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Named GP

Every patient has a named GP responsible for overseeing their care.  If you are unsure who your named GP is please ask.

Family & Friends Test (FFT) 

PLEASE COMPLETE OUR PATIENT SURVEY using the link below.

Changes to our On-line Services

PLEASE CHECK OUR 'ON-LINE MEDICAL RECORDS' SECTION FOR DETAILS.

Out of Hours

To contact a doctor when the surgery is closed at weekends and between the hours of 6.30 pm and 8.00 am Monday to Friday, please telephone NHS 111 (dial 111 from your phone for free) and your call will automatically be forwarded to the Somerset Out of Hours Medical Service

Telephone Advice

If you need to speak to a doctor or nurse on the telephone, please try to telephone (Williton 632701) either between 8.30 am and 9.00 am or between 11.30 am and 12 noon, when the clinician is more likely to be available. We try not to interrupt consultations except in an emergency.

Hospital Appointments

Following consultation with your GP, it may be necessary for you to be referred to a specialist via a hospital appointment. The new Choose and Book service will mean that you may have a choice of where and when it suits you to be treated, dependent of course on who you need to see.

Your GP, or one of the practice team, will take you through the options available to you and supply you with all the necessary information, should the need arise.

Once your referral has been made under the Choose and Book system, you will then be contacted by a member of the Somerset referral booking service team who will discuss the available options with you.  They will then assist with making an appointment at your chosen place of treatment, at a time that you are able to attend.

LOCAL HOSPITALS

Williton has a small modern community hospital for which the practice doctors have day-to-day responsibility.  Some outpatient clinics are held here or at Minehead hospital some 9 miles away.  The nearest District General Hospital is Musgrove Park, 15 miles away in Taunton.  In addition, the Shepton Mallet Treatment Centre is able to offer patients a range of services.

HOSPITAL TRANSPORT

The hospital transport service is restricted to patients who have no alternative means of transport and who are receiving certain services or treatments that mean they qualify as having a medical need.

Patients who qualify as having a medical need are those who are:

  • attending a day hospital appointment
  • having day surgery
  • being transferred to or discharged from hospital

Or those who are receiving:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Cancer services
  • Mental health services
  • Rehabilitation
  • Haematology services
  • Services for people with learning disabilities

For intial referrals, contact patient support and transport booking services on 01278 432025, weekdays between 10.00 and 16.00. For follow-up appointments / pre-admission checks and operations, contact the appropriate hospital department who will pass the details on to the hospital transport officer.



 
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