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Wednesday 4th December

Maintenance work will be carried out on our computers between 11am and 1:30pm on Wednesday 4th December. We will be unable to access medical records, issue prescriptions or book appointments while the maintenance work is carried out. We therefore ask that, except in emergencies, patients avoid contacting us between 11am and 1:30pm on the 4th December. 

Christmas

Please be aware that the practice will be closed on the 25th and 26th December and the 1st January. You should ensure that you have enough medication to last you through the festive period. If you need to order more please allow plenty of time for your request to be processed. 

Flu season is here!

If you; are a carer, are aged over 65, are currently pregnant or have a long-term medical condition you may be eligible for a flu vaccination. Please speak to a member of our reception team to book an appointment.

Prescription Requests

From 1st September 2019 there will be changes to the way we handle some prescription requests. Please see our Repeat Prescriptions page for more information.

Exciting News!

We are delighted to announce the arrival of three new doctors at Cheddar Medical Centre. This summer Dr Emma Ginn, Dr Miriam Walsh and Dr Amy Alsop have joined the practice. 

As you may know Dr Hayward left us last year and her patients have been cared for by locum doctors in her absence. With the arrival of our new doctors we can begin the process of allocating a new usual GP to all of Dr Hayward's patients. If you are unsure of the name of your usual GP please speak to a member of our reception team who will be able to help.  

Text Messaging Service

We are introducing a new text message reminder service! More information and instructions on how to sign up can be found at the bottom of our appointments page.  

If you have forgotten your routine medication or if you will run out before you return home, please contact your own GP and ask them to telephone one of our local Pharmacies. Their contact details are contained on the next tab.

The pharmacy will ask your own GP practice to fax a repeat prescription to them and send the paper copy in the post.

Please ensure you give your GP practice full details of the local Chemist you wish them to fax the prescription to.

The chemist may be unable to accept a faxed copy of the prescription in some circumstances, due to the serious nature of certain medication. In these circumstances, it will be necessary for you to register as a Temporary Resident with a local GP so that you can obtain a prescription. The prescription will be ready 48 hours later unless it is classed as urgent, in which case it will be ready after 5pm the same day.

Please note that it is our policy to supply a MAXIMUM of seven days medication only, for all Temporary Residents. This will enable you to have sufficient time to obtain a prescription from your own GP.

In order to provide this service the GP will need full details of your forgotten medication including name, strength and dosage. If you are unsure about any of these details, please phone your own doctor to obtain the information before contacting a surgery to register with them.

For details of how to register as a Temporary Resident please talk to our reception team.

 
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