Guidance Note for Patients Requesting Exemption Letters

Coronavirus Guidance

If you have travelled abroad in the last 14 days or been in close contact with someone with confirmed coronavirus please check the government’s website for the latest COVID-19 travel advice, you may need to call or go online to NHS111 for further advice before making or attending your appointment.

Improved Access

You can now make an appointment to see a health professional in a GP practice outside the usual working hours of GP surgeries. The scheme works by getting a group of GP practices together so that they can open up in turn at the new times.

If you cannot access an appointment at your own surgery it is now possible to access available appointments at other surgeries in your area. Our practice provides evening appointments every Friday evening but if one of these appointments does not suit your needs then please speak to reception. We can help arrange an appointment at one of the other practices on an evening that we do not provide appointments or on a Saturday morning when we are closed. Please contact the practice during normal working hours and we will be able to advise on where an appointment will be available. (Please be aware that clinicians at other practices will need consent to view you medical record should you have an appointment at another practice)

The following surgeries are offering Improved Access to all patients in the North Sedgemoor Federation:

Burnham and Berrow Medical CentreMonday evenings6.30-8.00pm
Cheddar Medical CentreTuesday evenings6.30-8.00pm
Axbridge and Wedmore Medical PracticeWednesday evenings6.30-8.00pm
Highbridge Medical CentreThursday evenings6.30-8.00pm
Brent Area Medical CentreFriday evenings6.30-8.00pm

All of the above surgeries offer appointments on a Saturday morning on a rota basis. Please contact reception during normal working hours to make an appointment.

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