Mendip Country PracticeChurch StColefordRadstockSomerset, BA3 5NQTel: 01373 812244
Our partnership prides itself in providing a traditional, friendly, but efficient family doctor service from our modern computerised surgery in Coleford. Our team of doctors, nurses, health visitor, and administrative staff work closely together; not only to help when you are ill, but also to try to prevent serious diseases from occurring.
We will accept patients living anywhere in our practice area, as shown on the map held in reception, but essentially between the towns of Frome, Midsomer Norton, Radstock and Shepton Mallet.
We are a GMS practice (General Medical Services) and our Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is Somerset CCG based in Yeovil.
To register with the practice please ask for forms from reception. You will be registered (as per GMS2 contract April 2004) with the practice, you will also be allocated a specific doctor who will be your named/usual GP.
Your usual GP is the clinician at the surgery who will have overall responsibility for your care. Patients who are over 75 years of age will have been informed already of their named GP and if you are newly registered you will be informed within 21 days of your registration.
If you express a preference as to which GP you wish to be assigned we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate that request. This may not always be possible as some of our doctors work part time and therefore they may have slightly longer waiting times. Please note although you are allocated a GP this does not prevent you from seeing any of the GP’s working in the practice.
Once an appointment is made you are responsible for turning up promptly, if you cannot attend please ring Reception to cancel – it can then be offered to someone else, even at short notice.
Out of Area Patient – you may still register as a patient with us even if you live outside of the practice area (catchment area). However there is no obligation for the practice to provide home visits and this will be explained at the time of registering.
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.
A Patient Guide to GP Services
You may print off a registration form and New Patient Registration Pack. Please fill it out and bring it in with you on your first visit to the practice.
Patient Registration Pack
Summary Care Record
When you register you will also be asked to fill out a medical questionnaire, which is included in the New Patient Registration Pack. This is because it can take a considerable time for us to receive your medical records. When you come to the surgery you will be asked to complete and sign this form.
These fact sheets have been written to explain the role of UK health services, the National Health Service (NHS), to newly-arrived individuals seeking asylum. They cover issues such as the role of GPs, their function as gatekeepers to the health services, how to register and how to access emergency services.
Special care has been taken to ensure that information is given in clear language, and the content and style has been tested with user groups. Open the leaflets in one of the following languages
If you are ill while away from home or if you are not registered with a doctor but need to see one you can receive emergency treatment from the local GP practice for 14 days. After 14 days you will need to register as a temporary or permanent patient.
You can be registered as a temporary patient for up to three months. This will allow you to be on the local practice list and still remain a patient of your permanent GP. After three months you will have to re-register as a temporary patient or permanently register with that practice.
To register as a temporary patient simply contact the local practice you wish to use. Practices do not have to accept you as a temporary patient although they do have an obligation to offer emergency treatment. You cannot register as a temporary patient at a practice in the town or area where you are already registered.
Download the Temporary Resident Registration Form
If you wish to register as a private patient for a non NHS treatment, please print off and fill in a Private Patient registration form, and bring it along with some ID to the practice.
Private Patient Registration Form
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