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New GP Partner

It is with great pleasure that the practice wishes to announce the appointment of Dr Taraq Waheed as a new GP Partner as of 1 October 2012.


To understand how to book any appointments, whether in advance or on the day, please see the appointments section

Out of Hours

If you need a doctor in an emergency from 6.30pm to 8.00am weekdays, weekends and bank holidays, ring 0845 408 8000 or, for medical advice, ring an NHS Direct nurse on 0845 4647.

Test Results

Please telephone 01278 764244 between 2pm and 4pm for any results of blood tests, x-rays etc. Give your full name, address and date on which your test was carried out.

Improved Access

Somerset has been chosen by NHS England to introduce a new scheme called Improved Access. This new scheme will allow you to make an appointment to see a health professional in a GP practice outside the usual working hours of GP surgeries.


The scheme works as groups of local practices are collaborating in order to provide the new appointment times between them, thus taking it in turns to provide extra hours Monday to Saturday.


If you cannot access an appointment at your own surgery it is now possible to alternatively access available appointments at other surgeries in your area.


Our practice provides evening appointments every Thursday from 6.30pm until 8pm, but if one of these appointments does not suit your needs then please speak to one of our reception team. We can help arrange an appointment at one of the other practices on a different evening or on a Saturday morning here or at another practice when we are closed. Please contact the practice during normal working hours (8.30am until 6.30pm Monday to Friday) and we will be able to advise on where an appointment will be available.


Please be aware that clinicians at other practices will need consent to view you medical record should you have an appointment with them.


The following surgeries are offering Improved Access to all patients in the North Sedgemoor Federation:


Axbridge and Wedmore Medical Practice               Wednesday evenings                 6.30-8.00pm

Brent Area Medical Centre                                       Friday evenings                        6.30-8.00pm

Burnham and Berrow Medical Centre                      Monday evenings                      6.30-8.00pm    

Cheddar Medical Centre                                            Tuesday evenings                     6.30-8.00pm

Highbridge Medical Centre                                        Thursday evenings                   6.30-8.00pm  


All of the above surgeries offer appointments on a Saturday morning on a rota basis. Please contact reception to make an appointment.

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