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Dr Alyson Dovell  retired from the practice on 15th July 2018.  We would like to thank her for her years of service to our patients and we send our warmest wishes to her for the future.

The provision of service will continue with the wider Primary Care Team in the interim period while we recruit Dr Dovell’ s successor. 

Dr Alyson Dovell wishes to thank all the patients for their kind wishes and gifts . "I have been truly privileged to have worked at at Polden Medical Practice and to have met and cared for such lovely patients".

"As I step into retirement and life’s next adventure I send you all my best wishes for good health and happiness".

Alyson Dovell.

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.


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


Liquid Nitrogen Service

This service is no longer offered at the Practice.  Please visit your local Pharmacist for over the counter treatment for Verruca's and Warts.


Named Accountable GP:

All patients are allocated a named, accountable GP. This will be the GP with whom you are registered (named on your medical card) or your usual GP if you have previously expressed a preference.  If you would prefer another doctor to be your named, accountable GP or if you would like to be reminded of your registered GP, please let us know via Reception.  We will do our best to accommodate your preference.


Meningitis Vaccination

Meningitis ACWY can be offered to students up to 25 years old, who are entering university for the first time and, have not already received a dose of Meningitis ACWY after their tenth birthday. Ideally at least two weeks before attending university to ensure timely protection. If you fulfil this criteria, and would like to be vaccinated, please request an appointment with our Practice Nurse.


Would you like to be part of our Virtual Patient Participation Group?

We would send occasional newsletters and surveys and it would really reduce our costs and enable us to communicate more effectively with patients about surgery information.  We do not offer medical advice via email or encourage patients to email rather than contact us by telephone as our systems are not set up to deal with a massive amount of requests in this way.  If you would like to be part of our Virtual Patient Participation please call 01278 722077.

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