Appointments

Telephone Appointments

The GP’s offer telephone consultations, which are bookable in the same way a face to face appointment is. Each GP has a limited number of slots that can be booked in advance, for morning and afternoon. These are usually about four weeks ahead and can be booked as follow ups for routine reviews. We also open a bundle of slots every morning which are bookable on the day for routine problems appointments. On booking an appointment the reception team will ask you the nature of your call to ensure you are booked with the most appropriate clinician. This may include Mark our Primary Care Practitioner, who deals with minor ailments. The surgery also has a duty doctor each day for new and urgent problems only. The duty doctor changes every day and is not for ongoing problems. We would encourage you that if you feel your problem is more urgent than a routine telephone appointment, to complete an online consultation. Please click here to complete one.

Nurse Appointments

 

We have a very experienced and friendly team of practice nurses, with certain specialities including diabetes, asthma, COPD, anti-coagulation. Our nurses provide a wide range of services including blood tests, dressings, ear syringing, cervical smears, ECGs, blood pressure monitoring, pill checks, diabetic reviews, travel advice and flu vaccines.

Pharmacies

 

Local pharmacies can also help deal with Minor Ailments and it might be more appropriate for you to see a pharmacist, who can also offer treatments over the counter. For more information on the Minor Ailment Schemes, please click here. 

Text reminders 

 

The surgery now offers a text messaging service for face to face appointment reminders; this service is only for patients over the age of 18 with a personal mobile number on their medical records. Please do let us know if you change your mobile number as it is very important we keep your records up to date.  


Appointment Clinics;

Minor Surgery

These clinics are provided by Dr Langston. Please enquire at reception for up-to-date information regarding days and times of clinics.

Chronic Disease Management

The practice nurses run a number of clinics for asthma, diabetes, chronic heart disease etc.

Physiotherapy

The practice has its own in-house physiotherapist. The service is free and patients are referred via their GP.

Family Planning

A family planning service is offered by a couple of our practice nurses. In addition, all the doctors provide full contraceptive advice and services. Further details are available at reception.

Maternity Medical Services

Maternity medical services are offered by some of the doctors and our midwife. If you have recently found out you are pregnant, please visit our Pregnancy page for more information. 

Child Health Surveillance/Postnatal Appointments

A programme of health and development screening is carried out by the doctors and the health visitors. Health visitors will routinely check your baby’s hearing before six weeks. Doctors carry out a developmental check by eight weeks and we will write to you with an appointment date and time. Please note it is very helpful to register your baby as soon as you can. Health visitors carry out a further check at nine months old. 

Childhood Immunisations

It is vital that all children attend for their immunisations. Clinics are held weekly and parents will receive notification from the health authority of when to attend.

Non-NHS Examinations/Reports

We offer a range of medical examinations and reports for specific purposes, including fitness to travel, HGV, insurance reports and letters for housing. These are all undertaken in surgery times and a fee is payable for these examinations/reports. Click here for a copy of our fees list.

Additional Services

Taunton Chiropractic Clinic is based within the Crown Medical Centre. If you wish to make an appointment to see a chiropractor, please contact them directly on 01823 333973. Please note that this is a private service and not currently available on the NHS.

Travel Appointments

We offer a range of travel vaccinations and advice at Crown Medical Centre, with our Nursing team. If you are going on holiday and need to book for vaccinations you will need to complete and return our travel form - Travel Form 2021. Our Nursing Team will review and be in touch either via text message or telephone. 

 

Yellow Fever

We are no longer a Yellow Fever Centre. Please visit Boots Travel Clinic online to find out where your local centre is; https://www.boots.com/health-pharmacy-advice/travelhealth

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