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.
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.
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.
Children’s Vaccinations Clinics
These are held regularly as are school leavers sessions.
You will receive notification to make an appointment direct from the health authority. Please bring with you to the appointment your Personal Child Health Record (red booklet), your appointment card and your signed consent form.
If you are unable to keep the appointment please let reception know in good time beforehand.
We have a number of counsellors who see patients in the surgery having been referred by the doctors or practice nurses. The doctor or nurse will advise how you can access these services. During the current situation with the pandemic, patients are being contacted via the telephone or video consultation.
The doctor can advise on family planning during routine appointments, Dr Philippa Girling and Lizzy House our nurse practitioner, are both trained to fit intra-uterine contraceptive devices and to insert and remove nexplanon implants. Emergency and confidential information is available at all times.
We are able to arrange NHS vaccinations required for foreign travel. Please seek travel advice and all other vaccinations from a travel clinic. More information is on on holiday travel page.
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.
Influenza and Pneumococcal Immunisations
We arrange a vaccination programme annually in the autumn – usually October. Patients aged 65 or over and those of any age suffering from a chronic condition are encouraged to attend for vaccination.
Flu clinics are advertised nearer the time in the surgery and on this website. Special arrangemens are made for patients who are housebound or in residential or nursing care.
Doctors can carry out some minor procedures in the surgery – these sessions are by appointment and must be agreed with the doctor first.