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Dr Jenny Capps

Dr Capps has decided to concentrate her time working in Accident and Emergency in Taunton and as such will be leaving us in September.  We're really sorry to say goodbye, as she has been a valuable, energetic addition to the team, and we know patients will be sorry too - but we wish her every possible success in the future.

FLU

CLINICS 

Monday 15th October

Porlock Village Hall 

 

Monday 5th November

Roadwater Village Hall

Please telephone or ask at reception to check your eligibility and book your

appointment.

 

Carers

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Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

Our Carers champions in both practices are Gaynor and Madeleine. Either would be pleased to speak to you to find out how we can help. We are hoping to run some carer support sessions in the surgery- please let a receptionist know if you would like to be informed.

We are running our first carers support group on Wednesday 12th December 10.30-2 at Dunster Surgery. Please contact us for more information.

There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers Direct

Telephone
0808 802 0202
Helpline Information
http://www.nhs.uk/carersdirect/carerslives/updates/pages/carersdirecthelpline.aspx
Email
CarersDirect@nhschoices.nhs.uk
Office Hours
Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines.

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.



 
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