Antenatal Clinics are held by appointment by contacting the midwife team at the Community Hospital, Shepton Mallet (Tel 01749 342378). During the pandemic patients are being seen at Paulton Hospital.
Assessment, and advice is carried out by both doctors and health visitors. The key checks are as follows:
- 6 weeks Developmental check with the doctor.
- 6 to 9 months Developmental assessment and hearing test with your health visitor.
Your health visitor will advise you about further routine checks.
The doctor or nurse will advise how you can access these services, and refer you if necessary. Since the pandemic, patients are being contacted via the telephone or video consultation.
Family Planning/Sexual Health
The doctor can advise on family planning during routine appointments, Dr Philippa Girling is trained to fit intra-uterine contraceptive devices and to insert and remove nexplanon implants. Emergency and confidential information is available at all times.
Health Promotion and Prevention
Our practice nurses can arrange blood tests, blood pressure checks, cervical smears, dietary advice, dressings, ear hygiene, routine immunisations, regular management of long term conditions, audiograms, family planning and NHS holiday immunisations.
Long term conditions
Asthma, Diabetes, Chronic Heart Disease, COPD etc
Our practice nurses hold regular clinics for patients with long term conditions, please contact the surgery for advice and to arrange appointments.