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IMPORTANT - CORONAVIRUS - If you are visiting the practice please wear a face covering.


Up to date information (including COVID vaccine news) is available here


Flu Clinics Please read our flu clinic information page before booking an appointment. 


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 her retirement from later in 2021. She has now had to leave her clinical work abruptly in order to undergo treatment for pancreatic cancer. 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. 


2020 Flu Clinics

Flu Clinic appointments for Autumn/winter 2020 are now available! 

Due to the ongoing pandemic there will be several changes to our flu clinics this year. Please read the information below carefully:

What do I need to know? 

Weekday appointments will also be available. For reasons of patient safety we will only book patients into the designated clinic for their age group. 

If you are attending a flu clinic appointment you must:

  • Print and complete a Flu Vaccination Form and bring it to your appointment. If you don’t have access to a printer you should collect one from reception as soon as possible (blank forms may not be available on the day) 
  • Be prepared you may be required to wait outside so leave yourself plenty of time to find somewhere to park and bring an umbrella if it is raining
  • Wear a face mask
  • Follow social distancing rules while queuing 
  • Arrive in a timely manner. If you arrive more than 10 minutes early you may be asked to return closer to your appointment time.

You are eligible to receive a flu jab if you…

  • Are aged 65 or older
  • Are pregnant
  • Have certain long term medical conditions (e.g. Diabetes, Heart Disease, COPD, liver disease etc.)
  • Are a carer (i.e. you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person)
  • Live with someone who is on the shielding list

In November 2020 the government extended the current flu programme to include all patients over the age of 50. If you are aged 50+ and would like a flu vaccination please call us on 01934 742 061 to book your appointment. 

 
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