COVID VACCINATION UPDATE
The practice is currently working through priority groups that has been set by the JCVI (Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations) to offer an appointment for a covid vaccination. Please be assured that as soon as we are notified of a delivery we are inving patients in, which is currently on a weekly basis. We please ask that you do not contact the practice to enquire when you will receive your invite as we must also ensure that patients who require urgent care are able to access our services.
You may receive an invitation for a covid 19 vaccination in Taunton. If you wish to accept you can book directly, but you can also be vaccinated by your GP practice. Vaccinations are taking place every week and we will contact patients from priority groups as soon as we receive deliveries.
HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE WORKERS
The practice is currently planning covid vaccinations for health & social care workers and we need to know if you are eligible. If your work involves providing direct face to face health or social care, please can you complete an eConsult which you can find on our homepage and select the admin option.
Example eligible roles inclues -
Doctors, dentists, midwives, nurses, vaccinators, paramedics, ambulance technician, pharmacists, optometrists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, radiographers, funeral operatives/mortuary technicians and ancillary staff who may have social contact with patients such as ward clerks, hospital porters and cleaners.
For any residential and care home staff we will make direct contact with your employer to arrange a vaccination.
Unpaid carers are currently not included in this cohort, but we do hope to be able to offer you a vaccination soon.
NEW EXTENSION COMPLETED
The building of our new extension at the practice has now been completed. The practice now has a new reception, front entrance, waiting room, back office, four additional clinical rooms and an admin room.
We would like to thank patients for their cooperation during the building works, especially when we did not have a front door! We hope you agree that the works carried out this year has been well worth the wait and is an excellent addition to the building & patient experience.
Many of us see the festive period as a chance to spend quality time with our favourite people. But for thousands of people, it will only offer more of what they endure all year round: domestic violence and abuse.
Are you experiencing domestic violence? Do you know of someone who is experiencing abuse and may need help and support?
The 24-hour National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline can be contacted on:0808 2000 247
The Helpline can give support, help and information over the telephone, wherever the caller might be in the country. The Helpline is staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers. All calls are completely confidential.
Whether it's family difficulties, money problems, or feeling lonely, it can be a difficult time, remember the Samaritans offer a safe place to talk anytime of the day or night
Samaritans offers listening ear over Christmas. Whatever you're going through, call them free any time, from any phone on 116 123.
They are available around the clock, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it's best to call them on the phone. The number is FREE to call. You don't have to be suicidal to call them. From the UK: 116 123