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We are able to offer a comprehensive range of appointments. All appointments can be booked by ringing our main switchboard number on 01278 454560. By providing the receptionist with adequate information, they will then be able to offer you an appointment with the most appropriate clinician.
Our Duty Team are available from 8 am to 6.30 pm. If you require an urgent appointment with a GP or Advanced Nurse Practitioner and it needs to be dealt with sooner than the next routine appointment, you will be asked to provide a brief description of your problem by the receptionist and a telephone number that you can be contacted on between given times. A member of the Duty Team will call you back during a pre-arranged time slot and agree the most appropriate course of action with you. This may be an appointment later in the day with a GP or Advanced Nurse Practitioner, or the matter may be sorted over the phone without the need for you to see a clinician. The aim of the Duty Team is to ensure patients are seen by the most appropriate clinician in the most appropriate time frame for the presenting ailment.
Routine Appointments If your condition is non-urgent, you have the option to book a routine appointment up to 6 weeks in advance with a Doctor or Nurse of your choice if this is more convenient for you.
Nurses based in our practice treat patients for a wide range of common conditions. You can expect to see a nurse within one working day and all of them are qualified to prescribe from a range of medicines.
Let us know if more than one person in the family needs to be seen. We can give you a longer appointment if necessary. Tell us if you want someone to accompany you during an examination or a private room to discuss any matters.
NEW Evening and Weekend Appointments
You can now access appointments in the evening and at the weekend if you are registered at a practice in the Bridgwater or surrounding area. Patients who need to see a clinician in the evening or weekend can book an appointment by talking to the receptionist at this practice during opening hours.
In the Bridgwater and surrounding area the following practices are currently involved in this scheme:
Cannington Health Centre
Cranleigh Gardens Medical Centre
East Quay Medical Centre
North Petherton Surgery
Polden Medical Practice
Quantock Medical Centre
Redgate Medical Centre
Somerset Bridge Medical Centre
Taunton Road Medical Centre
Victoria Park Medical Centre
Appointments are available until 8pm on weekdays and on Saturday
How do I make an appointment?
When making an appointment please give the receptionist your name, address and any details that are relevant for the appointment. The receptionist might ask some general details about the problem. This is in order to give you the most appropriate type of appointment with the right person.
If blood or other tests are required, please tell the receptionist as we need to ensure these samples are taken earlier in the day to enable them to go to the hospital for processing the same day. Blood tests cannot be performed after 2 pm on Fridays.
Please note the following test/checks require either a 20 or 30 minute appointment slots:
- Smear Test
- Asthma Check
- Diabetes Check
- Doppler Test
- ECG Test
- IUD Check
- Travel Health