Creech Medical Centre

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Self help

As well as our practice, there are many other local NHS services you can contact for health advice, information or treatment.

Before you do, remember that you can treat many minor ailments such as colds, coughs and indigestion by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home.

We suggest you keep the following:

  • Paracetamol and aspirin (children under 16 and people with asthma should not take aspirin)
  • Mild laxatives
  • Anti-diarrhoeal medicines
  • Rehydration mixture
  • Indigestion remedy (for example, antacids)
  • Travel sickness tablets
  • Sunscreen – SPF15 or higher
  • Sunburn treatment (for example, calamine)
  • Tweezers and sharp scissors
  • A thermometer
  • A selection of plasters, non-absorbent cotton wool, elastic bandages and dressings


  • Keep the medicine chest in a secure, locked place out of reach of small children
  • Always read the instructions and use the suggested dose
  • Watch expiry dates – don’t keep or use medicines past their sell-by date
  • Take all unwanted and out-of-date medicines back to the pharmacy

Healthy Ageing

Please visit the link below for lots of useful information about ageing well.

Healthy Ageing information from NHS England

Latest Helpful Patient Information

My Diabetes My Way Information

SWISH – Somerset-Wide Integrated Sexual Health

To order a free chlamydia test please use this link –


We now ask that all women complete the maternity online self-referral form via our Musgrove Park Hospital website.

  • Go to Musgrove Park Hospital web site
  • Complete online form ( this will enable the midwife to contact you to make your 1st appointment)
  • Submit the form and then visit (search screening in pregnancy) to access important information which you will need to read before your 1st appointment (this information may also be available in a screening booklet inside your folder)

Please bring your booking folder and all the documents with you to your 1st appointment

Self referral

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