Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Welcome to Axbridge and Wedmore Medical Practice

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Axbridge and Wedmore Medical Practice

 

Flu Clinics 2021 

We are running two flu vaccination days on Saturday 16th and Saturday 30th October, currently at Axbridge Surgery.  (We are hoping to utilise the vaccination centre but are awaiting confirmation of its new location).  If you are aged 50+ or aged 18-49 with an underlying health condition, please telephone the surgery on 01934 732464 to book an appointment.  If you are under 18, we will contact you when we receive the under 18 vaccination to invite you to make an appointment.

COVID Boosters

We are working as a PCN (Primary Care Network – ourselves, Cheddar, Brent, Highbridge and Burnham) to deliver the COVID boosters to all  our eligible patients. 

  • Eligible: All Care Home Residents; Health and Social Care Staff; all over 50’s and clinically vulnerable 18 – 49 year olds

  • Care Home Residents are being vaccinated first – to be completed by 1st November 2021

  • Remaining eligible patients will be invited to book for their booster via the National Booking System

  • We will be co-administering flu and COVID boosters at our clinics on Saturday, 16th and 30th October. Patients who are already booked in do not need to contact us to ask for the booster, if you are eligible (see below)  it will be offered to you on the day.

  • It is only possible to have the booster 6 months onwards from when the second COVID vaccine was given. If you are not eligible when  you have your flu vaccine you will need to book through the National Booking Service. 

  • Please bear with us regarding the location of these clinics on 16th and 30th October as we are awaiting confirmation from NHS England as to where our vaccine site will be.  

  • Any further COVID booster updates will be regularly posted here

 

While most Covid restrictions ended on Monday 19 July in England, in healthcare settings like doctor’s surgeries, hospitals, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies, people must continue to wear face coverings and follow social distancing rules. This will help to ensure the safety of our patients, visitors and staff, especially those who are more vulnerable to infection.

Find out more about the NHS Covid Pass

Find out more about changes to the way in which you order your prescriptions

 

Seeing Patients Face to Face

We would like to reassure you that we have been seeing patients face-to-face throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  We have never "closed" although we continue to follow national guidance to reduce unnecessary footfall into the surgery.  If you need non-urgent medical advice, please use e-Consult by clicking on the link on this home page.  Your request will be passed to our clinical team who will assess your request and, if you do need to be seen face-to-face, you will be offered an appointment to come in.

 

Introducing the NHS App

We are encouraging our patients to download the NHS mobile phone app. The NHS app has many features including the facility to see your available medicines, request a new repeat prescription and choose a pharmacy for your prescriptions to be sent to. You are also able to see your COVID-19 vaccination status.  As of 21 June, you will no longer be able to order repeat prescriptions over the telephone and we therefore recommend the use of the NHS app to order repeat medication in future.

Patient guide to registering with the NHS app

Government information about gaining proof that you have had your COVID vaccination

Get the
NHS App

 

Long Term Condition Management

Have you been asked to complete a Health Questionnaire? If so please complete our form:

Questionnaire

 

Patient Updates

General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) - NHS Digital's daily collection of GP data will support vital health and care planning and research.

COVID Vaccine updates can be found on our COVID Information page or the via yellow ribbon at the top of the page.

Update on Bowel Screening

Further information about our texting messaging provider

Breast Screening - We have been advised that those of our patients that are eligible for breast screening will be invited in the next few weeks to contact Somerset Breast Screening Service to book an appointment.  We encourage eligible patients to make an appointment for this screening.

COVID Pulse Oximetry @ Home - YouTube Video  NHS What is a Pulse Oximeter?

Open letter to the people of Somerset - May 2021

Delayed hospital appointments - 9th November 2020

Update on Shielding Patients - 6th November 2020

Open letter to the people of Somerset - 5th November 2020

Statement to all our patients - 26th October 2020

 

Long Term Condition Management

If you are unable to complete the on-line questionnaire please click on the link below to download a paper copy which you can print off and complete at home.  Please check your letter carefully as this will tell you which sections of the questionnaire you need to complete.  Most people do not have to complete all the sections so it is important to check your letter before you start.  When you have completed the questionnaire, please send it in the post to Axbridge Surgery.

Download Long Term Condition Questionnaire

 

Home Blood Pressure Monitoring

If you have been asked to do a seven day blood pressure reading, please download the form and follow the instructions:

  • Measure your blood pressure and pulse twice a day for seven days, morning and evening
  • For best results, sit comfortably with both feet on the floor for 10 minutes before taking the measurement
  • Each time take a minimum of two readings
  • Leave at least ONE minute between each reading and record the lowest reading
  • Record these numbers in table below
  • Return this form to the surgery once you have completed the seven day record

Download Blood Pressure Recording Form

 

Privacy Poster

This Privacy Poster is on display in both our surgeries.  Our full Privacy Policy can be viewed through the Policies tab above.

 

Improved Access

Somerset has been chosen by NHS England to introduce a new scheme that will allow you to make an appointment to see a health professional in a GP practice outside the usual working hours of GP surgeries.  The scheme works by getting a gropu of GP practices together so that they can open up in turn at the new times.

The following surgeries are offering Improved Access to all patients in the North Sedgemoor Federation.  If you cannot access an appointment at your own surgery it is now possible to access available appointments at other surgeries in your area,  please ask at Reception:

  • Brent Area Medical Centre
  • Burnham and Berrow Medical Centre
  • Cheddar Medical Centre
  • Highbridge Medical Centre

 

If you need medical attention

'Choose' Well by choosing the right service. Further details can be found on the Choose Well leaflet.  The short video below is all about Choosing the Right Service.

 

Somerset Choices

Local services and information to help you choose the right care and support.
Somerset Choices website

 

On-line Services: Appointments and Prescription Service

You can now view Allergies and Medications and past Immunisations within your medical record, book your next appointment, or order your repeat prescription online using Patient Access. Available 24 hours a day, whether you're at home or work, it's especially useful when the practice is closed or telephone lines are busy.
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Patient Access

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