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Community Midwives

Our midwife can help you with all aspects of care during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period and works closely with the GP’s, health visitors and obstetric consultants at Yeovil and Dorchester Hospital. Tarnya is part of the Oak Team midwives based at Yeovil Women’s Hospital. The midwifery service aims to promote normality and continuity around pregnancy, birth and motherhood. We are offering homebirths and hospital births.

If you would like to arrange your first appointment with a midwife, please contact the receptionist at Newland surgery and leave a message for the midwife. Or you can contact the Oak Team office on 01935 384808 and ask to have a booking appointment with Tarnya. 

Antenatal clinic is held on a Thursday morning 9am – 12.20 at the surgery. 

Community Nurses

The nurses work primarily with patients and their families who are housebound. They also see patients at the surgery whenever this is possible. They provide a service 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm

To contact the team telephone 01935 813438 and the receptionist will leave a message for them.

Services

The nurses assess health needs, provide nursing care and support families managing disease at home. With extensive links with other agencies and in the local community they are able to ensure that families receive the support, services and equipment that are available.

  • Assessing patient's needs and planning care
  • Career/family support
  • Wound care
  • Palliative care
  • Continence management
  • Chronic illness support
  • Monitoring and screening - blood tests, blood pressure, urine testing
  • Health Promotion

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

You can contact the health visitor on 01935 816883.

The health visitor is available Tuesday – Friday 9am to 5pm and also holds a clinic every Friday morning at the surgery.

 
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