Wishing Dr Goldie a long and happy retirement

Dr Goldie retired today after almost thirty years of being a GP partner at East Quay Medical Centre. Dr Goldie is an excellent GP and colleague and will be missed by us all. We wish her a very long and happy retirement.

7 hours of wasted GP appointments last week!

We have noticed a big rise in the number of patients who book and then fail to attend their appointment. From 20-25 July, we had 7 hours of wasted GP appointments. This is a whole day of face to face GP consultations. With 30 GP ‘days’ a week taking out a whole day in this … Continued

Care.Data – Coming to Somerset from September

The Care.Data service will be coming to Somerset from September. This is a new database that brings (anonymised) GP records into a national database to enable research and service development that encompasses all health data. Lots of local patients and GP practices have been involved in making sure the patient information and systems are clear … Continued

Make sure we have your right address before September

In August/September you will be getting an important letter about your medical records. You must make sure that the address we have for you is your correct address or you wont get the letter. If you have moved recently, you can check the address we have by logging in (if you are set up for … Continued

Nominate your pharmacy before 12 October

East Quay Medical Centre goes live with the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) on 12 October. If you have signed up, it means that for repeat medication you no longer have a green prescription. Instead it is sent electronically to your chosen pharmacy. Therefore it should be quicker. To use the service you MUST nominate your … Continued

New free government service for those out of work

The Government has set up a new service for those people who are (or are at risk of being) out of work due to ill health for at least four weeks. The service aims to offer expert and impartial advice to help you get back, or stay in, work. Find out more at: http://fitforwork.org/ You … Continued

New Website for local events, services and support in Somerset

www.somersetchoices.org.uk Somerset Choices will provide easy access to information and a directory of local services, products, groups and events in their local area. This will include, for example support groups, care homes, help at home, mobility equipment, personal assistants, lunch clubs, exercise groups and breaks for carers. The website will be a valuable tool for … Continued