Evening and Weekend Access
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. For further information please click on the link below.
PATIENT REFERENCE GROUP
WE NEED THE VIEWS AND OPINIONS OF OUR REGISTERED PATIENTS
Would you like to have a say about the services provided by North Curry Health Centre and the local NHS Service?
We are seeking to increase the members of the Patient Reference Group within the registered patient list which we can contact on an ongoing basis. This would enable the Health Centre to survey the views and opinions of its patients and have a collated collective opinion available when representing its Patient List.
By providing your e-mail details we can add them to a contact list that will mean we can contact you via email every now and again to seek your views and opinions.
Sign Up Form
OUR APPOINTMENT SYSTEM
HELP US TO HELP YOU
We are aware that, with increasing demand, some patients have been finding it difficult to get an appointment within an appropriate timescale, despite increasing the number of doctor and nurse hours within the practice.
When you call for a doctor’s appointment, you will be asked whether your need is:
“URGENT, ACUTE OR ROUTINE”
An Urgent Appointment is something that really must be dealt with the same day because of its severity or risk to the patient.
An Acute Appointment is for a new problem or deterioration in an existing problem that really needs to be assessed and managed within 1-3 working days.
A Routine Appointment is for something where timescale is less important such as a medication review or review of a long term condition.
In order to help categorise your appointment, and ensure you see the most appropriate person, the receptionist may ask you if you can share the nature of the problem or issue. Please be assured that this information will be treated confidentially.
Routine appointments should be available for several months ahead, so that you can plan ahead and arrange a time that is most convenient for you. They will be available by telephone, but also available to book using the on-line access system. Urgent and Acute appointments should be made by telephone.
Booking Appointments On-line
As one of our patient's you are able to book appointments on-line. Due to the complexity of nursing appointments, currently it is only possible to book blood test and blood pressure appointments.
If you wish to book appointments on-line, you will first need to register to access this service. This is a simple process and you will only be required to do this once. Please bring two proofs of ID to the practice, a drivers licence or passport, together with a utility bill, bank statement or other official proof of residence less than three months old to the reception desk. The receptionist will register you onto the on-line booking system and provide you with a PIN number. Once you have this information you will have access to on-line booking from home.
Appointments can also be cancelled using this facility.
Find out when our practice is open, what the GP consulting times are and what to do if you need help when the practice is closed. Find out more
Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and complete the online form. Find out more
Please be aware that there has been a Emis update which has affected the Online services - this may affect your ability to order medication online as well as booking appointments. You will need to complete the form below and bring it to the surgery yourself along with two forms of ID - one of which must be photographic and the other with proof of address.
We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused you. This is a security measure implemented by EMIS and not North Curry health centre.
Like To Register?
New to the area and would like to join our practice? We would be happy to help you. Fill in our registration forms and come see us. Find out more
Facilities For The Disabled
Our patient facilities are located within ground floor level, with wide door access and toilet facilities for patients with wheelchairs or walking aides. We also have a wheelchair available for any patient who has difficulty in walking and ramp access into the building.
Emergency Dental Care for NHS Patients
For urgent emergency dental advice patients can call:
Somerset Dental Advice line: 0300 123 7691
Monday – Friday 8.30 am – 8.00 pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays 8.30 am – 6.00 pm
NHS Direct Advice Line: 111
(Site updated 12/03/2018)