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- Take all unwanted and out-of-date medicines back to the pharmacy
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The Big Tent Project
What is the Big Tent?
Big Tent is a VCSE (Voluntary Community Social Enterprise) alliance of emotional wellbeing and mental health providers for children and young people aged 8-18 within Somerset, operating under a quality and safety assurance process. The Big Tent, funded by CCG and facilitated by Young Somerset, is designed to broker the best local solution for a child / young person’s needs, making it easy for them, their parents / carers, and professionals to access support. The Big Tent operates within localities, building awareness and partnerships with statutory organisations (including GP surgeries, CAMHS, schools) so that they can signpost effectively. Visit their website on how to join.
We now ask that all women complete the maternity online self-referral form via our Musgrove Park Hospital website.
- Go to the Somerset Foundation Trust Website
- Complete the online form ( this will enable the midwife to contact you to make your 1st appointment)
- Submit the form and visit the screening tests during pregnancy page on the NHS website 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