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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.

baby_lyingWell Baby/Development Checks

Our Health Visitor provides these clinics, together with child immunisations. Immunisations are carried out on the 2nd Friday of the month, and appointments are sent from the Health Authority. In addition to this, the Health Visitor also holds a drop-in clinic on the 3rd Thursday of every month between 2:00pm and 3:00 pm.

AnteNatal Care

A full service is provided jointly by the Doctor and the attached Midwife.

Family Planning

Family planning and contraceptive 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, unless you would prefer otherwise.

Lady_bp_checkGeneral Nursing Clinics

our Practice Nurses provide this service, including travel vaccinations and Well Person Healthchecks. They also provide clinics for those with asthma, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and hyperthyroidism. These checks are carried out on a six monthly basis, and you will receive an automatic recall from us.

Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is now available in the Surgery on a Friday afternoon every two weeks; this will follow a referral by the GP

Counselling

The Practice offers both Private and National Health Counselling facilities

 
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