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.
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. Click here to view a list of the support telephone numbers.
Fair Processing and Privacy Notice
Our Fair Processing Notice (also called a Privacy Notice) explains why we collect information about you and how that information may be used to deliver your direct care and manage the local health and social care system.
The notice reflects:
What information we collect about you;
How and why we use that information;
How we retain your information and keep it secure;
Who we share your information with and why we do this.
The notice also explains your rights in relation to consent to use your information, the right to control who can see your data and how to seek advice and support if you feel that your information has not been used appropriately.
Click here to read our Fair Processing and Privacy Notice
We can no longer accept used yellow sharps containers from patients. North Somerset Council will collect them direct from patient's homes.
North Somerset Council are able to collect the containers either 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.