Quantock Medical Centre

01278 732696

Dispensary

01278 733385

Clinics

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

Antenatal Care

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):

Self referral

 How to book in with a Midwife

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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

Carer Support

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 carers@somersetrcc.org.uk or visit website  www.somersetcarers.org

Childhood Vaccinations

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

Counselling

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.

Time: Tuesdays

Diabetic Clinic

Our Lead Practice Nurse Helen Every  and Practice Nurse Jacqui Gailey provides Diabetic Monitoring, check ups,  support and lifestyle advice

Emergency Contraception

Available on request. Please book an appointment with a Doctor and ask for an ‘URGENT’ appointment.

Flu Clinics

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

Refer yourself

SAMARITANS  116 123

PAPYRUS

Concerned about a young person who may have suicidal thoughts  0800 068 4141