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We are a GP practice located in the William Budd health centre on the Knowle West Health Park in Bristol.

Welcome to our website. Whether you are an existing patient of ours or looking to join you will find plenty of information about us and what we offer here.

If you are looking to join us you can learn how to register and book appointments using the links at the side. We are always happy to welcome new patients to the practice!

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MAY 16

PRACTICE AWAYDAY – we are having a practice AWAYDAY on Friday 20th May 2016.  On this day from 1pm we will be operating an emergency only service – you will still be able to see a doctor if you have an urgent problem but there will be no routine cover available


Welcome to Keeley who has joined the practice as our new phlebotomist taking bloods

We are very sorry to announce that Dr Mason will be retiring in June 16

Jane Forde, our Advanced Nurse Practitioner has also retired.

Rachel Collingwood, our lead Treatment Room nurse is leaving in May 16 to join another practice

We will miss them all and are currently recruiting to try and fill the gaps!

CQC - We were inspected by CQC on Tuesday 3rd May 2016 – thank you to all the patients who came and spoke to the inspectors.  We will let you know our ‘score’ as soon as CQC tell us!

ON LINE ACCESS TO RECORDS - You can now ask to see your coded data on line using EMIS ACCESS - please ask at reception for a request form

QUALITY AND OUTCOME FRAMEWORK – The practice achieved 100% in 2015/16 Q&OF which is used to measure how well me are manging patients with particular health problems.  Well done to all staff and patients!

BANK HOLIDAY – Next Bank Holiday is Monday 30th May 2016 – we will be shut on this day but open as normal on Tuesday 31st May 2016

MINOR ILLNESS SCHEME – Bristol CCG have confirmed they are continuing the Minor Illness scheme which means, if you normally don’t pay for your prescriptions, you can get some over the counter medicines for free.  Ask your pharmacist for more information

FUNDING – Our funding has now been cut by 15% from 01.04.16 – we are continuing to plan to manage this reduction in funding without it affecting patients but it may mean we have less nurses and doctors

GP Earnings

All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.

The average pay for GPs working in The Merrywood Practice in the last financial year (14/15) was £52,996 before tax and National Insurance.  This is for 3 full time GPs and 4 part time GPs.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

All practice staff now have a mandatory duty to report patients they feel may be at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) - see this leaflet for more information

Friends & Family test

April 16 - 100 % of patients would recommend the practice to their friends or family. 

National Survey Results

Jan 16 - Fantastic results, in particular Overall Satisfaction 89% - one of the highest in South Bristol (CCG average 86%)

Telephone access – 97% Satisfaction - one of the top performing nationally (CCG average 73%)

Named GP

The practice is required by the Government under the terms of the lastest GP contract to allocate all patients a named or usual GP who is responsible for your overall care provided at the practice.

It is important to remember that you can contiunue seeing any GP of your choice at the practice.

If you wish to be told the name of your usual GP, please as at reception during your next visit.  Where a patient expresses a preference as to which GP they have been assigned, the practice will make resonable efforts to accomodate this request.

Your Usual GP will not be available at all times and if your needs are urgent, you may need to discuss them with an alternative doctor. 

See our latest Newsletter issue here.

Go to the News page to see more of our past news updates and newsletters.

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Rsz _living _wage _small _image We are part of the Living Wage foundation. Ensuring our employee's receive not only the minimum wage but the living wage. Find out more about this foundation here