News

  • Flu Clinics 2021
    After some delay in the delivery of vaccines, we are booking flu clinics for the 2021-2022 flu season. These include weekday and some Saturday appointments. Please phone reception for further details. For information regarding eligibility, please follow this link. Like last year, it includes everyone over 50 years and some ongoing health conditions.
  • Coronovirus Vaccinations – Update
    Covid Boosters The UK government have announced a Covid booster programme to administer a third dose of Pfizer vaccine to selected individuals considered to be at higher risk. These can be arranged at a vaccination centre which will be in Bristol or Thornbury Health Centre (or at residential care homes). Please note these will NOT […]
  • Infection Control Precautions Post July 19th
    Thank you for your continued patience during these challenging times. Many of the national Covid-19 restrictions will end on 19 July. However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines will remain in place across all healthcare settings, including GP surgeries and hospitals. This means that everyone accessing or visiting the practice must continue to wear […]
  • Senior Receptionist Retired
    Mrs Angela Bryant, who has worked with us in reception over the last 13 years including most recently as senior receptionist, retired at the end of May 2021. We were able to use the relative relaxation of Covid restrictions to give her a suitable outdoor send off, and to thank her for all her years of […]
  • New GP Partner
    We are very pleased to announce that Dr Sara Steet has joined the practice as a GP partner covering 7 sessions a week. She has been working with us since April 2020 in a salaried post, and has previous GP partner experience from working in Cardiff.
  • COVID VACCINATION “MYTHBUSTING” WEBINAR
    This Bristol-wide webinar presentation about the national Covid vaccination was broadcast on 26th January 2021. The event, run by the Bristol Race Equality COVID-19 Steering Group, Bristol City Council and BNSSG Clinical Commissioning Group,  was opened by councillor Asher Craig, Deputy Mayor, with an expert panel discussion  chaired by Dr Jo Brooks.  Key speaker was Dr […]
  • Information for Shielding patients
    The Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG website provides some useful support and resources for patients who have been asked to shield during the pandemic. This can be found here: BNSSG CCG Website – Shielding Patients
  • Organ Donation law in England has changed
    English organ donation law has changed to an ‘opt out’ system rather than ‘opt in’. This means that all adults in England will be considered to have agreed to be an organ donor when they die unless they have recorded a decision not to donate or are in one of the excluded groups. Your family will […]
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable from Covid 19 patients vs. at increased risk patients
    We have experienced many enquiries about ‘at high risk’ letters that patients think they should or should not be receiving. Here below we explain the difference between those that will get a letter and those that will not. Clinically Extremely Vulnerable from Covid 19 The only cohort to receive an ‘at high risk’ letter recommending […]
  • Coronavirus
    The situation regarding this viral strain continues to evolve. The latest information on government policy on symptoms, self-isolation times and testing is available on:  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ PLEASE DO NOT COME TO THE SURGERY UNLESS YOU HAVE AN APPOINTMENT OR HAVE BEEN ASKED BY US TO DO SO. PLEASE NOTE THAT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, ON-LINE GP APPOINTMENTS HAVE BEEN […]
  • Severnvale Primary Care Network
    Under an NHS initiative for General Practice in England, practices are forming local clusters to promote local services. This will include an increased number of support staff and sharing of ideas and resources. Thornbury will belong to the Severnvale Primary Care Network (PCN) which includes The Thornbury Health Center practices, St Mary Street Surgery, Almondsbury […]
  • Improved Access Scheme
    We are working together with other local practices to offer more appointments in the evenings. Speak to a member of the practice team to find out more.
  • Patient Text Reminders
    A texting reminder service is operation (“MJog”) for routine clinics where we have current mobile details. There is also the facility to cancel the appointment by pressing “cancel”. Please do not send any free text  as this will invalidate the response. We should be grateful if we could be informed of any changes to mobile numbers […]
  • CQC’s visit to St. Mary Street Surgery
    The Care Quality Commission visited us in February 2017 and awarded us a Good status. This followed some earlier inspections which gave us some areas to change, and we are delighted to document that these have resulted in the attainment above. The full report can be seen on  http://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/new_reports/AAAG6481.pdf We appreciate the kind words from our patients to […]
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  • Patient Access Facility on Website
    Following a recent change in practice software, more functionality is available if the “Patient Access” web feature is used. Once an account is made (online), as well as booking a selection of doctor appointments where available, patients can make use of the repeat prescribing list (rather than typing in the names on the usual form),  […]