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Priory Medical Centre, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1XJ

Tel: 01749 601 333

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PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

 

Child Vaccinations

All children should commence the immunisation programme from two months old. You will receive invitations to attend our child clinics. See detailed information regarding childhood vaccinations.

 

Cervical Cytology

Women between the ages of 25 to 65 will receive an invitation for a cervical smear test. This procedure should be performed routinely at three to five year intervals depending on age. Smears will be done more frequently where necessary.

 

Family Planning

We offer Family Planning advice during routine appointments with your doctor.

Emergency and confidential advice is available at all times.

 

Influenza

Annual protection against influenza is offered to senior citizens and those at high risk, e.g., with chronic heart, chest, some breathing disorders, and diabetes.

 

Mammography

Women aged 50 to 70 years will be offered a mammogram every three years by Somerset Breast Screening.

 

Pre-pregnancy advice

Pre-pregnancy advice is offered by the doctors and midwife for those thinking of becoming pregnant. It is essential that you stop smoking, reduce your alcohol intake to a minimum, ensure an adequate daily intake of the vitamin folic acid in your diet, and check with your doctor about any medication you are taking. As a general rule don't take any drugs, including those bought over the counter, in pregnancy, unless advised by your doctor. All pregnant women should attend the antenatal clinic held at Glastonbury Library, a midwife will contact you as soon as possible with an appointment.  We offer full antenatal and postnatal care in partnership with Shepton Mallet Maternity Unit.

 

Tetanus & Polio

Protection against tetanus and polio should be kept up to date. A full primary course with a booster at 15 should be followed by at least two boosters at 10 year intervals to protect throughout life.

 

Travel Immunisations

Please visit Travel Health Pro. Our Practice Nurses are able to give NHS immunisations. See detailed information regarding childhood vaccinations.