This is a new initiative across Somerset whereby patients can make appointments at extended times (up until 8pm at night Monday-Friday and on Saturday mornings) at other practices across the local area. Practices working together to deliver extended access to appointments are listed on the poster below.
Appointment types will vary, some being face to face and some on the ‘phone and there will be a mixture of pre-bookable and same day appointments available across the week. They may be with a doctor but could also be with another healthcare professional such as a primary care practitioner or a nurse. We are keen to balance the importance of continuity of care with convenient access for patients whilst ensuring that the service is safe.
To book an evening or weekend appointment please contact your registered practice during normal opening times, this will help us to signpost you to the most appropriate option for your particular problem. By contacting us we can fully explain the process, ensure that the booking is appropriate (as we hope to be able to meet your needs by offering an appointment with your usual GP) and cover all the relevant information (and consent) that we need to before we book an appointment for you. Further information is shown below.
NHS Dietitians in Somerset have developed useful webinars to provide accurate informaion to patients. To access these, visit https://patientwebinars.co.uk/
Please note, we will no longer use our fax machine from 24th October. If you need to send something to us, please use the email address on our contact page instead.
Due to vaccine manufacturing delay, we have cancelled the flu clinic on Saturday 12th October. If you had an appointment on 12th October, you have been booked into the same appointment time on Saturday 19th October. If you cannot attend on Saturday 19th, please cancel and re-book your appointment online through Patient Access or the NHS App, or call 01823 663551 and choose option 4.
We are now taking bookings for influenza vaccinations for eligible patients over the age of 18. You can book an appointment online if you have Patient Access or the NHS App. Alternatively, call 01823 663551 and ask a patient services advisor to book an appointment for you. To find out if you are eligible, please click here.
On Tuesday 30/7/19, we activated a new feature on our telephone system. At busier times, you will be given the option to receive a callback instead of waiting in the queue. If you choose to use this feature, we will call you back when you’re at the front of the queue. You may still choose to hold as normal.
This means you won’t have to hold your phone to your ear for the duration of the queue in case your call is answered and we will pay for the return call instead of you.
We currently have an issue with our telephone system supplier. If your call is not answered, please try: Engage Consult – through our website, Online Appointment Booking (through patient access or other third party software) or visit the surgery.
The telephone system is working as normal now. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Our computer and appointment system will be unavailable between 1pm and 3pm on Tuesday 21st May due to a planned system upgrade. Please be aware, we will be unable to book or cancel any appointments during this time.
The NHS have developed a new, simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
For more information, visit https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/
We have a new automatic blood pressure machine in the Health Promotion room. Please follow the nearby instructions when using this machine (take 3 readings, 1 minute apart, fully complete the form and post it in reception).
We are now taking bookings for flu vaccinations for eligible patients over the age of 18. Please contact reception on 01823 663551 to arrange an appointment, alternatively you can book a flu appointment on patient access. To find out if you are eligible, please click here.