NEW DUTY TEAM FOR URGENT CARE
From 17th July 2013, Taunton Road Medical Centre will be introducing a telephone assessment service for patients requesting an urgent appointment. The aim of this is to increase the use of telephone consultations for the convenience of our patients and to improve availability of doctors for routine appointments at the surgery.
TRMC will no longer be holding 'same day clinics' but will still see same day emergencies when appropriate after an initial telephone consultation.
We would like to remind our patients that we do not offer a 'walk in' service but we will always try to offer an appointment at a mutually agreeable time, which may be the same day if appropriate.
For more information, please go to the Clinics tab.
NEW ANNUAL BIRTHDAY REVIEW
We have recently changed how we manage out patients with long term conditions. Now patients who have conditions such as diabetes, asthma, COPD, hypothyroidism, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure will have a single review for all their long term medical problems each year in the month of their birthday. This will reduce the number of visits patients have to make to have their long term conditions monitored which we hope will be much more convenient. You will be contacted around the time of your birthday if this applies to you.
The doctors would like to thank all their patients for their support whilst we are implementing these changes
Our aim is to provide first class, comprehensive healthcare covering both treatment and prevention of illness.
The practice has been on this site since 1962. The Surgery buildings have been extended on several occasions and neighbouring properties have been purchased to allow additional space to accommodate a multi skilled team of both professional and support staff and we have just officially opened our new extension.
Our GPs offer a variety of clinical expertise and provide a wide range of patient services. We employ four nurse specialists and an extensive nursing team. In addition, community nurses, midwives, health visitors, dieticians, counsellors and Community Psychiatric Nurses (CPN)are attached to the Practice. Also on site are a pharmacy, a podiatrist, a chiropractor, an audiologist and an acupuncturist.
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO HOW WE HANDLE YOUR
Your GP will soon be required to supply your personal and confidential medical Information to the Health and Social Care Information Centre and NHS England.
However, individual patients can instruct their Practice to stop the transfer of their data. For more information on how to opt out of sending your confidential information, please ask the receptionist for a leaflet.
Please be aware, the Practice has NO choice but to allow Health & Social Care Information Centre and NHS England to extract this information.
Click here for the Summer News Letter August_2013_Newsletter.pdf
(Site updated 05/11/2013)