Welcome to Tawstock Medical Centre
Tawstock Medical Centre is a GP surgery in Chard with approximately 6100 patients.
Dr Down and Dr Alberts are the partners within the surgery and opened the new building in January 2014.
We are now taking on new patients
After 6 months of our patient list being closed we are now taking on new patients. Please see reception for details. If you would like to register please bring in Photo ID and proof of address this will ensure that your request is dealt with as soon as possible. Please come in between 1100 - 1600 anything out of these times you may have to wait.
What are medication reviews?
Many people on repeat prescriptions will have noticed that there is a medication review date on their repeat prescription request form; some patients have asked whether they need to do anything about this.
When a drug is added to your repeat prescription the practice will review whether this should continue to be prescribed (every 6 months or 1 year). This involves one of the Doctors looking at the medication being prescribed and ensuring that any appropriate checks or blood tests have been done. Quite often this is all that is required, but for some patients on specific treatments or on multiple prescriptions you may be invited to come in to the surgery for a medication review with our own clinical pharmacist – this is a specialised pharmacist who works for the surgery rather than the chemist.
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APPOINTMENTS/ENQUIRIES 01460 67763
EMERGENCIES 01460 67762
OUT OF HOURS 111
The surgery is open Monday - Friday 8.30am - 6.30pm Except Bank Holidays.
Saturdays 8.30 - 10.45 (Pre- booked appointments only)
See our Emis Access User Guide for further information
Would you like to have a say about the services provided at Tawstock Medical Centre?
The Patient Participation Group would like to hear your views.