Please also see our COVID-19 information page
The latest infection control guidance from Somerset CCG asks that patients wear a surgical facemask when entering a GP Practice. The reason for this is that they are proven to be most effective in protecting against the spread of COVID-19.
We therefore politely ask that, from now on, patients wear a surgical facemask rather than a fabric/homemade face covering or scarf. Surgical facemasks are now widely available to purchase in shops and online.
Our priority is to protect patients and staff from contracting and spreading the virus. Help us to STOP THE SPREAD.
We know that people will be very keen to find out about our local plans for the vaccination programme in Somerset. We are currently working together with our local health and care providers to develop a detailed Somerset-wide plan to deliver the vaccinations in a safe and effective way for the priority groups identified by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation. Please do not contact the surgery directly – we will contact you when it is time to have your vaccination. For more information about how Langport Surgery is progressing with Covid-19 vaccinations click here.
Thank you for your patience.
What is an Online Consultation?
Why have we changed the way you contact your doctor?
We have a growing team of clinical and support staff and by working in this way we can ensure all patients are directed to the best person to help them, in the most efficient way. See our printable summary
The new system will allow more time with the doctor when your problem is complex and simple queries can be managed quickly and efficiently sometimes with a phone or video call or a reply online to your query. This will reduce the need for patients to come to the surgery unnecessarily, freeing up car parking space and consulting rooms.
What do I need to do now?
How long until I hear back?
All medical queries are reviewed by a doctor you can expect a response on the same day in most cases. Replies for administrative queries are usually within 48 hours.
It is much better if your usual doctor can help you if you have an ongoing issue. They will have a better understanding of your problem and history.
If your usual doctor is on leave we will direct your query to another member of the team. If you have submitted your query on a day your usual doctor is not normally in we will ask you to resubmit it on a day when they are able to help you, so please check the list of working days before submitting your query.
Patient guides on:
How to create an account for Online Consultations
How to send an Online Consultation to your GP Practice
How to send an Online Consultation to your GP Practice on behalf of someone else
Usernames and Password Problems
If you have have forgotten your online consultation account password, you are able to reset the password by clicking on 'Forgotten Password' on the online consultation login page. This will prompt you to answer one of your security questions and set a new password for your account.
Our reception team are able to assist with queries regarding forgotten account usernames and reset passwords if the above guidance has been unsuccessful.
The Friends of Langport Surgery (FoLS) invite patients to join the Virtual Patient Participation Group.
Would you like to have your say about the services provided at Langport Surgery but don't have the time to come to meetings?
See our Patient Group page if you would like more information or to join the group.
How can a Village Agent help you during this difficult time?
If you require assistance from Ellie Brunt please complete this Response Form
* All conversations are treated with the strictest confidentiality *
July 2019 - We are currently taking part in a cancer diagnosis reseach project. The audit looks at patients diagnosed between January - December 2018 to understand patterns of cancer diagnosis for all cancer types across the UK. More information about the Cancer Diagnosis Research Project and Cancer Diagnosis Research Project FAQ.
The Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review (IMMDS) is investigating 3 medical interventions where patients have reported problems and suffered serious harm. These are pelvic mesh implants, Primodos and hormonal pregnancy tests, and sodium valproate (Epilim or Depakote). The Review wants to make sure any individual or family affected by these three interventions is aware of its work and can make contact or provide evidence.
See the Emergency Food Bank Poster
A great opportunity for our community to access information, advice and support at the Talking Cafe.
This is an initiative across Somerset whereby patients can make appointments at extended times (up until 8pm at night Monday-Friday and on Saturday mornings) at other practices across the local area. Practices working together to deliver extended access to appointments in this local area are:Springmead, Tawstock, Essex House, Church View, The Meadows and Summervale.
Appointment types will vary, some being face to face and some on the 'phone and there will be a mixture of pre-bookable and same day appointments available across the week. They may be with a doctor but could also be with another healthcare professional such as a primary care practitioner or a nurse. We are keen to balance the importance of continuity of care with convenient access for patients whilst ensuring that the service is safe.
To book an evening or weekend appointment please contact your registered practice during normal opening times, this will help us to signpost you to the most appropriate option for your particular problem. By contacting us we can fully explain the process, ensure that the booking is appropriate and cover all the relevant information and consent that we need to before we book an appointment for you.
For more information about Improved Access visit our Improved Access page
This is a new service available for people with diabetes that is available across Somerset. See the My Diabetes My Way Leaflet
We are changing the way that we send our appointment reminders. You will no longer receive text reminders unless you complete and return a copy of our consent form. For more information, to submit an electronic form or print a copy of the consent form see our Text Reminder page. IMPORTANT - Tell us if you change your number or if your phone is lost or stolen.
Due to COVID-19 the FOLS Lucky numbers is suspended until further notice those already subscribed will have there subscriptions carried forward. And we will communicate with all members over the next few weeks
Februarys Lucky Numbers are 1st - 70 , 2nd - 134, 3rd - 92. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone that has entered to support the FoLS. Scroll down for more information and an application form.
Keep watching for the next draw numbers - Good Luck!
The Friends of Langport Surgery (FoLS) are a group of patients that support the surgery by; providing a voice for patient feedback, raise awareness on issues that affect the surgery and its patients, promote patient health education and fund raise for materials/events that benefit the patients of Langport Surgery.
Examples of these are the men’s health drop in evening, patient resuscitation educational session, the new automated surgery doors and monthly magazine subscription for the waiting room. FoLS current project is to buy a new piece of respiratory equipment.
The FoLS propose a monthly Lucky Numbers Club to provide a regular income to continue this important work as well as the chance to win cash prizes every month. This would be an annual subscription of £12.00 representing 12 monthly payments of £1.00 for one entry in the monthly draw. There will be no maximum so you can either have one entry or as many as you like.
Would you be interested in taking part in the proposed monthly Lucky Number Club? Please complete and return the application form to Langport Surgery and a member of the FoLS will contact you. Lucky Numbers details for an Application form and Rules.
NEW Dietetic Timetable during COVID19 - Our NHS dietetic team just want to let you know that the www.patientwebinars.co.uk website has been completely redesigned with COVID-19 in mind and ready for patients to access while they are isolated at home. It is absolutely free to use.
Listen to expert dietitians, ask questions and download useful handouts all from the comfort of your own home. IBS Webinar Sheet . Webinars on IBS Frist Line Advice, Low FODMAP Diet, Newly Diagnosed Coeliac patients (or those that need a re-fresh), Coeliac Annual Review, Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Remission:Dietry Advice. Send an email to email@example.com requesting an invitation to the next webinar from your own computer, tablet or mobile phone.
Visit our self help treatments page for information, advice and leaflets on Back Pain, Eczema, Heartburn and indigestion, Fever in children, Constipation, Headache, Cough, Acne (spots), Sprains and strains, Sore throat, Urine symptoms in men, Ear infection, Common cold and Sinusitis.
There is also a booklet called 'When should I worry?' which provides advice for parents and carers of children and a link to the 'patient' website where you will be able to search over 500 patient information leaflets as well as details of 2000+self-help/patient support groups and similar organisations.
Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group supports any GP practice that decides to reduce their prescribing of medicines which have limited clinical value or are more suitable for patients to buy for themselves. For more information see NHS Medicines for Self Care.
Langport Surgery will ensure that there is a named accountable GP assigned to each patient. New patients will be allocated a GP at the time of registration.
Where patients express a preference for a particular GP the surgery will make every effort to accommodate this request. You may still choose to see any GP of your choice, as you currently do, even if they are not your named GP. If you would like to know who your named GP is please ask a member of our team.
For information on organised group walks, including pushchair friendly routes around the local area see the Health Walks leaflet.
Somerset Choices is a website that provides easy access to information and a directory of services, products, groups and events. These include care homes, help at home, mobility equipment, personal assistants, lunch clubs, exercise groups, breaks for carers and lots more. Somerset Choices allows people to make informed decisions about who supplies their care and aims to help people to help themselves stay independent, healthy and well. Somerset Choices website.
Did you know we have a Patient Participation Group called the Friends of Langport Surgery (FOLS)?Patient Group Page
'Choose' Well by choosing the right service. Further details can be found on the Choose Well leaflet. The short video below is all about Choosing the Right Service.
At Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service we aim to keep communities safe by providing free help and advice to prevent fires occurring. The damage caused by a fire in the home has devastating consequences and many incidents we attend could have been easily prevented."
For more information on a free home safety visit click the link Home Safety Visits
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It's fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.
How likely are you to recommend this Surgery to friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment? Please spend 2 minutes to take the Friends and Family Test.
The NHS website. Take control of your health and wellbeing. Get medical advice, information about healthcare services and support for a healthy life.
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