WELCOME TO WINSCOMBE AND BANWELL FAMILY PRACTICE
All patient care is being diverted to Banwell Surgery. please click on the link below for further details
Statement of Temporary Diversion of patient care to Banwell
If you develop symptoms of high temperature, a new continuous cough or shortness of breath, however mild, you should self-isolate at home for 7 days. Do not call 111. Please access information online at nhs111. If you get worse please call nhs111.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
For an Isolation sick note click on the link below
Given the exceptional circumstances we have chosen to cancel all doctors and nurses routine and online appointments with immediate effect.
If you still have an urgent medical need please contact the surgery by telephone to discuss this with an emergency doctor. Urgent care will continue via the emergency triage system.
If you have a prescription request please place this online or you can post requests in the post box outside either surgery.
Thank you for understanding.
Patient Safety is at the forefront of what we do, therefore, we are putting in measures to prevent the possible spread of Corona virus (COVID-19)
Important information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)
The NHS is well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases and has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff.
We would like to reduce unnecessary visits to the surgery, please telephone our reception team. Our lines may be busier than usual so please bear with us Prescription requests can be made by dropping them in the box outside or via your pharmacy or by using Patient Access.
Due to concerns of Coronavirus and under guidance of Public Health England, we are screening patients before they come in to the practice. If you have a pre booked appointment to visit the surgery, you will receive a text or phone call from us.
If you, or anyone in your household, has Coronavirus symptoms please stay at home for 14 days. These symptoms are:
- a high temperature - you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- and/or a new, continuous cough (this means you've started coughing repeatedly)
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you are staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you are staying at home.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Read the advice about staying at home
Use the 111 coronavirus service
Government guidance for employees including sick note information - GP Surgeries are not providing sick notes for self isolation
The NHS in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.
NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.
Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:
Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at Further information is available on nhs.uk.
For further guidance please click on the link below-
Public Health Guidance
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.
All patients are allocated a Named GP who is responsible for the care and support that our Practice provides to them. Your named GP will ensure that you receive the best possible level of care, and will work with other relevant health and care professionals involved in your care. However, even though all patients are allocated a Named GP, this does not mean that they can only book to see that particular GP : patients are free to choose to see any GP or Nurse at the Practice, at either of our Surgeries. Equally, patients can choose to change their allocated Named GP at any time simply by asking us.
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.
From 2018, we are working together with other local Practices to offer more appointments in the early mornings, evenings and some weekends. Speak to a member of the Practice team to find out more.
Please be advised that we have a call recording and monitoring system installed. All calls at both surgeries are recorded.
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.
Order Repeat Prescriptions Online
Please note the cost per item on a prescription has risen to £9.00 from 1st April 2019.
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 2019 the NHS prescription charge in England is £9.00 for each quantity of a drug or appliance. However, the cost of a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) remains at £29.10 for a 3 month certificate. The cost of the annual certificate remains 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.
Online Appointments - suspended until further notice
You can now request a routine appointment online. Please click on the link below which will take you to the page to request an appointment. Please be aware that you can only request appointments a week in advance.
Care Quality Commission
(Site updated 30/03/2020)