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We are aware with an issue with Patient Access (online prescription ordering)- the system has been updated and the new update has added a screen asking patients to nominate their pharmacy- There is no option to nominate your dispensary at the practice.

This is beyond our control but we have reported the problem (as have many other practices) and we are awaiting a fix- In the meantime, you can order repeat prescriptions by:

  • Dropping or posting a note into us at any time (we give you a printed list of your repeat medications each time if you'd like to use that)
  • Faxing the request to us on 01643 821770
  • Phoning through on 01643 822594 between 9.00-11.00 in the morning and 3.00-5.00pm in the afternoon. Please do not use the Dunster main surgery appointment line.

With Dr Kelham retiring, Dr Fawden will now be based mostly in Porlock and take over Dr Kelham’s list.  This means that Dr Fawden will not be available very much in Dunster so we have reallocated his patients to Dr Sherry (who is currently being covered by three doctors part time whilst she looks after her new baby).

 

It’s a time of tremendous change and we hope you will understand if there are occasional disruptions as we ease into our new patterns now Dr Kelham has retired.

Clinics and Services

Well Baby/Development Checks

Our Health Visitor provides these clinics, together with child immunisations. Immunisations are carried out usually on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, and appointments are sent from the Health Authority.

Ante-natal care

A full service is provided jointly by the doctor and the attached midwife.

Contraceptive and sexual health advice

Contraceptive and sexual health advice is provided within the normal surgery consultations.  

Smear tests

An invitation to attend for a smear test will be sent to all women aged 25 – 65 who have not had a hysterectomy. This test is normally carried out by one of the Practice Nurses.

Lady_bp_checkGeneral nursing clinics

Our Practice Nurses provide this service, including travel vaccinations. They also provide clinics for those with asthma, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and hyperthyroidism. These checks are carried out on a six monthly or annual basis.

We are changing our system of recall for monitoring long term conditions and the clinics mentioned above- please be aware that we are moving over to a system of birthday month reviews- you will be attending the surgery for a holistic review of your long term conditions during your birthday month- you will no longer receive a recall letter inviting you. Please speak to a nurse or receptionist for further information. 

 
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