May 2020 Patient Newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE: Update on Coronavirus (covid19) – changes to our services Patient feedback Congresbury “hot site” for suspected Coronavirus patients Self Care Alternative ways to access services Electronic prescribing Hayfever Infection Control Childhood Immunisations Village Agents Repeat Prescriptions Reminder Cervical Screening Help and Support Available During the Pandemic We do hope you enjoy this … Continued

April Patient Newsletter

In this issue: Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Changes to our Services (COVID-19) Curo – Their mission is to provide great homes, support communities and improve lives Cystitis Test & Treat Service Zero Tolerance Policy Did Not Attend (DNA) figures during the last year Repeat Dispensing – A reminder of this service We do hope you … Continued

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Med3 (Fit Note)

So that we can prioritise care for the most unwell patients, our clinicians will NOT be issuing Med3 (Fit Note) forms for: Self isolation Social distancing School closures You can self certify via this link Mendip Vale Medical Group are providing our patients, who have been advised to self isolate, with a letter that … Continued

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – ‘Hot Site’ in Congresbury from 18 March

Our surgery in Congresbury is our ‘hot site’ in North Somerset for patients of Mendip Vale Medical Group with relevant symptoms of COVID-19. Clinical services are being run by all GP’s. Patients should only attend our ‘hot site’ in Congresbury if they have a pre-arranged appointment. Patients should call the surgery for any other enquiries. … Continued

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Repeat Prescriptions

As a measure intended to protect you and others from potential risk of infection, please do not come in person to our sites to order medication. To reduce footfall across our sites please: Register for online patient access via the NHS App or via this link – Nominate a pharmacy for electronic prescribing if you … Continued

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Current advice

We are now in the ‘delay’ phase of our response to COVID-19. From today the public are being advised to stay at home (self-isolate) without any testing for COVID-19, regardless of travel history or contact with confirmed cases, if they have: Continuous cough, or High temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher) The geographic element … Continued

March Patient Newsletter

In this issue: Problems with your bladder or pelvic floor muscles Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Team Updates Heart Natters – A support group for people with heart related problems Reminder of the Cancer Café at Yatton Memory Café at St Georges Online Access Clevedon Minor Injury Unit National No Smoking Day – 11 March 2020 … Continued

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – An update to our service

To help mitigate some of the risk associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19), Mendip Vale Medical Group have decided to temporarily withdraw our online booking facility for GP appointments. This will allow us to screen all relevant patients to ensure the risk to other patients and staff is as low as possible. The change to our service … Continued

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For the latest information and advice about the coronavirus please click the links below. It is important to remember that if you are concerned that you may have contracted the virus, and to reduce the risk of spread, DO NOT VISIT YOUR GP SURGERY OR HOSPITAL. Instead, call your GP or NHS 111 and they will … Continued

February Patient Newsletter

In this issue: Wuhan Coronavirus: what you need to know Repeat Dispensing Community Pharmacy Consultation Service Appointments with our Pharmacists Tinnitus Week: 3-9 February Wellbeing Lifestyle Club We do hope you enjoy this edition. February Patient Newsletter