In an EMERGENCY dial 999
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
We have been experiencing some issues with calls being disconnected with our phone lines during very busy periods, especially when the Practice lines open in the morning.
We are currently investigating these issues and apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.
Current Urgent Notifications
St. Luke's Dispensary Notification
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.
GP Surgeries Are Working Differently Now
The pandemic is not over. We have been working hard all through the pandemic to continue delivering services. To protect everyone, we must maintain safe infection control and minimise unnecessary physical contact.
Please click Here for more information.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information
NHS COVID-19 VACCINATION AND BOOSTER PROGRAMME UPDATE
Across Somerset the NHS and its partners are working extremely hard to roll out the Spring COVID-19 booster vaccination programme to our communities.
The SHAPE vaccination site is now closed – The team will be carrying on vaccinating Care home residents and Housebound Patients over the next month. They are hoping to run a smaller service locally and there will be an update on the SHAPE Mendip Facebook page and through local communications. Please read all this information below as this covers all eligible groups.
In the meantime, there are other sites where you can get a vaccine, and all can be found on the links placed below.
1.Somerset CCG Covid Info page that shows the sites and opening times also at the bottom of that page. COVID-19 vaccinations in Somerset - Somerset CCG
2. find the nearest site by Postcode -https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/find-a-walk-in-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-site/
3. Manage or book your vaccination appointment via the national booking service –
4. Get help with your vaccination record
The Spring Booster vaccination is for all over 75s and the immunosuppressed.
All persons in eligible groups will receive direct communication to assist them with arranging a suitable and local appointment. The 5-11yrs groups will be sent National letters / texts or emails to invite you to book. The cohorts will start with the 11yr olds and work down the age groups due to be released to parents / carers - Sat 2/4/22.
Alternatively, appointments, if eligible, can be made by calling 119 or booking online.
It’s never too late to get your COVID-19 vaccination, as the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones against the Covid-19 virus including the Omicron variant. We have plenty of walk in and bookable slots across Somerset at our community pharmacies, GP sites and main vaccination centres.
If you are unable to find the answers through these links and need further help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org – please be patient for a response as they are on a reduced workforce now and they will try and reply within 48hrs.
A huge Thank you from the Team to the Shepton Community for the fabulous support, positive comments and encouragement and gifts that you have offered. Without this, the campaign would not have been so successful – we have delivered 90, 522 vaccinations to our community and are proud to have supported you all.
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.