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.
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 1pm. 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 - 2019 (closures apply to both Surgeries):
Tuesday 14th May
Wednesday 19th June
Thursday 18th July
Tuesday 13th August
Wednesday 18th September
Thursday 17th October
Tuesday 12th November
Wednesday 11th December
The Practice will be closed between 2pm to 5pm on the above dates.
For information on all upcoming closures please Click Here.
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:
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
For your information
The prescription line for ordering Medication opens between 10am and 1pm Monday until Friday.
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