Patient Advice and Information

Please click the following links to view our patient leaflets and guides:

STOMP and STAMP

Stopping The Over-Medication of children and young People

Supporting Treatment and Appropriate Medication in Paediatrics

This leaflet (click here)  has been produced for families of children and young people with a learning disability, autism or both who may be prescribed (or are prescribed) psychotropic medication, to help them ask questions about their care and be more involved in discussion.

Some examples of psychotropic drugs are; Risperidone/Rispadal, Aripipazole, Clopixol and Haloperadol.

 

Child Immunisations – Parent information leaflets:

When parents choose not to vaccinate

Vaccines myths and facts

Vaccination and your child

A parents guide to internet

 

Somerset & Wessex Eating Disorders Association (SWEDA) website here:

The SWEDA Support Group takes place on the first Wednesday of every month between 7.00pm & 8.30pm at our comfy meeting room in Shepton Mallet.

We have two qualified group facilitators, both with years of experience in eating disorders.

The next group will be on Wednesday 4th September at
The Coach House, Harvest Court, Park Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5BS.

Please feel free to bring along a friend (they are welcome to join in the group or wait in our waiting area for you).

Our self-help group is user led, so in each session the discussion will vary depending on who is attending and what they are bringing to the session. You will always have an opportunity to discuss what is important to you. This will allow you to talk about things you might not be able to discuss with others. We are not here to judge you. You might just want to ask for information or for some advice. You may just need to off load (whatever is important and beneficial to you). We want to give you the feeling of empowerment, a sense of community, letting you know you are not alone. Our members have found this form of support helpful when used on a regular basis; there is no obligation to attend every month. It is completely up to you.

SWEDA has always recognised the value of peer support – people coming together to support one another, share their successes and challenges and to encourage each other along the journey to recovery.

We hope to see you there.

For more information (including how to find us and where to park) please visit our website: https://www.swedauk.org/services/self-help-support-group

 

Somerset Care Servies Directory for 2019 can be found by clicking here

 

Practice Leaflet

Booking an Appointment

Confidentiality of Patient Information

Get The Most Out of Your Consultation

Online Services

Patient Access Application Form

Referral Leaflet

Sepsis leaflet – what to look for if your child has a temperature and you are worried

When Time is Short – End of Life Planning

When Should I Worry – a patient guide to coughs, colds, earache and sore throats

Travel to Hospital Information Leaflet

 

LARGE TEXT, EASY READ and AUDIO FORMATS

Easy Read leaflets with easy words and pictures

Robobraille converts documents into a variety of alternate formats for the visually and reading impaired

Friends and Family Test – Large Print

Practice Leaflet – Large Print

New patient questionnaire – large print

“The 24 hour receptionist”   – video explaining Patient Access

Brainman stops his opioids –  video about understanding pain and why opioids are not always the best way to treat pain

23 and a half hours” and “Let’s make our day harder” – videos by Dr Mike Evans about exercise and health