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Keeping flu at bay

If you couldn't get to one our flu fayres in Dunster, Porlock or Washford, just ask at the surgery and if you're eligible (over 65, pregnant or with one of certain long term medical conditions) we can give you a free flu jab 

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Administrator: 

We are looking for an administrator to join our West Somerset GP Federation Living Better project (20h) - please click on the link below for more information

  Living Better Administrator

Dunster and Porlock Surgeries news

Click on the link to the right of this page to read our latest newsletter...

EXMOOR OSTEOPATHY

We're delighted to report that Exmoor Osteopathy, an excellent osteopathy partnership, are now running some of their clinics from Porlock Medical Centre and Dunster Surgery.  Please see their section under 'Clinics & Services' (the reddy-brown tab at the top). 

Summary Care Record

There is a new Central NHS Computer System called the Summary Care Record (SCR). It is an electronic record which contains information about the medicines you take, allergies you suffer from and any bad reactions to medicines you have had.

 

Why do I need a Summary Care Record?

Storing information in one place makes it easier for healthcare staff to treat you in an emergency, or when your GP practice is closed.

This information could make a difference to how a doctor decides to care for you, for example which medicines they choose to prescribe for you.

Who can see it?

Only healthcare staff involved in your care can see your Summary Care Record. 

 

How do I know if I have one?

Over half of the population of England now have a Summary Care Record. You can find out whether Summary Care Records have come to your area by looking at our interactive map or by asking your GP

Do I have to have one?

No, it is not compulsory. If you choose to opt out of the scheme, then you will need to complete a form and bring it along to the surgery. You can use the form at the foot of this page.

More Information

For further information visit the NHS Care records website or the HSCIC Website

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