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IMPORTANT - CORONAVIRUS - If you are visiting the practice please wear a face covering. Up to date information (including how to obtain proof of your COVID vaccination status) is available here.  


Flu Vaccinations We are now able to offer flu vaccination appointments. Click here to find out whether you are eligible for a free vaccine or call the practice to book your appointment. If you have a Saturday appointment please download a Flu Form to bring with you. 


Type 1 Opt Out: The way NHS Digital handles some patient data is changing on the 1st of July. You can find more information here. If you want to "opt out" of NHS Digital using your data in this way you must complete this form and return it to us before 23rd June 2021. 


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 to retire later in 2021. She has now had to leave her clinical work abruptly in order to undergo treatment. 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. 


If you have forgotten your routine medication or if you will run out before you return home, please contact your own GP and ask them to telephone one of our local Pharmacies. Their contact details are contained on the next tab.

The pharmacy will ask your own GP practice to fax a repeat prescription to them and send the paper copy in the post.

Please ensure you give your GP practice full details of the local Chemist you wish them to fax the prescription to.

The chemist may be unable to accept a faxed copy of the prescription in some circumstances, due to the serious nature of certain medication. In these circumstances, it will be necessary for you to register as a Temporary Resident with a local GP so that you can obtain a prescription. The prescription will be ready 48 hours later unless it is classed as urgent, in which case it will be ready after 5pm the same day.

Please note that it is our policy to supply a MAXIMUM of seven days medication only, for all Temporary Residents. This will enable you to have sufficient time to obtain a prescription from your own GP.

In order to provide this service the GP will need full details of your forgotten medication including name, strength and dosage. If you are unsure about any of these details, please phone your own doctor to obtain the information before contacting a surgery to register with them.

For details of how to register as a Temporary Resident please talk to our reception team.

 
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