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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.
















Community Midwives

Midwives are based at the Mary Stanley Wing at Bridgwater Community Hospital. They are available for antenatal and early postnatal care, and provide advice on all aspects of maternity care. Midwives work closely with their Health Visitor colleagues.

If you know or think you are pregnant, inform your GP who will then refer you to the care of the midwife.

Community Nurses

The Community and District Nursing Team work alongside us and provide nursing care in the patient's own home. They provide support for families and carers, pre and post-operative care, health education, incontinence help, leg ulcer assessment and advice. Patients may be referred to the service via the Surgery, hospital or other appropriate agencies.

Health Visitors

Health Visitors also work with us and seek to provide easy access to the health visiting service, both in the Surgery and through confidential and supportive home visiting. Their aim is to help you and your family to lead a healthier, happier life.

They offer counselling and advice on healthcare-related topics including post-natal depression, domestic violence, parenting issues and minor parent and child ailments. They are interested and involved in the health of your family as a whole.

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