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Keeping flu at bay

If you couldn't get to one our flu fayres in Dunster, Porlock or Washford, just ask at the surgery and if you're eligible (over 65, pregnant or with one of certain long term medical conditions) we can give you a free flu jab 

Situations vacant

Administrator: 

We are looking for an administrator to join our West Somerset GP Federation Living Better project (20h) - please click on the link below for more information

  Living Better Administrator

Dunster and Porlock Surgeries news

Click on the link to the right of this page to read our latest newsletter...

EXMOOR OSTEOPATHY

We're delighted to report that Exmoor Osteopathy, an excellent osteopathy partnership, are now running some of their clinics from Porlock Medical Centre and Dunster Surgery.  Please see their section under 'Clinics & Services' (the reddy-brown tab at the top). 

Improving access to general practice: evening and Saturday appointments now available

Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a GP or nurse on weekday evenings (after 6.30pm) or on Saturday.  Appointments will either take place at Dunster Surgery or a neighbouring practice in West Somerset.    Please talk to a receptionist to find out more or to book an appointment.

NHS England have asked us to add the following text: "By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evening and weekend at a time that is most convenient to them.  This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients.  Further information is available at www.england.nhs.uk/gpaccess"

Confidentiality

confidentialityThe practice complies with Data Protection and Access to Medical Records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:

  • To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
  • To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
  • When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services e.g. for diabetic care.

If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.

Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.


Freedom of Information

The ICO has published a new Model Publication Scheme that all public authorities are required to adopt.

Model Publication Scheme - further information

 
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