Welcome to Tyntesfield Medical Group
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Please click HERE for a message to our patients.
Following appropriate triage, if you need to consult a GP or advanced nurse practitioner for medical treatment, we will offer you a telephone appointment and further advice as necessary.
You are not to attend the surgery, unless specifically invited to do so.
Please see the links below for the latest COVID-19 information:
Support and Wellbeing
Nailsea COVID Help Group
Email: email@example.com or use the online form via:
You can also call Nailsea Town Council on 01275 855277 and leave a message
Backwell Community Resilience Programme
01275 464 653 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Long Ashton Coronavirus Support Network Facebook
Village Post Office, David Andrews 01275 392179
Vulnerable Persons Identified by Letter
If you have been identified (by a NHS automated search of medical records) as having medical conditions likely to put you at greater risk if you were to contract Covid -19
There is no need to contact your GP Surgery
The letter contains advice on how to protect yourself and access the care you need.
Follow the links:
Notes covering Employment
If you have to self-isolate and need a note for your employer, do not contact the surgery. Use this link to obtain one from NHS 111 on-line:
There is also useful information on employment via the Citizens Advice website:
Ibuprofen and Coronavirus
There has been conflicting debate on social media regarding the safety of ibuprofen with coronavirus. According to NHS England, there is no conclusive evidence about the safety of ibuprofen with coronavirus / COVID-19 infection. There is also no current evidence that ibuprofen increases the risk of acquiring coronavirus infection. At present the national advice is:
- For patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 infection, paracetamol is advised in preference to ibuprofen.
- For patients already taking ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatories, they are advised to continue.
Reminder of sick day rules for people with Type 1 & Type 2 Diabetes. Very important should you become ill with Covid-19
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes
A study into the psychological and social experiences of Covid-19 pandemic in the UK has been launched by University College London.
To take part, visit www.covid19study.org
Who Can Help?
If you are wondering who the best help professional might be to help you with what you wish to talk about CLICK HERE and see our signposting guide.
Understanding and Living with Dementia
An event sponsored by Nailsea Community Trust is being held at Nailsea School Auditorium on Tuesday 10th March from 7pm until 9pm.
To see the poster please click HERE.
To Whom it May Concern Letters
We wish to advise patients that as from Monday 16th September 2019 the process for requesting To Whom It May Concern Letters will change.
Payment is now required when you request the letter. Please give details of the letter required to the receptionist when you the £20.00 fee. We will contact you when your letter is available for collection at the surgery.
Tyntesfield Medical Group Patient Experience Survey
Last year, Tyntesfield Medical Group introduced a Repeat Prescription Hub to standardise its repeat prescription process and make ordering medication more efficient. We would be grateful if you could complete this short survey to provide feedback on your experience of using the Prescription Hub. This survey has 16 questions and should take around 10 minutes to complete.
Access the survey here
Patient Access Service
We have been advised by the clinical provider that in order to resolve the issues patients are having , they are to contact the Patient Access Support Team directly by clicking HERE and completing the form.
If you need to order a prescription we do not take requests over the phone but you can speak to you nominated pharmacy, pop in to the surgery or email us on email@example.com
Please note if you are registering, or re-registering for patient access you will need to use the Tower House Surgery post code: BS48 2XX
We are working together with other practices in North Somerset by ensuring “Improved Access” appointments are available in the early morning, evenings and at weekends at Tower House, Backwell, Brockway and Long Ashton. Please speak to a member of staff to find out more.
Under normal circumstances one of the four sites will be open on a Saturday or Sunday morning each weekend. As Tyntesfield Medical Group patients, if you require an appointment on a weekend, then you may be seen at whichever location is open that day.
Weekend appointments have proved very popular with patients who find it very difficult to make normal appointments times on a weekday. Weekend surgeries will only be available for pre-booked patients. If you think you need to see a Doctor at short notice on a weekend you should ring NHS Direct on 111 or in the case of an emergency 999.
There have been a few suspected cases of measles in North Somerset. If you suspect you may have the disease, please ensure you telephone the surgery rather than attending due to the risk to other patients.
For further information please click on the link below:
Are you Interested in Taking Part in Medical Research?
Backwell, Brockway and Tower House Medical Centre support local, national and industrial research project and works in close partnership with the University of Bristol through the Centre for Academic Primary care, along with other organisations to deliver this.
See the research tab at the top of the website for more information.
ANTLER – looking at the effectiveness of long term use of antidepressants to prevent relapse in depression. https://www.ucl.ac.uk/psychiatry/research/antler
This study is open and participants have been invited through mail out but this study may also be discussed at your GP appointment if appropriate.
RENEWED- a study looking at the use of an online tool to help cancer survivors with aspects affecting quality of life such as fatigue, healthy eating, exercise and mood.
This study is OPEN , initial recruitment was through mail out invitation but participants can also opportunistically sign up for this if eligible. More information available here https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/find-a-clinical-trial/a-study-looking-at-an-online-programme-for-people-who-have-had-prostate-breast-or-bowel-cancer-clasp
If you would be interested in taking part in any of the current research studies or be considered for any future studies please enquire at reception and complete a form which will then be passed to a member of the research team to contact you, alternatively you can contact us on 01275 850611 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
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(Site updated 30/03/2020)