Evening and Weekend Appointments

Until 31 March 2018 you can access appointments in the evening until 8pm on weekdays and on a Saturday if you are registered at a practice in the Bridgwater or surrounding area.  In the Bridgwater and surrounding area the following practices are currently involved in this scheme: Cannington Health Centre                                     Quantock Medical Centre Cranleigh Gardens Medical … Continued

Flu vaccines

Clinics are almost full!   If you are eligible to have the vaccine on the NHS please book your flu vaccine here at your registered GP surgery now.

Improved Access Appointments

Since 2007 many GP practices have offered ‘Extended Access’ appointments to patients. It was up to individual practices to decide when to offer these appointments, taking into account patient opinions. Some practices offered early morning, evening and/or weekend appointments. Some practice offered GP, Nurse and/or HCA appointments. In July 2017, these ‘Extended access’ appointments were … Continued

Appointments (until 1 April 2018)

You can now access primary care appointments in the evening and at the weekend if you are registered at a Somerset GP practice. Local groups of practices are working together to deliver improved access to routine appointments if you need to see a primary care clinician in the evening or weekend. You can book one … Continued

Flu vaccinations

Clinics are now available for flu vaccinations. If you are eligible, please call to book now.  

New contraceptive injection you can inject yourself

There is a new contraceptive injection that you can give yourself every 13 weeks that may be suitable for some women. This is called Sayana Press. If you currently use the Depo contraceptive injection and are happy to take responsibility for scheduling the injections and then giving them to yourself, you may like to talk … Continued

Private Counselling at East Quay Health In East Quay Medical Centre

Introducing Nici Green, Registered MBACP Nici is a fully qualified counsellor) who offers one to one counselling for adults on Wednesdays and Thursdays in East Quay Medical Centre through East Quay Health. Nici’s role as a counsellor is to offer guidance, help you consider different ways of viewing life and enable you to learn more … Continued

Webinars for IBS

In Somerset we have a dietetics – led IBS service. This team have set up first line advice webinars open to all IBS patients in Somerset. The information sheet is here: Webinar Information Sheet. Patients do not need a referral to attend. Just email the gastro.webinars@nhs.net address on the flyer and they will send the registration link. … Continued

Get your vitamin D from the sun now!

Between April and September the Sun strength in Somerset is enough to provide the requirements for production of vitamin D. Learn more here: http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/Summerhealth/Pages/vitamin-D-sunlight.aspx Last year Somerset spent over £100,000 on prescriptions for plain vitamin d supplements which could be used to fund other treatments if we could get the same vitamins through sun exposure or purchasing … Continued

All change next week!

On Tuesday we say a very sad farewell to Dr Roberts as she begins her retirement. Many of you will have seen Dr Roberts over her 26 years with us and we are sure many of you will miss her as much as we all will in the practice. On 1 June we welcome Dr … Continued