GP Partners: Dr L Pendered, Dr A Lambert, Dr T Langston, Dr K Foot, Dr R Moss & Dr H Jenkins
Salaried GP's: Dr A Foster & Dr C Jennings
Managing Partner: Mrs Claire Gregory
SURGERY OPENING HOURS ARE: 08:00 - 18:30 (MONDAY TO FRIDAY)
Please note, the front doors and telephone lines DO NOT OPEN until 8.30am. The practice has urgent telephone cover from 8.00am - 8.30am.
If you require medical attention when the surgery is closed, please click here for information on how to access NHS 111 and Out of Hours Service.
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Following NHS England Guidance we have temporarily disabled our online appointment booking system. You can still use Patient Access/NHS App to order medications.
UPDATE: Covid vaccine entry requirements to other countries
In relation to travel and specific country requirements, individuals must check requirements for their desired destination. Many countries require evidence that an individual is fully vaccinated and for a small number of countries, this may require all children to have a booster or may
specify that adult boosters need to have been given within a specific timeframe.
At present, existing guidance regarding the number of, and interval between vaccine doses remains unchanged. Travel is not a valid reason to give additional or earlier doses.
If a country requires evidence of additional doses over and above that currently provided in this country, then individuals should comply with alternative entry requirements, for example testing and/or quarantine on arrival.
GPs from across England, Scotland, and Wales are calling for more support to Rebuild General Practice. This must include:
- Recruitment: The UK Government delivering on its commitment of an additional 6,000 GPs in England by 2024.
- Retention: Tackling the factors driving GPs out of the profession such as burn out.
- Safety: A plan to reduce GP workload and in turn improve patient safety.
That’s why we’re writing to you. We want you to know what is really happening. And we’d be honoured to receive your support.
- Follow @RebuildGP
- Visit our website and find out more at RebuildGP.co.uk
- Write to your MP to insist that THEY tackle the workforce and workload crisis in general practice
Please click here to read the full letter from GPs.
TAUNTON HEALTH COACHES
The Taunton Health Coaches are engaging with a new public health project at Taunton Library. The project is a joint one between Somerset County Council Public Health, Library Services and Primary Care.
Adults have the free opportunity to measure their height, weight, blood pressure and heart rate. With patients consent, personal and lifestyle information will be gathered and the results printed on a ticket for the patient to take away or share with their GP where appropriate. Lifestyle advice is available such as healthy weight tips, stopping smoking, alochol use and moving more.
Please watch this short video clip for more information;
Somerset Covid Catch up - Week 52, 15 February 2022 - YouTube
Infection prevention control guidelines to remain in place
The highest priority for the NHS remains the safety of staff, patients and visitors. While COVID restrictions will end in many settings in England from 19 July, everyone accessing or visiting healthcare settings must continue to wear a face covering (unless they are exempt) and follow social distancing rules.
Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines and hospital visiting guidance are therefore set to remain in place for all staff and visitors and across all health services including hospitals, GP practices, dentists, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure patients and staff are protected.
Read the infection prevention control guidance in full at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control
We have now completed our local vaccination programme for people in cohorts 1-9. All adults aged 18 and over are eligible to book a COVID vaccination – to book both first and second doses visit the National Booking Service online or call 119. There are a wide range of locations available to choose across Somerset – there is no need to contact the surgery.
We would like to say a big thank you to the hundreds of people who have supported our local COVID vaccination programme and we are so proud of each and every person who has given their time and energy to help us to run such a successful programme.
Covid-19 Vaccination Passports
We politely ask that you do not contact the surgery enquiring about COVID vaccination certification as we are unable to issue this at the practice.
Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHS App or your Patient Access App, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions. Alternatively, you can call the NHS helpline on 119 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.
NHS's Digital Collection of Data
We are is supporting vital health and care planning and research by sharing your data with NHS Digital. For more information about this see the GP Practice Privacy Notice for General Practice Data for Planning and Research.
Named GP For All Patients
You may be aware that over the past couple of years we have moved to a "Named GP list" for all patients which helps both our patients and doctors with continuity of care. This will mean that our reception team will aim to book you an appointment with your own GP or their "buddy" in their absence. If you are unsure who your Named GP is, you can contact the surgery by emailing the team on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unhappy with your current GP and wish to change to another doctor at the surgery, please write into the Practice Manager. Your request will then be discussed by the doctors.
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