UK RESIDENTS ON HOLIDAY
VISITIORS TO THE AREA FROM OVERSEAS
TEMPORARY RESIDENTS (UK & OVERSEAS)
Forgotten your usual prescription medications... DONT PANIC!
- Most Somerset Pharmacies can provide an emergency supply at the request of your home GP
- Please speak to a local community pharmacy first
- Then please contact your home GP practice and ask them to contact the pharmacy to arrange an emergency supply.
For further information, you can download our leaflet
Temporary Resident Medication Leaflet
If you are on holiday and experience health problems, there are several options available to you, depending on your problem
The NHS Direct 0845 4647 service has been replaced by NHS 111 in England.
You should call the NHS 111 service if you need medical help fast, but it’s not a 999 emergency.
You will be assessed, given advice and directed straightaway to the local service that can help you best. Calls to NHS 111 are free from landlines and mobile phones.
NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION WHILST VISITING OR RESIDING IN THE AREA TEMPORARILY (BOTH FROM UK OR OVERSEAS)?
For more specific information on local medical services when you are visiting the local area for a short stay or as a temporary resident please follow the link to our Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre UK and Overseas Temporary Residents leaflet This explains what is available to those residing in the local area for up to three months including UK residents and visitors from overseas. The leaflet includes local chemists details and the Minor Injuries Unit at Burnham Hospital.
If required, follow the hyperlink to download and print our Temporary Resident Form.
If you are unsure if your holiday location comes within our Practice Boundary, you may check this by referring to the Post Code checker for the Practice Area
Click link for Burnham-on-Sea War Memorial Hospital Website
Please access the website for information relating to Burnham-on-Sea War Memorial Hospital (BOSH) including their Minor Injuries Unit (please note that there are no X-Ray facilities at BOSH)
VISITORS/TEMPORARY RESIDENTS WHO TAKE BLOOD THINNING MEDICATION (WARFARIN)
Blood-thinning medicines (such as Warfarin) are drugs that help to prevent blood clots forming and require regular blood test to monitor the level within the blood (also known as an INR or anti-coagulant blood test)
They are often prescribed after a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) or a stroke caused by a blockage (an ischaemic stroke).
Please note that Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre is unable to monitor INR levels for visitors or Temporary Residents in the area.
Visitors to the area and Temporary Residents should attend the Drop-In service provided by:
Quantock Out-Patients, Ground Floor, Weston General Hospital
Address: Weston General Hospital
Telephone: Main Hospital switchboard: 01934 636363
Mon-Thurs – 8.30am-5.30pm
Fri – 8.30am-5.00pm
Patients are advised to go in the morning for blood tests to give enough time for testing and reporting for dosing levels.
Patients do not need a referral, you may just turn up at Quantock Outpatients with your Yellow INR Book and relevant information. The blood will be taken and you will be phoned back with the result.
Click here for Google Map directions from Burnham Medical Centre Love Lane Burnham-on-Sea to Weston General Hospital