Clinics We Offer

Asthma

We appreciate that for some of us work or life commitments can make it difficult to attend the practice for an appointment, but it is important that your Asthma be reviewed regularly to ensure your inhalers still suit your needs.

Our Patient Information Leaflet - Why should I have an Asthma Review? explains why it is essential that your Asthma is reviewed annually.

You can complete our Asthma questionnaire here

The review is a chance to check how you’re getting on with your asthma. You can discuss how to avoid any triggers that set off your asthma or concerns about side effects of your medicines.

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Blood Pressure

It is very important to know how well your medication is controlling your blood pressure. If your blood pressure is lowered to or below the "target" reading for you then your risk of stroke in later life is much reduced.

To know what your blood pressure is we will usually arrange for you to come to one of the nurse run blood pressure clinics - you will receive an appointment in the post, but these clinics do get very booked up. Appointments are usually made for every 6 months, but could be more frequent if your blood pressure control is poor. If you think you are more than 2 months overdue for a blood pressure check, please let us know.

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Cardiovascular Clinic

This clinic is for patients who have coronary heart disease (previous heart attack, heart bypass operations or angina). We will recall patients to attend this clinic if previously attended, however, if you suffer with the above and have never been seen by the CVD Nurse you can book an appointment for an assessment.

For further information on cardiovascular disease please click here.

Contraception & Family Planning 

We offer weekly appointments at the Practice for family planning and contraceptive advice, which you will need to contact the Surgery and book an appointment for. Our Family Planning Nurses are able to advise you on all methods of contraception and are able to issue prescriptions for the contraceptive pill or administer the depo injection.

Please note that we are unable to fit or remove coils (IUD) at the Practice. If you use a coil for contraceptive purposes please call: C&SH on 0300 123 2930 http://www.somersetcsh.co.uk/contact-us or visit the WISH clinic at WGH http://www.waht.nhs.uk/en-GB/Our-Services1/WISH-Centre/

Please speak to you doctor if you have a problem with a coil which has been fitted for a purpose other than contraception.

Nexplanon Contraceptive Implant

If you would like to have the implant fitted you will need to arrange an implant counselling session with the Family Planning Nurse and obtain a prescription, which you would take to a pharmacy for them to dispense and bring it to your Implant appointment to be fitted.

Diabetic Clinics

The diabetic clinic is run by two NVQ2-3 Health Care Assistants and Three Qualified Nurses. You will be invited annually to two appointments: a pre-diabetic clinic check and a diabetic review appointment. This system allows the diabetic nurse to have the time to concentrate on the main concerns you have with regards your diabetes or any concerns the nurse may have regarding your diabetes control. A mutually agreed self management care plan will be set up for you to work by to help you in achieving your goals.

For further advice on Diabetes please visit the NHS website:

 

Minor Surgery

Here at Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre we do offer a minor operations clinics which is held by Dr Miell and Dr Boorman at our Berrow Surgery.

This is a limited services which patients must have seen a GP prior to being referred to have a minor operation done here at the Practice. Your GP may refer you for this if you have one of the following:

  • Painful ingrown toenail
  • Sebaceous cyst
  • Skin lesions where appropriate
  • Lumps and bumps depending on what they are.

The Practice does not provide minor operations for skin lesions and you must have been referred by your GP.

Pre Minop operations clinic

We also have some available appointments for patients to be seen by a GP if they have any lumps, skin lesions, moles etc. which they are concerned about. To book one of these appointments please contact the surgery in the normal way to arrange an appointment.

Stopping Smoking

Smokefreelife Somerset

The FREE stop smoking service serving and supporting Somerset residents to live up to their resolutions and pledge for a healthy and smokefree living

Smokefreelife Somerset strives to provide an excellent service to all the county’s residents. We welcome all feedback and you can send all comments to us in the following ways:

Phone: 01823 765006

Email: smokefreelifesomerset@solutions4health.co.uk

In writing: FAO The Service Manager, C/o Exchange House, The Crescent, Taunton, Somerset
TA1 4EB

Website: http://www.smokefreelifesomerset.co.uk/

Health Coaching

Considering working with a Health Coach?

Good for you!

Health Coaches can help you to make important lifestyle changes which will improve your physical and emotional wellbeing.
They will encourage you to be proactive in staying healthy and making positive changes in your life.
Health Coaches will use personalised coaching techniques to build up your motivation and help you to set goals. The aim is to empower and improve your overall health and wellbeing.

Health Coaches are not therapists or counsellors but they offer a safe space to explore what you can do that will make a difference and improve your life. They will support you to explore potential barriers and maximise your chances of success.

What can you expect from Health Coaching?

Health Coaches are non-judgmental, accountable professionals who work closely with the other clinicians at the practice. A Health Coach can help you to create short and long -term goals based on the changes you want to make in your life.

Health Coaches maintain a structured (but flexible) format. Whether your session is in person or on the telephone, each session with your Health Coach will be tailored to your individual needs.

A coaching relationship requires a commitment - from both the Coach and from you. If you would like help in exploring how you can improve your health, wellbeing and happiness, ask to speak to a Health Coach.

Contact

To contact the health coaching service please speak to your Health Practitioner.
Alternatively, please leave a message with a member of our Reception team and a Health Coach will be in contact.