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The need to protect patients and staff from Covid-19 (coronavirus) is as important as ever and is a top priority for the practice; particularly as we head into winter.

In addition, the amount of patient requests coming in remains significant. We continue to encourage patients to seek help for their ailments but also ask that patients consider whether the practice is the most appropriate point of care. Before you submit a request do remember that you can order your repeat prescriptions directly through patient access, can get NHS support and advice online to undertake self-help, and for minor illnesses and ailments your local pharmacy team are trained clinical professionals who can provide free advice on the best treatment. If you are ever unsure about where to obtain help, visit 111 online for guidance.   

When accessing the surgery, please remember that we are doing things differently to keep you safe, while making sure that you have access to the care you need. If you have a booked face to face appointment at the practice please ring on the door bell so we can meet and greet you (the door will be closed). This is so we can ensure precautions are taken for you and the healthcare teams safety; and so you can socially distance within the waiting room.

To submit a request or query, we encourage our patients to use our online consultation platform by  clicking on the askmyGP link below. However, if patients would rather call the practice please be prepared to tell our healthcare team about your symptoms or concerns. We will respond in a number of ways, either by online message, by phone, or by video call and we may ask you to come into the surgery. We can assure you that we are dealing with all requests in a safe and timely manner. If you are requested to attend the surgery, please do follow the instructions provided by our staff before arriving.

With great appreciation from the staff at Hamdon Medical Centre

Travel Vaccinations

Following a decision made by the Department of Health & Social Care and NHS Resolution, practice staff will no longer be insured to administer private travel vaccinations. Due to this, Hamdon Medical Centre will cease providing private travel vaccinations from 1 August 2019.

 

We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

 

Patients are still able to receive Tetanus, Hepatitis A and Typhoid Boosters at the practice for free as these vaccinations are provided by the NHS for Public Health Services.

 

All other travel health advice and vaccinations must be sought from private travel clinics.

 

The following are a non-exhaustive list for local travel advice and vaccination providers:

  • Boots - Middle Street, Yeovil (Pharmacy): have a free travel consultation service and patients only pay for their vaccines. This service is Monday to Wednesday only (with no yellow fever service)
  • Boots Babylon Hill, Yeovil (Pharmacy): have a free travel consultation service and patients only pay for their vaccines.
  • Day Lewis Pharmacies: Are able to provide an initial phone consultation by Masta (£20) and then a follow up appointment for the vaccines at the pharmacy (charges for individual vaccines as needed).
  • Asda Pharmacy, Yeovil: no travel consultation service but have antimalarials available to purchase without a prescription.
  • MASTA Travel Clinic - Crewkerne Pharmacy, Crewkerne Health Centre, Middle Path, Crewkerne, TA18 8BX https://www.masta-travel-health.com/ClinicDetails/477

     

    For more information please visit https://nathnac.net/

  

N.B. You can request a printout of the vaccine record that we hold on our electronic files for you however this may not include all of the vaccines you have received or vaccines that may be recorded in your paper notes.

global air travel

If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements.  This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required. 

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America South America
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

 

It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible  - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations.  These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine.  Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.

Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge.  This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.


Travel Health Questionnaire

To help us offer the appropriate advice, please fill out the online form before coming to see the nurse.

clock2Travel Questionnaire


Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday.  To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)

 

 
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