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CLINICS

Asthma

Please call to book an appointment for your annual review.

You can get more information on asthma at www.asthma.org.uk 

 

Baby Clinic - Well Baby

Please see the below link for more information.

Yeovil baby clinic

 

Childhood Immunisation Clinics

These clinics are held twice a month on alternate weeks (Wednesday mornings). The Surgery will be in contact (either by telephone or a letter will be sent) when your child's immunisations are due. The immunisations are administered by the Practice Nurse. Please call on 01935 434000 if you have any questions.

For School Leavers Immunisations, you will receive a card from the Patient Practitioner Service informing you that the injections are due, but then you must ring the Surgery and book an appointment with the Practice Nurse for this.

More information

If you want more information about Immunisations why have a look at our Immunisations page.

 

Counselling Services

We all feel low or down at times,but sometimes problems can become worse and affect our day to day lives. You may feel alone or panicky, find yourself crying a lot, find difficulty doing every day tasks or not getting so much pleasure out of life. You may feel like nothing can de done to help you feel better. If you feel like this and would like support, please contact your GP.  

Your GP may refer you to Talking Therapies Service.This is a new service to help people in Somerset access appropriate mental health support quickly and easily, providing the help you need when you really need it. Once referred you will be contacted by a wellbeing coordinator to talk about your situation and identify the service that most suits your needs.

 

Diabetic

Diabetic checks are carried out by Anna (Assistant Practitioner). 

For a diabetic check you will now need to book only 1 appointment. This will be a 30 minute appointment.  Please remember to bring your blood sugar monitoring book and a urine sample. When your results are back Anna will work with Lisa (Practice Nurse) and Dr Regan to arrange an appropriate follow up.

More information

For more information about Diabetes see the Diabetes UK website 

 

Dietician

Patients are seen on an individual basis for a variety of conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, raised cholesterol, irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease and food intolerance. A wide range of age groups are seen from children to the elderly and domiciliary visits are possible for house-bound patients.

A typical appointment lasts 30 minutes and it is very helpful if the patient has kept a record of food and drink consumed over the last 3 days. Food diaries can be collected from reception if you wish. Referral to the service is via a doctor or another member of the practice team such as the practice nurse or the Health Visitor.

More Information

You might want to look up The British Heart Foundation who have excellent advice about healthy eating.

 

Flu Immunisation

If you’re at risk of serious illness or complications from flu, you should have the seasonal flu vaccination each year. The seasonal flu vaccination is offered free of charge to people in at-risk groups.

If you’re not in one of the groups below, you do not need the seasonal flu vaccination.

At-risk groups

You should have the seasonal flu vaccination if you:

  • are 65 or over
  • have a serious medical condition (see below)
  • live in a residential or nursing home
  • are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • are a healthcare or social care professional directly involved in patient care
  • work with poultry, such as chickens

Pregnant women also should have the seasonal flu vaccination.

Medical conditions that put you at higher risk of complications from flu include:

  • chronic (long-term) respiratory conditions, such as severe asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or bronchitis
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • chronic kidney disease
  • chronic liver disease
  • chronic neurological disease, such as Parkinson's disease or motor neurone disease
  • diabetes
  • a weakened immune system, due to a condition such as HIV or AIDS or treatment such as cancer treatment

If you're the carer of an elderly or disabled person, make sure they have had their flu vaccination and that you are also immunised.

The flu clinics are run during October and November each year. 

A Pneumonia vaccination is also available, however you only require this once in a lifetime unlike the flu vaccination which is given yearly.

 

Midwifery

The Midwife comes to the Medical Centre every Monday and every other Thursday to run a clinic. If you discover you are pregnant and are feeling well then there is no need to see the doctor. Your initial booking appointment will be carried out at Yeovil District Hospital. You will need to contact the midwives at the hospital on 01935 384449. Leave your name, telephone number and surgery details and they will ring you back to discuss it. You will be cared for by the Maple team of midwives.

More information

Clinics are held on Monday afternoons and every other Thursday afternoon with the first appointment availabe at 14:00 and the last appointment available at 16:20, each appointment typically lasts 20 minutes.

 

Patient Participation Group (PPG)

We are building a Patient Participation Group and  the overall aim of our group (PPG) is to develop a positive and constructive relationship between patients, the practice and the community it serves, ensuring the practice remains accountable and responsive to all its patients' needs.

 

Our Group key roles are:

  • Create and improve two way communication between patients, the practice and the community it serves
  • To bring a sense of partnership between practice and Patients
  • Provide an avenue for patients' input in the way facilities and services are planned and executed
  • Provide constructive two way feedback on patient and community needs, concerns and interests
  • Support the practice in Promotions
  • Collect patient opinions and experiences to help the practice evaluate its services
  • Communicate to the local/wider community information about the practice

 

More information - GROUP MEMBERSHIP

All registered patients are welcome to express an interest in joining the group.  If you would like to do so, please pass your details to Daniel Vincent, Practice Manager.

 

Chronic Disease Management

The practice takes a positive, proactive approach to the management of patients who suffer from a wide group of chronic diseases.

Patients with a chronic disease will be kept under review and will be invited to see the Practice Nurse or GP to monitor their condition.

 

INR clinics

Clinics are run by the Nursing team and are held during the morning and afternoon surgeries. Patients can now receive their results on the same day along with weekly diaries of instructions. INR clinics are proving to be very beneficial to both patient and clinician.

 

Acute Community Eyecare Service (ACES)

What is ACES?

ACES is a free service available to all patients registered with a Somerset GP.

The service provides patients experiencing recently occurring medical eye conditions with appropriate treatment closer to home.

The service is provided by local optometrists with the specialist knowledge and skills to carry out this work at a locally approved opticians.

 

Yeovil Children's Centre Cluster

For more info www.somerset.gov.uk/childrencentres

 

Osteopathy

What is it?

Osteopathy is a safe and effective form of treatment, suitable for all ages. It is used to treat pain and musculo-skeletal conditions (affecting bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments) arising from faults in the body framework. These faults are usually caused by injury, stress or wear and tear

Osteopaths use their highly trained sense of touch to diagnose and treat these faults, helping to relieve pain and allow the body to return to efficient, normal functioning as quickly as possible.

All Osteopaths must complete a minimum of four years’ full time training and be registered with the General Osteopathic Council. They are bound by a strict code of conduct and confidentiality. Osteopaths must also carry out at least 30 hours of Continuing Professional Development each year.

When to consult an Osteopath

Osteopathy can be effective for many conditions, including:

  • Backache –the most common complaint treated by Osteopaths
  • Joint pain – from acute pain to chronic wear and tear or arthritis
  • Trapped nerves – sciatica, pain, pins and needles
  • Sports injuries
  • Neck and shoulder tension
  • Headaches due to muscle tension

Back problems resulting from childbirth or the postural changes associated with pregnancy.

For further info: www.essentialosteopaths.co.uk or call 01935 574900

Please note that this is not a free service offered on the NHS. To see the osteopathy clinicians please click on the Practice staff tab under nursing.

 

Peer Support Facilitated Workshops

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