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Lyngford Park Surgery Fletcher CloseTauntonSomerset, TA2 8SQTel: 01823 333355
Please speak to a member of our reception team to book an appointment in one of our specialist clinics.
Asthma reviews are available at various times throughout the week with our clinical pharmacist, Clare Cannon. Your asthma review can be carried out face to face or over the telephone.
A smear test is a 20 minute appointment and can be made at any time throughout the week. Smear tests can be booked with our practice nurses Olena Rudyuk or Ruth Shurley, or one of our GP's Dr Shackleton or Dr Khin.
Our midwife, Nikala Jones, holds a clinic on a Wednesday.
If you have just found out you are pregnant, you do not need to see a GP unless you have specific concerns you would like to discuss. You can book straight in to see Nikala. To do this, please visit the NHS Somerset Website by clicking the following link: NHS Somerset Maternity Booking Form. You need to fill out the online Maternity Booking Form and the maternity department will then contact you to arrange your first midwife appointment at the surgery.
Clinics are held on a Tuesday and Thursday each week with our diabetic nurse, Olena Rudyuk.
All the doctors and nurses are happy to discuss this and nearly all forms of contraception can be provided from the surgery.
Emergency and confidential advice is available at all times, by appointment.
Children are notified by the Patient & Practitioner Services at the Primary Care Trust when they need to come for immunisation or check–ups. Clinics are held every Tuesday.
If you plan to go abroad please contact us well in advance as it may take 2 months, or more, to fit in a full course of immunisations (see the travel page).
Minor surgical procedures are carried out in the practice under local anaesthetic. Your own doctor will arrange this for you.
All the doctors are able to give advice on these topics.
We host a private clinic on Friday afternoons. You can arrange an appointment through reception. A 20 minute session costs £30.
Physiotherapy clinics are held at the surgery every Tuesday morning with Megan Adcock, alternatively, you can choose to be seen at the physiotherapy department at Dene Barton. Your GP can refer you for physio.
We have a Pharmacist, Clare Cannon, in the practice 4 days per week, if you wish to discuss your medication. Please book an appointment with the reception team. Click here for more information
Our clinical pharmacist, Clare Cannon, supports our practice team in several ways:
Our doctors have asked our reception team to recommend to patients that routine annual medication reviews are undertaken by our clinical pharmacist.
The following professionals also provide services for our patients:
Health Visitorstel 0300 3230115
District Nurse tel 0300 323 0026
Midwife Non-urgent queries or for appointments: 01823 343586 and leave a message
Urgent queries: Ring Musgrove Park Hospital 01823 333444 and ask for Willow or Bracken Ward.
Charges for Private (Non-NHS) Services
Service / Request
Elderly Driver/Seat Belt Exemption (no examination)
Holiday Cancellation Form
Sickness Claim Form
Personal Accident Claim Form
Vitality Health Insurance Form
Medical Certificate of Fact (GP signature)
School Fees Refund Form
Private Medical Certificate/Private Sick Note
Private letters for patients (including fitness to travel/gym without examination)
Fitness to Travel
Army Medical Form
£14.50 per item
Detailed letters/reports (priced individually)
It is at the GPs discretion to lower any fees/waive fees.
There is no obligation on the doctor to undertake targeted reports.
Service / Request
Taxi Driver Medical
Pre-employment Medical with Report
Fostering/Adoption (BAAF) Prospective Carer
Private Medical Consultation (15 mins)
Private Blood Test
Price on request
Assessment of Capacity Report (with examination)
Assessment of Capacity Report (without examination)
Assessment of Capacity Report (home visit)
Power of Attorney (with examination)
Power of Attorney (without examination)
All medicals must be paid for upon booking the appointment (non-refundable if patient fails to attend the appointment or cancels at less than 2 hours’ notice).
Other prices for non-NHS funded work available on request.
Med 3 (fitness to work certificate after day 7 of sickness period)
Please note that the doctors cannot provide the following services:
(The doctors regret that they do not have sufficient time to offer these services)
We offer a limited range of travel vaccines at Lyngford Park Surgery. We can provide some NHS vaccines if needed, including Hepatitis A, tetanus, diphtheria, polio and typhoid vaccine. We do not offer private vaccines such as Rabies, Japanese Encephalitis or prescriptions for anti-malarial tablets. You will need to access these from a private travel clinic .
You can find information on what is recommended for your holiday at https://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/home
Select the destinations tab and search for your destination then scroll down to the immunisations section. It is worth knowing that most travel related illnesses are NOT vaccine preventable, for example dengue fever or travellers’ diarrhoea. There is plenty of advice on the website to help with this such as insect bite avoidance and food and water hygiene.
If you wish to book an appointment for travel vaccinations please fill out a form by clicking below or from reception and book an appointment at least 6 weeks before you travel.
If you've been suffering from tummy troubles such as diarrhoea, bloating or discomfort for three weeks or more, it could be a sign of cancer. It's probably nothing serious, but finding cancer early makes it more treatable and can save lives. You should speak to your GP if you are concerned about any symptoms you have - your NHS is here to see you safely. Please see the below posters for further information:
NHS mental health services, such as Talking Therapies, are accessible and here to help you. If you're struggling to cope with feelings of anxiety or depression, then Talking Therapies can help - they're effective and confidential. You can access Talking Therapies by referral from your GP, or online self-referral at NHS Talking Therapies Self-Referral. Please see the below posters for further information:
The children & young people (CYP) mental health team are working on a programme called Somerset Big Tent, which is aims to improve the access into mental health and emotional wellbeing services for children and young people in Somerset. For more information, please visit their website: Somerset Big Tent.
If you have a pulse oximeter, or have been loaned one by the surgery, you may find the following tutorial video useful: Adult Pulse Oximetry Monitoring Covid-19 Diary.
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