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  • COVID VACCINATIONS: Please do NOT call or turn up at the surgery or the local hospital to enquire about COVID vaccinations. We know that patients and all health and social care staff are eager to find out when they will receive their COVID vaccination. The NHS is prioritising vaccinating those people who experts have agreed will benefit from it the most and we are systemically working through all the eligible groups according to the national priorities. Please be assured that we will contact you directly, when it is your turn to book your vaccination and we will answer all your questions at your appointment. Health and care teams across Somerset are working exceptionally hard to roll out our local vaccination programme in Somerset in line with the JCVI's prioritisation and we are continuing to vaccinate people aged 80 and over, care home residents and staff, as well as widening out the offer to frontline health and social care staff. Please continue to attend any vaccination appointments as planned. If there are any changes we will contact you direct - please do not call the surgery. Thank you

  • Please note: The surgery will be CLOSED on Tuesday 16th February between 13:00 and 14:00 for staff training.

  • Over 50's flu vaccinations: We are now able to offer flu vaccinations to patients aged 50-64 years. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we strongly recommend you take this opportunity to vaccinate yourself against seasonal influenza. Please contact our reception team on 01823 333355 to make your appointment.

  • The surgery email address is: somccg.enquiries.lyngfordpark@nhs.net. This is for non-urgent queries and requests only.


  • We politely ask ALL patients to wear a face mask when attending the surgery. If you do not have a mask, you will be asked to rebook your appointment.

  • To reduce your chances of catching COVID-19 and reduce pressure on your local GP practice during this busy time, appointments will be carried out over the phone, through video consultations or online via our website Engage Consult, unless there is a clinical need for you to come into the practice. This will help minimise the risk while continuing to ensure people get the care and advice they need.

  • Please note: Following guidelines from NHS England our online appointment booking system has been temporarily disabled.

  • If you have concerns about the Coronavirus, please click on the link below with guidance for general public. Link: Coronavirus Latest Advice.

  • General information on Coronavirus can be accessed at: Coronavirus (COVID-19) - NHS

  • In line with the NHS Long Term Plan, our fax machine will no longer be in use from 01.04.2020. Our secure email address, somccg.enquiries.lyngfordpark@nhs.net, can be used as an alternative way to contact us. 

  • The new January 2021 Newsletter is available here Lyngford Park Surgery Newsletter January 2021. Previous practice newsletters are available here: Lyngford Park Surgery Spring Newsletter 2020, Lyngford Park Surgery Spring Newsletter 2019 and Autumn Newsletter 2019.

  • The practice now offers an appointment reminder service via text, for more information click here.

  • For more information about online consultations and queries scroll down or click here

  • Appointment Cancellation - To cancel an appointment simply text us on 07922037720 leaving your name and date of your appointment or ring our Reception Team on 01823 333355.

  • To view the updated practice privacy notice click here

  • Please note that the Private Travel Clinic service ceased with effect from 1 June 2017

  • You can also book appointments and order repeat medication online - ask at Reception. We want to offer you more choice and more convenience.

  • The practice offers appointments 5 days a week and up until 8pm on Tuesdays (and some Wednesdays) - Remember, you can book an appointment up to 6 weeks in advance.

  • Out of Hours - NHS 111 - This service is for when you need medical help fast but it is not a 999 emergency.

Proposed Practice Boundary Change

In October 2020 we submitted an application to change the practice boundary at Lyngford Park Surgery. This has been approved and the boundary change will take effect from 1st February 2021.  

You can view our proposed practice boundary change here: Lyngford Park Practice Boundary Change


What is happening? Currently we take patients from a large catchment area across the north of Taunton as well as many villages located around the southern end of the Quantock Hills.
Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which allocates health spending for the county, has agreed to redraw our boundary, which will impact those living in villages to both the north and west of Taunton.

Why is this happening? The change, which was agreed on 7th December 2020, has been done to ensure that our resources are better able to serve the residents of Taunton, especially in the north-east of the town, which is seeing a significant population growth due to new housing developments.
There are a number of reasons why this new boundary is being put in place:

  • Reduction in journey times to the practice, which will prevent congestion on roads in and around the town
  • During peak times, home visits have taken our duty doctors in excess of an hour - releasing clinical time will allow them to see more patients
  • We have an increasing population in the north-east of Taunton - reducing travel time will allow us to focus our existing resources. This will better serve our local population and allow our clinicians to see more patients, providing a better quality of patient care and services for all.

So what does this mean for existing patients? There will be no change in service for patients currently registered with the surgery. It is also important to us that we support and enable family groups to be seen by the same practice where possible and in the best interest of the patients.
We will also consider, and accept applications from children and elderly relatives of those already registered, unless there is a specific reason why we cannot treat that patient, where their care would be better supported elsewhere (something we already assess and consider).

What does this mean for new patients? Once the new boundary is in place (this is expected to be 01st February 2021) anyone looking to register from outside of the new area will need to consider registering with a different surgery.
There are 11 other surgeries in the local area who have been identified as being able to accommodate new patients. These include:

  • Quantock Vale, Mount Street, Bishop's Lydeard
  • Creech Medical Centre, Hyde Lane, Creech St Michael
  • North Petherton Surgery, Mill Lane, North Petherton
  • Orchard Medical Centre, Morse Road, Norton Fitzwarren
  • College Way Surgery, Comeytrowe Centre, Taunton
  • Crown Medical Centre, Venture Way, Taunton
  • French Weir Surgery, French Weir Avenue, Taunton
  • Taunton Vale Healthcare, Lisieux Way, Taunton
  • Warwick House Medical Centre, Upper Holway Road, Taunton
  • Luson Surgery, Fore Street, Wellington
  • Wellington Medical Centre, Mantle Street, Wellington

Contact Us If you need to speak to us about these changes and what this might mean for you, please email the practice manager, Ann England, at somccg.enquiries.lyngfordpark@nhs.net.

Thank you



 
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