New Patient Registration -SUSPENDED

WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

briefing document

This has been agreed with Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) due to the national and local lack of suitable GPs. This has been reviewed with the CCG in March and we are applying to extend this for a year as the present situation has not changed - at present the practice has only one permanent GP to look after nearly 4400 patients.

If you wish to comment, please read the briefing document above and then email: somccg.westcokersurgery@nhs.net.

In normal times, if you wish to register as a West Coker Surgery patient, simply drop (or post) your signed medical card into the practice.  If you cannot find your card then the practice staff will be happy to send you registration forms, or you can collect them in person from the surgery.  All patients must register with Dr Smith (as the GP holding the practice contract) but once registered can ask to see any of the GPs working at the practice.  Please note that on some days there may only be one GP available so you must be happy to see any of the GPs who work at the practice if you register with us.

If you wish to be a member of his practice’s patient participation group then please apply in writing and further information will be provided.

If you wish to provide feedback please email us or leave a written comment in the box at reception.

Practice Area

The practice will usually accept patients who live within the practice boundaries, but not at present (see above). The practice area includes some of the western area of Yeovil, the following villages, and further away up to the eastern edge of Crewkerne.  Rarely, e.g. existing patients move home, or new family members, the practice will accept patients from outside the practice area, if it has the capacity to do so.  To be eligible to be registered at the practice, Yeovil patients needs to live on or to the south west of a line along the Dorchester Road, West Coker Road, Watercombe Lane, the Western Relief Road and the A3088. If the patient is in doubt then they should contact the reception team who will be happy to advise if they are in the practice area.

Barwick

Haselbury Plucknett

Pendomer

East Chinnock

Montacute

Stoke sub Hamdon

East CokerNorth Perrott

Stoford

Halstock

Norton sub Hamdon

West Chinnock

Hardington

Odcombe

West Coker

 

Change of Address/Name

If you change your address and/or name but stay within the practice area, please ask at reception for a change of address form.  You may be asked to provide proof of the change, e.g. utility bill for change of address, marriage certificate for a change of name. If you move outside of the practice area you will usually be expected to register at another, more local, practice.

Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.  You can download the guide below.

pdf A Patient Guide to GP Services

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