Congratulations on your pregnancy - Next step
We now ask that all women complete the maternity online self-referral form via our Musgrove Park Hospital website.
Search Maternity self-referral, click on self-referral tab, complete on line form ( this will enable the midwife to contact you to make your 1st appointment)
Submit the form and then visit the NHS.uk website (search screening in pregnancy) to access important information which you will need to read before your 1st appointment (this information may also be available in a screening booklet inside your folder)
Please bring your booking folder and all the documents with you to your 1st appointment
If you do not have access to the internet then please call our designated booking line for 1st appointments only on 01823 343321 this is an answer phone, please leave a message (leave your full name and contact telephone number). Please be aware it may take up to 3 days for someone to contact you.
This is a very exciting time and there is no doubt that you will have many questions that need to be answered now that your pregnancy has been confirmed. Attached to these notes is a sticker with how to download the Handi maternity app. This has a lot of information you need to know, alternatively search NHS choices and see our FAQ’s tab on the self-referral page.
We look forward to welcoming you and caring for you throughout your pregnancy,birth and postnatal period….. your community midwifery team
Please be aware that from Wednesday 8th April our telephone lines will be closing between 12.30 and 1.30pm every day. If your call is urgent then you will still have the option to speak to a member of the team.
The community of Wells has come together to support those who are facing difficulties due to the current emergency. We can help anyone who needs it (you don't have to be in any special group or over 70) with collecting prescriptions, shopping, dog walking, companionship phone-calls etc.
Helpline 01749 467079 (9-5 every day)
Website - www.helpwells.co.uk
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the Community Support Information from the Health Connections Mendip website for further details.
List of useful food delivery services still operating in the Wells area.
Wells City Practice has changed the way appointments are run in response to the recent developments in the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The changes have been carefully considered with a view to keeping our patients and the staff as safe and healthy as possible. We are trying to minimise the risks associated with the virus whilst continuing to provide a service to meet our patients’ needs.
Face to face consultations will be avoided as far as possible to minimise spread of the virus and in particular, to protect our older and more vulnerable patients and will only be arranged if the doctor decides it is needed. Otherwise, we hope to provide the best care possible by use of ‘phone consultation and where possible and useful, video consultation from your mobile phone to our computer.
If you need to speak to a GP, please phone reception as normal. If your problem is urgent, a ‘phone call with the duty doctor will be arranged. If not urgent, a ‘phone call will be arranged with one of the other doctors.
Please attend childhood immunisation appointments as planned. If you require blood tests, injections, other immunisations or other procedures, please ‘phone reception and a ‘phone call with a GP will be arranged to discuss what is needed.
If you have any other queries, please ‘phone reception.
Please see this website for information and check regularly for updates as things are likely to change day by day.
We would like to thank the Wells community for your understanding in this matter and hope that together, we can all help make this very difficult time a little easier to bear.
GP Partners and Staff at Wells City Practice
Please do not come into the practice to request a prescription. Please either use your Patient Access account, send us an email or use the letterbox outside on the left hand side by the sliding doors. We appreciate your cooperation.
Please indicate which chemist you would like to collect your medication from, if there is no chemist indicated we will send it to Boots Priory on this site.
For the latest information and guidance from the NHS relating to coronavirus please visit the NHS.uk Coronavirus (COVID-19) information website or the GOV.uk - Coronavirus (COVID-19) information website.
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...and your appointment
Wells City Practice does not offer a walk in service for patients. We do have a system in place for patients who feel that they need to be seen urgently and we can offer some "same day" appointments.
If you feel that you need to see a GP urgently please contact reception who will add you to our triage appointment list. The duty doctor will telephone you and if they agree that you need to be seen you will be given an appointment time for later that day.
If you just turn up at the practice then you may possibly be seen, but this will likely incur a long wait as the duty doctor will be telephoning and seeing patients who have followed the process above.
You can now view your medical records online.
Did you know we can now confirm the date and time of your appointments via SMS messaging.
Our current news stories include:
The Surgeries of Glastonbury, Street and Wells will be jointly providing improved access to our combined list of 52,000 patients.
Each Surgery will be providing:
The appointments available will be a mixture of GP, Nurse Practitioner and Practice Nurse. Some routine procedures, currently undertaken during the week, will also be moved to Saturday mornings.Improved Access
Appointments and Prescription Service and View Medical Record
You can now view your medical record, book your next appointment, or order your repeat prescription online using Patient Access. Available 24 hours a day, whether you're at home or work, it's especially useful when the practice is closed or telephone lines are busy. Register online or use the service.
Did you know we have a Patient Participation Group?
In order to improve the service we offer, we have set up a Patient Participation Group that meets every 2 months at 6.30pm at the Surgery. If you are interested in joining or would like more information please send us an email.
There is also a Patient Participation book club for any of our patients to join.Patient Group Page
On Monday 23rd October, Public Health England (PHE) launches a national campaign ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ highlighting that taking antibiotics when you don’t need them puts you and your family at risk. To help keep antibiotics working you are urged to always take your doctor or nurse’s advice on antibiotics. Please watch the video below:
Wells City Practice is involved in Primary Care research. Occasionally you may be asked if you would like to take part. If you would like to know more information about how important this is visit.
Health Connections Mendip is a new health and wellbeing service available to patients. Patients can talk to a health connector at the surgery to find out about local activities, support and services Health Connections Mendip available, and can also arrange one-to-one appointments to speak to a Connector. During these appointments a Health Connector will listen to your health story and assist you with setting health-related goals which are meaningful to you. Health Connectors also support you to make positive changes that last. You can also access the service by telephone on 01373 468 368, email at email@example.com or visit us at: www.healthconnectionsmendip.org.
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Local services and information to help you choose the right care and support. Visit the Somerset Choices website.
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