COVID VACCINATION PROGRAMME
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IMPORTANT MESSAGE - CHEW MEDICAL PRACTICE
Unfortunately, as of 3/1/2021, Chew Medical Practice is currently managing a coronavirus outbreak amongst our staff. We would like to reassure you that we have taken advice from Public Health England and no patients are considered at risk. No patient needs to self isolate or get tested as a result of a contact with anyone at the surgery.
We are being supported by the CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) and RUH to contain this outbreak. The surgery has been deep cleaned and fogged which is the gold standard for disinfection in these cases.
We will be remaining open and providing a service for all our patients who are acutely unwell. If you have an urgent medical need please do contact us in the normal way. However, if you need to discuss a routine matter we would kindly request that you do not call until after Monday 18th January.
Unfortunately, we will have to postpone some routine appointments that are already booked. We will be in contact with everyone this affects in due course.
We will continue to book patients for their COVID vaccinations as per the order of priority laid out by the 'Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations'. Those who have been booked for COVID vaccinations on Friday 8th January will still go ahead at the Somer Centre in Midsomer Norton. These vaccines will most likely be delivered by clinicians of other local practices.
Many thanks for your understanding at this difficult time.
The Chew Medical Practice team.
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Face Masks / Face Coverings
To comply with new government guidance we request that all patients and members of the public attending the practice wear a face covering, unless you are exempt for health, age or equality reasons. Please be mindful and respectful of such circumstances, noting that some people are less able to wear face coverings, and that the reasons for this may not be visible to others.
Please note we are unable to provide an exemption letter for anyone unable to wear a face mask / face covering for the above reasons, please click here for more information.
To reduce numbers in the waiting room to enable us to comply with social distancing, please could we ask that patients do not come early for a 'face to face' appointment and wherever possible attend appointments alone.
Please be assured we are following national guidance regarding COVID-19 and all staff are having COVID tests as and when required.
Chew Medical Practice is committed to providing a friendly and professional healthcare service from our exceptional premises in Chew Stoke.
You can be confident that our team of doctors, nurses and administrative staff will work closely together to provide supportive, patient-centred care when you need it, and to promote good health throughout the community.
Our surgery is fully accessible, with level access and reserved parking for disabled people close to the main entrance. There is additional parking on site for other visitors. There are patient toilets and baby changing facilities.
Once you have registered with us, healthcare professionals will work together with you to ensure the most appropriate care is provided. This partnership philosophy extends even further and our active patient group exists to make sure that patient needs and the practice offering are always heading in the same direction.
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