Important Announcement Concerning Dr Pradeep Samarakoon’s Patients
Dr Samarakoon has taken the decision to follow an alternative career path and has now left French Weir Health Centre. Patients registered with Dr Samarakoon have temporarily been allocated to an existing French Weir Doctor until 4 May 2015, when Dr Hornung, a GP Locum will be looking after Dr Samarakoon’s list until August 2015. In the meantime, the GP Partners are seeking to recruit a GP to replace Dr Samarakoon. Patients affected by this change will be contacted by letter, as soon as a new Partner has been appointed. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
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 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 9 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 rest team comprises 5 Nurses and 3 Health Care assistants, a supporting staff of 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.
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.