Clinics & Services

Immunisations

Children

This practice follows the national policy for childhood immunisation. Further information can be found on the NHS Immunisation Schedule website.

Adults

Tetanus & Polio:

Protection against tetanus and polio should be kept up to date. A full primary course with a booster at 15 years of age should be followed by at least two boosters at 10 year intervals to protect throughout life.

Influenza:

Annual protection against influenza is offered to patients aged 65 and over and those at high risk, e.g., with chronic heart, chest and breathing disorders, and diabetes.

Covid-19:

Adults over the age of 18 can book a covid-19 vaccination here: Book or manage your coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

We do not have details of the autumn vaccination programme just yet.

Travel Immunisations

You’re going on holiday, what do you need to do…

  1. Collect a travel form or print one from our website, fill it out and hand it to Reception.
  2. Our Nursing team will review the information you have provided against your record and will contact you to advise you of any NHS Vaccinations you will need and book an appointment to have them done.
  3. The nurse will advise you of any NHS vaccinations that you will need for your travel and administer them at your appointment (subject to availability).
  4. At your appointment the nurse will advise you of any additional, non-NHS (private) vaccinations you may need to book with a specialist travel clinic (not Langport Surgery).

A minimum of seven weeks notice is required. If you are unable to give this, you may wish to check whether we have an available appointment. If the nurses are fully booked you should be prepared to arrange your immunisation through a private travel clinic.

Counselling

If you need the services of a counsellor you can self refer to by emailing somersettalkingtherapies@nhs.uk or visit their website for more information and advice at Somerset Talking Therapies.

Physiotherapy

We have a physiotherapist who holds a clinic every other Wednesday. Where appropriate your doctor will refer you.

HEALTH VISITORS

Our health visitors are concerned with preventing ill health and give advice on health promotion to all age groups. Their primary role is with families with young children and those with special needs and to closely monitor the development of young children.

The health visitors can be contacted on their direct line: 0300 790 6838

DISTRICT NURSES

Our district nurses provide quality nursing care in the home for those who are too unwell to attend the surgery. They give advice and support to patients and carers and help them to remain independent.

The district nurses may be contacted on their direct line: 0300 124 5603

Community Midwives

Our Community Midwives are available to provide health care, advice and support regarding pregnancy, birth and the care of the mother and baby within the family home.

They hold a weekly ante-natal clinic at the surgery.

Newly pregnant?

Congratulations, you now need to register with maternity services by completing the Online Self-Referral Form. Once a self-referral has been submitted and triaged a midwife will then contact you directly to offer early pregnancy advice and arrange an appointment at the appropriate gestational week to be seen.