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Asthma, diabetic, chronic heart disease, COPD etc - clinics

Our practice nurses hold regular clinics for patients with long term conditions. Advice from the practice nurses may be obtained at any time by appointment.

Breast Screening

The NHS Breast Screening Programme offers breast screening to all women over the age of 50. You should automatically be called for screening when you reach the age of 50 but if you have any concerns you should discuss these with your GP.

Carer Support

If you give up your time, without pay, to look after a family member, a friend, or a neighbour who is ill, frail, or has a disability, then you are a carer.

You may be a parent carer, a young carer, or care for an older person.

You and the person you care for can get help, advice, and support from many health and social care professionals and voluntary support groups in Somerset.

If you would like further information about support for carers please contact Compass. Their address and telephone number is given below.

Compass Disability Services
Unit 11-12 Belvedere Trading Estate
Taunton, TA1 1BH
0330 333 0089 / 01823 282823

Alternatively you may wish to discuss this with your doctor or nurse either of whom is able to make a referral on your behalf. Also, one of our receptionists, Jean Foley, is trained to assist patients and their families with advice about the support available and can also make contact with the local carer support worker on your behalf.

Cervical cytology

Cervical smears can be arranged with a doctor or nurse. In conjunction with the NHS Somerset we operate a computerised system to call women between the ages of 24 and 49 for a smear every three years and women between 50 and 64 every five years.

Child health

Assessment and advice is carried out by both doctors and health visitors. The key checks are as follows:

  - 6 weeks Developmental check with the doctor.

  - 6 to 9 months Developmental assessment and hearing test with your health visitor.

Your health visitor will advise you about further routine checks.

Child immunisations

Clinics for school-leavers, pre-school children and babies are currently held on alternate mornings and afternoons, usually on a Wednesday.

You will receive notification of an appointment direct from Somerset Primary Care Trust. Please bring with you to the appointment your Personal Child Health Record (red booklet), your appointment card and your signed consent form.

If you are unable to keep the appointment please let reception know in good time beforehand.

Up to date information on child and other immunisations is available by clicking here.

Please click here to see the immunisations page.

Counselling service

We have a number of counsellors who see patients referred to them by the doctors and practice nurse. They will see the patients in the surgery. 

Family planning

The doctor can advise on family planning during routine appointments. Special clinics are held for the fitting of implants and intra-uterine contraceptive devices. We also have a doctor trained to fit nexplanon implants.

Emergency and confidential advice is available at all times.

Foreign travel

We are able to arrange for any NHS vaccinations required for travel. For travel advice and for other vaccinations please visit a travel clinic.

Health promotion and prevention

Our practice nurses can arrange blood tests, blood pressure checks, cervical smears, dietary advice, dressings, ear hygiene, routing immunisations, regular management of long term conditions, audiograms, family planning and holiday immunisations.

Influenza & Pneumococcal immunisations

We arrange a vaccination programme annually in the autumn - usually October. Patients aged 65 or over or those of any age suffering from a chronic condition are encouraged to attend for vaccination.

Flu clinics are advertised nearer the time in the local paper, in the surgery, and on this website. Special arrangements are made for housebound patients and those in residential and nursing care.


Ante natal clinics are held by appointment at The Community Hospital Shepton Mallet - tel: 01749 342378.

Minor surgery

Doctors can carry out some minor procedures in the surgery - these sessions are by appointment but must first be agreed by the doctor.

Patient Group

Grove House Surgery has a Patient Group.

The group has a comments box in reception for you to leave messages or comments.

For further information please contact the Practice Manager.

Test results

Staff are able to advise you whether a result is satisfactory or whether you should consult your doctor.

Please telephone reception after 2.30pm for results.

All laboratory tests results are dealt with in strictest confidence.

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