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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.

Book Appointments Online!

Please note: Booking appointments online is currently unavailable due to the Total Triage process being used due to COVID.

We now offer patients the use of a secure web site on the Internet to:

  • Request repeat prescriptions
  • Notify us about change of address, telephone number, or e-mail
  • Send us a secure message
  • Book Appointments
  • There is also a facility to pre-register with the Practice which may be particularly useful to students.

accessHOW DO I REGISTER FOR EMIS ACCESS?
You must be a fully registered patient, and need a letter from us containing personalised access codes . To get this letter you need to come to Reception and ask for Registration for EMIS Access, you will need to show some photo ID, i.e. passport/driving license. The Receptionist will find you on our computer system and print out your access codes and registration instructions. Once you have the access codes and instructions you can connect to the web site at any time and register.

HOW DO I GET ONTO EMIS ACCESS?
You can visit this page by clicking on the following image from anywhere in this website The first time you use the site you will be asked to create your account. Here you will need to enter the four registration codes given to you by the practice.

REPEAT PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS
If one of our doctors has arranged a repeat prescription for you, and the review date has not expired, then you can use EMIS Access to request a repeat. Prescriptions can be collected two full working day after request. Once you have logged onto EMIS Access you can view any medication items by clicking List of your repeat medication in the Repeat Prescriptions section of the screen. Tick the items you require and then click Make Request. There is no need to add a message relating to your request. You will then see a confirmation screen, providing you are happy with the selection you made, click Confirm.

VIEWING YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION
Clicking on View/Update Your Contact Info (opposite Welcome on the EMIS Access home page) will show the current details we hold for you. If you need to make any changes click Edit but please note the following points which are very important: Your address: Your address may appear in an abbreviated format on this screen, this is because our computer system limits the address field to a specific width. If you address is abbreviated there is no need to change it unless it is technically incorrect (i.e. wrong flat number).

E-mail: it is useful for us if you can provide a current e-mail address - particularly if you are using our repeat prescription request service. After entering any changes click Submit. You then need to confirm the changes by clicking Confirm. We review all changes when we receive them, and accept them providing they comply with our requirements.

SECURE MESSAGING
The EMIS Access messaging system provides an encrypted secure method of communicating electronically with us. Click on Send a message to your surgery. Complete the subject line, and enter your message in the message field. Your message is limited to around 450 characters. The EMIS Access home page tells you whether you have messages. You can then click to view them Important notes: a copy of your message and our reply will also be attached automatically to your medical record. We aim to respond to your secure message within 2 to 3 working days.



 
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