Webinars for IBS

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 gastro.webinars@nhs.net address on the flyer and they will send the registration link. … Continued

Get your vitamin D from the sun now!

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

All change next week!

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

Appointments outside of normal hours

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

We wish Dr Roberts a long and happy retirement

We are very sad to advise that Dr Roberts is retiring as a GP on 31 May 2017. Dr Roberts has been such a great Doctor, colleague and friend to us all over the many years she has been a partner at the surgery. We will miss her very much. We welcome Dr Tim Horlock … Continued

Caring for children with coughs

This is a really helpful leaflet about what to do when children develop a cough. Please read it if your child has a cough – you may even wish to save it for reference in the future. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/media-library/sites/primaryhealthcare/documents/target/caring-for-children-with-cough-leaflet-print-ready.pdf  

Easter Opening and Prescriptions

Easter is fast approaching. We will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday. You may wish to ensure you order your repeat prescriptions slightly early to avoid any delay.  

Our MSK service ends 31 March 2017

We were pleased to be able to offer our patients an additional service from 1st October 2016 to 31 March 2017. This is because there is very good evidence that an early appointment with a Musculoskeletal Clinical Specialist improves outcomes for people with new onset joint and muscular problems. The Practitioners, who have trained as … Continued

Public spending

All GP practices are required to declare the mean net earnings (eg. Average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. This is required in the interests of the greater public accountability recognising GP pay is ultimately funded from tax paid by the public.                                                                    The average pay for GPs working … Continued