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Noticeboard

  • The surgery email address is: somccg.enquiries.lyngfordpark@nhs.net
  • We are asking ALL patients to please wear a face covering when attending the surgery for an appointment. This can be a mask, or a scarf/shawl that covers your nose and mouth. Thank you.
  • 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 Information & 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 Spring 2020 Newsletter is available here Lyngford Park Surgery Spring Newsletter. The practice autumn and spring newsletters from 2019 are available to read by clicking Lyngford Park Surgery Spring Newsletter and Autumn Newsletter
  • 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.

Carer Information

Who is considered a carer?

A carer regularly looks after, helps or supports someone who wouldn’t be able to manage everyday life without their help. You don’t have to be living with the person that you care for and the help you give doesn’t have to be physical. The care you give is unpaid and you can be any age. You may be caring for a partner, another relative, a friend or neighbour, for example, it may be someone who:

    • Is over 60
    • Is living with dementia
    • Has a physical disability, learning disability, or a mental health condition
    • Has sight, hearing or communication difficulties
    • Suffers with a long-term health condition
    • Has a drug or alcohol dependency

Many carers don’t see themselves as carers and it takes them an average of two years to acknowledge their role as carer. The NHS website NHS Social Care and Support Guide is a thorough guide that explains your options as a carer and where you can get support.

Visit NHS Support and Benefits for Carers for specific advice about carer’s assessments, carer’s breaks and respite care, benefits for carers and help for young carers.

The Care Choices website has information on services for carers, as well as a thorough explanation of the carer’s assessment; who is eligible, what the assessment will consider and what the outcomes could be. Visit Care Choices - Services for Carers for further information.

Speaking to your GP about being a carer – click here for a poster about why you should speak to your GP. It is important we know that you are a carer so we can update your records appropriately. Also, your GP may be able to offer you additional support to help you look after yourself. We have ‘Carer’s Packs’ available at the surgery that have lots of useful information and contacts for carers and young carers – please ask reception for one.

Somerset Creative Carers Connect

Somerset Creative Carers Connect is a Facebook Group that provides an opportunity for unpaid carers in Somerset to share their creativity and connect with like-minded people. You don’t a personal Facebook account to access the group. For more information, visit Somerset Creative Carers Connect.



 
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