Patient Notice – Keeping Covid 19 in check at the Practice

The Omicron strain of Covid 19 is known to be highly spreadable.  Some of our staff have been infected in the community, causing them to be absent and we want you to know about this. As a precaution, the NHS requires us to introduce tougher measures to try and ensure that staff levels remain adequate […]

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Appointment reminder scam

We have been made aware of a possible Phishing text message scam claiming to be an Appointment Reminder. If you are not expecting the reminder and it has not come from NHSNoReply or STJamesDoc then it is likely a scam message, please do not open the link in the message.

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Routine care resumed at OMC, COVID vaccines also continue

To all of our patients   Routine care has resumed at the Orchard Medical Centre.   Patients have been invited to for booster jabs but if you have not received a message and wish to book a Covid vaccination please contact our team. If you are unable to book an appointment via the link on […]

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BE SAFE ONLINE

There are many hackers/scammers around who try to gain personal data.   Please find a list of measures to keep your on-line security safe and secure. Steps you can take to protect your identity Check your bank statements regularly for any unusual payments Check your credit report regularly Never give out personal details over the phone […]

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NHS Covid Pass – What you need to know

Below is a document with all you need to know about the new NHS Covid Passes Covid_Pass_information

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Sharing Patient Data

Certain data will be collected from patient records from 1st September 2021. The following video explains what NHS digital will collect and what it does not collect. We hope this information is of help when you are deciding whether to Opt Out of this scheme.  

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ACCESS TO FACE TO FACE APPOINTMENTS.

Our GP’s have continued to see patients in person during the pandemic, but as with many other NHS services, the number of face-to-face appointments has reduced to protect patients and staff, particularly those at higher risk if exposed to such a potentially lethal virus. Despite the relaxation of lockdown measures, Covid-19 is still circulating and […]

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UPDATE GUIDANCE ON WEARING A FACEMASK WHEN ENTERING THE SURGERY

The latest infection control guidance from Somerset CCG asks that patients wear a surgical facemask when entering a GP Practice. The reason for this is that they are proven to be most effective in protecting against the spread of COVID-19. We therefore politely ask that, from now on, patients wear a surgical facemask rather than […]

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NOTICE TO PATIENTS ENTERING ST JAMES SITE

Please note with immediate effect the entrance doors to St James’s surgery are now locked.  We have an intercom system now in place.  Please press the buzzer on door and a member of our reception team will help you via the intercom.

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NEW – LUNCHTIME CLOSURE OF ST JAMES

PLEASE NOTE FROM 19TH MARCH 2020 ST JAMES WILL BE CLOSED FROM 1PM – 2PM DAILY FOR THE DURATION OF COVID-19.

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