The Locality Health Centre

68 Lonsdale Avenue, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset BS23 3SJ

Contract Procurement for Locality Health Centre

The current GP contract for The Locality Health Centre expires on 31st October 2018.

You do not need to take any action.

It will be business as usual at the surgery and you are advised to continue using GP services as normal.

The NHS is currently running a procurement exercise to find a provider for this contract to continue running the practice. This may mean that you may see some new faces at the surgery from 1st November 2018.

We would like to reassure you that we are absolutely committed to ensuring patients at The Locality Health Centre get the best quality services. So we are asking patients to fill in our survey and your responses will help to ensure that NHS services at the surgery meet the needs of the local population. The survey is short and anonymous so please feel free to comment.

If you do have any concerns, please contact NHS England on 0113 825 5299.

You can find this survey online at: http://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/

Thanks,

Mark Graham

Chief Executive

Extended Hours Clinics at Locality Health Centre

Following feedback from our patients; we are working together with other local practices to offer more appointments in the evenings and at weekends. Should these appointments be more convenient around your commitments, please speak to a member of the practice team to find out more. We hope you will enjoy using our extended hours service. These appointments are prebookable through reception and online. Currently if you wish to be seen at the Locality Health Centre our extended hours are usually alternate Saturday mornings. Please note that the surgery is open for these prebooked appointments only, it does not replace the out-of-hours service.

Out of Hours is accessed by calling 111 which is free of charge.

National Diabetes Prevention Week 16th to 22nd April 2018

The week is about promoting prevention of developing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Please click on the button below to assess your risk. If you are worried, are aged between 40-74 years and have no other health concerns, you are entitled to a FREE NHS HEALTH CHECK. If you do not fit these criteria, then please ask Reception to book in for a Blood Test. #PreventingType2
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Confirmed case of Measles in North Somerset

  • There has been a confirmed case of measles in North Somerset we therefore ask you not to come into the surgery if you have symptoms of a rash and fever
  • If you are concerned that you have these symptoms telephone the surgery to speak to a receptionist
  • The receptionist will then arrange for you to be called back by a clinician who will carry out a telephone consultation and invite you in to be seen if appropriate
  • You will be asked not to wait in the waiting room and will be given instructions on where to report

Christmas and New Year Closing

The Locality Health Centre is closed on:

Christmas Day –  Monday 25th December
Boxing Day – Tuesday 26th December
New Year Day – Monday 1st January

 

If you have a medical concern that cannot wait until the surgery is open, please call 111, where your call will be answered by NHS 111 service.

Calls to the NHS 111 service are free from both landlines and from mobile phones.

IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 999. Chest pains and/or shortness of breath constitute an emergency.

New GP joins us

We are delighted to announce that Dr James Miller is joining us a a new GP from the beginning of November.  Dr Miller is newly trained as a GP and brings experience of working in hospitals in Australia.  He is a keen sportsman and interested in sports medicine.

Get Your Flu Jab!

Flu clinics

If you are over 65 or in the at risk category it is important to get your free flu jab.

Clinics at the Locality Health Centre on:

Saturday October 15th 9.00-1200
Saturday November 12th 9.00-12.00

Book in now with the reception team on the phone or in person.

Closer collaboration with Clarence Park Surgery

From October 1st the Locality Health Centre will be working in close collaboration with Clarence Park Surgeries.  Over time this will enable to become more efficient and offer a better service to patients.

There will be no immediate changes for patients at either surgery.  Patients continue to be registered with and can only be seen with at their respective surgeries.