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IMPORTANT - CORONAVIRUS - If you are visiting the practice please wear a face covering. Up to date information (including how to obtain proof of your COVID vaccination status) is available here.  


Type 1 Opt Out: The way NHS Digital handles some patient data is changing on the 1st of July. You can find more information here. If you want to "opt out" of NHS Digital using your data in this way you must complete this form and return it to us before 23rd June 2021. 


Dr Claire Laband Sadly our GP Dr Claire Laband has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She has been a much loved GP partner at Cheddar Medical Centre for many years, and was already planning to retire later in 2021. She has now had to leave her clinical work abruptly in order to undergo treatment. For those patients who would like to pass on their good wishes to Dr Laband, please send emails to Cheddarmc.chedmed@nhs.net with the subject "Claire Laband Retirement". We will ensure these good wishes are passed on to her.


Sexual Health - Free chlamydia and HIV testing is available from: www.freetest.me/landing/swish 


 CQC Inspection 2019We are delighted to announce that we were inspected by the Care Quality Commission in October and have been graded as "Good" full details of the inspection report can be found here.


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. 


Training Practice

Cheddar Medical Centre - Training practice Profile

Cheddar Medical Centre is enthusiastically and actively involved in training new GPs.

Each year we plan to be joined by a qualified doctor, with at least 4 years of hospital and GP experience, in either their second year of GP training when they stay with us for 6 months, or for their final 12 months of training towards the MRCGP exam, which entitles them to progress to independent practice as a GP.

Doctors who take up these posts, known as GP Registrars, will already have spent time in Cheddar Medical Centre over the previous years to get to know how we do things here and will even have done some surgeries of their own in that time. During their training they act as a full time doctor in the practice, seeing patients in surgery, visiting at home when necessary and learning about the running of a typically busy general practice.

All doctors in training are under supervision – Dr Cassie Thomas is the qualified trainer in the practice.

You may be offered an appointment with a doctor in training, including some surgeries in which their trainer will also be present. Reception staff will always let you know when this is the case. Our GP Registrars over the years have proved themselves keen, committed and skilled and we hope you will support them as much as they will want to support you.



 
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