This website uses cookies to function correctly.
You may delete cookies at any time but doing so may result in some parts of the site not working correctly.
 

Noticeboard

Improved Access-

See details of service under tab on the right hand side of this Home page.

We are now open between 6.30pm and 8pm on Tuesdays. Other practices are open at different times to improve access for patients.

FLU SEASON

You are eligible for a flu vaccination if you are 65 or older, or over 18 with a serious medical condition such as

* a Chronic respiratory disease such as severe asthma or COPD or Bronchitis, Heart Disease, CKD, Chronic neurological disease, Diabetes, or a patient with a suppressed immune system,

* Pregnant

* Living in long-stay Residential accommodation

* a Carer

Please contact the surgery and book your vaccination.

National Diabetes Audit (NDA)

We are taking part in an important national project about people at risk of diabetes and diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. Details on the project and advice leaflets for patients who are diagnosed with diabetes and those at increased risk of diagnoses are under Quick Links on the right tabs here

If you do not want your information to be used, please inform the receptionist, your GP or nurse.

This will not affect your care.

 

Click here to see details of our current Business and Administration Apprenticeship

Your Rights and Our Rights

We are suffering an increase in number of patients who feel it acceptable to be rude and abusive to our staff.

Please note updated information under heading 'Policies 'and sub heading 'Rights and Responsibilities' regarding what is acceptable at Cheddar Medical Centre. This will NOT be tolerated.

Prescription Requests-

Please be reminded that we require 72 hrs notice to enable requests to be processed.

ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION SERVICE & PHARMACY NOMINATIONS - Visit our prescriptions page for more information

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO RECOMMEND US TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY? Click here to have your say!

MJOG -
To learn more and sign up to our free appointment reminder service, complete and return this Leaflet (also available from reception).

 

Improved Access

You can now make an appointment to see a health professional in a GP practice outside of usual working hours of GP surgeries. The scheme works by getting a group of practices together so that they can open up in turn at the new times.

If you cannot access an appointment at your own surgery it is now possible to access available appointments at other surgeries in your area. Our practice provides evening appointments every Tuesday evening but if one of these appointments does not suit your needs then please speak to reception. We can help arrange an appointment at one of the other practices on an evening that we do not provide appointments or on a Saturday morning when we are closed. Please contact our reception during normal working hours and we will be able to advise on where an appointment may be available. (Please be aware that clinicians at other practices will need your consent to view your medical record should you have an appointment at another practice)

 The following surgeries are offering Improved Access to all patients in the North Sedgemoor Federation:

    • Mondays- Burnham Medical Centre, Love Lane, Burnham on Sea

    • Tuesdays- with us here in Cheddar

    • Wednesdays- Axbridge Medical Centre, Houlgate Way and Burnham Medical Centre (as above)

    • Thursdays- Highbridge Medical Centre, Pepperall Road, Highbridge

    • Fridays- Brent Area Medical Centre, Anvil House, Brent Road, East Brent

    • Saturdays- Rota shared between Burnham,  Highbridge, Brent Area and Axbridge surgeries

Appointment types will vary, some being face to face and some on the 'phone and there will be a mixture of pre-bookable and same day appointments available across the week. They may be with a doctor but could also be with another healthcare professional such as a primary care practitioner or a nurse. We are keen to balance the importance of continuity of care with convenient access for patients whilst ensuring that the service is safe.

To book an evening or weekend appointment please contact your registered practice during normal opening times, this will help us to signpost you to the most appropriate option for your particular problem. By contacting us we can fully explain the process, ensure that the booking is appropriate (as we hope to be able to meet your needs by offering an appointment with your usual GP) and cover all the relevant information (and consent) that we need to before we book an appointment for you.

 



 
Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website