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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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*Living Well in Somerset:

Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), health organisations and Somerset County Council have joined together to produce a week of lunchtime webinars on how to improve and maintain your health and wellbeing from 21st – 25th September.

Dr Henk Bruggers, a GP in Somerset and clinical lead for longterm conditions at Somerset CCG, is presenting the first webinar on ‘looking at the ingredients for a healthy and balanced life for preservation of well-being and the prevention of illness’.

Sessions run daily from 21-25 September from 1-2 pm. People have to register to take part.  Please see the press release with the necessary information:

For more information visit www. Healthysomerset.co.uk and scroll down to “Healthy living week”.

*How to book your 2020 Flu Injection:

This year our flu vaccination programme is going to be different from previous years. Maintaining a COVID-secure environment and process is paramount while ensuring we can meet the anticipated high demand.

We will be holding clinics for different groups at different times.

We will be taking bookings from September 14th 2020 and the first two Saturday morning clinics (3rd October 2020 and 10th October 2020, at Park Medical Practice) will be for patients aged 65 years of age or over only. This is influenced by when our vaccines are going to be delivered and government guidance and protecting our patient population.

The vaccine for patients aged 18 to 65, who fall within an at-risk category, are not being received until mid-October, meaning our first clinic for this group will not be until 17th October with a second planned for 24th October.

Please DO NOT come to the surgery to book an appointment, but use the GP Online Service, Patient Access. If you do not have an online account please send an email request to reception.parkmp@nhs.net and we will email you a registration form for the online services. If you need to telephone; please be aware the phone lines can be busy, we suggest you contact us after 11.00am.

We will be operating a socially distanced queuing system with strict infection control measures to reduce the risk of COVID-19. Please adhere to the following:

  • Wear a short-sleeved shirt or top which will make it easy for you to expose one shoulder
  • Wear mask or face covering.
  • Arrive on time, and no more than 10 minutes early
  • Do not bring additional family members unless absolutely essential.
  • Arrive on foot if possible as car parking space is limited.
  • Due to social distancing reasons, be prepared to queue outside the building, or wait in your car
  • Do not attend if you feel unwell, have a fever or any COVID symptoms.
  • Do not attend if you have previously had a severe allergic reaction to egg or a severe reaction to the flu vaccine in the past.
  • If you are late you will not be seen and will have to rebook your appointment

The practice may need to request confirmation of patient ethnicity status if they have not previously provided this information to the practice and where provided by the patient or their carer, the practice must record the ethnicity information in the patient record.

Child nasal flu vaccinations are available to book now.

*50-64 year olds requesting a flu vaccination 20/21:

Whilst we’ve received information that all 50-64 year olds may be eligible for a free flu vaccination as part of plans to protect more people against seasonal flu, these free vaccinations will be subject to delivery later in the year.

This allows us (GP’s and community pharmacists) to focus on those who are in an at risk group, such as pregnant women and people with long term health conditions. They will be given priority and offered the vaccine first; if you are in this category you will be contacted.

If you are aged 50-64 and not in one of the at risk categories you will be made aware in the coming months if you will be able to attend for vaccination. If the programme is extended this is likely to be November or December.

*On-line Services: Appointments and Prescription Service:

You can now view 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. Register online or use the service.

 

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