Our local NHS is working on plans to quickly scale up our Covid-19 vaccination programme, including through GP surgeries. Alongside Riverbank vaccination centre, this means a significant proportion of our clinicians will be vaccinating and therefore be unable to deal with routine medical queries.

The government and NHS England have asked us to focus on vaccinating in the coming weeks, so this may mean you will be waiting longer for non-urgent appointments. We appreciate your patience. As always, our team will be working hard to prioritise those who are most in need. Thank you for your understanding.

If you have already received a text message or letter from the surgery about booking your vaccine, please use the link in the text message to make your appointment.

If we haven’t yet been in touch, you will hear from the surgery when we have an appointment available. We are working hard to get our appointments set up, so this should be very soon. In the meantime, please do not contact us about getting a vaccination appointment.

How to book in the meantime

From Monday 13 December, everyone aged over 30 can book a vaccine appointment online. You can do this here. From Wednesday 15 December, this will open to everyone aged 18 and over.

From Monday 13 December, everyone aged 18 and over is eligible to get their vaccine at a walk-in centre. Full details of walk-in clinics and how to access them are available here (you may need to book an appointment in advance).

There is likely to be extremely high demand for vaccinations over the next few days. Please be assured that we are working hard to increase capacity as soon as possible. Please don’t call the surgery reception to enquire. Instead, you can:

  • Keep an eye on our website and social media for updates
  • Wait for us to contact you – you will get a letter or text message
  • Visit grabajab.net.

We appreciate your ongoing patience in this exceptional time

Many thanks,

The winscombe and banwell team