Medical services and clinics

Below are the services and clinics available in your area.

Child development

We send out appointments for regular checks and immunisations for pre-school children. This is to make sure that our doctors and health visitors can check that children are developing normally and that there’s nothing to worry about.

Contraceptive services

Our doctors and nurses give confidential advice on all aspects of family planning, including coil fitting and emergency contraception.

Health screening

We offer a wide range of health screening for men and women at our practice.


Women aged between 50 and 60 are advised to attend the Breast Screening Unit every three years for a mammography. This is to make sure we can check and detect any abnormalities as soon as possible. These appointments are sent out by the local Breast Unit.

Find breast screening services.

Maternity care

Our antenatal and postnatal clinics are held at our practice by our doctors and midwives.

Travel advice, vaccinations and immunisations

We offer routine vaccinations and general advice to our patients travelling abroad.

It may take up to eight weeks for a full course of vaccinations, so please contact us in advance to give you plenty of time if you’re planning to go abroad where you need to be vaccinated.

Non-NHS services

Some services available are not covered under our contract with the NHS. This means that these services need to be paid for.

The services that include charges are:

  • Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements.
  • Insurance claim forms.
  • Passport signing.
  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad.
  • Private sick notes.
  • Vaccination certificates.

Our reception staff and GPs will be happy to talk through the charges with you during your appointment.

Counsellors and advice services

Find out about local counsellors and advice services. You can access these services by speaking to your GP or the practice's receptionist.

Get a blood pressure test

A blood pressure test checks if your blood pressure is healthy, or if it's high or low.

Having this quick test could save your life.

Contact the practice by phone

If you do not want to take your blood pressure using the machine, or if you’ve been asked to request an appointment, please contact the practice.

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Find out more

For more information, including what your results mean, see NHS advice on blood pressure tests.

Cervical screening (smear test)

Cervical screening (also known as a smear test) checks the health of your cervix. The cervix is the opening to your womb from your vagina.

It’s not a test for cancer, it’s a test to help prevent cancer.

Who the screening is for

All women and people with a cervix aged 25 to 64 should get a letter to invite them for a smear.

If you've not been invited and think you’re eligible, please contact the practice.

How often you need a screening

How often you need screening depends on how old you are.

If you’re:

  • under 25, you’ll be invited up to 6 months before you turn 25
  • 25 to 49, you’ll be invited every 3 years
  • 50 to 64, you’ll be invited every 5 years
  • 65 or older, you’ll only be invited if 1 of your last 3 tests was abnormal.

Getting an appointment

You’ll get a letter in the post inviting you to make an appointment.

The letter will tell you where you can go and how to request an appointment.

If you have not received a screening letter

You can also request an appointment at the practice if you have not received an invite by letter, or if you lost the letter.

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Find out more

Read the guide to cervical screening on the NHS website.

Stopping smoking

Find out how to get support to help you stop smoking.

Smokefreelife - Somerset

Smokefreelife Somerset is your local stop smoking service and is provided by Somerset County Council.

We are a FREE stop smoking service supporting Somerset residents to become smoke free.

Phone: 01823 356222

Bowel cancer screening

About 1 in 20 people will get bowel cancer in their life. It affects men and women.

Screening can help detect bowel cancer early, when it's easier to treat.

How it works

You use a home test kit to do the screening.

If you're 60 to 74, you'll be sent a kit every 2 years. The programme is expanding to eventually include those aged 50-59, so currently 56 year olds, and some 58 year olds, are also eligible for screening.

If you're 75 or over, you can ask for a kit every 2 years. Call the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60.

If you're younger than 56 and you're worried because you have a family history of bowel cancer, speak to your GP.

Call the free bowel cancer screening helpline on 0800 707 60 60 if you have not been sent a test and you think you need one.

If you are worried about your symptoms

You can read about symptoms of bowel cancer on the NHS website.

If you have symptoms that you are worried about you can request an appointment.

Find out more on the NHS website

Visit the NHS website guide to bowel cancer screening

You can also find information about bowel cancer from:

Managing pain

We can help you with:

  • finding ways to manage your pain
  • reducing your dose of pain medication, if that's what you need

Medications that should be reviewed

Studies have shown that some medications should only be used for a short time. This is because they can become less effective over time or may cause problems of their own.

These include:

  • opioids - morphine-based painkillers such as codeine, tramadol, oxycodone
  • benzodiazepines
  • sleeping tablets, for example Zopiclone
  • gabapentin
  • pregabalin

Contact the practice

If you need help managing pain or want to request an appointment, contact the practice.

Find out more

You can find out more about pain management and medication at:

Weight loss

At the practice we can:

  • give advice and guidance on how to lose weight
  • weigh you, at intervals that work for you
  • refer you to other services, if you want

Request an appointment

To find out how we can help, request an appointment.

Find out more on the NHS website

Read the NHS website - Better Health's guide to losing weight.