WELCOME TO WINSCOMBE AND BANWELL FAMILY PRACTICE
At Winscombe and Banwell Family Practice we aim to provide efficient and effective healthcare, with a personal and friendly touch. As a family practice we pride ourselves on providing more than just medical treatment.
Our two surgeries, on Hillyfields Way in Winscombe and Westfield Road in Banwell, are fully integrated into the surrounding communities, serving a total catchment area of 9000 patients. Both surgeries provide disabled access and hygienic baby changing facilities and free parking for our patients, as well as visiting the nearby St. Monica’s Trust Care Village in Sandford.
This website has been designed to make quality healthcare even more easy, convenient and available to you. Through it you can easily arrange or cancel appointments, order repeat prescriptions and, if you are new to the area, register with the practice. Furthermore, this page provides a wealth of information, from illness profiles to travel vaccination advice. We are keen to hear what you think of both the website and our overall level of service, so please feel free to leave feedback in our comments section.
The practice has suitable access for disabled patients at both surgeries.
Please be advised that we have a call recording and monitoring system installed. All calls at both surgeries are recorded.
Our list is open for new patients please ask at Reception for a registration form or fill one out online by viewing our new patients pages.
To contact the Out of Hours Service when the surgery is closed please call 111. This is a free call from both landlines and mobiles.
Important news about Baby Clinics
The locations of Baby Clinics will change as of the 1st July 2014
Baby Clinic will continue to be held between 1.30pm and 3.30pm on Wednesdays (there is No Baby Clinic on the 5th week of the month).
On weeks 1,3 and 4 the Baby Clinic will be held at the Childrens Centre in Banwell .
On week 2 it will continue to be held at Winscombe Surgery.
Order Repeat Prescriptions Online
Please note the cost per item on a prescription has risen to £8.05 from 1st April 2014
You can order any repeat medication online once you have registered for the service. Please see our online services area at the bottom of the home page or go to the Prescriptions page and click on the link to register. once registered you can easily order your monthly repeat medication online.
Please note: From 1st April 2014, the NHS prescription charge in England will increase by 20p from £7.85 to £8.05 for each quantity of a drug or appliance. However, the cost of a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) will remain at £29.10 for a 3 month certificate. The cost of the annual certificate will remain at £104.00. Pre Payment Certificates (PPC) offer savings for those needing 4 or more items in 3 months or 14 or more items in one year. Please see the prescription pages for further information.
Patient Participation Group
Thank you to all those who attended the education evening on Thursday 27th March. We had a very infomative evening with intersting presentations from our local Community Team, NHS 111 and BRISDOC Out of Hours service. Thanks also to all of those who helped with the refreshments.
We will be typing a summary of the evening in the next Newsletter.
Please see our Patient Participation Group Survey for 2014 by clicking the link under survey results on the right of this page.
Next Patient Group Meeting: TBA
(Site updated 27/06/2014)