Information about Dr Victoria Robins – April 2016
It is with great sadness that the Practice is announcing the retirement of Dr Robins due to ill health.
Dr Robins has been a GP Partner at French Weir since 2011. For the immediate future a locum GP will be looking after Dr Robins’ patient list. Please see regular updates on the Practice noticeboards and website.
Details of Dr Robins’ chosen charity for patients wishing to make a donation will be published within the next few days.
Information about Dr Catherine Fenlon – March 2016
With effect from March 2106, Dr Fenlon has taken the decision to resign from the Practice with immediate effect. We realise that this may be upsetting news for patients registered with Dr Fenlon.
In the immediate and short term, all of Dr Fenlon’s patients have been registered with one of the other doctors here at the Surgery. The Practice is actively seeking a replacement for Dr Fenlon. If you have been affected by this change we will be writing to you.
Would you Like to Book an Appointment to see your GP or Order Your Repeat Prescription 24 hours a day, 7 days a week?
Online Appointment Booking, Repeat Prescribing and Access to Your Summary Record Is Here!
Online appointment booking, repeat prescription ordering and access to your summary care record is now available. Please see the Appointments page for more details.
If you would like to use either of these online services, you will first need to register. This is a simple process and you will only be required to do this once. Please bring photo ID to the Practice, a drivers licence or passport. The receptionist will register you onto the on-line booking system and provide you with a PIN number. Once you have this information you will have access to on-line booking from home.
Friends and Family Test
Would you recommend the Practice to your friends and family? Let us know by completing a short, anonymous survey next time you come and see us. Please ask the receptionists for more details.
Would you like to help shape and influence the services provided at French Weir Health Centre?
Please follow the link to the Patient Reference Group. Terms of Reference and further information can be found on the Patient Participation Group page
About French Weir Health Centre
The Doctors, Nurses and staff are part of a professional team caring for 16,000 patients in and around Taunton. We offer a full range of services for both acute and chronic conditions as well as physiotherapy, minor surgery, health visiting, community nursing and dietary advice.
We operate from a large premises located close to the centre of Taunton which has been extensively modernized, upgraded and refurbished in the last 10 years and we take patients from a Practice area to the North West of the town centre.
There are 10 GP Partners in the Practice plus we are also a training Practice and have one GP Registrar, who is a fully qualified doctor under training with us in the speciality of general practice work. The supporting team comprises 4 Nurses and 3 Health Care assistants, secretaries, administrators, receptionists and a full complement of attached community nurses and other specialists.
Please explore the site and use the facilities offered by it to learn about the Practice, and its services and to access those facilities that are available through the site.
If you have any items that you feel should be included on this site then please contact the Practice Manager,
Disabled Access & Wheelchairs
There is good access to and throughout the health centre and a special lavatory is available. There is ample car parking space outside the main entrance to the building. The Practice asks that patients respect these spaces and that they are reserved for blue badge holders.
Hearing loops are fitted in some consulting rooms and the reception and prescription desks. A portable loop is available on request for use in those rooms not fitted with a loop.
If you need a wheelchair to get around the building please ask at the Reception.
Patients can book appointments online and order prescriptions online. Access to summary information from medical records online will be available from 31 March 2015. Access to detailed care record will be available from 31 March 2016 (please ask at reception for more details)
All patients in the practice are allocated to a named GP. If you would like to know who your named GP is please ask a member of staff to look this up for you when you are next in the surgery. You can also see this on your prescription form.
For continuity of care, we strongly encourage patient to book routine appointments with their named GP.
Drop in and test your blood pressure. Following patient suggestions and with the help of the Patient Participation Group’s advice, you can now test your blood pressure while you wait for an appointment.