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CLINICS

Asthma & Diabetic clinics

Our practice nurses hold regular asthma and diabetes clinics. Advice from the practice nurses may be obtained at any time by appointment.

 

Cervical cytology

Cervical smears can be arranged with a nurse or doctor. In conjunction with the Somerset PCT we operate a computerised system to call women between the ages of 24 and 49 for a smear every three years and women between 50 and 64 every five years.

 

Child health

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 rest with your health visitor.

Your health visitor will advise you about further routine checks.

 

Child immunisations

Clinics for school-leavers, pre-school children and babies are currently held on Tuesday mornings.

You will receive notification of 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.

Up to date information on child and other immunisations is available at: www.immunisation.nhs.uk

Click here to see the Immunisations page

 

Counselling service

We offer an in-house counselling service which is provided under contract to Somerset Primary Care Trust. If you need the services of a counsellor please discuss this with your doctor.

 

Family planning

We offer an advice service during routine appointments with your doctor.

Emergency and confidential advice is available at all times.

 

Foreign travel

Travel vaccinations are available by appointment with our Practice Nurses. Appointments should be made at least 6 weeks before you travel if possible.

A charge of £15 is payable for Travel Advice and for some vaccinations.

Please fill in the Travel Questionnaire on the Holiday Travel page or collect a Travel Questionnaire from reception and complete and return the form prior to your appointment.

Click here to see the Holiday travel page

 

Health promotion

Various members of the primary health care team are involved in aspects of health promotion.

Topics covered Include:

  • stopping smoking advice
  • dietary advice
  • sexual health
  • mental health
  • advice on alcohol consumption
  • accident prevention
  • exercise
  • skin cancer prevention

 

Influenza & pneumococcal immunisations

A flu vaccination programme is undertaken between October and December each year. Patients aged 65 or over or those of any age suffering from a chronic condition such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, renal disease, or immmunosuppression are encouraged to attend for an annual vaccination.

Flu clinics will be advertised nearer the time and invitations sent out where appropriate. Special arrangements are made for those in nursing or long-stay residential homes.

Pneumococcal immunisation is recommended for children as part of the routine childhood immunisation schedule. A single dose is also recommended for adults aged 65 and over. Pneumococcal immunisation is also recommended for children and adults of any age who have certain diseases that put them at risk, e.g., asplenia or splenic dysfunction.

 

Maternity

Doctors see patients for antenatal care during normal surgery appointment times.

Midwifes hold antinatal clinics at Glastonbury Library.

Postnatal and 6 week baby checks are carried out by the GPs at the surgery.

 

Minor surgery

Our treatment room is fully equipped for minor procedures carried out under a local anaesthetic. Your own doctor will arrange minor surgery for you if required.

 

Other services

The practice also provides the following:

  • Anti-coagulation monitoring (warfarin dose monitoring)
  • Near patient testing (drug monitoring by blood testing)

 

Sexually transmitted infections

Genita-Urinary Medicine (GUM) Clinics provide free testing & treatment. These are held at:

Musgrove Park Hospital:

  • Taunton (Appointments) : 01823 252222
  • Health Advisor : 01823 332182

Yeovil District Hospital :

  • Yeovil (Appointments) : 01935 384382
  • Health Advisor : 01935 384705

Bath Royal United Hospital:

  • Bath (Appointments) : 01225 824617
  • Health Advisor : 01225 824558

Ask at reception for a copy of the Sex Directory-giving full details of all sexual health services in Somerset.

 

Test results

Staff are able to advise you whether a result is normal or whether you should consult your doctor.

Please telephone reception between 2:00pm and 4:00pm for results.

All laboratory tests results are dealt with in strictest confidence. Please note; it is the patient's responsibility to ring in for or follow up their results.

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