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We are aware with an issue with Patient Access (online prescription ordering)- the system has been updated and the new update has added a screen asking patients to nominate their pharmacy- There is no option to nominate your dispensary at the practice.

This is beyond our control but we have reported the problem (as have many other practices) and we are awaiting a fix- In the meantime, you can order repeat prescriptions by:

  • Dropping or posting a note into us at any time (we give you a printed list of your repeat medications each time if you'd like to use that)
  • Faxing the request to us on 01643 821770
  • Phoning through on 01643 822594 between 9.00-11.00 in the morning and 3.00-5.00pm in the afternoon. Please do not use the Dunster main surgery appointment line.

With Dr Kelham retiring, Dr Fawden will now be based mostly in Porlock and take over Dr Kelham’s list.  This means that Dr Fawden will not be available very much in Dunster so we have reallocated his patients to Dr Sherry (who is currently being covered by three doctors part time whilst she looks after her new baby).

 

It’s a time of tremendous change and we hope you will understand if there are occasional disruptions as we ease into our new patterns now Dr Kelham has retired.

Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care services in England.

They make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve.

They monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and publish what they find.

The CQC also protect the interests of vulnerable people.

They have a range of powers to use to take action if people are getting poor care.

Now by law all GP practices must be registered with the CQC to make sure that the standards of care and treatment provided meets national standards of quality and safety. The CQC will inspect GP practices to make sure these standards are met.

If you would like any further information on the Care Quality Commission, including details of the national standards of quality and safety please go to their website www.cqc.org.uk



 
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