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Wednesday 4th December

Maintenance work will be carried out on our computers between 11am and 1:30pm on Wednesday 4th December. We will be unable to access medical records, issue prescriptions or book appointments while the maintenance work is carried out. We therefore ask that, except in emergencies, patients avoid contacting us between 11am and 1:30pm on the 4th December. 


Please be aware that the practice will be closed on the 25th and 26th December and the 1st January. You should ensure that you have enough medication to last you through the festive period. If you need to order more please allow plenty of time for your request to be processed. 

Flu season is here!

If you; are a carer, are aged over 65, are currently pregnant or have a long-term medical condition you may be eligible for a flu vaccination. Please speak to a member of our reception team to book an appointment.

Prescription Requests

From 1st September 2019 there will be changes to the way we handle some prescription requests. Please see our Repeat Prescriptions page for more information.

Exciting News!

We are delighted to announce the arrival of three new doctors at Cheddar Medical Centre. This summer Dr Emma Ginn, Dr Miriam Walsh and Dr Amy Alsop have joined the practice. 

As you may know Dr Hayward left us last year and her patients have been cared for by locum doctors in her absence. With the arrival of our new doctors we can begin the process of allocating a new usual GP to all of Dr Hayward's patients. If you are unsure of the name of your usual GP please speak to a member of our reception team who will be able to help.  

Text Messaging Service

We are introducing a new text message reminder service! More information and instructions on how to sign up can be found at the bottom of our appointments page.  

Patient Information Leaflet - NHS & Other Free Services

Pharmacy Services Your local pharmacist may be able to help you with a range of minor illnesses including  cystitis, impetigo, hay fever, conjunctivitis, thrush, athletes foot, ringworm, earache, headaches, fever, cough and sore throat without you needing to see a doctor. Most pharmacies have a private room which you can use to discuss these issues. If they think you need to see a doctor they will refer you to us

Physiotherapy You will need to see your doctor for a referral

Hospital Transport If you cannot get to your hospital appointment there is transport available. This service is very limited, however, and strict criteria apply. Please see reception for a leaflet or call 01278 727444

Patient Information Leaflet - Transport Information

Podiatry This is a self refer service. Please ask at reception for a leaflet

Citizens’ Advice This service can help with a wide range of non-medical problems. Visit for more information or call 01278 455236

Counselling You will need to see your doctor for a referral

Turning Point (Alcohol and drug rehabilitation) This is a self-refer service based at Bridgwater. Please call 01278 456561 for more information

ProActive Gym You will need to see your doctor for a referral

Integrated Care for Children (physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language) Please see your doctor for a referral or call 0303 033 3002 for more information

Care Direct (Social Services for the elderly) Please call 0845 345 9133 for more information

NHS Direct This service can help with medical advice. Visit or call 0845 4647

Dementia Advice Contact the Alzheimer’s Society on Somerset on 01935 473597 or call the Dementia Helpline on 0845 300 0336

Sexual Health Clinics held at Musgrove Park Hospital (call 01823 344888) and Weston General. Please ask at reception for an information leaflet

Direct Gov This website provides information about a wide variety of government schemes, including carers’ support, driving standards, housing and benefits, assistance with health costs, European health insurance card and much more. Access it at

Patient Advice and Liaison Service This service is for any problems you might encounter accessing NHS services. Each hospital must have an assigned PALS officer

Somerset Direct Children and Young People’s Service Information and advice for anyone involved with parenting or caring for children. Call 0845 345 9122 for more information

Cheddar Valley Cancer Support This group meets on first Friday of the month at Cheddar Valley Childrens Centre and offers support to those affected by cancer. Visit for more information



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