Welcome to Tyntesfield Medical Group
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
As of Monday 15th June ALL patients attending our surgeries MUST wear a face covering in response to guidelines regarding COVID-19.
A letter to our patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic - Click Here to read. Also please click HERE for another message to our patients.
We are running the PRINCIPLE clinical trial for finding treatments that reduce hospital admissions and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. To find out more please click HERE for the poster.
Please help us plan the future of healthcare in Nailsea by clicking on this link
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NDVDVF8 to complete our survey. It takes about 8 minutes.
COVID-19 antibody testing for patients.
We are receiving many enquiries from patients requesting antibody testing for Covid-19.
We are following NHS England policy and are therefore only able to offer antibody testing for patients when you are having bloods taken for another essential purpose.
We regret that it is not possible to offer antibody testing to patients simply because you are interested or feel that they need to know the result for another reason.
It is important to understand that an anti-body test result, be that positive or negative, does not change anything. There is no guarantee of immunity to reinfection and each of us remain personally responsible for following the guidelines on social distancing and hygiene measures which are in place.
It would be a huge waste of limited NHS resources to be carrying out large numbers of tests on patients when the result makes no difference to how we should be acting to protect ourselves and others.
Following appropriate triage, if you need to consult us for medical treatment, we will first offer you a telephone appointment, followed by further care as necessary.
Only attend the surgery when specifically invited to do so.
Please see the links below for the latest COVID-19 information:
Help us to reduce footfall to the surgery.
Please consider emailing your medication request to the Prescription Hub
Support and Wellbeing
Nailsea COVID Help Group
Backwell Community Resilience Programme
01275 464 653
Long Ashton Coronavirus Support Network Facebook
Village Post Office, David Andrews 01275 392179
www.lacovid.org (coming soon)
Vulnerable Persons Identified by Letter
Your letter contains advice about how to protect yourself and access the care you need.
Follow the link:
Use family or local support groups for shopping and medication delivery if you can.
Notes covering Employment
If you have to self-isolate and need a note for your employer, use this link to obtain one:
Ibuprofen and Coronavirus
According to NHS England, there is no conclusive evidence about the safety of ibuprofen with coronavirus / COVID-19 infection. The national advice is currently:
- For patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection, paracetamol is advised in preference to ibuprofen.
- For patients already taking ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatories, they are advised to continue.
Reminder of sick day rules for people with Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes. Very important should you become ill with Covid-19
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes
A study into the psychological and social experiences of Covid-19 pandemic in the UK has been launched by University College London.
To take part, visit www.covid19study.org
Who Can Help?
If you are wondering who the best help professional might be to help you with what you wish to talk about CLICK HERE and see our signposting guide.
Did you know that you can now have a consultation online via our new service DoctorLink?
To register follow this link https://app.doctorlink.com/register
Understanding and Living with Dementia
An event sponsored by Nailsea Community Trust is being held at Nailsea School Auditorium on Tuesday 10th March from 7pm until 9pm.
To see the poster please click HERE.
To Whom it May Concern Letters
We wish to advise patients that as from Monday 16th September 2019 the process for requesting To Whom It May Concern Letters will change.
Payment is now required when you request the letter. Please give details of the letter required to the receptionist when you the £20.00 fee. We will contact you when your letter is available for collection at the surgery.
Tyntesfield Medical Group Patient Experience Survey
Last year, Tyntesfield Medical Group introduced a Repeat Prescription Hub to standardise its repeat prescription process and make ordering medication more efficient. We would be grateful if you could complete this short survey to provide feedback on your experience of using the Prescription Hub. This survey has 16 questions and should take around 10 minutes to complete.
Access the survey here
Patient Access Service
We have been advised by the clinical provider that in order to resolve the issues patients are having , they are to contact the Patient Access Support Team directly by clicking HERE and completing the form.
If you need to order a prescription we do not take requests over the phone but you can speak to you nominated pharmacy, pop in to the surgery or email us on email@example.com
Please note if you are registering, or re-registering for patient access you will need to use the Tower House Surgery post code: BS48 2XX
We are working together with other practices in North Somerset by ensuring “Improved Access” appointments are available in the early morning, evenings and at weekends at Tower House, Backwell, Brockway and Long Ashton. Please speak to a member of staff to find out more.
Under normal circumstances one of the four sites will be open on a Saturday or Sunday morning each weekend. As Tyntesfield Medical Group patients, if you require an appointment on a weekend, then you may be seen at whichever location is open that day.
Weekend appointments have proved very popular with patients who find it very difficult to make normal appointments times on a weekday. Weekend surgeries will only be available for pre-booked patients. If you think you need to see a Doctor at short notice on a weekend you should ring NHS Direct on 111 or in the case of an emergency 999.
There have been a few suspected cases of measles in North Somerset. If you suspect you may have the disease, please ensure you telephone the surgery rather than attending due to the risk to other patients.
For further information please click on the link below:
Are you Interested in Taking Part in Medical Research?
Backwell, Brockway and Tower House Medical Centre support local, national and industrial research project and works in close partnership with the University of Bristol through the Centre for Academic Primary care, along with other organisations to deliver this.
See the research tab at the top of the website for more information.
ANTLER – looking at the effectiveness of long term use of antidepressants to prevent relapse in depression. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychiatry/research/antler
This study is open and participants have been invited through mail out but this study may also be discussed at your GP appointment if appropriate.
RENEWED- a study looking at the use of an online tool to help cancer survivors with aspects affecting quality of life such as fatigue, healthy eating, exercise and mood.
This study is OPEN , initial recruitment was through mail out invitation but participants can also opportunistically sign up for this if eligible. More information available here https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/find-a-clinical-trial/a-study-looking-at-an-online-programme-for-people-who-have-had-prostate-breast-or-bowel-cancer-clasp
If you would be interested in taking part in any of the current research studies or be considered for any future studies please enquire at reception and complete a form which will then be passed to a member of the research team to contact you, alternatively you can contact us on 01275 850611 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
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(Site updated 09/07/2020)