URGENT PRACTICE NOTIFICATIONS
Current Urgent Notifications
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Notification
PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS.
Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, ALL of our initial GP consultations are by telephone, if the GP needs to see you face to face they will inform you during the initial telephone call.
Current Urgent Notifications
In an EMERGENCY dial 999
Current Urgent Notifications
Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic we are currently accepting telephone requests for repeat medications, this is to reduce the number of patients walking in to the surgery, please note that the Dispensary will ONLY take telephone calls between 12:00 and 15:00 (please do not call the Dispensary at any other time).
Welcome to The Beckington Family Practice
The Beckington Family Practice is a medical practice covering an area of about 100 square miles, including the rural area north of Frome and the town itself and extends over the borders into BANES and Wiltshire. We have two surgeries, St. Luke's Surgery, Beckington and Fromefield Surgery, Frome. There is a car park adjacent to the buildings with marked disabled parking bays, and there are no steps into the buildings or to the consulting rooms.
We are a dispensing practice. Those patients who live more than one mile from a pharmacy and who have registered as dispensing patients may have their prescriptions made up immediately after seeing the doctor at Beckington surgery and obtain their repeat medication there.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information
NHS COVID-19 VACCINATION PROGRAMME UPDATE
We know that everyone is eager to find out when they will get their Covid vaccination and that this is an anxious time. The NHS is working very hard to invite people who are eligible to have their vaccination, as quickly as possible.
You can really help to support the local vaccination programme and our surgery by:
- Please don’t contact the surgery to seek a vaccine, you will be contacted when it is the right time.
- If you are waiting for your second vaccination at Shape Mendip, we will contact you to arrange this.
- Attending all booked vaccination appointments at exactly the right time you’re asked to.
- Ensuring your contact details are up to date, so we can contact you quickly when it is time to have your vaccination.
- and whether you have had your vaccine or not, please continue to follow all the guidance in place to control the virus and save lives.
We are sending some text messages to patients with a booking link.
Eligible patients can also book their appointments directly with the national booking service online or by calling 119.
For more information on the NHS Vaccination programme please visit: https://www.somersetccg.nhs.uk/health/local-services/health-services-during-coronavirus/covid-19-vaccinations-in-somerset/
Thank you for your patience.
For general advice and guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
COVID Vaccine Status Certificates
We are unable to issue COVID Vaccine Status certificates here at the practice.
Please see the information regarding the vaccine status certificates on the GOV.UK website here.
Alternatively you can call the NHS helpline on 119 (from 17 May) and ask for a letter to be posted to you. This must be at least 5 days after you’ve completed your course of the vaccine, the letter may to take up to 5 days to reach you.
At Beckington Family Practice we offer additional appointments outside of our normal working week including some Saturday mornings; this is on a rotational basis between St Luke's and Fromefield.
Please contact reception for dates and times of available appointments.
Register for Online Services
Our practice now offers a range of online services through Patient Access, a few of the services we offer are, ordering prescriptions online, requesting non-urgent medical advice and viewing your medical record.
Bring the application form along with the 2 forms of ID (1 photo ID and proof of address i.e. recent utility bill) to reception for verification.
The Admin Team will then process your application and will contact you with the details to complete the Online Registration process.
Please be aware that this initial process may take up to 2 weeks.
Have Your Say
NHS Friends and Family
Are You A Carer?
Nickie Jones is our Carers Champion.
Nickie is the practice's point of contact for carers that are registered as one of our patients or for those patients that are being cared for, these carers of any age may need someone to listen, offer support or advise what services are available for carers to use.
Please be aware though that due to the current pandemic that there is a restriction on support groups, there is support online from various organisations, The Mendip Health Connections team can also provide support, click here for their website.
Patients often do not realise they are carers and not just a relative, there may be financial support available, Nickie can help identify if you are a carer and she can advise on who to contact.
Contact reception on 01373 830316 if you would like Nickie to contact you and she will respond as soon as she is able to.
Planning For The Future With The Mendip Symphony and Health Connections Mendip
Planning ahead for a time when you may become less well and writing an Advance Care Plan may be something you have considered but are unsure how this can be done?
The Mendip Symphony of GP practice's across the Mendip area and the Health Connections Team can support you and talk about your wishes and preferences for the future.
We all deserve the opportunity to consider what might be important to us towards the end of life, click Planning for the future for more information.