Category: Practice News

SHS staff award nominations 2021

Symphony Healthcare Services has opened nominations for its annual staff awards to recognise and celebrate excellence amongst our staff and is asking the local community to get involved. The SHS Awards aim to recognise exceptional employees who touch the lives of thousands of patients every year. The Care Award will recognise individuals within our GP practices who have made a real difference to a patient’s care or that of a relative or friend – this could have been clinical or non-clinical. The winner/s will have shown expertise, compassion and kindness through their work and made the patient experience the best it could possibly be.
Kerry White, Managing Director, said: “The Awards will be a chance for us to turn the spotlight on staff at SHS who have gone the extra mile to improve the care and experience of patients. If you have received, or witnessed, outstanding care here at an SHS GP practice, we would encourage you to take the time to complete a nomination form.’
Nominations can be completed via a google form here:

Wincanton Community Hospital

To our patients and the Wincanton community

We wish to inform you that the Wincanton Health Centre will no longer be providing the medical cover for Wincanton Community Hospital. Amongst other things, the last 18 months has been unprecedented and given the ever increasing demand the surgery is seeing, as well as the national lack of GPs and other practice staff, we wish to focus on the care for our registered patients. In doing so, we would ultimately hope that our practice services will continue to positively impact those around us, including the community hospital. It has been a difficult decision for the practice to make as we have provided the cover to the hospital for many years.

We hope that our patients understand and that you will benefit from the additional time that our multidisciplinary team will have to help our 9,000 patients.

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust (SFT) are replacing the cover currently provided by Wincanton Health Centre with doctors from Mon-Fri (during core hours). If you have any questions or queries about this change, please contact Julie Jones, Service Director – Integrated and Urgent Care at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, on


With kind regards,

Dr Iain Phillips

Clinical Lead