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Surveillance Swabbing

Patients with suspected COVID-19 are eligible for a self-swabbing kit from our practice which forms part of the national surveillance of the COVID-19 pandemic here in the UK . Patients must be within the 7 days from the onset of symptoms to be eligible. Please contact the practice and ask for a telephone appointment with a clinician to discuss.

PRINCIPLE Trial

Portishead Medical Group is supporting vital COVID-19 research. As part of this, we are helping to carry out a national priority research study called PRINCIPLE.

If you have symptoms of COVID 19, are aged 65 or over, OR are aged 50-64 and have an existing health condition, you may be eligible to join this important study.

Please see https://sentry.phc.ox.ac.uk/sentry/principle/live/survey/open?id=screening&sc=POR for further details.

Blood Glucose Monitor Problems

If you have a problem with a Blood Glucose Monitor please contact the supplier's Patient Support Team.

A list of the support telephone numbers is attached below

Blood Glucose Monitors - contact details for patient support Jan 2020.pdf

Sharps Containers

We arenot able to accept used yellow sharps containers from patients.

North Somerset Council collect these direct from patient's homes and can do this as a one-off, weekly, monthly or as-and-when needed. This is a free service.

You will need to collect a form from the surgery for the process to start. We will fax the form to North Somerset Council who then send us details of your collection times, which we will then pass on to you.

North Somerset Council have reassured us that it is safe to leave sealed sharps containers outside for collection and that they collect them as early in the day as possible. Collections commence from 7:00am, unfortunately there is no choice regarding the day of collection.