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Dr Laura Martin

We would like to let you all know that Dr Martin has now left us and so her registered patients have been transferred to  our new GP, Dr Lisa Hayward. Please remember that patients can see any doctor but everyone does have a Named GP.

I am sure you will all join us in wishing Laura our best wishes for the future.

FLU SEASON

We have a dedicated Flu Clinic on

Saturday 30th September

Saturday 21st October

Both sessions starting at 9am

You are eligible for a flu vaccination if you are

65 or older, or over 18 with a serious medical condition such as

a Chronic respiratory disease such as severe asthma or COPD or Bronchitis, Heart Disease, CKD, Chronic neurological disease, Diabetes, patients with suppressed immune system,

Pregnant

Living in long-stay Residential accommodation

or a Carer

14th June. News release from the Weston General Hospital, CQC report and Q & A documents are available on the Latest News 'Quick Links' to the right hand side of this page

Click here to see details of our current Business and Administration Apprenticeship

Your Rights and Our Rights

We are suffering an increase in number of patients who feel it acceptable to be rude and abusive to our staff.

Please note updated information under heading 'Policies 'and sub heading 'Rights and Responsibilities' regarding what is acceptable at Cheddar Medical Centre. This will NOT be tolerated.

Prescription Requests-

Please be reminded that we require 72 hrs notice to enable requests to be processed.

ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION SERVICE & PHARMACY NOMINATIONS - Visit our prescriptions page for more information

HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO RECOMMEND US TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY? Click here to have your say!

MJOG -
To learn more and sign up to our free appointment reminder service, complete and return this Leaflet (also available from reception).

 

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Immunisation and Vaccination Clinics

We consider that it is important that all children should be protected against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Polio, Mumps, Measles, Rubella and Haemophilus Influenzae B and Meningitis C. There are very few contra-indications to these vaccinations but if you are worried please discuss this with one of the Doctors or the Health Visitor. The Clinic is held on the 2nd and 4th Thursday in every month from 2.00p.m. to 3.30p.m. (Practice Nurse).

Patient Information Leaflet - Measles Advice

Family Planning Service

A full family planning service is provided including emergency contraception and the fitting of coils and counselling. The Practice Nurse also provides family planning advice and we are happy to provide confidential services for people under 16, and advice on safer sex. The doctors in the Practice will see patients from other practices for contraceptive services.

Child Surveillance Clinic

FROM JUNE 2016

There will be no clinics at Cheddar Medical Centre but there will be one at the Valley Childrens Centre on 3rd Wednesday in the month from 9.30 to 11.30 am (Health Visitors)

There will also be Health Visitor 'drop in' clinics at Axbridge Surgery on 1st Monday of the month from 1.30-3.30pm and Wedmore surgery on 1st Tuesday of the month from 9.30-11.30am

Antenatal and Breastfeeding Services

Are provided by the Midwifery team.  They visit expectant mothers in their homes, hold weekly antenatal clinic and relaxation classes and care for mother and baby after delivery. If you need a midwife urgently out of surgery hours, please ring 01278 444517 (Mary Stanley Wing, Bridgwater Hospital Maternity Unit) and they will bleep the midwife on call.  If you have recently discovered you are pregnant and have not yet been referred to the midwife, please complete this Midwife Referral Form, print it out and return it to us at Cheddar Medical Centre.  (Forms are available from reception if you do not have access to a printer).

Asthma Clinic

The Clinic is held every Tuesday between 3.45 p.m. and 6.00 p.m. (Practice Nurse)

Diabetic Clinic

The Clinic is held every other Wednesday from 5.00 p.m. to 6.20 p.m. (Practice Nurse) and on alternate Tuesdays from 10.00 a.m. to 11.40 a.m. (Practice Nurse).

Cardiovascular Clinic

This Clinic is held every Wednesday from 9.00 a.m. to 1p.m. (Practice Nurse).

Travel Clinic

The Clinic is held on alternate Thursdays from 2.00 p.m. to 3.20 p.m. (Practice Nurse). If you are travelling anywhere abroad make an appointment to be advised of your vaccination needs and you will be given an advice sheet and travel tips. These can vary depending on where you are going.

We do need 4 weeks notice to ensure we can offer an appointment. Within 4 weeks we will try to help, but you may need to attend a private clinic and pay for your vaccines if we cannot accomodate your request.

You will need to complete a travel questionnaire before booking an appointment.  Further information about travel vaccinations and an online form is available here

Minor Surgery

All doctors provide a minor surgery service by appointment.

Hearing Aid Batteries

If your National Health Service hearing aid batteries need replacing you can obtain supplies of these free from the Medical Centre. Please ask at Reception. 

 
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