Major IT Upgrade this week (26 Feb)

We are having a MAJOR IT upgrade this week. From mid morning on Tuesday 27th to Thursday 1st most of our IT systems will be unavailable. This means that we will be unable to book routine appointments or view hospital letters. If you can, please avoid calling for these things until Thursday or Friday – … Continued

Bad weather!

The forecast is for bad weather at the end of this week. We appreciate it can be more difficult to get in during icy and snowy weather so, please call to rearrange your appointment if you are not happy to travel in and your problem can wait. Alternatively, consider a telephone consultation. Please appreciate that … Continued

Declaration of earnings

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 at East Quay … Continued

Opening times over Christmas

We are closed on the bank holidays over Christmas. Our phone lines will close at 6.30pm on Friday 22 December and then reopen at 8am on Wednesday 27 December. The phone lines will close at 6.30pm on Friday 29 December and then reopen at 8am on Tuesday 2 January. It is always busy for all NHS services over … Continued

Evening and Weekend Appointments

Until 31 March 2018 you can access appointments in the evening until 8pm on weekdays and on a Saturday if you are registered at a practice in the Bridgwater or surrounding area.  In the Bridgwater and surrounding area the following practices are currently involved in this scheme: Cannington Health Centre                                     Quantock Medical Centre Cranleigh Gardens Medical … Continued

Flu vaccines

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.

Improved Access Appointments

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

Appointments (until 1 April 2018)

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

Flu vaccinations

Clinics are now available for flu vaccinations. If you are eligible, please call to book now.  

New contraceptive injection you can inject yourself

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