Acute Community Eye Care Service
ACES is a service which provides free assessment for new eye conditions through your local optician. New eye conditions include: Red Eye, Double Vision, Painful Eyes, Recent Reduction in vision. Contact East Quay Vision 01278 440440 or Turners Eye Clinic 01278 422978 or Bridgwater Spec Savers 01278 452245
ALCOHOL – Support for over 50’s
|A survey by the alcohol, drug and mental health charity With You found 1 in 2 adults aged over 50 are drinking at a level that could cause them health problems now, or in the future.
The poll also found more than four million adults aged over 50s are binge drinking at least once a week during lockdown. In this population factors such as retirement, bereavement, isolation and loss of sense of purpose can lead to increased alcohol use and this may be exacerbated by the pandemic.
In response, With You has launched an over 50s Alcohol Helpline providing support and advice to individuals aged over 50 worried about their drinking, and their concerned others. This will be available 7 days a week; Monday to Friday at 12pm – 8pm and 10am to 4pm at weekends.
The number is 0808 801 0750
Routine antenatal check-ups by our qualified midwife. Held at the Quantock Medical Centre or Cannington Health Centre
Time: Alternate Thursdays 9.30am – 1pm by appointment
Any newly pregnant women are asked to register on the Maternity booking site after(from 8 weeks of pregnancy):
Somerset Maternity Toolkit
A new suite of digital resources launched this month which has been designed to support families through pregnancy and the parenting journey.
It offers trustworthy information and support from pre-conception, pregnancy, through to infant feeding and support with parenthood.
It also includes a series of educational animations, an online maternity toolkit, a parent/carer toolkit and a mum and baby app as well as ‘Parent Hacks’ which give useful tried and tested top tips about support available.
Somerset County Council partnered with Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group, Yeovil District Hospital and Somerset Foundation Trust to develop the new online information, which was created by professionals working with parents in Somerset.
The Somerset Maternity Toolkit is available at https://cypsomersethealth.org/maternity_toolkit .
Anticoagulation Therapy Clinic
We provide warfarin testing and monitor all our patients on anticoagulant therapy regularly.
Asthma & COPD
Our Lead Respiratory Practice Nurses Anna Larsen and Jacqui Gailey provide check ups and advice for all Asthma and COPD Patients including inhaler techniques, medication and lifestyle advice
Somerset Carers are able to provide information, advice and support to anyone who has caring responsibilities whether for a friend, relative or neighbour. This includes parents of children with disabilities. Telephone 0800 31 68 600, email email@example.com or visit website www.somersetcarers.org
All Childhood Vaccinations are given by a trained Lead Practice Nurse Helen Every, Practice Nurses Anna Larsen or Jacqui Gailey.
Chiropody/ Podiatry Clinics
By Appointment only. You may be entitled to NHS Podiatry care due to your medical condition. Contact the Somerset Podiatry Booking Service for a self referral form on 0303 033 3003. Age Concern provide a toe nail cutting service for a small charge and can be contacted on 01278 785921
Our BACP trained Counsellor Lorraine Hurley provides support for a range of issues including : bereavement, depression, anger management, low self-esteem. Referral via any health professional.
Our Lead Practice Nurse Helen Every and Practice Nurse Jacqui Gailey provides Diabetic Monitoring, check ups, support and lifestyle advice
Available on request. Please book an appointment with a Doctor and ask for an ‘URGENT’ appointment.
We run a flu immunisation clinic in late October. Ask at reception for further information.
Seasonal flu jabs are available on the NHS for Patients over the age of 65 yrs and those with medical conditions such as Diabetes, stroke, heart disease, liver disease, Asthma and COPD, kidney problems, a weakened immune system, or if you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person
Time: Annual Clinics
Health Visiting Services
Health Visitors provide support and advice for Parents of young children up to the age of 4 years old, and are happy to see children and parents by appointment. They can be contacted as follows:
Bridgwater Duty Team 0300 323 0116
West Somerset Duty Team: 0300 323 0115
Stop Smoking Service
Contact smoke free life on0800 169 0 169
Travel Vaccination and advice
Our Practice Nurses can offer advice and vaccinations for travel by appointment. A completed Travel questionnaire is required before your appointment please call into reception to collect one. Please book your appointment well in advance of travelling as some vaccinations take a few weeks to take effect.
Time: Monday to Friday
OPEN MENTAL HEALTH
24 Hour Support for Adults 01823 276892
SOMERSET TALKING THERAPIES
Self Referral via the link below
SAMARITANS 116 123
Concerned about a young person who may have suicidal thoughts 0800 068 4141