Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre
Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre

Choosing where to have your NHS surgery

Did you know that if you need to see an NHS specialist you have the right to choose any hospital or treatment centre in England?

Choosing where to have your NHS surgery or treatment can be difficult. We know that making an informed decision is important to you and your health outcomes.

This right to choose means that you can decide where to have treatment for most specialties including orthopaedics, ophthalmology and gynaecology.

Choosing where to be treated is important as clinicians and researchers agree that if you choose a hospital in which you feel comfortable and confident, you’re likely to improve both the result of your treatment and your experience while you’re in hospital.

You can also find out more about your choices from the NHS Choices website.

How to get referred to Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre

We would be delighted if you chose to have your procedure at Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre.

To be able to receive treatment here, you’ll first need to be referred by your GP, dentist, optometrist or other healthcare specialist. We may be one of a number of options you’re given, but the choice is yours. Once you have been referred to us, we will contact you to make your first appointment.

Next steps

We will send you a letter with the day, time and place for your consultation. Up to two days before your appointment we’ll get in touch by phone to confirm the appointment, to tell you about anything you’ll need to do before your visit, and to give you a chance to ask any questions.

Our news

A token of our admiration to celebrate International Nurses Day

A token of our admiration to celebrate International Nurses Day

May 12 2017

Nurses at Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre have received a thank you card and a special token to celebrate International Nurses Day.

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“Outstanding” rating - national first for Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre

“Outstanding” rating - national first for Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre

May 9 2017

Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in a newly published inspection report - putting the centre at the very top of the regulator’s quality ratings across England.

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On your marks, get set….

On your marks, get set….

May 8 2017

It’s the season when folk start donning their trainers and pounding the roads. Whether it is a fun run or full marathon, or if it is your first time or you are an experienced runner, preparation is key. Arun Alex, Physiotherapy Manager at Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre, offers his advice.

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Daily web diary extols benefits of knee surgery

Daily web diary extols benefits of knee surgery

April 27 2017

For many people going to hospital for a knee replacement operation means recovering from surgery, being cared for by hospital staff and doing what the physiotherapist tells you to do – but for one Yeovilton man it also provided the opportunity to write a daily account of his treatment for his web site.

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