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Welcome to Park Medical Partnership

The Practice Philosophy

The aim of the practice is to provide the highest possible primary medical care to our practice population, tailored to individual needs. We are committed to ongoing training and working together with patients and other support services. We consider the well-being of the practice team to be essential in achieving these aims.

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Latest News

 

NHS Low Calories Diet Programme

This is a new one year programme for people living with Type 2 Diabetes supporting you to lose weight, reduce your diabetes medications, and potentially put your diabetes into remission.  To be eligible you will need to be aged 18-65, diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes within the last 6 years, and above a healthy weight.  Please see Patient LCD Somerset (momentanewcastle.com) for full details.  Invitations for this programme will be sent to our eligible patients by text.  If you receive an invitation by text, please reply YES to take part.

 

COVID Vaccinations

After 18 months and 90522 vaccinations, the doors have closed for the last time at the SHAPE vaccination site in the Shepton Mallet.  Many thanks to all the staff and volunteers involved who made this such a grand success.  They are hoping to run a smaller service locally and we will update you on our website and Facebook page as soon as we are able.  In the meantime, please see the Somerset CCG Covid Vaccines page for details of other vaccination centres including opening hours and details on how to book.

 

Vacancies at Park Medical Practice

We are currently recruiting for an Advanced Nurse Practitioner.  See our recruitment page for details.

 

Face Coverings

Although the guidelines around wearing face coverings is easing, the latest NHS guidance from the UK Health Security Agency’s infection prevention and control team is that all patients and staff should continue to wear face coverings in GP Practices. 

Please continue to wear face coverings when visiting Park Medical Partnership and/or our Evercreech Surgery.

Thank you for your co-operation and understanding.

 

Patient Participation Group

If you are interested in joining the PPG or want to find out more information about what the Practice and the PPG are currently involved in please see the dedicated section of our website here: PPG

 

Veteran Friendly Practice

We are now an Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited GP Practice.

This means that, as part of the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant, we have a dedicated clinician who has a specialist knowledge of military related health conditions and veteran specific health services.  

Please let us know if you are ex-forces and ask the Practice for more information or see the links below:

Veteran Friendly Accreditation Certificate

Top Tips for Veterans

 

Evercreech Branch

As you are aware we have on occasion closed our Evercreech branch surgery, sometimes at short notice. We try to give our patients as much notice as possible of temporary surgery closures,  but unfortunately this is not always possible.

Recently we have experienced a high level of staff illness, including Doctors, and whilst we always endeavour to find an alternative solution to closing Evercreech Surgery sometimes it is not always possible.

While ensuring we continue to operate as safely and efficiently as possible we sometimes need to have the whole team working from Park. This means there is always a clinician available and all patients who need to make contact with a member of the clinical team can do so by telephone or online via our website www.parkmedicalpractice.nhs.uk.

I would like to assure patients that we have no plans to close Evercreech Surgery permanently as we recognise that this is a valuable resource for the community. Thank you to our patients for your ongoing support during these challenging times.

Dianne Kibblewhite, Practice Manager

 

Why are GP Practices still working differently?

The pandemic is not over.  GP Practices have been working hard all through the pandemic to continue delivering services.  To protect everyone, we must maintain safe infection control and minimise unnecessary physical contact.  Click here for latest from NHS Somerset.

Please be patient.  Our services are under enormous pressure but we are open and here if needed.  You can help us to help you by making sure you get the right care appropriate to your needs, in the right place, at the right time.  Click here to see the Somerset Choose Well poster.

 

Getting the right care at the right time

We are committed to providing care from the best healthcare professional to our patients as quickly as possible.

To achieve this, our reception team will ask you a few questions about your health concern and may direct you to an alternative service if that gives you access to an appropriate healthcare professional in a quicker time.

See our Local Support Groups page for more details

 

SPARK Somerset – COVID 19 Vaccination Buddies

In partnership with Public Health at Somerset County Council, Spark Somerset has trained a team of volunteer Vaccination Buddies who can offer 1-2-1 telephone support to people who are worried or unsure about having the vaccine. The Buddies come from all walks of life and have the right skills to support people to make informed decisions about having the Covid-19 vaccination. They even speak a range of languages from Portuguese to Dutch!

Individuals can self-refer to the scheme and a fully trained Vaccination Buddy will then contact them by phone to discuss their concerns and offer information and reassurance. (Please note that Vaccination Buddies cannot give specific medical advice).

Please click here to make a referral

 

GP Practices are open and here to help

Please contact us if you become unwell or need to speak to a GP.  We have online services available for you to Contact us Online where we aim to reply within two working days.  Alternatively, use your Patient Access account to book routine appointments, order repeat prescriptions, get up to date health advice, and see a summary of your medical records online at any time of day, without the need to message or phone us.

Our receptionists are answering the phone during our normal opening hours but we are experiencing an increased demand so it may prove difficult to get through.  We recommend you use the online services above whenever possible.

For your safety, we are minimising the amount of face to face contact in the practice. Once you have booked an appointment a GP will initially contact you either by phone or by video link to discuss the best option of care for you.  Please only attend the practice in person if you are specifically asked to do so.  When entering the building, we ask that you use the hand sanitiser, and wear either an IIR Surgical standard mask (not fabric) or a full face visor. 

 

COVID and Hospital Appointments

Unfortunately, COVID restrictions mean that most people have to wait longer for their outpatients appointments, hospital tests, and operations.  All referrals are graded by the relevant consultant team based on clinical need.  If your symptoms have changed or if you are very concerned, please let us know and we will update your referral.

 

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Use Patient Access to book an appointment, order repeat prescriptions, get up to date health advice, and view your medical record online.

Veteran Friendly

We are an Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited GP Practice

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