Wellspring Surgery Patient update September 2020

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience during the pandemic. We appreciate this continues to be a difficult time and hope that you and your family and friends have been well.

Wellspring Surgery is open and fully staffed. We are following the current guidance to make sure you can receive as many services as possible. We are currently running telephone clinics and inviting patients in when needed.

The nursing team are busy catching up with patients who may have missed immunisations or screening. If you think you might be missing immunisations for yourself or your child or a screening appointment please give us a call and we can check this for you to make sure you are fully covered and up-to-date.

How are we trying to reduce the risk of infection?

Please continue to call the surgery or visit the website for advice. If you need an appointment please wear a face covering and use the hand sanitiser in reception.

Our rooms are being cleaned between appointments and members of staff are changing their PPE between patients.

We have a dedicated area for any patients who are displaying Covid symptoms and need to be seen.

We are aware that the number of cases of Covid 19 is increasing in Bristol. The surgery is monitoring the situation closely and should there be a significant  increase in cases locally we know you will understand if we need to take further measures to protect our patients and staff.

Flu campaign 2020

We are closely following government information on this year’s flu campaign and timed flu clinics will start as the vaccine is delivered to the surgery.

Wellspring Settlement

For an update on services provided by the Wellspring Settlement please visit: www.wellspringhlc.org.uk or www.bartonhillsettlement.org.uk

Patient Participation Group

During this time we have not been able to hold a Patient Participation Group (PPG) and are planning a meeting online in the Autumn.

We are looking for new members to join the PPG so if this is something you would like to be involved in please contact Rebecca Kemp, Operations Manager via the Wellspring email address: Wellspring.surgery@nhs.net

Welcome to the Wellspring Team

Dr Hannah Verry

Dr Verry returned from maternity leave in July and joins Dr Klinkenberg and Dr Jahfar as a new Partner.

Tom Shrubsole

Tom Joined us in June as Minor Illness Practitioner.

Agnes Cyrek

Agnes joined us in July as First Contact Physiotherapist.

Rebecca Kemp

Rebecca joined us in May as Operations Manager.

Dr Tom Dazzi

Dr Dazzi has joined us as GP Registrar until February 2021.

Thank you for your continued support. Stay safe from all of the Wellspring Team.