Clinics are almost full! If you are eligible to have the vaccine on the NHS please book your flu vaccine here at your registered GP surgery now.
Since 2007 many GP practices have offered ‘Extended Access’ appointments to patients. It was up to individual practices to decide when to offer these appointments, taking into account patient opinions. Some practices offered early morning, evening and/or weekend appointments. Some practice offered GP, Nurse and/or HCA appointments. In July 2017, these ‘Extended access’ appointments were … Continued
You can now access primary care appointments in the evening and at the weekend if you are registered at a Somerset GP practice. Local groups of practices are working together to deliver improved access to routine appointments if you need to see a primary care clinician in the evening or weekend. You can book one … Continued
Clinics are now available for flu vaccinations. If you are eligible, please call to book now.
There is a new contraceptive injection that you can give yourself every 13 weeks that may be suitable for some women. This is called Sayana Press. If you currently use the Depo contraceptive injection and are happy to take responsibility for scheduling the injections and then giving them to yourself, you may like to talk … Continued
Introducing Nici Green, Registered MBACP Nici is a fully qualified counsellor) who offers one to one counselling for adults on Wednesdays and Thursdays in East Quay Medical Centre through East Quay Health. Nici’s role as a counsellor is to offer guidance, help you consider different ways of viewing life and enable you to learn more … Continued
In Somerset we have a dietetics – led IBS service. This team have set up first line advice webinars open to all IBS patients in Somerset. The information sheet is here: Webinar Information Sheet. Patients do not need a referral to attend. Just email the firstname.lastname@example.org address on the flyer and they will send the registration link. … Continued
Between April and September the Sun strength in Somerset is enough to provide the requirements for production of vitamin D. Learn more here: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Summerhealth/Pages/vitamin-D-sunlight.aspx Last year Somerset spent over £100,000 on prescriptions for plain vitamin d supplements which could be used to fund other treatments if we could get the same vitamins through sun exposure or purchasing … Continued
On Tuesday we say a very sad farewell to Dr Roberts as she begins her retirement. Many of you will have seen Dr Roberts over her 26 years with us and we are sure many of you will miss her as much as we all will in the practice. On 1 June we welcome Dr … Continued
Somerset is currently running a pilot which looks at changing the opening hours of some surgeries. We have decided to participate in this pilot, along with our colleagues in all other local practices. This has not been an easy decision and we have discussed this with our patient group. From 1 June 2017 to 31 March … Continued