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!
We are now publishing monhtly E Bulletins to keep you up to date - let us have your e mail address and you will receive it automatically
Go to the News page to see more of our past E Bulletins and newsletters.
CQC has rated the practice as ‘GOOD’ – the full report is very positive about the services we provide and is available from this link
Thank you to all staff and patients who took part in the inspection
Dr Rebekah Stone has now started her maternity leave
Adam Jenner has now started as our lead nurse in Treatment Room – he is very experienced and is keen to develop the team
Measles We have recently had a case of measles – please make sure you and your children are up to date with your measles vaccinations – you can speak to a nurse if you need any advice about what jabs you might need
Children are now back at school and university – it is important they are up to date with all immunisations – we have a drop in immunisation session every Tuesday between 1pm and 5pm
Flu Jabs Its nearly flu season – jabs will be arriving in late September – phone reception AFTER 19th September 2016 to book your appointment!
New patients - Some local practices are no longer taking new patients as they don’t have enough doctors
If you have friends and family who need to join a doctors they can register with us as long as they live in the practice area and have photo ID and recent proof of their current address – for further information see our website
GO6 - We are part of a group of practices called Go6 who are working together to look at ways we can improve and coordinate care between the practices. We are putting in bids to get funding to help us do this and will keep all our patients updated on our progress
The Go6 practices are The Merrywood Practice, Crest Family Practice, Hillview Practice, Hartwood Healthcare, The Lennard, Grange Rd Surgery
Quality & Outcome Framework (Q&OF) – 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!
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
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 (FFT)
July 16 - 100 % of patients would recommend the practice to their friends or family.
National Survey Results
July 16 - Fantastic results, in particular Overall Satisfaction 90% - one of the highest in South Bristol (CCG average 87%)
We also continue to have very high satisfaction of telephone access – 93% Satisfaction - one of the top performing nationally (CCG average 73%)
|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.|