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PHARMACY OPENING TIMES ON MAY BANK HOLIDAYS
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We are pleased to advise everyone that there will be free monthly health walks starting from Grove House Surgery.
The first one will be on 15 June, and meeting at the surgery at 12 for a 12.15 start. There are trained walk leaders. The walk will be a gentle walk, on pathways with some slopes, lasting about 30 - 45 minutes.
Other dates planned are 13 July and 17 August.
For more information contact Jo Smith at email@example.com or call 07855 283 855
Grove Skin Clinic
A new clinic based at Grove House Surgery which provides the following services:
FREE NO COMMITMENT INITIAL CONSULTATION
For more information ring 01749 342392 after 12.30pm.
Do you want to quit smoking?
Group support sessions are being held in Grove House Surgery on Wednesday evenings - see our surgery news page for more information
Our latest newsletter has been published Click here to access it!
Do you have IBS?
If so there are some regular webinars run by Yeovil District Hospital. Patients can attend the webinar from the comfort of their own home, ask the expert dieticians questions and save the information to view again. Click here for details. They run about every 6 - 8 weeks. Details of how to register etc are attached.
We are no longer providing travel advice consultations and you will need to seek this from another service (see holiday travel). We are only able to provide the NHS vaccinations recommended for travel. If you require the NHS vaccinations simply return to the practice, with the the information on the travel form completed (the form is available on the holiday travel page or from our reception), and book the next available appointment with a Practice Nurse. If the next available appointment is not soon enough for your travel needs then you will need to pay for the injections at the Travel Service.
Stop Smoking Service
This service is now delivered by smokefreelife Somerset - contact details are on our news page click here.
Improved Access Clinics
Evening and weekend appointments at GP surgeries
You can now access routine appointments in the evening and at the weekend if you are registered with a Somerset GP. Grove House Surgery, Oakhill Surgery, Park Medical Practice, Wells City Practice and Wells Health Centre are working together to deliver improved access to routine appointments in the evening and at weekends. If you are registered at one of the above Practices, you will be offered appointments from 6.30 to 8.00pm, Monday to Friday, and some appointments on a Saturday.
Please click here to view available Improved Access appointments.
Who can use the service?
Any patient registered with one of the above surgeries can request a routine appointment.
How do I make an appointment?
You can contact the reception team at your registered practice to book a routine, telephone or same day appointment where you can be seen at any of the five practices.
You can also book a routine or telephone appointment online via patient access.
To book a same day appointment on a Saturday morning ONLY, please contact the practice providing the session that day (see the rota and contact information for each practice below).
To view which practice is providing evening and Saturday appointments please see the rota.
Where does the appointment take place?
The receptionist will advise you of the time and location of your appointment. You may need to attend your appointment at a neighbouring GP surgery, but you will be advised at the time of booking if you are unable to see a GP or health professional of your choice.
Health staff working evenings and weekends will have access to your medical records and will be able to provide the same high standard of care as patients would expect during normal opening times.
Frequently Asked Questions
The following FAQ’s have been compiled by Somerset CCG
Contact details for the surgeries are as follows:
Access to main hospitals
One of our Patient Group members has produced a lot of very useful information giving details about how to access all the main hospitals our patients visit. Please see our Patient Participation Group Page for details.
Are you interested in leading some local health walks? Have a look at Zing Somerset website, or see information in the surgery.
For more information or to book your place contact Jo Smith of Zing Somerset by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01749 341128 or 0734 2063731.
We are pleased to announce that following our inspection by the Care Quality Commission earlier this year, we have been rated as GOOD overall, and OUTSTANDING in being responsive to people's needs. The full report was published on 19 September 2016 and can be seen here.
Please help us to reduce waiting times for patients, by only bringing one medical problem per 10 minute appointment whenever possible. If you have multiple things to discuss please ask reception for a longer appointment. Thank you for your co-operation.
We want to get better at communicating with our patients. We want to make sure you can read and understand the information we send you. If you find it hard to read our letters or if you need someone to support you at appointments, please let us know. We want to know if you need information in another format i.e. large print or easy read. We want to know if you need an interpreter or advocate. We want to know if we can support you to lipread or use a hearing aid or communication tool. Please tell the receptionist when you arrive for your next appointment, or call us on 01749 342314. Thank you.
We would like to advise our patients and callers that all telephone calls are recorded for monitoring and training purposes. See surgery news regarding the automated response message.
Sign up to Safety Campaign
Grove House Surgery has joined the national Sign up to Safety Campaign. NHS organisations sign up to commit to putting safety first, by listening to patients, carers and staff, to learn from what they say when things go wrong, and take action to improve patient safety helping to ensure patients get harm free care every time, everywhere. There are five pledges, and you can read our action plan and the progress we have made so far by clicking here.
Friends and Family Test
From 1st December 2014 it is a contractual requirement that all GP practices implement the NHS Friends and Family Test (FFT). In Somerset some practices have taken the decision to implement this earlier. The precise wording of the question has been set by the Government and is intended to give patients the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience at the practice. Practices must submit data on the results to NHS England. Please click here to take part.
When the surgery is closed
Should you need urgent medical care please ring 111 - see surgery news for more information.
If you have an injury which is not serious you may go to the minor injuries unit at Shepton Mallet Community Hospital, open 8am to 7.30pm every day. For more details of this service, see surgery news.
For more general medical advice you may ring 111.
We currently have news stories about the Free NHS health checks, Friends and Family Test, Acute community eye care service (ACES), and much more.... Read more...
If you need medical attention
'Choose' Well by choosing the right service. Click on the link to find out more information. Click here for the Choose Well leaflet. The short video below is all about Choosing the Right Service.
Patient Participation Group
Did you know we have a patient participation group? Read more...
Health Connections Mendip
Health Connections Mendip is a 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.
Click here for our Health Connections Mendip page.
Click here for the Mendip Directory of Services.
Local services and information to help you choose the right care and support. Click here to visit the Somerset Choices website.
On-line Services: Appointments and Prescription Service
You can now view Allergies and Medications 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. Click here to register online or use the service.
For appointments, please note these are routine appointments only. If you require a procedure such as minor surgery, or fitting of contraceptive implant or device, please contact the surgery for advice before booking.
When using this system to order prescriptions, please note that you may only order regular repeat medications in the quantity and dose which will display on the screen - please do not use the message area to ask for any other items or different doses - these cannot be automatically re-ordered and a doctor will need to be consulted. Thank you.
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