Our current waiting times

First appointment From appointment to treatment*
N/A 2-3 weeks
*This will be dependent on how long it takes for your consultant to agree your treatment plan, following your consultation and the results of any tests.

Please note: waiting times displayed are indicative and can change on a daily basis.


You have the right to choose where you have your NHS treatment.

At Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre we offer free NHS treatments to all patients. You are not required to pay if you are an NHS patient and have been referred for treatment by your GP.

If you are unable to receive the treatment you need on the NHS, but don’t have private health insurance, look for this Available for Self Pay icon to discover the option of paying for yourself.

Click here for more information about self pay


Please note: All our surgical procedures will be carried out at our in-patient hospital at Shepton Mallet, even if you have an outpatient appointment at a different hospital.

Available for Self Pay Colonoscopy

This is a procedure often used to screen for colon cancer. An endoscope (a very thin, long camera) is passed through the anus to view the large bowel and parts of the small bowel. It also enables polyps to be removed.

Available for Self Pay Flexible sigmoidoscopy

This is an examination of the large intestine whereby a flexible endoscope is passed via the rectum through to the furthest part of the colon.

Available for Self Pay Gastroscopy

In this procedure an endoscope is used to look into the stomach to diagnose conditions. This is a very common procedure: more than 500,000 are performed by the NHS each year in England alone.

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Please note: this form does not start the referral process – ask your GP to refer you to us if this is your choice. This form can be used to enquire about being referred to us or request further information about a treatment.