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

Appointments outside of normal hours

Somerset is currently running a pilot which looks at changing the opening hours of some surgeries. We have decided to participate in this pilot, along with our colleagues in all other local practices. This has not been an easy decision and we have discussed this with our patient group. From 1 June 2017 to 31 March … Continued

We wish Dr Roberts a long and happy retirement

We are very sad to advise that Dr Roberts is retiring as a GP on 31 May 2017. Dr Roberts has been such a great Doctor, colleague and friend to us all over the many years she has been a partner at the surgery. We will miss her very much. We welcome Dr Tim Horlock … Continued