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Priory Medical Centre, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1XJ

Tel: 01749 601 333

Contact Details

COMMUNITY STAFF

Community Nurses

Tel 0300 323 0022
Our community nurses are a branch of the nursing profession offering healthcare services to housebound patients who cannot attend the surgery but need nursing care and for whom admission to hospital is not necessary or desirable. This help may include:

  • Visits from members of the nursing team to give skilled care or specialist treatments.
  • Information about and/or referrals to other community services.
  • Support if you are caring for another family member.
  • Teaching you or a relative ways in which you can lead as independent a life as possible.
  • Confidential advice about nursing matters.
  • 24 hour access to the nursing service

The community nurses may be contacted on their direct line, 0300 323 0022, which also has an answerphone.

 

Health Visitors

Tel 01749 836683 
Our health visitors are fully qualified nurses with special training in family health. They offer advice, a home visiting service and hold a weekly baby clinic.

The health visitor can be contacted on her direct line. 01749 836683, which also has an answerphone.

 

Community Midwife

Tel 01823 343985
Our community midwife provides full maternity care for our patients in conjunction with the doctors. She also runs antenatal clinics and parentcraft groups.

 

Maternity Self Referral

For self referrals please visit the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust website.

 

A message from the community midwives

Congratulations on your pregnancy - Next step

We now ask that all women complete the maternity online self-referral form via our Musgrove Park Hospital website.

Go to Musgrove Park Hospital website.

Search Maternity self-referral, click on self-referral tab, complete on line form ( this will enable the midwife to contact you to make your 1st appointment)

Submit the form and then visit the NHS.uk website (search screening in pregnancy) to access important information which you will need to read before your 1st appointment (this information may also be available in a screening booklet inside your folder)

Please bring your booking folder and all the documents with you to your 1st appointment

If you do not have access to the internet then please call our designated booking line for 1st appointments only on 01823 343321 this is an answer phone, please leave a message (leave your full name and contact telephone number). Please be aware it may take up to 3 days for someone to contact you.

This is a very exciting time and there is no doubt that you will have many questions that need to be answered now that your pregnancy has been confirmed. Attached to these notes is a sticker with how to download the Handi maternity app. This has a lot of information you need to know, alternatively search NHS choices and see our FAQ’s tab on the self-referral page.

We look forward to welcoming you and caring for you throughout your pregnancy, birth and postnatal period….. your community midwifery team