Opening Hours
The surgery opening hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 18:30 pm.  Please use 111 or 999 in an emergency.  There are also appointments available with a Doctor or a Nurse between 18:30pm - 20:00pm on Mondays.

 

Flu Clinics
We now have our flu clinics on the system. Adults and Children. Please call to make an appointment if you are eligible for one. (In an at risk group, with a long term health condition, pregnant women)

Whilst we’ve received information that all 50-64 year olds may be eligible for a free flu vaccination as part of plans to protect more people against seasonal flu, these free vaccinations will be subject to delivery later in the year.

This allows us (GP’s and community pharmacists) to focus on those who are in an at risk group, such as pregnant women and people with long term health conditions. They will be given priority and offered the vaccine first.
 

If you are aged 50-64 and not in one of the at risk categories you will be made aware in the coming months if you will be able to attend for vaccination. If the programme is extended this is likely to be November or December.
 

Of course if you wish to access a vaccine prior to this date you can pay to have this at your local pharmacy as in previous years, otherwise please wait for more information.
 

Practice Nurses
Our Practice Nurses offer a number of services including Asthma reviews, Diabetes reviews, Contraception services (including Pill Checks and Depot injections), Dressings and Wound Care, Ear Care, Childhood Immunisations, other Vaccinations/Injections, Cervical Screening (Smears), Spirometry, Suture removal, Swabs, Travel Vaccinations and Urine testing.


Health Care Assistants
Our Health Care Assistants are part of the Nursing team and support the Nurses by carrying out Blood Pressure checks, Weight/BMI checks, some Vaccinations and Injections, taking Blood, Dressings and Wound Care, ECG's, Memory Assessments, Removal of Sutures and Urine tesing.


General Practitioners Assistant (GPA) 
This is a new role being trialled nationally and we were one of 40 practices in the South West allocated funding in order to develop the role locally.  The GPA supports the GPs by carrying out observations prior to the GP examining the patient and then deals with the necessary paperwork after the consultation, freeing up GP time whilst ensuring patients have a full history taken and documented.

Nurse Practitioner
Our Nurse Practitioner works alongside the GPs and is able to prescribe medication, freeing up GP time for more complex care.  Our Nurse Practitioner can help with Eczema/Dry Skin, Joint Pain, New Contraception, Rashes, Coughs and Chest Infections, Urinary symptoms, Gynae Symptoms, Abdominal Pain, Menopause, Headaches and many other minor-moderate illnesses.  She also carries out Annual Learning Disability Reviews and Post Natal/6-8 week Baby Checks.

Child Immunisation Clinic
As of 1st October 2019, our child immunisation clinics will be running weekly, alternating Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please note that reminders will be sent out to parents by Child Health to book into their own appointments at the surgery.

Pregnancy Tests
Please note that pregnancy tests are not appropriate for GP appointments. Pregnancy notifications are paperless and can be competed on the Musgrove Park Hospital Website. There is no need to be re tested for pregnancy as home tests are very accurate there is no need to see a GP for clarification. A midwife will contact you within 2 weeks of the completed form to arrange your first booking appointment, which will be between 8-10 weeks of pregnancy.
Please use the link below to register your pregnancy with Musgrove hospital.
https://www.somersetft.nhs.uk/maternity/maternity-pregnancy-and-birth/maternity-self-referral/
Alternatively you may log in to Musgrove Park Hospital website select wards and departments, maternity (pregnancy and birth), maternity self-referral.
If you require any support with our online form please call the designated phone number 01823 343321.

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