Practice News

COVID BOOSTER VACCINATION UPDATE

COVID BOOSTER VACCINATION UPDATE You are eligible if you are: – over 50 – a health and care worker – a young adult with certain health conditions You must have had your second dose at least 6 months previous and your flu vaccination at least 7 days previous if had already Please contact 119 to... Read more »

Covid: Which children are being vaccinated and why?

People aged 16 and 17, and children aged 12 to 15 who are eligible, will be contacted by a local NHS service such as a GP surgery to book their vaccination appointments. Some walk-in COVID-19 vaccination sites are offering the vaccine to people aged 16 and 17. You can check if a site is available... Read more »

National blood bottle shortage

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests. Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems, will still get one but where your clinician recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test... Read more »

Support your surgery

Support your surgery so it can be there to support you GPs, their teams and patients have faced an extremely challenging time during the COVID-19 pandemic. Face-to-face contact has had to be limited across all NHS services to protect you and keep you safe from the risk of infection. We know that it’s been frustrating... Read more »

Infection control Measures from the 19th July 2021

As you are aware, the government will be removing all legal restrictions from Monday 19th July 2021.  However at the same time, in healthcare, we have a duty to ensure that we keep all of our patients, staff and vulnerable community as safe as we can, particularly considering the rising number of COVID infections.  For... Read more »

Menopause & HRT Webinar 27/07/2021

SAVE THE DATE Menopause & HRT Webinar Date: Tuesday 27th July, 7pm Presenter: Dr Kathryn Patrick Joining instructions to follow via website & social media

NHS App and Covid vaccination status

Proof of your vaccination status is 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 and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must... Read more »

Letter from David Heath regarding access to GP services

To everyone in Somerset Access to GP services Your local GP surgery and all the staff who work across the county, continue to work hard to support the health and care needs of their communities. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccination programme, they continue to care for people in Somerset. They have provided face-to-face,... Read more »