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Improved Access-

See details of service under tab on the right hand side of this Home page.

We are now open between 6.30pm and 8pm on Tuesdays. Other practices are open at different times to improve access for patients.

FLU SEASON

You are eligible for a flu vaccination if you are 65 or older, or over 18 with a serious medical condition such as

* a Chronic respiratory disease such as severe asthma or COPD or Bronchitis, Heart Disease, CKD, Chronic neurological disease, Diabetes, or a patient with a suppressed immune system,

* Pregnant

* Living in long-stay Residential accommodation

* a Carer

Please contact the surgery and book your vaccination.

National Diabetes Audit (NDA)

We are taking part in an important national project about people at risk of diabetes and diabetes care and treatment in the NHS. Details on the project and advice leaflets for patients who are diagnosed with diabetes and those at increased risk of diagnoses are under Quick Links on the right tabs here

If you do not want your information to be used, please inform the receptionist, your GP or nurse.

This will not affect your care.

 

Click here to see details of our current Business and Administration Apprenticeship

Your Rights and Our Rights

We are suffering an increase in number of patients who feel it acceptable to be rude and abusive to our staff.

Please note updated information under heading 'Policies 'and sub heading 'Rights and Responsibilities' regarding what is acceptable at Cheddar Medical Centre. This will NOT be tolerated.

Prescription Requests-

Please be reminded that we require 72 hrs notice to enable requests to be processed.

ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION SERVICE & PHARMACY NOMINATIONS - Visit our prescriptions page for more information

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO RECOMMEND US TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY? Click here to have your say!

MJOG -
To learn more and sign up to our free appointment reminder service, complete and return this Leaflet (also available from reception).

 

Patient Information Leaflet - NHS & Other Free Services

Pharmacy Services Your local pharmacist may be able to help you with a range of minor illnesses including  cystitis, impetigo, hay fever, conjunctivitis, thrush, athletes foot, ringworm, earache, headaches, fever, cough and sore throat without you needing to see a doctor. Most pharmacies have a private room which you can use to discuss these issues. If they think you need to see a doctor they will refer you to us

Physiotherapy You will need to see your doctor for a referral

Hospital Transport If you cannot get to your hospital appointment there is transport available. This service is very limited, however, and strict criteria apply. Please see reception for a leaflet or call 01278 727444

Patient Information Leaflet - Transport Information

Podiatry This is a self refer service. Please ask at reception for a leaflet

Citizens’ Advice This service can help with a wide range of non-medical problems. Visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk for more information or call 01278 455236

Counselling You will need to see your doctor for a referral

Turning Point (Alcohol and drug rehabilitation) This is a self-refer service based at Bridgwater. Please call 01278 456561 for more information

ProActive Gym You will need to see your doctor for a referral

Integrated Care for Children (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language) Please see your doctor for a referral or call 0303 033 3002 for more information

Care Direct (Social Services for the elderly) Please call 0845 345 9133 for more information

NHS Direct This service can help with medical advice. Visit www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk or call 0845 4647

Dementia Advice Contact the Alzheimer’s Society on Somerset on 01935 473597 or call the Dementia Helpline on 0845 300 0336

Sexual Health Clinics held at Musgrove Park Hospital (call 01823 344888) and Weston General. Please ask at reception for an information leaflet

Direct Gov This website provides information about a wide variety of government schemes, including carers’ support, driving standards, housing and benefits, assistance with health costs, European health insurance card and much more. Access it at http://www.direct.gov.uk/

Patient Advice and Liaison Service This service is for any problems you might encounter accessing NHS services. Each hospital must have an assigned PALS officer

Somerset Direct Children and Young People’s Service Information and advice for anyone involved with parenting or caring for children. Call 0845 345 9122 for more information

Cheddar Valley Cancer Support This group meets on first Friday of the month at Cheddar Valley Childrens Centre and offers support to those affected by cancer. Visit http://www.cheddarvalleycancersupport.co.uk/ for more information

Cheddar_Valley_Cancer_Support_PDF.pdf

 

 
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