Advanced Clinical Pharmacist
Lynda Coles BSc, Clin Dip, IP, MRPharmS
Our practice pharmacist is available on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday to assist with any medication related queries. She also holds a weekly clinic for asthma, medication and blood pressure reviews. Please contact the reception team to book an appointment.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Anita & Judith are available Mon-Fri to help with acute issues. If you require a same day consultation, you will be offered an appointment with Anita or Judith
BSc Nursing Studies, RGN
Our practice nurses work in the medical centre every day and their duties include:
- dressing and wound care
- immunisations and injections
- suture removal
- ear irrigation
- blood tests
- cervical smear tests
- new patient checks
- blood pressure monitoring
- Dietary advice/general health advice
- asthma/COPD monitoring
- travel health
- pre-vasectomy advice
- dopplers and hosiery measurement
- pill checks and contraceptive advice
- diabetes monitoring
- assisting with minor operations/coil fittings
- 24hr BP and ECG monitoring
Our community nursing team is employed by Somerset Partnership to visit patients confined to home. They liaise closely with the Doctors to provide and co-ordinate nursing and medical care following discharge from hospital and for those with prolonged illness.
Our community midwife holds weekly ante-natal clinics at Warwick House and co-ordinates parentcraft classes. She also visits patients at home when necessary for both ante-natal and post-natal care.
Steve Pickup & Neil Smith
Steve & Neil are in the practice Monday to Thursday and should be used as first port of call for any muscular issues such as strains and sprains. Appointments can be booked directly, no referral is needed.
Ellie is with us on a Monday. Appointments are made by referral from a GP.
Mental Health Practitioners
We have a mental health worker in the practice on Monday afternoons. Please speak to a GP who will refer you for an appointment.
Alison Kalwa, our health visitor, specialises in the care of mothers, babies and preschool children. She calls at Warwick House every day during the week and can be contacted via the Health Visiting Team hub on 0300 323 0115.
In addition, the following clinics are held on a weekly basis, with a health visitor or community nursery nurse in attendance should any help or advice be required:-
|Monday||11.30 – 12.30||Acorns Childrens Centre 110 Roman Road, Taunton. Tel: 322508|
|Tuesday||9.30 – 11.30||The Hollies Childrens Centre South St, Taunton. Tel: 333076|
|Tuesday||10.00 – 11.30||South Taunton Childrens Centre, Bishop Henderson School|
|Wednesday||1.30 – 3.00||Brock House Childrens Centre, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton. Tel: 278000|
|Thursday||10.30 – 11.30||Community Hall, Cotford St Luke. Tel: 430339|
|Thursday||1.00 – 3.00||Hillside Childrens Centre, Eastwick Rd, Taunton. Tel: 322124|