We continue to have regular deliveries of vaccines, and we will be working hard to get through all of our patients following the priority group set out by the government. We will be in touch with you when it is your turn - you do not need to call the Practice.
We will contact you by phone OR text message when you are eligible for the vaccine.
There are also letters being delivered, from the NHS Mass Vaccination Programme to patients offering them a vaccination at either Taunton Racecourse or Westpoint Exeter. This means that patients can now choose to have their vaccinations in Taunton, Exeter, or any of the clinics we are running in Exmouth or Ottery St Mary when invited.
Please continue to follow government guidelines to help us limit the transmission of the virus and to ensure your safety, and the safety of your loved ones.
Please CLICK HERE to open the Coleridge Medical Centre leaflet for more information (such as locations, side effects, and what to do if you experience a reaction to the vaccine).
If you are asked to provide your NHS number when making an appointment, and you do not know your NHS number, you can find it by accessing this service: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/
We are remaining open during this latest lockdown
We will still be running our services in the same way. If you have a healthcare need, please continue to phone the practice on 01404 814447. A telephone appointment will be made for you with one of our clinicians and, if they believe you need to be assessed in person, they will arrange this for you.
If you have the means to, please use our eConsult service found in the banner above.
PLEASE STAY AT HOME AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE
We understand the difficulties that come with another national lockdown, but we will only get through this if we strictly follow the government guidance. Patients who are clinically extremely vulnerable have been asked to once again begin shielding.
If you need to escape a dangerous situation, such as abuse, YOU CAN DO THIS!
Further information can be found at: www.gov.uk/coronavirus
THERE IS ADDITIONAL SUPPORT AVAILABLE IF YOU NEED IT
Lockdown can affect us in many ways. This may affect our mental health and wellbeing, our relations with our household, make it difficult to get much-needed supplies such as groceries and medication, and it can exacerbate abusive relationships. There are organisations available to offer the support you need:
- Ottery Help Scheme - 01404 813041
- TalkWorks - 0300 555 3344
- Samaritans - 116123
- National Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0808 2000 247
- Galop: The LGBTQ+ Anti-Violence Charity - 0800 999 5428
- Respect: Men's Advice Line - 0808 8010 327
Welcome to Coleridge Medical Centre
We are a friendly and welcoming GP practice located in the historic market town of Ottery St Mary. We look after approximately 16,000 patients who live in Ottery and the surrounding villages.
We are open Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). You can speak to a Patient Services Adviser on the telephone between 08:30 to 13:30 and 14:00 to 18:00. For face to face enquiries you can call in between 08:00 and 18:30.
Our Mission Statement
Coleridge Medical Centre – A Healthy Practice
We aim to provide a high quality, caring, safe and friendly atmosphere within which we help members of our community achieve and attain optimum levels of health.
Important Links About the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
NHS Advice for ALL patients, including stay at home advice www.NHS.UK
Check if you have coronavirus symptoms NHS 111 Online
Latest Practice news and access to services coleridgegp.blogspot.co.uk/
Link to Ottery Help Scheme: if you need help or can offer your services as a volunteer please go to Ottery Help Scheme contact page or ring them on 01404 813041 regarding their befriending service or if you are concerned about vulnerable people in the Ottery and district area. They are working closely with other organisations and will do their best to find you support where needed.
Our aim is to continue to provide safe and effective care while also protecting members of the public and our clinical and administration staff from exposure to CV19. Please always follow the instructions on our notices and given by our staff. Please continue to help us to help you as best we can with the resources we have available.
Self isolation, social distancing and shielding - what does it mean?
Ottery St Mary Medical Trust Fund
Established in 1990, the Ottery St Mary Medical Trust has enabled the Coleridge Medical Centre to remain at the cutting edge of general medical practice.
As the demands on the NHS increase, the generosity of those who have donated to, fundraised for, or left a gift in their will to the Trust, has enabled the GP Partners at the Medical Centre to enhance the care provided to our patients. The Trust has invested the funds received in equipment and services which otherwise would not have been funded by the NHS.
The gifts the Trust receives are an acknowledgement of the care the practice delivers to the community. It is, therefore, fitting that the funds help us provide an even better service for Ottery St Mary and the surrounding villages.
The GP Partners, as Trustees, welcome and will consider all requests and suggestions for purchases that will benefit patients and users of the Medical Centre. The Trust is regulated by the Charity Commission and all purchases must meet the criteria set out in the Trust Deed.
Your donations have undoubtedly helped us provide reassurance, dignity and comfort to our patients, whilst potentially saving lives. From pre-birth to end of life, you have made the difference.