Green Bag Scheme

The Somerset Green Bag Scheme is now available.

The purpose of this scheme is to encourage patients going into hospital (particularly as an inpatient or as an emergency) to take all their medications with them in a clearly identifiable bag (ie, the Green Bag) so that the hospital staff are aware of the medications you are taking, and the medications can stay with you if you transfer between wards or care settings.  Knowing what medications are being taken by the patient helps the medical team in their initial assessment and ensuring patient safety.

If you feel you are likely to need a hospital admission (either for planned care or are at risk of an unplanned admission due to ongoing health issues) please contact our Healthcoaches to request a Green Bag by either calling the surgery, or by emailing them directly at