December 2018 Please have a look at the results of our P:atient Services Questionnaire, you will find it under News
Closure Dates for 2019 - please see the tab Opening Times at the top of the screen.
Remember we now offer improved Access service, please see the note below for information regarding appointments in the evenings and at weekends.
MyScript is BANES’ Social Prescribing Service and is part of the award-winning charity DHI. Through carefully guided conversations we help patients to unpick non-medical issues which may underlie or exacerbate patients’ health conditions. Offering 3 appointments the team act as community navigators to link patients to the community resources they need: this could be housing or debt advice, counselling, activities, opportunities to socialise or manage a long-term condition.
Over 91% of our users report an improvement in their wellbeing and all referrals are appropriate; there is almost always something we can offer patients to make some positive lifestyle changes.
We work in GP surgeries, clients' homes and community venues and are open to anyone aged 18+ who is registered with a BANES GP.
Patients can self-refer by ringing 01225 310077, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or using the form on DHI’s website http://www.dhi-online.org.uk/do/bath/my-script-social-prescribing/
Patients in the B&NES area can, from 1st October 2018, also book appointments with a local GP or Nurse in the evening and at the weekend in a B&NES general practice hub, provided by an organisation called BEMS
(BANES Enhanced Medical Services is a GP federation whose members are all the GP Practices in B&NES).
Ask your surgery receptionist for more details about what this service can offer or if you wish to book an appointment with this service.
31 May 2018 Please see our Fair Process Notice and Privacy notice under the GDPR heading on the right of the screen.
1 July 2018
Annual Health Check Changes
If you receive regular health checks and are seen annually for Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Heart Disease or Stroke we will be changing the date of your annual health check for chronic disease management.
Your review may be sooner or later than you expect as we are moving the review date to the month of your birthday.
In future years we would like you to remember that you will be due a review in your birthday month and you should phone the surgery to arrange a suitable appointment and not wait for an invitation.
Regular up to date checks are very important and provide the opportunity to discuss the results and any changes that are required with your care.
This change will be introduced over the next six months so please look out for posters, sms text messages and updates on our website.