Patient Newsletter

At 168 Medical we want to ensure our patients are kept up to date with changes and discussions made at Pier Health each month.

Please find below, our Patient Newsletters from this year.


Our Monthly Newsletters

Healthy Livers and liver testing!

We are delighted to report that we are working with North Somerset Public Health and the NHS ‘Alright My Liver’ Community Liver Screening team to invite our patients to get their livers scanned and find out how to keep your liver healthy.  If you receive an invitation, there is nothing to worry about – you aren’t being invited because there is something wrong with your liver.  You’re being invited because we want to make sure it stays that way and you stay fit and well for as long as possible.  You will have appeared in our search due to one or more of the following conditions:-

  • Are overweight (particularly if ‘apple shaped’ and have a lot of fat around your waist)
  • Have type 2 Diabetes or a condition that affects how your body uses insulin
  • Have insulin resistance (conditions such as polycystic ovary symptom can lead to this)
  • Have an underactive thyroid
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Have high cholesterol
  • Have metabolic syndrome (a combination of diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity)
  • Are over 50 years old
  • Smoke

So as you will see from this list, some conditions which we all think of as quite minor, could lead you to receive an invitation.  Please do go along to the event on Monday 12th February 9.30am – 12 noon at the For All Healthy Living Centre to find out more.  They will even provide Tea & Coffee.  For more information you can visit https://www.betterhealthns.co.uk/information/liver-health or call 01934 427661.  Please try to avoid calling the practice to discuss an invitation and instead attend the next event if you can.  We’re sure this will be fantastic for patients and we will be doing more of these in the months to come.

Customer Notice

We are having a new phone installed on Friday 5th August. This should not affect your ability to contact the Surgery as the switch over should be seamless. Please bear with us if you experience any issues.

Kind regards,

168 Medical Group

Surgery Closure

Due to a national problem with our clinical system, we are unable to open the surgery for the remainder of the afternoon (Friday 26th May).

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 999. If you have an non-emergency query, please call 111.

Thank you for your patience.