Hospitals and Acute Care

Somerset has two acute hospitals and twelve community hospitals, all part of the Somerset Foundation Trust.


Primary Care

There are 62 General Practices in Somerset.  This number has reduced slightly in recent years, largely because of mergers.




Social Care

The location of Somerset Care homes with Care Quality Commission ratings are available on the Somerset Intelligence website.  This information is kept up to date on that site and not duplicated here.



Further information about services and opening hours at pharmacies is available in the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2022-25.  This report showed that Somerset had 102 community pharmacies in October 2022, since when a number of forthcoming closures have been announced.  There are 20 doctors who dispense medicines directly.

Next: Evidence base

Last reviewed: March 5, 2024 by Philip

Next review due: September 5, 2024

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