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Out of Hours
When The Surgery Is Closed Telephone 01823 285400.  Please have a pen and paper ready and listen to the 'Out of Hours' answer phone message. A local PCT led service provides the 'Out of Hours' care

Appointments
The doctors offer a mix of pre-booked and 'same day' appointments. We have a greater number of morning appointments than afternoons. It helps us if you can accept the first appointment you are offered

Prescriptions
Order your repeat prescriptions online now!  Click here for further information

St James Medical Centre, Coal Orchard, Taunton, TA1 1JP - Tel 01823 285400

Orchard Medical Centre, Norton Mills, Morse Road, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, TA2 6DG - Tel 01823 285400

If you need more detailed information then please try the Contact page.


Click 'Patient Access for online services including ordering of repeat prescription

PLEASE NOTE AS FROM JUNE 3RD 2017 THE SURGERY WILL BE OPEN ONLY FROM 8.30AM - 10.30AM FOR OUR EXTENDED HOURS SATURDAY SERVICE.

EVENING AND WEEKEND GP ACCESS.

GP ACCESS POSTER

STAY WELL THIS WINTER

Please visit the NHS website www.nhs.uk/staywell for information, ideas and advice on how to stay well this winter.  

HAVE YOU RECENTLY NEEDED TO SEEK URGENT DENTAL CARE.  NHS ENGLAND ARE CURRENTLY CONDUCTING A PATIENT SURVEY IN THE SOUTH WEST AND WOULD APPRECIATE YOUR FEEDBACK. THIS SURVEY IS OPEN UNTIL 14TH AUGUST 2017. Dental Survey NHS England

NEW - ONLINE PRACTICE BOOKLET.

Our updated Practice Booklet is now available online.  This animated version is set out in two sections, one for viewing and one for printing.  We also now have a mobile phone app available (please see posters in our surgeries with scan logo.) www.practicebooklet.co.uk/stjames

FREE NHS HEALTH CHECKS

The NHS Health Check Programme is available throughout Somerset for patients aged 40-74 (30-74 if South Asian).  Please follow the link for more information. Free NHS Health Checks

 

NEW  - DIABETES UK PATIENT  & HEALTHCARE  - FREE ONLINE TRAINING FOR  PATIENTS AND HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALSDiabetes_UK mar15_-_GP_Bull1.pdf

CHOOSE WELL

Your guide to choosing the right NHS service if you beceome ill or injured 

CHOOSE_WELL_LEAFLET_FINAL[1].pdf  PPG Logo  Choose_Well_Icon.jpg

 

PATIENT GROUP

We are currently under represented by unemployed patients, ethnic minorities (particularly Polish), males, patients aged under 40 years and parents / guardians of children. If you think that you might like to become involved click here PPG Recruitment flyer.pdf You can also click on the Patient Participation Group link for more details.

Once again, in cooperation with the Patient Group the practice has completed a piece of work under an initiative called "Patient Participation Directed Enhanced Service".  The report is available on the following link:Patient Participation Directed Enhanced Service Report 14.15.pdf

Last year' report is still available at Local Patient Participation Report Template 13.14 (final).pdf 

REQUESTS FOR 'SAME DAY' APPOINTMENTS 

We provide appointments for ‘same day’ booking.  If demand exceeds the supply of these appointments the doctor will telephone you to assess your needs. The doctors have asked our receptionists to enquire about a very brief reason for the appointment request.  This helps the doctors to prioritise patient needs.  Thank you for your cooperation.

HOW TO GET THE BEST FROM OUR SERVICES

We have produced a simple guide on how to get the best from our service. Please click on the appropriate country flag to translate this site to a different language. The flags are available below the NHS Direct number on the right hand side.

More and more people are going online....

Why not take advantage of our our online services?  Scroll down to the foot of this screen for details. To order your repeat prescriptions online you will need to register for this service.  Simply call in to either of our Medical Centres with photo identification and a ultilty bill containing your name.

NEW - TAKE ADVANTAGE OF DROP-IN SESSIONS WITH TAUNTON DEANE VOLUNATRY ORGANISATIONS i.e MIND, AGE UK, STROKE ASSOCIATION AND MORE.  PELASE SEE LINK TDF SPQS 3rd Sector Project.PDF.doc

 

SUPPORT FOR CARERS

This site includes a section for Carers (see right hand side of screen under 'Further Information')

Do you care for somebody?  Do you know somebody who is a carer?  Did you know that help, advice and support is available? 

http://compasscarers.org.uk/

http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/Pages/CarersDirectHome.aspx

www.somersetchoices.org.uk

Find out more about the services available via A4e 

 

 

(Site updated 20/07/2017)
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