General Practice Data for Planning and Research (GPDPR) And Opting Out (Type 1)

There has been a lot attention in the media lately regarding Patients information being extracted from GP surgeries and you, the patient being able to opt-out of having any of your personal identifiable information being collected and used.

NHS Digital have produced a notice on why this information will be collected and the option to exercise a type 1 opt-out, please click here for more details, there is additional information regarding your data at your-nhs-data-matters and the Privacy Notice here.

Alternatively, you can download and print out a Type 1 opt-out form here and return to the practice reception before data sharing starts with NHS Digital on 1st September 2021, please note;

If you register a Type 1 Opt-out after your patient data has already been shared with NHS Digital, no more of your data will be shared with NHS Digital. NHS Digital will however still hold the patient data which was shared with them before you registered the Type 1 Opt-out

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Vaccinations


National Coronavirus (Covid-19) Vaccination Programme

We are vaccinating patients based on the priority groups identified by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation in collaboration with the other practices in our local primary care network. Most of the vaccinations take place at Shape Centre Mendip District Council Offices, Shepton Mallet. National guidance and vaccine deliveries control when each priority age group can be invited.
Please do not contact the surgery directly – we will contact you when it is time to have your vaccination.
Please note: If you are awaiting a call from us regarding the vaccine, our phone number will show as withheld when we call. We are sending some text messages to patients with a booking link.                             
For more information on the NHS Vaccination programme please visit: Somerset CCG
Thank you for your patience.

For general advice and guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19) please visit the NHS website: NHS UK

Current Vacancies at The Beckington Family Practice

We currently have the following Vacancy at the practice.


We are looking for a Part Time Medical Secretary (3 mornings & 1 full day)

We have a vacancy within our existing team of Medical Secretaries who provide support to 12 GPs and to other clinicians & colleagues as necessary.


We are looking for an experienced, highly motivated Medical Secretary with excellent communication skills, liaising with patients and clinicians.  Absolute discretion when handling confidential information and the ability to prioritise is vital. IT competency is essential as well as accurate computer keyboard skills and knowledge of MS Word and Excel, as we use a variety of specialist software. Knowledge of EMIS Web is an advantage. 


An important requirement is the willingness and flexibility to cover sickness absence and annual leave to provide continual cover for the Doctors.


This is an interesting but demanding role that requires good organisational skills and meticulous attention to detail, working as part of a friendly and supportive practice team.


Closing date: Friday 2nd July

Interview date: Week commencing 12th July

Start date: As soon as available


Please apply for the role by completing an application form which can either be downloaded here or requested from;

Tracey Gale – Practice Secretary/HR Administrator,

The Beckington Family Practice

St Luke’s Surgery, St Luke’s Road,

Beckington, Frome BA11 6SE



Please return the completed application form by email or post.