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 Alan Owen, Business 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.


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Wuhan Novel Coronavirus

NHS advice on the Wuhan Novel Coronavirus is available on the NHS website - Wuhan Novel Coronavirus page.

Government advice on the Coronavirus can be read on the Govenment website - Wuhan Novel Coronavirus information for the public page

Any patient who has recently travelled overseas and is showing flu like symptoms should telephone the Surgery.  They should not come in to either Surgery but remian at home and await the Surgery to contact them.


Telephone Menu System

The telephone number is 01278 722077

The options are as follows:

Press 1 -  to book or cancel an appointment

Press 2  - for test results and sick notes or referrals.  After 10 am

Press 3 -  for our repeat prescription line.  This line is open (every day except weekends) between the hours of 10am to 12pm. 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.

Please hold for any other enquiries


Next Scheduled Closures - 2020

Closures apply to both Surgeries:

  • Thursday 19th March
  • Thursday 16th April
  • Wednesday 13th May
  • Thursday 18th June
  • Tuesday 14th July
  • Wednesday 12th August
  • Thursday 17th September
  • Tuesday 13th October
  • Wednesday 11th November
  • Tuesday 8th December
  • The Practice will be closed for Staff Training between  2pm to 5pm on the above dates.

Information on all upcoming closures


Equipment Fund New Name

The Edington Surgery Equipment Fund now has a new name of Polden Medical Practice Equipment Fund

Donations can be made by cheques or BACS

If paying directly into the bank please clearly state in whose name the donation is made. 

The account details are:  30 - 67 - 47       42365268      Polden Medical Practice


Medicines for Self-Care

Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group has made certain  medicines of limited clinical value or for minor or self-limiting conditions NON FORMULARY. This means they should no longer be routinely prescribed in Somerset.

As a  practice we have been advised to no longer prescribe certain medicines that can easily be purchased at a Pharmacy or Chemist and  as a practice we have agreed to endorse this approach to prescribing medication.

Why? This decision has been taken because:

  • In Somerset we are working to ensure patients feel more empowered and informed to manage their own health.
  • All of these products are the same strength that the GP had been prescribing and are readily available along with advice from pharmacies, as well as some shops and supermarkets (which are often open until late)
  • Some of them do not actually work very well, e.g. cough syrups
  • In Somerset we spent almost £5million last year on these medicines. This money could be better spent on treating more serious conditions such as cancer, heart disease and mental health

You may seek healthcare advice from your community Pharmacy or practice, which may include a recommendation for you to self-care by purchasing your own medicines:

Please follow the links below to see the full Leaflet and which medicines you will be asked to purchase yourself at a Pharmacy, Chemist or shop

Medicines for Self-Care Leaflet

List of Medicines for Self-Care


Re-ordering Prescription 

For your information:

You can re-order your repeat prescriptions using our online prescription webpage or through your online access.

The prescription line for ordering Medication opens between 10am and 12 noon Monday until Friday.


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