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IMPORTANT NOTICE  - ST DAMIAN'S SURGERY PROPOSED CLOSURE 


We will be holding drop in clinics at our St Damian’s Surgery, Melksham for our patients to come and discuss their concerns with our management team on:



  • Monday 19th November: 9am until 12 noon & 2pm until 4pm.

  • Wednesday 21st November:  9am until 12 noon & 2pm until 4pm.


There will be two public consultations meeting on:



  • Wednesday 5th December at 2pm at the Assembly Hall Melksham

  • Monday 10th December at 7pm in the Town Hall, Melksham.


  


Although we understand that you may have questions, it would be helpful if you could attend these specific meetings, where we will try and address your concerns and ensure that you receive all of the information that you need at this time. This will enable us to continue the provision of our clinical care, as normal, until a formal decision has been reached.

Pregnancy Care

Congratulations!

During your pregnancy most of your care will be carried out by the Midwife.

Please contact Trowbridge Maternity on 01225 711314 within the first month of finding out you are pregnant to book a Midwife appointment.

As your General Practitioner we are very keen to see you at least a couple of times during the pregnancy. This gives us an opportunity to discuss any medical issues with you as well as enabling us to get to know you a little before your baby is born.

We therefore propose that you try to see your GP as part of your maternity care at 25 weeks, if this is your first pregnancy. If this is not your first pregnancy you may not need an appointment at 25 weeks, so see us at 31 or 38 weeks.

Please ask at reception for a maternity pack which encloses helpful guides, information and advice including 'healthy habits for baby and you', Screening Tests and maternity services.

If however, you are not sure how you feel about the pregnancy please contact reception who will arrange for an appointment with the Doctor for you, so that you may explore your feelings and discuss your options further.

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Other useful information:

Whooping cough

Whooping Cough Vaccination

Since the end of September 2012 you may have heard on the news that the whooping cough vaccination will soon be available and can be given to expectant mothers who are 28-38 weeks pregnant.

We have now received full guidance from NHS Wiltshire and we have got a supply of the vaccine - please contact the surgery to book your appointment with the practice nurse.

Click here to view the patient information leaflet.

start for life logo

The NHS have provided a new digital advice service for parents-to-be and new parents. The service offers up to date material from NHS Choices, the Pregnancy Care Planner and the online Birth to Five guide, covering a wide range of issues including how a baby develops, birth and pain relief options, healthy lifestyle advice, breastfeeding, immunisations and much much more. To find out more information and to sign up, please click here.

Emmas diary logoRCGP

In association with the Royal College of General Practitioners Emma's Diary is a an on-line pregnancy guide giving medical information and helpful advice to mums-to-be to see them through pregnancy and the first few months at home with their new baby.  The site includes FREE gift packs.  

Please click here for more information.

Breastfeeding picture

Pregnant and thinking about breastfeeding? or a Mum already breastfeeding? Meet other mums with experience who are trained to provide support.  Find your local group at www.wiltshire.gov.uk/publichealth

Registering the birth

You can now register births and deaths at this hospital

Ground Floor

Bath and Wessex House

Department B21

Royal United Hospital 

Mondays and Thursdays 9:30 to 4:00pm

Commencing Monday 10 November 2014
For appointments telephone 01225 477234or speak to Patient Affairs at the RUH

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Additional content supplied by NHS Choices:

The more you know about your pregnancy and your options, the more you are likely to feel in control. The information given here is based on The Pregnancy Book, which your midwife should give you at your first appointment.    

Before you are pregnant

 Your pregnancy and labour

 You and your baby

 General pregnancy topics

Content Supplied by NHS Choices



 
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