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Cervical screening tests (also known as a smear test) are usually taken by the Practice Nurse. Women aged between 25 - 65 are invited by the Health Authority to make an appointment. It is preferable to take this test between the 9th and 20th day of your menstrual cycle.
The test can detect cell changes in the cervix (neck of the womb) that can sometimes lead to cancer. If the changes are present, treatment is nearly always simple, effective and without major surgery - this is a preventative test to stop cancer before it starts. Tests are recommended every 3 - 5 years according to National guidelines.
The Doctors and Practice Nurses offer a full range of family planning services.
Please make an appointment to discuss your needs.
Minor procedures such as removal of skin lesions, joint injections and freezing therapy can be performed by your GP. Please discuss with a receptionist regarding your requirements.
The Practice Nurses can offer the full range of foreign travel immunisations, including Yellow Fever and up-to-date advice for travelling abroad. However you will probably need time to have the necessary course so try to attend at least 8 weeks before travel.
Please download or call at the surgery to complete a Travel Questionnaire so that the Practice Nurse can ensure that you have the correct advice and immunisations. There will be a charge for some non NHS vaccinations but please discuss this when you first consult the Practice Nurse regarding your travel requirements. A Certificate of Vaccination can be provided.
We can provide Yellow Fever vaccination and certification although this will incur a charge.
Children’s vaccinations take place regularly by appointment or at other times with the Practice Nurse if that is inconvenient. You will be sent an appointment date and time for your child when they are due their immunisations by Dorset Child Health. Adult vaccinations are done by appointment with the Practice Nurse. If you are travelling abroad, you may need additional vaccinations or malaria medication.
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If you are referred to hospital for a consultant opinion you will be given choice as to where you can attend. We will use the Electronic Choose and Book Service where appropriate.
You may request a copy of your referral letter. Please ask the referring GP at the time of referral.
Our Health Visiting team is concerned with the health of the whole community, but especially the under 5s. They visit all new babies and their mothers after the first week of life.
On registration, if you have small children, they will contact and visit you. Their aim is the promotion of health and early detection of ill health. They visit families as appropriate to discuss health and care of parents and their children. You can contact the Health Visitor by telephoning 01935 810 900 / 01935 813 438
The District Nurses provide nursing care to patients in their own homes who are unable to attend the surgery. They give practical advice or assistance to patients, relatives and carers in coping with illness.
They use the same clinical protocols as the Practice Nurses so that you have the same treatment whether at home or in the Practice. They can be contacted via the surgery and are based at the Yeatman Hospital.
Our Community Midwives are responsible for antenatal and early postnatal care wherever you decided to deliver your baby. They offer weekly antenatal clinics here at the surgery where they work in close co-operation with the doctors and the local maternity units from both Yeovil and Dorchester. They will also help arrange a home birth. They are based at Yeovil District Hospital and should you need to see a midwife sooner than your allotted appointment time at the surgery they have daily drop in clinics. For more information or to speak to the midwives please call them on 01935 384449.
Denise Elsworth is a Registered Foot Practitioner who uses a room at the surgery to see patients. She is highly recommended and is usually in the Surgery on a Monday and Wednesday. She manages her own appointments so please feel free to give her a call on 07858 299384 to discuss your needs and her availability.
Is someone you are close to having problems with drugs or alcohol? A Family & Friends Support group is meeting regularly in your area. 1:1 sessions are available. Visit http://www.edp.org.uk/ or phone 01258 450862 for more information.
Wessex Resolutions in partnership with WDDC provide homeowners with council subsidised finance to make essential home repairs if you are struggling. For more information please take a look at this short film, or contact 01823 461099