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EXTRAORDINARY MEASURES FOR PATIENT CARE DURING CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY  - see Latest News

 


Your Data Matters to the NHS

You can choose whether your confidential patient information
is used for research and planning.


To find out more visit: nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters


Named GP   

If you would like to know who your named Doctor is please ask reception when you next visit the surgery.


Friends and Family Test

The Friends and Family test has recently been added to our website. it is your chance to provide feedback on your experience of the surgery.


Staff Training  - Last Thursday of Every Month

The surgery will be closed for staff training on Thursday 25th February 2021 from 1.00 pm until 4.30 pm.   There is no training in December


Patient Group Meeting

Everyone welcome to join us! We look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions. Please contact reception to find out how to participate.


Repeat Prescriptions

You can now order your repeat prescriptions through the online Prescriptions link. If you wish to register to do so please complete the patient online registration form and bring it along to reception with two forms of ID, one photographic and one proof of address so we can give you the registration information. If you are already registered to use online appointments you do not need to register again.

National Covid-19 vaccination Update

 Covid Over 60
Go online: http://www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or call 119. 

We know that everyone is eager to find out when they will get their Covid vaccination and that this is an anxious time. The NHS is working very hard to invite people who are eligible to have their vaccination, as quickly as possible, and in Somerset, a third of all adults have already been vaccinated.

NEW - People who are aged over 60 can now book their appointment directly with the national booking service online, or by calling 119. You don’t need to wait to be contacted by the surgery.

 The groups currently being prioritised for a coronavirus vaccine are:

  • Residents and staff of care homes for older adults
  • Anyone aged 60 and over
  • Frontline health and social care workers, and adult unpaid carers
  • Any adult identified as clinically vulnerable to complications following Covid-19 infection, including those on the GP Learning Disability Register

If you are aged between 65-69 (priority group five), we urge you to use the national booking service to book your appointment as soon as you receive a letter from the NHS – please don’t delay.

If you are aged between 16 and 64 (priority group six), with specific underlying health conditions that increase your risk of serious illness, you will be contacted by the GP primary care network team to invite you to your appointment, as soon as we possibly can.

Please wait to be contacted. Thank you for your patience.

200,000 Vaccinations given in Somerset

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Important information

 Remember, the vaccine is free of charge. At no point will you be asked to pay.

  • The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details.

  • The NHS will never ask you for your PIN or banking password.

  • The NHS will never arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine.

  • The NHS will never ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips.

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk. Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726 which is free of charge.

If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.

 Link to website: NHS England » Docs and cops warn on COVID-19 cons


Engage Consult

See below the link to a free resource for helping people use online services. https://www.learnmyway.com/

Learn My Way has free courses to help people learn digital skills to stay safe and connected. There is a course available for registering and using GP services online and also for using the NHS website. It doesn’t just help with digital health services as there are other courses about learning to use the internet for shopping, banking, accessing public services as well as other things


NHS England 

Coronavirus - Advice for Patients

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home for 10 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Read the NHS advice about staying at home.

Isolating at home

Urgent advice: Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 10 days

Use the 111 coronavirus service

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Information is available at gov.uk/coronavirus and https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.


The risk of being in close contact with a person with coronavirus or contaminated surfaces is very low at the current time.


Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

Updated: 16/3/20


ONLINE APPOINTMENTS

Please note we have currently suspended all online appointment bookings due to the developing Coronavrius.

We will update you when appointments can be booked online again.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: 16/03/20

FLU Vaccinations

Who can have the flu vaccine?

The flu vaccine is given to people who:

  • are 65 and over (born on or before 31 March 1956)
  • have certain health conditions
  • are pregnant
  • are in a long-stay residential care
  • receive a carer's allowance, or are the main carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick
  • live with someone who's at high risk from coronavirus (on the NHS shielded patient list)
  • frontline health or social care workers


***** Please complete our Patient Update Form *****

Patient Update Form


DISPENSARY WILL BE CLOSED

BETWEEN 13.00 – 14.00

Mon – Fri

Until further notice

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.


Chronic Pain

Do you suffer with Chronic Pain? The link below is a film which aims to help you to seek alternatives to prescription opioids to help deal with your condition.

https://youtu.be/l17SjDth4pU



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.

Improved Access


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


Maternity Self Referral form

https://somersetft.nhs.uk/maternity/maternity-pregnancy-and-birth/maternity-self-referral/


Opening Hours

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


Repeat Prescriptions

Do you need to re-order your medication? Visit our prescriptions page and complete the online form. Find out more

ONLINE SERVICES

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.

Registration form


NHS APP

Functionality and how to download the NHS App can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/


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

 

 

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