Health and Support Services
Somerset County Council have written to all with details of their current NHS Health and Care services. Click here for the full letter
A brief precis of the main points:
For now, NHS appointments should be kept. There is no need to check beforehand
Health and care services remain open and should be used
Telephone and digital appointments where safe will increase
Extra measures have been put in place to protect patient's safety
Up to date hospital visiting policies can be found at somersetft.nhs.uk
Many services that were suspended at the start of the pandemic are now back up and running
If you know anyone struggling with mental wellbeing there is a 24/7 support Mindline on 01823 276 892
The 111 phone service is still available and should be used before going to an A&E department
Dedicated website for recovering from Covid effects yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk
If you require additional support Somerset Coronavirus helpline is on 0300 790 6275
Exmoor Medical Centre
Somerset TA22 9EN
Telephone: 01398 323333
Fax: 01398 324030
Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6.00pm
Open Monday to Friday 8.30 to 1pm & 2 to 6pm
Prescription Line 01398 324344 Monday 10am-1pm, Thursday between 9-11am.
Note: Prescriptions can be ordered to be delivered to the Oak Stores, Winsford for collection on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Out of Hours Emergency Care
Ask My GP At Exmoor Medical Centre
AskMyGP is an easier way for you to request help from your GP, for yourself, your child or someone you care for online. You will need to create an account online by clicking here and click on the blue box saying “Login in to consult your GP”. You then need to click on “sign up as a new user” and complete the details for registration.
Once registered, you will be able to ask for help online without needing to contact the surgery in person. Simply follow the prompts on screen and your request will come through to the surgery – please do give as much information as you can to help our team with your request. Our clinical team here at the surgery will endeavor to get back to you on the same day or within 48 hours at the latest with advice, a telephone call or an appointment depending on your need.
However if you are unable or don’t wish to use this online service, you can still phone the practice and speak to a Receptionist who will support you with your need.
Exmoor Opticians offer services most Wednesdays at the surgery
Dulverton Dental Practice, 1st Floor Exmoor Medical Centre
For Information and appointments telephone: 01398 323436
I would like to introduce myself as the Village Agent to Exford, Winsford, Hawkridge, Withypool, Exmoor, Cutcombe, Exton, Luxborough, Timberscombe, Wootton Courtenay parishes.
The Village Agent scheme has been set up by The Community Council for Somerset to help people living in rural communities that may have difficulty accessing key services and support groups. My role is to keep you informed of schemes and information that may be of benefit to us all and if anyone has a specific issue that I may be able to gain information for then please contact me. I can help gain information on home safety, social care, health issues, pensions and benefits, housing and lots more.
All advice is free and completely confidential and home visits can be arranged if required.
For more information please contact: Jane Lillis, Village Agent West Somerset
Tel : 07958 415270 e-mail :
Dulverton Veterinary Practice
Duckpaddle / Bridge St
Dulverton TA22 9HJ
Tel: 01398 323285
If you are blind or visually impaired then Somerset Sight can help you. We are a local charity established in 1920. Based in Taunton we cover the whole of Somerset, providing services and activities, from Braille classes and craft groups to our social afternoons and our volunteer visitor service.
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with a visual impairment, the people at Somerset Sight are able to provide help and practical advice. Please do not hesitate to get in touch – we are at:-
Northfield House, 51 Staplegrove Rd, Taunton, TA1 1DG
Telephone (01823) 333818
Find out more on Somerset Sight’s website https://www.somersetsight.org.uk/
West Somerset Flood Group A group set up to help prepare for localised floodings https://www.westsomersetflood.org.uk/