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Welcome to Polden Medical Practice

The Doctors and Staff at Polden Medical Practice in Edington and Woolavington are proud to offer the highest standard of Patient-Centred Healthcare.

We run many Clinics for the management of Chronic diseases such as Asthma and Diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including Antenatal and Postnatal care, Minor surgery, Childhood Vaccinations. 

Feedback and suggestions are always welcomed by the Practice please call Helen Jackson, Practice Manager to have a confidential discussion about any concerns.

Polden Medical Practice

Our Vision: A Modern Country practice demonstrating excellence in Patient Centred Healthcare with a Personal and Caring approach.

Our Mission: To Be A Professional and Effective Team Supporting Each Other to put Patients at the Heart of All We Do.

Stop Press: FLU CLINICS for 2017 NOW AVAILABLE!!

Flu Clinics 2017

The flu season has now started and Polden Medical Practice would encourage all patients in the patient groups below to consider booking for a flu injection. Patients identified within the groups below are entitled to a free influenza vaccination.

Eligible Flu Groups

  • Any patient aged over 65 ( Born before 31 March 1953)

Or if you are under 65 do you have any of the following:

  • Diabetes, Heart Disease, COPD or respiratory disease, Coeliac disease or immunity problems, Chronic Liver Disease.
  • Have you had a stroke or have a BMI over 40
  • Are you a carer (details required) or Pregnant
  • Children aged between 2 and 4 years old or in an at risk group.

The Next Available Saturday Adult Flu clinics are:

  • Saturday 21st October, 8.30 am to 12.15 pm, WOOLAVINGTON

More dates will follow shortly.

The Next Available Child Flu Clinics are:

  • Thursday 19th October, 14:15 to 15:00, Woolavington
  • Monday 23rd October, 14:15 to 15:00, Edington
  • Friday 27th October, 14:00 to 15:00, Edington

More dates  will follow shortly.

Please ring the reception team on 01278 722077 to book an appointment.



We would like to welcome some new members to our clinical team.

After a successful year as our Registrar Dr Peter Foley has now joined us as a Salaried GP.  Congratulations to Peter on becoming a member of the Royal College of GPs and we are pleased  to be able to welcome him to our team.

Dr Isabel Cottrell has joined us as Registrar for the next year.  Welcome to Isabel.

Joining us as Practice Nurses are  Joanne Dalton and Amanda Kemp.  Welcome to both, and we look forward to working with them

Wishing all ouf our new clinical team a successful time with our practice.

Changes to the Prescription Line

For your information

From June 5th, the prescription line changed and now opens between 10am and 1pm only.


Telephone Menu System

In December we  implemented a new telephone menu system and you have  five options to choose from, which will allow your calls to be diverted through to the appropriate member of our team. The telephone number is still 01278 722077

The options now available are as follows:

  • Press 1 -  to book or cancel an appointment
  • Press 2  - for our repeat prescription line.  This line is open (every day except weekends) between the hours of 10am to 12 am, and 3pm to 5pm. Please Note: online ordering for repeat medication is available via your  'EMIS Patient Access Online' account.  If you don't have an account please contact the Practice reception to request one.
  • Press 3 -  for test results and sick notes.  Please note this service is available between the hours of 2pm and 5pm
  • Press 4 - for referrals and hospital appointments. Please note this service is available between the hours of 10am and 3pm
  • Press 5 - or hold for all other enquiries

Next Scheduled Closures (closures apply to both Surgeries):


  • Tuesday 19th September
  • Wednesday 18th October
  • Thursday 16th November
  • Tuesday 12th December

The Practice will be closed between  2pm to 5pm on the above dates.

For information on all upcoming closures please Click Here.


General News

Our current news stories include:

  • Changes to our telephone system
  • Liquid Nitrogen Service
  • Named Accountable GP
  • Meningitis Vaccination
  • Would you like to be part of our Virtual Patient Participation Group?


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