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IF YOU NEED MEDICAL ADVICE/HELP WHEN THE SURGERY IS CLOSED:

Dial 111 to access the Somerset Out of Hours through NHS111.

In the event of a Medical Emergency (chest pains, loss of consciousness etc.) dial 999

Remote pacing and cardiac monitoring devices – SCAM

We have received details of a particularly cruel phishing scam which is circulating at the moment and affecting people with remote pacing and cardiac monitoring devices.

A patient appears to have been the victim of an opportunistic phishing scam, and paid £167 over the telephone using his debit card to the caller.

The caller stated that his “box/equipment” was not working due to “Dust”. He was offered the opportunity to replace it and at the same time offered the option of purchasing either a five year warranty for £140 or lifetime warranty for £167. As the patient was due to have a routine remote check on his device by the Pacemaker clinic, the patient believed that the call was legitimate and therefore paid £167 to the caller. The patient and his partner were subsequently suspicious, so they called the Pacemaker clinic a few hours later to check if the problem had been fixed. The clinic explained it was not a call from the hospital or from the manufacturer of the equipment.

Clinics and device companies would never ask for personal details or charge for services.

Other Services

Mental Health and Wellbeing

lady_counselling.jpgThe Practice is supported by the Somerset PArtnership Talking Therapies. If you are referred for counselling you will be referred through the Choose & Book system. You may be seen elsewhere in the town or in the Surgery. If you wish for more information telephone 01278 727447.

Managing Your Weight

The Practice sometimes runs a weight clinic and has a visiting dietician. Your doctor may refer you to this service. If you wish for help and advice please don't hesitate to speak to your GP.

Proactive Newsletter

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Pharmacy

Lloyds pharmacy is located on the premises for your convenience and there are other pharmacies in the local vicinity where you can collect your medication. You can choose to have your prescriptions sent directly to a pharmacy of your choice if you do not wish to collect it from the Surgery, However if you choose to do this it will add an extra day to the time taken to dispense your repeat medication. If you wish to use this service please inform Reception or the prescription clerk.

If you have difficulty obtaining medication please ask to speak to the Pharmacy Manager and not the Surgery as we have no control over their service.

Podiatrist, Chiropractor Physiotherapist

We are fortunate in having a number of other high quality healthcare professionals on site. They are independent practitioners and are not directly employed by the Surgery. Under certain circumstances the doctors may refer patients to these services under the NHS, but patients may also arrange private treatment with them.

 

 
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