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)
The front doors DO NOT OPEN until 8.30am and we have urgent telephone cover from 8.00am - 8.30am.
If you require medical attention when the surgery is closed, please click here for information on out of hours care.
Following NHS England Guidance we have temporarily disabled our online appointment booking system. You can still use Patient Access/NHS App to order medications.
Covid-19 Booster Vaccines
Patients are now being offered their booster vaccinations to help improve their protection from the Covid-19 virus. The booster vaccine doses will be avaliable on the NHS for people most at risk from Covid-19 who have had their 2nd dose vaccine at least 6 months ago. This will include;
- People aged 50 and over
- People who live and work in care homes
- Frontline health and social care workers
- People aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from Covid-19
- Carers aged 16 and over
- People aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis
Patients will be offered their Covid-19 booster vaccination 6 months after having their 2nd vaccine. The NHS will let you know directly when you are eligible to book this. Please do not contact them to enquire. For more information please visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
We are not booking Covid-19 boosters vaccines at the surgery and you must await your letter.
Flu Clinics 2021
We are now booking our flu appointments for 2021. If you would like to book an appointment in our flu clinics, please call the surgery on 01823 282151 and press star (*) for the flu appointments line.
Our clinic dates are as follows;
Wednesday 6th October - Over 65 AM / Under 65 PM
Wednesday 13th October - Over 65 AM / Under 65 PM
Wednesday 20th October - Over 65 AM all day
Tuesday 26th October - Under 65 all day
Tuesday 16th November - Over 65 PM
Wednesday 1st December - Under 65 AM
To see if you are eligible, please click here to see the list of flu eligibility as outlined by the government. This appointment will be for your flu vaccination only. We are not booking Covid-19 booster vaccines at the surgery.
Please note you must leave a minimum of 1 week between your flu vaccination and Covid-19 booster jab. If you have booked your vaccines within 1 week of each other, you will need to reschedule one of them.
Welcoming new GP's at the surgery
As of Monday 9th August, we have a new Salaried GP at the surgery, Dr Christian Jennings who will be taking over Dr Huntley's patient list as of September. Dr Jennings has joined us from another GP surgery in Somerset.
We also welcome two new GP registrars, Dr William Paxton and Dr John Jenkinson. Both are fully qualified doctors, training to be General Practitioners. You may find that the doctors feel your appointment might best suited to them to help develop their knowledge. We ask for your patience whilst they get up and running with things in the surgery.
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 email@example.com. 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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