Coronavirus (COVID 19)
If you are experiencing respiratory difficulties or a fever, and have travelled within the past 14 days (or been in contact with someone who has) through China, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan or Thailand, or are concerned that you may have symptoms of Coronavirus please telephone 111 for advice (NHS 111).
You should not come to the surgery or attend A&E if you are concerned that you may have symptoms of Coronavirus (now known as COVID 19) without contacting NHS111 first.
For further information please see the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public.
Dr Vanessa Wilkins and GP Recruitment
Dr Wilkins will be leaving the practice at the end of February 2020 to provide womens health clinics across a number of practices including Bruton. She will be returning to general clinic in April 2020 for one morning a week.
The practice is currently recruiting GPs and Dr Wilkins' patients will be reallocated once the recruitment is complete. In the meantime appointments will be offered with either a GP or Nurse Practitioner.
Acute Care Team: Nurse Practitioners & Emergency Care Practitioner
We are now able to offer same day appointments with our Nurse Practitioners or Emergency Care Practitioner.
Our Nurse Practitioners are highly trained and experienced, and will see patients presenting with urgent problems needing same day care. They can prescribe medication for a wide range of conditions and refer you to the appropriate specialist.
Our Emergency Care Practitioner is a highly trained paramedic who provides same day appointments for patients presenting with minor acute problems. She is supported by the GPs and Nurse Practitioner if required.
Golden Oldies Sing & Smile
Taster Sessions available at Bruton Community Hall on Tuesday 3 March and Tuesday 7 April 2020, 10.00 to 11.30am. Come to make friends and sing to your heart's content!! Contact 01761 470006 for more details.
Final Reminder - if you are entitled to your free NHS Flu Vaccination and have not yet received it, please contact Reception to book an appointment.
Patient Participation Group
The next meeting is in May 2020; date to be confirmed. New members always welcome.
Bruton Surgery now part of Symphony Healthcare Services
In February 2019, Bruton Surgery joined forces with a larger NHS organisation; Symphony Healthcare Services. SHS is an NHS-owned organisation.
The surgery team have become part of a larger team, joining together with healthcare colleagues across a network of twelve other GP practices.
Health and Wellbeing South Somerset Website
Visit the South Somerset Health & Wellbeing Directory site for news and groups to support you where you live.
Somerset Domestic Abuse Website
Visit www.somersetsurvivors.org.uk for help and contacts if you or someone you know is suffering from domestic abuse.
Patient Online Access - Statement of Intent
The practices statement of intent in regards of the contractual requirement to offer online access to a summary of their medical record to patients is to be found in the documents section.
Friends and Family Test
The FFT has arrived in Primary Care. We have at least three ways you can answer this simple survey. Either in writing in the surgery, using an iPad application located in our "Health Booth" or using the online link from the FFT page on this site.
For your convenience we have placed copies of the two travel immunisations "essential information" forms in the documents area. Please print and complete both forms and return to the surgery in good time to receive a course of immunisations before you travel. We recommend at least 12 weeks beforehand. Complete a pair of forms for each traveller requiring immunisation. You will also need to book a 20 minute initial consultation with a practice nurse.