Polite reminder - Same Day Appointments
We would like to remind you that only urgent medical matters will be allocated to the same day appointment system. There are a limited number of same day appointments and we would ask where possible you contact the surgery before 11:30 am for on the day matters.
All callers requesting a same day appointment will be asked to provide details of the medical matter so that it can be signposted and triaged by the appropriate clinician. To ensure safe practice you will receive a call back at a time appropriate to the urgency of your matter deemed by the clinician.
Matters that are not deemed urgent will be offered a next available pre-bookable appointment.
Please remember the surgery is working in ways to protect you, our staff and the wider community.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Dr Searle, Dr Bobbett, Dr Allen & Dr Sheasby
**COVID Second Doses**
Practice staff have been working tirelessly since Christmas, without a break, to organise and support the Covid Vaccination Programme. This is in addition to operating a full Covid secure general practice and treating patients affected by Covid.
We ask our patients to support this effort by doing your part in the following ways:
If you have had your first vaccine at North Petherton Rugby Club or here at the surgery, you will receive a text message from us inviting you to book an appointment for your second vaccination. If you ignore this it prevents others from taking the space.
Please DO the following:
• Prioritise this appointment by postponing other arrangements
• Respond to us as soon as possible (within 8 hours)
• Accept the appointment and attend it. If you do not that dose may be wasted, whereas others can have it
• If you have an appointment arranged in a mass vaccination centre then please DECLINE our invitation so that we can invite another patient.
• If you struggle with a link then please ASK a friend or relative and if that is not possible then call our reception team for assistance.
• Please remember that if you are under 50 and awaiting your first vaccination or had your first vaccination in Taunton racecourse or Shepton Mallet please DO NOT call us. Please contact the national booking system online or by calling 119.
Failure to do this adds a huge administration burden to us as we will need to try and reach you by telephone. This is not always possible and you may need to arrange the second vaccine yourself.
Thank you for your support
If you do not have a mobile telephone number recorded on your record, the surgery will contact you on your landline to book your appointment. Please be aware that this may register on your phone as a withheld number.
Second COVID Vaccine Due Dates
Date 1st Vaccine Given Date 2nd Dose Due
1st – 7th February 2021 26th April – 2nd May 2021
8th – 14th February 2021 3rd – 9th May 2021
15th – 21st February 2021 10th – 16th May 2021
22nd – 28th February 2021 17th – 23rd May 2021
1st – 7th March 2021 24th – 30th May 2021
8th – 14th March 2021 31st May – 6th June 2021
15th – 21st March 2021 7th – 13th June 2021
22nd – 28th March 2021 14th – 20th June 2021
29th March – 4th April 2021 21st – 27th June 2021
5th – 11th April 2021 28th June – 4th July 2021
12th - 18th April 2021 5th -11th July 2021
19th – 25th April 2021 12th -18th July 2021
26th April – 2nd May 2021 19th - 25th July 2021
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
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
Prescriptions can be collected anytime from 8am - 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. We are using a text service to inform you when your medication is ready for collection. If you have a mobile phone and are not receiving a message, please check that it has been saved to your patient record at the surgery.
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.
Click here for more information on Improved Access
Know your risk of Type 2 Diabetes
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Click on the link above to find out your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.
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(Site updated 06/05/2021)