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Keeping flu at bay

If you couldn't get to one our flu fayres in Dunster, Porlock or Washford, just ask at the surgery and if you're eligible (over 65, pregnant or with one of certain long term medical conditions) we can give you a free flu jab 

Situations vacant

Administrator: 

We are looking for an administrator to join our West Somerset GP Federation Living Better project (20h) - please click on the link below for more information

  Living Better Administrator

Dunster and Porlock Surgeries news

Click on the link to the right of this page to read our latest newsletter...

EXMOOR OSTEOPATHY

We're delighted to report that Exmoor Osteopathy, an excellent osteopathy partnership, are now running some of their clinics from Porlock Medical Centre and Dunster Surgery.  Please see their section under 'Clinics & Services' (the reddy-brown tab at the top). 

Improving access to general practice: evening and Saturday appointments now available

Patients who are registered at this practice can now book an appointment to see a GP or nurse on weekday evenings (after 6.30pm) or on Saturday.  Appointments will either take place at Dunster Surgery or a neighbouring practice in West Somerset.    Please talk to a receptionist to find out more or to book an appointment.

NHS England have asked us to add the following text: "By March 2019 everyone in England will benefit from access to general practice appointments in the evening and weekend at a time that is most convenient to them.  This is part of a national drive to help improve access to general practice and get the best possible outcomes for patients.  Further information is available at www.england.nhs.uk/gpaccess"

Carers Direct

Content Supplied by NHS Choices

Are You a Carer?

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

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.

Carers support groups

Finance and Law

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



 
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