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Community Midwives

Our midwife, Jenny Vining RGN RM, is the lead professional caring for women during pregnancy, at the delivery and for a few days after birth before handing over care to the Health Visitors. She is the link between your GP and the doctors at the hospital. She runs an antenatal clinic at Cranleigh Gardens Medical Centre and Parenthood classes for expectant parents. Messages can be left at the surgery or Bridgwater Community Midwives Office – telephone 436745.

Community Nurses

The Community nursing team is based at the hospital.. The Community Nursing Team is here to provide nursing care for people in the community who are housebound. They also offer support and advice to families and carers working very closely with all the professionals in the practice.

Health Visitors

Our Health Visitors are based at Woodlands. They are trained nurses who work in the community in partnership with families and other agencies to promote a healthy lifestyle and positive parenting. They undertake child and family health clinics.

Counsellors

Somerset Right Steps hold clinics at the surgery to help patients with anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, problems at work etc. They also offer counselling to individuals and couples who are experiencing relationship difficulties. If you think they could help you, please talk with your doctor who can give you more details.

Attached Staff

A Community Dietitian usually visits the practice on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Appointments with her are by referral from your doctor.
 
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