Horizon Health Centre

68 Lonsdale Avenue, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset BS23 3SJ

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Flu clinics

If you are over 65 or in the at risk category it is important to get your free flu jab.

Please contact the surgery to book in for your flu jab

Telephone: 0345 350 3973

Patient Group Meeting

Come along to the next Patient Group meeting.meeting

Monday 9th September at 6.30 pm at New Court Surgery, 168 Locking Road, BS23 3HQ.

Meet the new GP’s, find out about some of our plans for next year and we want to know what you think about a new local campaign for patients.

Weston GPs take over services at Horizon Health Centre

Primary care services at Horizon Health Centre GP practice in Weston-super-Mare will be delivered by local GPs from next month, NHS commissioners have confirmed. The agreement secures the future of GP services at the Centre after the current provider’s contract expires on 31 October. The new provider, Pier Health will begin on 1 November and patients will not be required to re-register. Dr Kevin Haggerty, a GP at Longton Grove Surgery in Weston-super-Mare, said: “Local primary care services are most people’s first point of contact with the NHS and a vital focus for local health and care provision so I’m really pleased that by working together we’ve been able to safeguard services at the surgery. “Partnership working between GPs, in order to strengthen and enhance local primary care provision in the Weston area, is one of the key principles of the local Healthy Weston programme and this announcement demonstrates how this collective approach can really deliver results for local people. “We look forward to meeting staff and patients in the coming days and weeks.” The announcement was welcomed by the Chair of Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire clinical commissioning group Dr Jonathan Hayes. “This is an excellent outcome and I am sure patients and staff will be reassured to know that the future of the service has been resolved following some uncertainty in recent weeks. “Our ambition has always been to retain primary care services at Horizon Health Centre following the expiry of the current contract, and we have been working very hard to identify a new provider following the reprocurement exercise we ran in the summer. “I’m particularly pleased that local GPs have come together as a group to secure the future of the practice.” NHS commissioners are writing to all patients and staff to confirm the new management arrangements and staff will be transferred to the new provider from the start of November.

CQC Inspection Report

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We are delighted and proud to let you know that The Health Centre has been rated as “good” by the Care Quality Commission.

The full report is available to read on the CQC Website: http://www.cqc.org.uk/location/1-502911955

We have achieved this by having an amazing team of excellent staff who care about local people by being committed to providing quality, great access to other services and seeking innovative ways to improve patient outcomes.

As most of you will know, The Health Centre is a distinctive community based organisation. Funding from the NHS goes on patient care. This is due to no money being paid to shareholders, or taken as profit by partners. It is embedded in the For All Healthy Living Centre, providing holistic approach and access to a wide range of services. We work closely with patients and broader community to improve health and wellbeing of local people

We are particularly pleased that the whole centre was recognised as having a huge part to play in what we offer. CQC saw that the shared purpose and common set of values led to a strong team working well together to have a real impact.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

- A high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
- A new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.

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