A message from Dr Claire Laband

I have now retired after a year of sick leave having been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2020.

I joined Cheddar Medical Centre in July 2001 and the twenty years since then have been the happiest of my professional life. The whole practice shares the ethos of continuity of care and accessibility which is good for patients and what makes the job so satisfying.

CORONAVIRUS - If you are visiting the practice please wear a face covering. Up to date information is available here.  

Flu Vaccinations We are now able to offer flu vaccination appointments. Click here to find out whether you are eligible for a free vaccine or call the practice to book your appointment. Flu Vaccinations are now back in stock! If you are eligible for a vaccine and haven't yet had one please give us a ring to boom your appointment.

Type 1 Opt Out: The way NHS Digital handles some patient data is changing on the 1st of July. You can find more information here. If you want to "opt out" of NHS Digital using your data in this way you must complete this form and return it to us before 23rd June 2021. 

CQC Inspection 2019We are delighted to announce that we were inspected by the Care Quality Commission in October and have been graded as "Good" full details of the inspection report can be found here.

checkupClinics & Services

Immunisation and Vaccination Clinics

We consider that it is important that all children should be protected against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Mumps, Measles, Rubella and Haemophilus Influenzae B and Meningitis C. There are very few contra-indications to these vaccinations but if you are worried please discuss this with one of the Doctors or the Health Visitor.

Our Clinic is held on every Wednesday morning from 11.30-1pm (Practice Nurse).

Patient Information Leaflet - Measles Advice

Family Planning Service

A full family planning service is provided including emergency contraception and the fitting of coils and counselling. The Practice Nurse also provides family planning advice and we are happy to provide confidential services for people under 16, and advice on safer sex.

Child Surveillance Clinic

There are now no clinics at Cheddar Medical Centre but there are at the Valley Childrens Centre on 3rd Wednesday in the month from 9.30-11.30 am (Health Visitors)

There is also Health Visitor 'drop in' clinics at Axbridge Surgery on 1st Monday of the month from 1.30-3.30pm and at Wedmore surgery on 1st Tuesday of the month from 9.30-11.30am

Antenatal and Breastfeeding Services

Are provided by the Midwifery team.  They visit expectant mothers in their homes, hold weekly antenatal clinic and relaxation classes and care for mother and baby after delivery. If you need a midwife urgently out of surgery hours, please ring 01278 444517 (Mary Stanley Wing, Bridgwater Hospital Maternity Unit) and they will bleep the midwife on call.  If you have recently discovered you are pregnant and have not yet been referred to the midwife, please complete this Midwife Referral Form, print it out and return it to us at Cheddar Medical Centre.  (Forms are available from reception if you do not have access to a printer).

We now have a clinic every Tuesday with our midwife, Emma Ratcliffe.

Asthma Clinic

The Clinics are held every Monday from 2.00- 3.30 p.m., every Tuesday from 1.30- 3.40pm and every Friday from 2.30-3.40pm (Practice Nurse)

Diabetic and Cardiovascular Clinics

The Clinics are held every Monday from 1.30-3.30, every Tuesday from 5-6.30pm and on alternate Tuesdays from 9-11.40 a.m.  and alternative Thursdays 2-3.40 (Practice Nurse).

Travel Clinic

The Clinic is held on alternate Thursdays from 2.00 p.m. to 3.20 p.m. (Practice Nurse). If you are travelling anywhere abroad make an appointment to be advised of your vaccination needs and you will be given an advice sheet and travel tips. These can vary depending on where you are going.

We do need 4 weeks notice to ensure we can offer an appointment. Within 4 weeks we will try to help, but you may need to attend a private clinic and pay for your vaccines if we cannot accomodate your request.

You will need to complete a travel questionnaire before booking an appointment.  Further information about travel vaccinations and an online form is available here

Minor Surgery

Our doctors provide a minor surgery service by appointment.

Hearing Aid Batteries

If your National Health Service hearing aid batteries need replacing you can obtain supplies of these free from the Medical Centre. Please ask at Reception. 

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