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.
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.
Important Pharmacy Information
Please use the link below to find the latest information about the change for our dispensing patients following the opening of the new pharmacy in Woolavington.
Flu Season Final Call!
Don't underestimate the risks of flu and support your practice by getting the flu vaccination with us. Clinics are now available for booking. Please ring and book your appointment!
The department of Health recommends a vaccination if you are in any of the following groups:
65 years or Over Automatically qualify for a flu vaccination
Under 65s (In one of these At Risk groups)
Current Adult Flu Vaccines
Children 2-3 years old and under 17 At risk patients- Intranasal Flu Vaccines
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:
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
Change in Opening Hours
From 1st February 2018, our Saturday opening hours changed and we moved all our Saturday clinics and dispensary collections to Woolavington.
We would like to assure you all that there are no plans to close Edington Surgery completely, now or in the future. All our usual Monday to Friday clinics and our daily operations are running as usual.
The main reason for making this decision was the introduction of the Improved Access to Primary Care appointments which started earlier this year, where we now provide appointments for the extended Bridgwater area on a Saturday morning.
There are notices in each branch on all our Edington medication collections, to advise our patients of the changes. If you usually collect your medication at Edington on a Saturday, please discuss this with one of our dispensary team.
Pharmacy Application Latest
Please click on this link to see the practice information leaflet
For your information
The prescription line for ordering Medication opens between 10am and 1pm Monday until Friday.
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:
Next Scheduled Closures - 2019 (closures apply to both Surgeries):
The Practice will be closed between 2pm to 5pm on the above dates.
For information on all upcoming closures please Click Here.
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