Support Groups

Somerset ICD Support Group

All patients with an ICD (who receive care from Musgrove Park Hospital)  and their families/carers are welcome but booking is essential.  To book please contact the Arrhythmia Nurses on BHFarrhythmianurses@tst.nhs.uk or 01823 343595. Unless otherwise specified, all meetings take place from 10-11.30am in the Taunton Library Meetings Room, Paul Street, Taunton, TA1 3XZ


About Us:

The Somerset ICD support group aims to offer support to patients (can carers/families) living in Somerset who have an ICD. We welcome all local people with an ICD and their family or carer. There is no charge but places must be booked via BHFarrhythmianurses@tst.nhs.uk or 01823 343595 beforehand. Refreshments served.


Aims of the Support Group:

  • Enable patients with ICD’s to meet other people (whether patient or partner or family) with similar experiences and to share worries and achievements.
  • Share relevant, accurate information and advice regarding lifestyle and ICD's.
  • Provide wider networking and affiliation with the Arrhythmia Alliance.


Your Committee:

Janice Bailey and Jacqui Kemp – Arrhythmia Nurse Specialists
Musgrove Park Hospital
Telephone: 01823 343595
email: BHFarrhythmianurses@tst.nhs.uk


Sandy Jackson – Arrhythmia Nurse Specialist
Yeovil District Hospital
Telephone: 01935 384884
email: sandra.jackson@ydh.nhs.uk



The nurses would be grateful for anyone who can offer help to run the support group. We would be particularly pleased to hear from anyone with computer skills who could help with publishing the quarterly newsletter or anyone who could spare the time to help give out refreshments at the end of the meeting. Please contact us on the details given for more information, some training may be available from the Hospital/British Heart Foundation.



Taunton Library Meetings Room, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset.


Location of Hospital:

The Cardiology Department
Duchess Building
Musgrove Park Hospital

For directions - click here

Website: http://www.tsft.nhs.uk/


Useful Local Information:

Press release advertising the last support group meeting

Press release about the group

Other local heart group contact details

Taunton Library information

Directions/map to Taunton Library

Somerset BHF Heartstart project


Contact Us:

Telephone: 01823 343595
email: BHFarrhythmianurses@tst.nhs.uk

Telephone: 01935 384884
email: sandra.jackson@ydh.nhs.uk

Get in touch for more help and information

+44 (0) 1789 867 501info@heartrhythmalliance.org


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