** COVID VACCINE PROGRAMME UPDATE 10/01/2021**
The new mass vaccinations start from tomorrow. There are seven across England. Our local one is in Ashton Gate in Bristol.
Letters are being sent centrally and you can book online. For those with safe transport, this may be a good option as it is a large site with large numbers of vaccine deliveries.
The local clinic is still running and invites for these will be a phone call from the surgery. Appointments for these are limited to the number of vaccine deliveries but are being done as quickly as possible and focussing on the official priority cohorts first.
Please do not contact the surgery with enquires as we are limited to booking according to vaccine delivery and the priority cohorts. It just means the phone lines get full and patients who need GP or nurse appointments can’t get through.
Everyone is working as fast as they can to get everyone vaccinated as soon as possible. And very soon capacity will be expanded rapidly. Please be patient.
Vaccination programs like this are unprecedented and take a few weeks to set up fully. So if you are in priority group one or two, don’t worry if you don’t hear until the end of January. Everyone in those two groups will be done by then.
Polite reminder - Please do not call or turn up at the surgery or the local hospital to enquire about COVID vaccinations.
We understand that many of our patients and their families or carers are concerned about when they are going to receive the COVID vaccination.
The surgery has been working collaboratively with all of the practices in the Bridgwater Primary Care Network (PCN), in administering the vaccine from the vaccination centre at North Petherton Rugby Club. The first batch of these vaccines was received the week after Christmas and we are proud to be part of this workforce enabling us to make a start in vaccinating our eldest of patients.
We understand that everyone is eagerly awaiting their invite and may feel concerned that they may have been missed. The surgery staff are working hard to ensure that everyone is invited to an appointment in chronological age order and in accordance to the number of vaccines received. At this stage we are contacting our own patients by telephone call. We are aware that for some the surgery telephone number may show as an unregistered caller, but we will keep calling.
Our lists are being monitored regularly and wish to reassure you that we are inviting our registered patients in line with the government’s very strict criteria.
We are still waiting to hear when we might receive our first batch of vaccines to use at the surgery.
Please remember the surgery is open and working in ways to protect you, our staff and the wider community.
Drs Searle, Bobbett, Allen & Sheasby
We are taking part in a research study to help find treatments for COVID-19. For more information on how you may be able to join this study. Please click on the link below.
PRINCIPLE research study
Over 50 YOU CAN BOOK YOUR FLU VACCINATION APPOINTMENT NOW
We are now able to vaccinate our over 50 population please phone the surgery to book an appointment. Where possible, we ask that you phone in the afternoon to book your appointment as our phone lines are usually a bit quieter at this time.
We need to maintain social distancing between patients. This means we have to make innovative use of our premises, with a ‘one way in’, ‘one way out’ system.
Please remember that all patients entering the building will be required to wear a face mask, we will also ask that you use alcohol gel to clean your hands on arrival.
If you have any questions, please phone our reception team who will be happy to help.
Finally, please do support us and have your flu vaccine here. The funding we receive to deliver flu vaccines is vital to us. This money helps the practice to provide services to our patients. If you choose to have you flu vaccine elsewhere, we don’t receive this funding.
Guidance notes for patients requesting exemption letters around the use of face masks
Doctors are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask.
Please click on the link below to view the guidance notes prepared by Somerset LMC for more information.
Guidance note for patients requesting exemption letters
From Monday 12th October prescriptions can be collected anytime from 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday. Please only attend the surgery during these times if you have a prescription to collect or if you are attending a pre-booked appointment.
We ask that you allow 3 working days before collecting medication.
If you are aged 70 or over and need to collect medication from the surgery, please try to find a neighbour, friend or family member who can collect it on your behalf.
If you do not have anyone that can collect for you, please contact the surgery on 652335 and we will do all that we can to help you.
For patients living in Stogursey
Due to COVID-19 the Thursday afternoon surgery at the Church Rooms has been CANCELLED for the foreseeable future. Please contact the practice on the main line if you require to speak to a doctor. The closure will be reviewed regularly based on the advice issued by the UK Government.
Medication collections from the village Spar shop has recommenced. Prescriptions are delivered to the shop on a Thursday afternoon.
For patients living in Combwich
Medication collections from the Post Office has recommenced. Prescriptions are delivered to the Post Office on a Thursday afternoon.
For patients living in Spaxton
For those patients that usually collect medication from Spaxton Community Stores, this is set to continue. Prescriptions are delivered to Spaxton Community Stores on a Wednesday.
Please note the new Community Stores opening hours:
Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday - 08:30 - 12:30
If you are unable to collect your medication from the Community Stores, please contact us we will be able to signpost you to the temporary volunteer delivery service.
Welcome to Cannington Health Centre
Our aims are:
- to ensure that expert, compassionate healthcare is available to all our patients
- to involve our patients in the management of their own health
- to enable our patients to achieve the best quality of life for as long as possible
We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format. It has been designed with the patient’s needs at the forefront of everything, from checking surgery times to letting us know what you think of us.
Our dedicated team are here to treat those minor ailments that occur as well as providing specialist management of long-term conditions and clinics covering a wide range of healthcare issues. The technology also means you can now do a lot of things from the comfort of your home such as order a repeat prescription or cancel an appointment.
Partners in Care
Once registered, patients and healthcare professionals work together to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
There is good access for the disabled to all of our consultation rooms. A designated parking bay is adjacent to the surgery entrance and the surgery has a ramp and wide electronic doors to allow for wheelchair access and people with limited mobility.
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