News and information from the practice.

Evening and Weekend Appointments ('Improved Access')

You can now access GP appointments in the evenings and at weekends, if you are registered at a Somerset practice.

Improved Access is a Somerset-wide initiative, whereby patients can book appointments at other practices in the local area. These are available 18:30-20:00, Monday-Friday, and Saturday mornings.

Appointment types will vary - some being face-to-face, some on the phone - and there will be a mixture of bookable and same-day appointments available across the week. We aim to offer appointments with your usual GP but sessions may also be with another healthcare professional, such as a nurse practitioner or a practice nurse. We are keen to balance the importance of continuity of care with convenient access for patients, while ensuring that the service is safe.

We offer Improved Access appointments on Tuesdays or Thursdays (days set each week) but you can be seen at any participating surgery during the evening or weekend. To book such an appointment, contact us during normal opening times. We will explain the process, and ensure the booking is appropriate. We will also request required consent.

For more information, please see the poster, FAQs and map of participating surgeries via the links below.

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Thanks from Dr Eaton

I would like to thank everyone for the many cards, gifts and well wishes that have been received since announcing my departure from the practice earlier this year. It has been a privilege to be part of the practice and I am most grateful for all the sentiments expressed which will serve as a lovely reminder of my 17 years in the practice. 

With very best wishes

Dr Andy Eaton