Health Connections Mendip is a new health and wellbeing service available to patients. Patients can talk to a health connector at the surgery to find out about local activities, support and services available, and can also arrange one-to-one appointments to speak to a Connector.
Health Connections Mendip page
Mendip Directory of Services
The freetest.me service offers free chlamydia testing and HIV testing in participating regions. Simply visit the freetest.me website to see if you're eligible to order a free STI test kit or pick one up from the foyer at Vie Surgery.
We are a Research Practice. Please see our Research page if you would like to know more.
Do you want to talk to someone about domestic abuse? Contact the Somerset Domestic Abuse Support helpline on:
Local services and information to help you choose the right care and support.
Somerset Choices website
The Men’s Shed movement began in Australia when men realised the value of coming together around practical tasks on a regular basis, particularly if they had a designated place or workshop where tools and work in progress could be stored. It appealed to men both living alone or with partners and at all ages. Although the vast majority of ‘shedders’ are at, or beyond, retirement you do not need to be at retirement age to join in. In fact Men’s Sheds appeal to a wide variety of people, such as:
There are almost 300 Sheds open in the UK, with nearly 100 more in the planning. Sheds vary from full-time projects in substantial premises to groups meeting in village halls and community centres for only a few hours a week.
Most Sheds have been started by their users with local support, donations of tools and premises being given, borrowed and used often in exchange for repair work. Further information at the UK Men’s Sheds Association - www.menssheds.org.uk
Does this sound like a great project to get involved with? If you would like to be involved in starting a Men’s shed in Street or receive more information about a Men’s Shed project in Street contact Brian Bastable on 01458 443940 or send an email to Brian. Visit the Street website at: www.streetmensshed.btck.co.uk
The Shed now opens at the following times;
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This practice records information about you, your health and your treatment, so that you receive the right care. We are also involved in research that requires access to fully annonymised computerised information from patient's notes. Further information, and how you can opt out.
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