Useful form for patients with learning disabilities or autism

The following form has been developed to help those with learning disabilities or autism, to record important and useful information, in case the patient needs to go into hospital or be supported by people unfamiliar to them. C0381_NHS Covid-19 Grab and Go LDA Form_Useful form for patients with Learning dis

Online portal for covid testing

Online testing portal For essential workers… https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/ For over 65s and other eligible groups… https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/test-type

We have a Facebook page

It is intended as a communication tool out to patients on information on the medical centre as well as local services and NHS advice. Please like the page and keep updated: https://www.facebook.com/BridgwaterNHS/

Mindline now open 24/7

Mindline is the front door for corona virus anxiety and worry but also for emerging and on-going mental health problems and is now a 24/7 service. They can be reached on 01823 276892.

Free online course for diabetes

Free Online Course on Type 2 Diabetes Registration is open for a 2-day free online education course on understanding type 2 diabetes on the 28th & 29th of April. This is being led by My Diabetes My Way and will focus on support for people with diabetes and how to manage it. Participants can join … Continued

Changes at East Quay

We have some changes here at the surgery. Dr Jon Parratt is retiring from East Quay Medical Centre. As you know, he reduced his days in the practice in November with a view to retiring in the coming year and now that time has come. It has been an absolute joy to have Dr Parratt … Continued

Coronavirus support helpline – 0300 790 6275

0300 790 6275 Available 8am to 6pm, seven days a week A single number is now available for anyone in Somerset who needs Coronavirus related support from Somerset’s Local Authorities. Anyone who can’t find help within their community can use the helpline to get help and advice surrounding: Emotional support if you’re feeling worried or … Continued

New Helpline

Somerset’s new Coronavirus helpline launched A single phone number is now available for anyone in Somerset who needs Coronavirus-related support from their councils. The number, 0300 790 6275, is now live and will make it easier for people access any local authority help they may need, including emotional support, in the current crisis. It links … Continued

Changes to GP services at this time

GP services have been given a mandate from the NHS to reorganise their services to ensure that patients continue to receive a service. Patients may already have noticed that practices are no longer offering pre-bookable face to face appointments. Instead, a phone call or video consultation takes place first. If necessary patients will then be … Continued