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Friday 17th December - Vacancies for Pharmacy Technician Apprentices
Please click on the link below to visit our Recruitment page and see further details of these vacancies:
Monday 13th December 2021 - Message to our patients – update on the COVID-19 booster programme
Across Somerset the NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities. All adults are eligible from Monday 13 December, and you will be able to book via the National Booking System from Wednesday 15 December.
You can book your booster for 3 months from the date of second vaccine, and you can access the National Booking System to book the appointment from 2 months.
We are working at pace to increase the availability of appointments so that there are plenty of options for people on the National Booking System. Some local vaccination services may will also contact patients directly. New appointments are being added every day across our vaccination services. Further availability will come online from Wednesday 15 December.
We will be working with all of our sites to take further steps to increase what they can offer again, including opening later and on more days. All of these appointments will be added to the National Booking System and so we encourage everyone who is aged 18 and over, is yet to have their booster and who is approaching 3 months from your second vaccine to use the National Booking System to arrange your appointment when you are able to do so.
In terms of any planned appointments with the Wells Health Centre, there are no changes at the current time and everyone should attend your planned appointments as normal. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you directly.
See more about the vaccination programme in Somerset by clicking on this link:
Thursday 11th November - Mjog App users to note
If you have received a message recently from Mjog like this:
"This message is to inform patients that we will no longer be sending smart messages via the "MJOG Messenger App".
Messages sent via SMS will still work as normal while smart messages will now be sent as a SMS message with a link to the smart message, as a part of our Web Messenger service."
We can confirm this is a genuine message from Mjog signalling the end of their Messenger App. If you use this app it is proposed that you un-install it from your smart phone and you will receive SMS to your smartphone instead.
Tuesday 2nd November - COVID-19 programme update for vaccinations for 12 - 15-year-olds
Please click on the link below to view our News page with an update on the Covid-19 Vaccination programme for 12 - 15 year olds:
Wednesday 15th September
Organ/Blood donations - Please see our Patient Advice and Information page for more information. Please click on the link below if you wish to visit this page.
Tuesday 14th September
Our first Flu clinics are starting soon;
on Saturday 25th September we have our first clinic (from 8am to 12 noon) for all our patients who are aged 65 or over on 31st March 2022.
on Monday 27th September we have our first clinic (from 5pm to 7.30pm ) for all our patients aged between 50 and 64 on 31st March 2022
Tuesday 31st August
Pharmacy Inhaler Disposal Scheme
For more information on this please click on the link below to view our Prescriptions Advice page:
Tuesday 24th August
National shortage of blood bottles
All GP practices are affected by the current national shortage of blood tubes and are taking urgent steps alongside our hospitals to prioritise their use for people with the greatest clinical need. This includes testing for serious conditions such as cancer.
"We are following national guidance which has been issued in response to the shortage. As a result, we may need to cancel and delay a number of patient appointments for blood tests deemed routine or non-urgent. If you have a routine blood test appointment your GP surgery will be in touch directly if they need to cancel your appointment, this will be by phone or by text message.
Please be assured that appointments will be rescheduled once the situation has improved, and in line with national guidance.
There are a few things you can do if you are affected by this change:
Check our website for updates – we will be sharing the latest patient information as we receive it.
Check your phone for messages from your GP practice.
Please don’t call or contact your GP practice with questions about routine blood tests – practices are experiencing exceptional levels of demand at the moment, and your cooperation will help practice staff to focus on reaching those without smartphone or internet access with this critical information.
Do get in touch with your GP practice online if your condition worsens or changes so that the surgery can prioritise your blood test if necessary following clinical review.
The changes are likely to be in place for at least four weeks.
We will keep you updated as the national situation changes. We fully understand the frustration this is likely to cause and apologise for the inconvenience.
3rd August 2021
We are currently advertising for a Part-time Practice Nurse Please see our recruitment page for further details.
The GENERAL PRACTICE DATA FOR PLANNING & RESEARCH (GPDPR) schedule for introduction has changed. Please see further information on our Confidentiality and Data Sharing page by clicking on the link below:
The NHS app
What is the NHS App?
The NHS App gives patients a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on their smartphone or tablet. See our article about the NHS App for further details.
Engage Consult and Patient Access
We have two online service options for our patients: Engage Consult and Patient Access. See our article about Engage Consult and Patient Access for further details.
29.01.21 - My Diabetes My Way in Somerset
My Diabetes My Way Somerset is a website for people with diabetes and their carers. It contains information resources that can help you understand more about your diabetes and explains how you can more effectively manage the condition. In addition to this information, you can also access your diabetes records. Data are collected from your GP notes, hospital diabetes clinic records, eye screening service and laboratory blood tests.
See our article on My Diabetes My Way in Somerset for further details.
Wells Coronavirus Network
The community of Wells has come together to support those who are facing difficulties due to the current emergency. If you need help with the following:
- Shopping for Food or Supplies
- Collecting Medicines or Prescriptions
Our website is at helpwells.co.uk and you can email at email@example.com
Other News and Information
Improved Access at Glastonbury, Street and Wells
The Surgeries of Glastonbury, Street and Wells will be jointly providing improved access to our combined list of 52,000 patients.
Each Surgery will be providing:
- Extended hours from 6.30pm to 8pm on selected week-nights
- Saturday mornings opening from 8am to 10am in rotation
The appointments available will be a mixture of GP, Nurse Practitioner and Practice Nurse. Some routine procedures, currently undertaken during the week, will also be moved to Saturday mornings.Improved Access
Health Connections Mendip
Health Connections Mendip is a new health and wellbeing service available to patients. Patients can talk to a health connector at the surgery to find out about local activities, support and services available, and can also arrange one-to-one appointments to speak to a Connector.
Health Connections Mendip page
Mendip Directory of Services
Patient Participation Group
Did you know we have a Patient Participation Group?
The purpose of the Patient Participation Group is to help us access and use your ideas for new projects, and gaining your views as to how the practice can improve and develop.More Information
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