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14.04.21 @ 08:45
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GP Online Services
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Engage Consult and Patient Access
We have two online service options for our patients: Engage Consult and Patient Access. Please note that you will need a separate account and log-in details each of these options.
Engage Consult - allows you to send in queries and request advice and guidance from the team here at the surgery, and you can request medications. You do not see a list of your current Repeat medications when you use this option. Click on the 'Consult' option just above if you wish to use this option.
Please do not send requests for assistance for medical problems using the 'Administrative Query or Question' option as they will be returned to you. We would expect to see a request for a GP letter or similar in an Administrative query. There are important, automatic safety checks/alerts that are in place for medical requests that are not in place for Admin queries.
Patient Access - allows you to book appointments (although we are not currently using this option during the pandemic), view your medical record online and request your current repeat medications. You will see a list of your Repeat medications using this option and you have the option to send us a message but only when you are requesting any repeat medications. Click on the link below to go to Patient Access to Sign in or Register:
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.
People who use the service say that it improves their knowledge to help them meet goals, improves motivation to make improvements and acts as a reminder for discussions during appointments. The service is not a replacement for your normal care, but helps you to monitor your results before, during and after contacts with your healthcare team.
If you wish to find out more about the service before you register please email the My Diabetes My Way team for more information: email@example.com
04.03.2021 NHS COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME UPDATE
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.
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.
You can really help to support the local vaccination programme and our surgery by:
- Attending all booked vaccination appointments at exactly the right time you’re asked to
Unless you are in the groups being invited now, please don’t contact the surgery to seek a vaccine, you will be contacted by the NHS when it is the right time;
and whether you have had your vaccine or not, please continue to follow all the guidance in place to control the virus and save lives.
For more information on eligibility, visit the JCVI.
For frequently asked questions and the latest information on the Somerset vaccination programme please visit: Somerset NHS vaccination programme.
If you have any further queries please contact the Somerset CCG Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS).
NHS Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group,
Telephone us: 08000 851067
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
04.01.21 - Covid-19 Vaccinations - 2nd injection
You may be aware that recently there has been much discussion concerning the length of time necessary between the first Covid-19 vaccination and the second. Initially it was planned that the 1st and 2nd appointments for the vaccine were scheduled to be 3 weeks apart. The recent discussion has suggested that the break between the 1st and 2nd vaccine could be extended up to 12 weeks.
Wells Health Centre will be continuing with the original plans for all those patients who had their 1st vaccination at the West Mendip Hospital in Glastonbury. Therefore, if you have had your 1st vaccination please attend for your 2nd vaccination AS ORIGINALLY BOOKED/PLANNED.
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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