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We are very excited that the SWIFT PCN COVID vaccination site will go live in the Knowle West Health Living Centre from Friday 15th January 2021

We know patients are very keen to get their jab but please wait until you are invited to book an appointment by your practice

Please do not phone your practice or come to the Healthy Living Centre as this will delay our booking process – we will be working very hard to get all our patients aged 80 or over jabbed next week!

Thank you to all the SWIFT practices, the Healthy Living Centre , the CSU IT department and NHS property services who have all worked so well together to get the site up and running in such a short time.

If you have a positive COVID test and are struggling with your symptoms, please use the leaflet below for advice on what actions to take:

  COVID advice leaflet

If you are waiting for a hospital appointment, please use the link below for more information:

Waiting for your hospital care | NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG (bnssgccg.nhs.uk)

Home Visits

Doctor's bagWhilst we encourage our patients to come to the surgery, where we have the proper equipment and facilities available, we do appreciate this is not always possible. In this respect, if you do need a home visit, you can help us by calling reception before 10.30.

You may only request a home visit if you are housebound or are too ill to visit the practice. Your GP will only visit you at home if they think that your medical condition requires it and will also decide how urgently a visit is needed. Please bear this in mind and be prepared to provide suitable details to enable the doctor to schedule house calls.

New Primary Care Practitioners

Three Primary Care Practitioners have taken up posts with Bristol Community Health CIC to work closely with our GPs, supporting them by assessing unwell patients at home. The professionals have received advanced nursing or paramedic training, and their aim is to provide care to patients in their homes early in the morning, to prevent hospital admissions and to alleviate pressure on local GPs. Research shows that if advanced practitioners can access such patients early in the day, they are able to take measures which could prevent a hospital admission later on the same day. Patients access this service via a referral from one of our GPs on the day that they phone in.

You can also be visited at home by a community nurse if you are referred by your GP. You should also be visited at home by a health visitor if you have recently had a baby or if you are newly registered with a GP and have a child under five years.

 
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