If you contact the surgery and request a same day appointment, your appointment needs will be assessed by the receptionist asking questions about your symptoms. You may be offered an appointment with the Nurse Practitioner.
The Nurse Practitioner has completed extensive specialist training in diagnosis, examination, disease management and prescribing to enableher to see and treat patients. If you require an appointment for any of the following; sore throats, ear infections, conjunctivitis, asthma, chest infection, urine infections, vaginal infections, rashes or other common ailments, you can be seen by one of our Nurse Practitioner.
Steve Parry and Phil Chasemore are our emergency care practitioners. They are fully qualified specialist paramedics who we are able to use to assess patients both in the community and in surgery. The Emergency Care Practitioner’s prinicipal role is to assist GPs with home visit requests to housebound patients with acute conditions, while referring to the patient’s own GP or the duty doctor if necessary. They can also see patients who require a same day acute appointment and will refer to a GP if necessary.
The nurse team consists of:
Morning and afternoon surgeries are held by appointment. The nurses carry out a full range of treatments including, amongst other things, the dressing of wounds, treating injuries, immunisations, holiday injections and advice, and a variety of other treatments.
In addition, they run special clinics for diabetes, asthma and travel advice.
The practice has a phlebotomist who is available, by appointment, to take blood samples, blood pressure readings and a range of other tests at the doctors’ request. Our Phlebotomist also carries out NHS Health Checks.
The Practice Manager - Mrs Lisa Wallis
Deputy Practice Manager - Mrs Sally Miller
Reception Manager - Miss Rebecca Satchell
The community midwife team carries out consultations in the surgery three times a week, by appointment and is employed by Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust.
If you think you are in labour phone the labour ward on: 01823 342059.
A dietician and a physiotherapy team are available at the surgery after referral from your doctor.
Our receptionists, clerical and management staff are here to help you and give you as much information as they can.
A community nurse team, employed by Somerset Partnership NHS Trust , is based at Park Gate House. The team can be contacted by ringing their office (0300 3230026).
The health visiting team can be contacted on 0300 3230115.
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.
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