Every patient at Puddletown Surgery is allocated a named GP. If you don't know who this is, you can find out by asking at Reception. If you wish to change your named GP, simply let the Receptionist know and this will be changed for you
Rachel offers support, advice and a listening ear to you and your family. Areas she can help with include...
Counselling can help you to deal with life problems such as:
Counsellor, Pam provides a Counselling service in the Practice on Fridays. To access Counselling you will first need to consult with your GP who will refer you if appropriate.
Our CAB adviser, Gill King, is available every Tuesday morning to see clients either in the Surgery or at a Home Visit for those not able to get into the Surgery. Telephone reception for an appointment. The Citizens Advice service provides free, confidential and independent advice to help people resolve problems with their:
- legal issues
- consumer, money and other problems
Podiatry is provided here in the practice on Tuesday afternoons.
If you are eligible for NHS podiatry, you may receive this in the practice. Free NHS podiatry is available to people with a foot problem who also have a medical need for treatment; those who are over 70 years of age with a medical problem and those who have:
- Peripheral vascular disease (poor circulation to the feet)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis or similar auto-immune diseases
- Neuropathic feet (cannot feel pain or pressure)
- A history of foot ulceration
- Acute bacterial foot or toe infections
- Severe foot deformities
- Painful foot lesions
- Require advice on foot care or shoe buying
Normally you will be referred to the Podiatrist by your GP.