing spread of infection.

Continue to respect (2m) Social Distancing

TEST AND ISOLATE IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS

If you have symptoms you must get at PCR test as soon as possible & before visiting your GP. Rapid lateral flow tests should not be used to confirm infection.

It’s vital that you and anyone in your household isolate until you receive your test result, and for 10 days thereafter if the result is positive.

WASH/SANITISE HANDS REGULARY

 

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FLU Vaccination Clinics 2021

We are now booking in flu vaccinations, for eligible patients, for the following dates:

  • Sunday 19th September
  • Sunday 26th September
  • Sunday 3rd October
  • Sunday 10th October

Patients over 65 and older should be getting their invites from Monday 13th September and will be invited to either Sunday 19th or Sunday 26th September at an allocated 2-hour time slot. If patients cannot make their given date, they can attend on Sunday 3rd October between 10am and 12 noon.

Patients in the 18 to 64 ‘At Risk’ cohorts will receive their invitations to the drive through clinic on Sunday 10th October.

Patients under 18 At Risk and children of 2 to 3 years old will be invited to separate nurse led clinics.

 

National Blood Bottle Shortage

Posted 31st August 2021

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests.

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but, where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled.

Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact the NHS as you would normally.

Further information regarding the national blood bottle shortage can be found on this Somerset Commissioning Group website page.

 

National data opt-out

The national data opt-out enables patients to opt-out from the use of their personal confidential data for research or planning purposes.  To find out more or to register to opt out, please visit nhs.uk - Your Data Matters.

If you have any concerns about use of your data not covered by the National Data Opt out, please contact the practice.

For further details, please see our article on the National Data Opt-out.

 

Access to GP services

Please see this Open letter to Somerset residents regarding access to GP services.

 

Book or manage your coronavirus vaccination

You can only use this service if any of the following apply:

  • you meet the current age criteria (shown via the booking link below)
  • you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • you have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • you have a learning disability
  • you get a Carer's Allowance, get support following an assessment by your local authority or your GP record shows you are a carer

To book, please visit the NHS.uk - Book or manage your coronavirus vaccination page

 

Covid-19 Vaccination Certificates

Your General Practice is unable to offer you a certification of covid vaccination, a vaccination passport or a letter to prove you have been vaccinated against covid-19. You can however find details of all your vaccinations on the NHS App.

 

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Please support us by not calling about Covid-19 vaccinations

Don't worry if you haven't heard from us yet, we will be in touch directly to arrange your vaccination appointment when the time is right.

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This practice records information about you, your health and your treatment, so that you receive the right care. Read how patient record information is held.

 

Patient Participation Group

Did you know we have a Patient Participation Group?

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The purpose of the Patient Participation Group is to help us access and use your ideas for new projects, and gaining your views as to how the practice can improve and develop.

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Sign up to the Age UK Somerset Friendly phone calls service and you will receive a phone call from one of our friendly team.

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Reminder for Asthma or Diabetes patients

As your Annual Review is due during your month of birth, please make sure that you book your annual review at the beginning of your month of birth with reception.

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