Our aim is to provide a comprehensive, friendly, professional and personal primary health care service with time to discuss our patients’ health care concerns.
We will make it as easy as possible for our patients to make an appointment to see their doctor, nurse or other health care professional whilst meeting targets set by the Government.
We are actively involved in both the training and professional development of all members of the healthcare team. This includes undergraduate and post graduate training of both doctors and nurses.
We strive to be part of our local community and a centre for excellence in the provision of Primary Health Care with ‘in house’ provision of a range of medical services. We will provide this service by maintaining an efficient and effective business.
COVID vaccination certification.
We are unable to issue this certificate at the practice. Please see here. Proof of your vaccination status will be available on the NHS app, which is also valuable for accessing your health records and ordering repeat prescriptions.
The NHS app can be downloaded from here for iPhone or here for android. Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) 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.
National Covid-19 vaccination programme
We know that people will be very keen to find out about our local plans for the vaccination program in Somerset. We are currently working together with our local health and care providers to develop a detailed Somerset-wide plan to deliver the vaccinations in a safe and effective way for the priority groups identified by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.
Please do not contact the surgery directly – we will contact you when it is time to have your vaccination.
For more information on the NHS Vaccination programme please visit: https://www.somersetccg.nhs.uk/health/local-services/health-services-during-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccinations-in-somerset/
Thank you for your patience.
Patients with concerns that they may have or been in contact with a person who may have Corona Virus should contact NHS 111 for advice and not attend the practice or A&E.
To reduce the risk of infection, GP’s and all other staff have been asked to minimise physical contact with patients such as shaking hands. Please also ensure that you cover your mouth/nose should you wish to cough or sneeze, and wash your hands afterwards.
This will not affect any physical assessment of you as part of your care and treatment.
Thank you for your understanding and co-operation.
Call First – Appointment System
We operate a ‘Call First’ appointment system to improve access to the doctor of your choice and ensure you are seen by the right person at the right time. Patients will be able to speak to the doctor of their choice (if available) or another doctor on the day they call and the doctor will see them that day if required. Please ring on the day you wish to be seen.
We will still have a duty doctor available every day to deal with any urgent problems.
For more information including Frequent Asked Questions (FAQ) see our news page or call into the surgery reception for a leaflet.
Our surgery has been designed to provide easy access for the disabled and the elderly. A wheelchair is available at reception. We also have a wheelchair available for short-term loans for patient use outside of the surgery (just ask at reception). Disabled ladies can be offered well woman care and smears at home if they are housebound. Hearing loops are on reception and a portable hearing loop can be taken into the consulting rooms.
(Site updated 15/06/2021)