**COVID Vaccinations Update 1st March 2021**
In line with the JCVI instructions Group 6 patients are currently being invited for their vaccine. Patients will be either contacted by text message or telephone to make their appointment. The text message will allow you to respond and book your appointment at the venue detailed in the text. We would encourage you to respond to the message and book your appointment.
If you are in this group to receive the vaccination and have not received a text message please be patient and you will be contacted by telephone shortly. Please be aware that our phone call to you may show as an 'unknown or withheld number'.
People who are 60 and over are able to book an appointment through the national booking service; online http://www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by ringing 119. You can book a vaccination appointment at any one of the large vaccination centres in Somerset - Bath & West Showground, Taunton Racecourse or a pharmacy-led site in Taunton, Yeovil or Bruton.
As part of our primary care network, we will be contacting people in group 6 who have underlying health issues as specified by the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). We will contact you directly to arrange a vaccination appointment – there is no need to contact the practice.
We understand that everyone is anxious to know when they might get their vaccination and want to be vaccinated as quickly as possible. You can help us to run the vaccination programme as efficiently as possible by following the guidance above and please don’t contact the surgery to ask about your vaccination.
For more information on eligibility, visit the JCVI. Or you can find out more information on the Somerset NHS vaccination programme
Thank you for your continuing support and patience.
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 continues to work 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.
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 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.
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
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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