Women's Health




We provide a full range of services for all ages from teens to the menopause and beyond.

Patients should feel free to make an appointment to consult with any of the doctors, nurse practitioner, or practice nurses for advice, education and care in any of the following areas:
  • puberty and adolescence,
  • pre-pregnancy counselling,
  • breast care,
  • parenting problems,
  • menstrual problems,
  • continence advice,
  • contraception,
  • menopause,
  • relationship problems,
  • general health and fitness.



Our female doctors have a specific interest in this area and patients can make an appointment to see a GP of their choice. Patients may find it helpful to go through the information below before their appointment.

Somerset NHS Menopause Service is available to help patients experiencing the menopause understand more about their symptoms and what help and support is available.

If you, or someone you know, is experiencing the menopause and wants help managing symptoms and to understand how you/they may be affected, please watch this helpful webinar developed by Dr Kathryn Patrick, a Somerset GP, recorded in March 2023. The webinar is also available in sign language for those who are hard of hearing – this was recorded in October 2022.

There is a list of useful resources on the NHS Somerset Menopause Service web page.

If you would like to speak to the team here at your GP practice about HRT, you may find it helpful if you have watched the webinar.  

Please also complete the following menopause symptom questionnaire to your appointment


Cervical Smears

Women between the ages of 25 and 65 will receive reminders for regular smears.  Appointments can be made with a practice nurse.

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Women aged 50 – 70 will receive postal invitations every 3 years to attend the Mobile Breast Screening Service which is run by Somerset Breast Screening. If you wish to have a mammogram and are over the age for automatic screening, you may telephone 01823 342 425 to make your own appointment.  Women who are worried about their breasts or who wish to be instructed on self-examination should make an appointment with a doctor of their choice, or see a practice nurse.