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Wiveliscombe and Milverton Surgeries

Welcome to one and all who need to visit or contact Wiveliscombe or Milverton Surgeries.

More Appointments Bookable Online

 

From October 1st we will be offering a larger number of doctor’s appointment which can be booked online. Online booking is available via the waiting room service, if you already have a waiting room account you need only go to the ‘Book An Appointment’ Section. If you do not have a waiting room account all you have to do is register a unique email address (for patient confidentiality) with us (either at the surgery or by emailing info@wivdocs.nhs.uk) and an account will be created for you.

Health Matters

A couple of new section has been added to the 'Health Matters' section of the website, we have now provided information entitled 'Bowel Cancer Awareness' and 'Men's Health'. More sections will be added over the coming weeks

 

Flu Clinic

You can now book an appointment for the flu clinic; the dates of this year’s clinics are as follows:

 

Thursday 9th October- 07.30- 12.00- Wiveliscombe

Tuesday 14th October- 09.00- 12.00- Milverton

Tuesday 28th October- 09.00- 12.00- Wiveliscombe and 14.00- 16.00- Milverton

Tuesday 4th November- 16.00- 19.00- Wiveliscombe

 

Please call the appropriate surgery from the 1st of September to book your vaccination.

 

You will qualify for a flu jab if you are:

 

  • are 65 years of age or over 
  • are pregnant
  • are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  •  receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • are a healthcare worker with direct patient contact or a social care worker 
  • are 2,3 or 4 years old. Note : Please book into a late Oct/Nov clinic for small children to ensure the vaccines have arrived
  • or suffering from a chronic illness; chronic (long-term) respiratory disease, such as asthma (that requires inhaled or tablet steroid treatment or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis, chronic heart disease, such as heart failure, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis, chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson's disease or motor neurone disease, diabetes, problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease, or if you have had your spleen removed or a weakened immune system due to conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or as a result of medication such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy

Using Waiting Room

If you currently use the prescription line, the repeats box, website form or fax to order repeat prescriptions you might find the Waiting Room online -service of assistance when you need to order new items. All you need is a unique email address and we can sign you up at the surgery. You will then be able to log-in to the site and select your repeat items from a list and order them.

 

 

If you already have a waiting room account but dont remember the details we can also reset your password so please ask.

LISTER HOUSE SURGERY IMPORTANT PATIENT NOTICE

HOW INFORMATION ABOUT YOU HELPS US TO PROVIDE BETTER CARE

Information about you and the care you receive is shared in a secure system by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.

It is important that the NHS can use this information to plan and improve services for all patients. Information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community service, will be linked to provide a full picture. This will give a comparison of the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, to show what has worked best.

Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure the best care possible is provided for everyone.

You have a choice. If you are happy for your information to be used in this way you do not have to do anything. If you have any concerns or wish to prevent this from happening, please speak to practice staff.

If you wish to opt out you will need to complete a form and return it to the surgery, you can print off the form for yourself by clicking HERE.

Further information is contained in the leaflet “How information about you helps us to provide better care” and the Frequently Asked Questions document.

Lister House Patient Survey Results

 
The results of the Lister House Patient Survey are now available for you to read, please click the links below to view the summary, certificate or the full report. You can now also view the practice report and action plan which has resulted from the survey.
 
Patient Survey Overview Sheet - Click Here to View 
Patient Survey Certificate - Click Here to View
Patient Survey Full Report - Click Here to View
Practice Report and Action Plan - Click Here to View

LISTER HOUSE SURGERY IMPORTANT PATIENT NOTICE

NATIONAL DIABETES AUDIT

The HSCIC (Health & Social Care Information Centre) is currently conducting a National Audit of diabetes patients.  Information is collected electronically and will be used to assess standard of care given and improvements which may be necessary.

The Audit collects information on:

  • How many people with diabetes are registered at a GP Practice or diabetes clinic
  • Whether patients have had the nine key diabetes healthcare checks
  • Whether patients who have had the checks has achieved the targets for glucose control, blood pressure and cholesterol

Anonymised information collected through the Audit may be used for other research.  However the information will only be shared if the research is:

  • Formally authorised through the usual strict ethical approval process for medical research
  • Related to improving the care of people with diabetes

IF YOU DO NOT WANT YOUR INFORMATION TO BE USED, PLEASE INFORM A MEMBER OF YOUR DIABETES TEAM OR YOUR GP, AND THEY WILL ENSURE THAT THIS IS NOTED ON YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS SO YOUR INFORMATION IS NOT INCLUDED.  THIS WILL NOT AFFECT YOUR CARE IN ANY WAY.

Health Check

Worried about your health?Then visit the NHS Direct's, Check your symptoms page for a simple check

list to find out more about symptoms you may be experiencing.

Medicine Wastage

Don't waste medicines!

MEDICINES WASTED COST THE NHS £3 MILLION IN SOMERSET ALONE EACH YEAR

Imagine that figure across the country! £ Billions? Possibly.

What can you do to reduce waste?
  • Only order what you need
  • Check what you have at home before ordering
  • If you don’t need the medicine-don’t order it
  • If you go into hospital, take your medicines with you
  • THINK BEFORE YOU ORDER

For more information on the waste campaign visit http://www.medicinewaste.com/

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