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Wish to register?

Advice for people wishing to register at this practice 

Thank you for asking if you could register as a patient at the Tawstock Medical Practice.

Unfortunately we are unable to register any new patients at this time.

This is due to a significant rise in demand for our services over the last year. We hope the situation will improve over the next six months. 

In the mean time we advise that you register with either: 

Essex House Medical Centre, 59 Fore Street, Chard, Somerset TA20 1QA

Tel:  01460 65046

Springmead Surgery, Summerfields Road, Chard, Somerset, TA20 2EW

Tel: 01460 64457

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

If you are already registered with this practice your health services will be unaffected.

Flu Clinic - Saturday 4th November 2017

If you are a carer, pregnant or have asthma, diabetes, kidney or heart disease, a weak immune system, you are over 65 years old or have a BMI of 40 or over we recommend you have a Flu Vaccination.  If you do not wish to have the vaccination please let reception know and this will help avoid us troubling you with further invites.

No appointment needed – just turn up.

Surname Begins       Time

A – E                           09:00 – 09:30

F – L                            09:30 –10:00

M – S                          10:00 – 10:30

T – Z                           10:30 – 11:00

 We would encourage as many as possible to attend on this date.

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Primary Care Practitioner (PCP) - Lisa Barnes

At Tawstock Medical Centre we are looking to develop and improve the service we can offer to our wide range of users. To help us with these developments, we have employed Lisa, our Primary Care Practitioner. She joins the team on 12th Septemeber after Sarah has left in July. In her new role as our PCP, Lisa is able to see a wide range of patients and can treat many common conditions. If required, Lisa can link in with the duty doctor for medical advice. Prior to joining us, Lisa worked in the Ambulance service as a Paramedic for numerous years. It would be very helpful that at the time of requesting an appointment you could give the receptionist a small amount of information in order for them to signpost you to the most appropriate clinician.

Accountable named GP for all patients

The practice is required by the Government under the terms of the latest GP contract to allocate all patients a named accountable GP. Individual patients will be informed of their named accountable GP at the first appropriate interaction with the practice. This information is also printed on prescriptions. If you are unsure who your accountable GP is then please ask a member of staff at your next appointment.

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