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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.

How to Register with the Practice

We welcome new patients. If you wish to register with Lyngford Park Surgery please come into the surgery and pick up a Registration Pack.

Proof of ID

Please bring ID with you if you can, however you will not be refused registration or appointments because you do not have a proof of address or personal identification at hand. This also applies if you are an asylum seeker, refugee, a homeless patient or an overseas visitor. ID is not required for children under 15.

New patients need to bring their own forms and ID to the surgery.


Forms of ID should ideally include:

  • A form of Photo ID, for example a passport or a driving licence
  • Proof of current address, such as a utility bill, bank statement, housing agreement

Our Registration Pack

You will be asked to complete a Registration Form (GMS1), a medical questionnaire, Fast Alcohol Screening Test (FAST) and the Accessible Information Standard. You can complete the forms here at the surgery on the day or complete them at home and bring them back in. Please note that we need all four completed forms before we are able to register you. New patients under 15 will be asked to complete the Registration Form only.


Immediately Necessary Treatment

If you fall ill while away from home, or if you are not registered with a GP but need to see one and are in the Lyngford Park Surgery catchment area, you can still contact the surgery to ask for treatment. You can receive emergency treatment for 14 days. After that you will have to register as a temporary resident or permanent patient.


Temporary Residents

Consider calling NHS 111 if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. You can also call NHS 111 if you're not sure which NHS service you need.

Registration as a temporary resident allows you to be taken on to the practice's list for up to three months. If you are registered with a practice but are away from your home area, you can register temporarily with Lyngford Park Surgery if you are in the area and still remain a patient of your registered practice. Try to have the following information available when you attend your appointment for the first time:

  • details of your ongoing medical problems
  • details of medical problems you have suffered in the past
  • details of any medicines that you are currently taking
  • details of any allergies
  • contact details of your registered or previous practice.
 
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