Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Computer system back up and running

We are back up and running as normal.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused this morning.

Thank you
Coleridge Medical Centre

**Computer system failure**

Tuesday 12th March 2019


We apologise for any inconvenience but we are currently experiencing IT problems, which means we have no access to our clinical system.  We are hoping to resolve this as soon as possible.


In the meantime, our telephone lines are working as normal and we are advising patients to call us back later or if your problem is more urgent, please ring the NHS 111 service by dialling 1-1-1


In an emergency, please dial 999 immediately.










Monday, March 11, 2019

Newton Poppleford branch surgery closed for 3 days in March

Newton Poppleford branch surgery will be closed on the following dates -
Friday 22nd March 2019
Monday 25th March 2019
Friday 29th March 2019

Appointments are available at our main site in Ottery St Mary throughout all of the above dates.

Normal opening hours at Newton Poppleford will resume from Monday 1st April 2019. 
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Information for patients who are prescribed pregabalin and gabapentin

The government has reclassified pregabalin and gabapentin as controlled drugs. This means we can now only prescribe a maximum of one months supply of medication at a time and the prescription must be used within 28 days of the prescription date.

If you currently receive medication on a two monthly basis your pregabalin/gabapentin will now be monthly. If you would like us to switch all your medication to monthly to allow you to order all the medication at the same time please let us know. Please also let us know if your current dose does not match that on the prescription.

Gail Foreshew
Practice Pharmacist

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Supply of Medicines

The Government with NHS England has plans in place to ensure a continued supply of medicines to patients from the moment we leave the EU. Their advice is that patients will not need to and should not seek to store additional medicines at home.

We will be following advice from them regarding medications.

Gail Foreshew
Practice Pharmacist

From time to time, some medicines do become unavailable/out of stock and for all sorts of reasons.  Your GP will not necessarily know at the time of prescribing if the medication will be available from your chosen pharmacy.  If an item is out of stock your pharmacy will let you know and will be able to discuss your options with you.  If necessary they will inform us of any suitable alternative that your doctor may be able to prescribe instead.  


Sue Stokes
Practice Manager

Friday, December 21, 2018


Coleridge Medical Centre
Christmas Opening Hours 2018

Monday 24th December 2018         –  NORMAL HOURS
Tuesday 25th December 2018         – CLOSED
Wednesday 26th December 2018     –  CLOSED
Thursday 27th December 2018       –  NORMAL HOURS
Friday 28th December 2018           – NORMAL HOURS

Monday 31st December 2018          -NORMAL HOURS
Tuesday 1st January 2019            – CLOSED
Wednesday 2nd January 2019         – NORMAL HOURS

In an EMERGENCY please dial 999
If you have an URGENT problem please Ring:

NHS 111 service by dialing
1-1-1
For Medical Advice please ring:
NHS 111 service by dialing 1-1-1



When we are closed

We wish you all a very happy Christmas.

If you need healthcare advice when we are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day please ring 111. They will advise you on local services available for you to access.

If you have an urgent medical need that cannot wait until we reopen,  111 will advise you and if required put you in touch with the out of hours/duty doctor service

If it's a life threatening emergency please ring 999

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Evening and Weekend Appointments

East Devon Health Federation practices offer routine evening and weekend appointments on a rota basis.  You can book through your own surgery for an appointment with the on duty practice.

National Shortage of Naproxen

There is a national shortage of naproxen and so we are prescribing ibuprofen instead as it is an equivalent painkiller medication

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Pharmacy Opening Times over Christmas and New Year



LOCAL PHARMACIES OPEN CHRISTMAS DAY, BOXING DAY AND NEW YEAR'S DAY - PLEASE CHECK BEFORE MAKING A LONG JOURNEY


TRADING NAME
ADDRESS 1
ADDRESS 
POSTCODE
TELEPHONE
NUMBER

Christmas Day

Boxing Day
New Year's day
Specialist
Medicines
Boots pharmacy
The Magnolia Centre, 21 Chapel Street
Exmouth
EX8 1HW
01395 275445
closed
10:00-17:00
10:00-17:00
No
Rowlands pharmacy
25-27 Imperial Road
Exmouth
EX8 1DB
01395 272079
10:00-12:00
closed
closed
No
Boots pharmacy
123 High Street
Honiton
EX14 1HR
01404 42666
closed
11:00-15:00
11:00-15:00
No
Boots pharmacy
70 High Street
Honiton
EX14 1PD
01404 41866
11:00-13:00
closed
closed
No
Lloydspharmacy
148 Harepath Road
Seaton
EX12 2DU
01297 20414
14:00-16:00
closed
closed
No
Lloydspharmacy
43 Queen Street
Seaton
EX12 2RB
01297 21898
closed
closed
09:00-11:00
No
Tesco pharmacy
Harbour Road
Seaton
EX12 2PB
01297 529647
closed
09:00-11:00
closed
Yes
Boots pharmacy
Fore Street
Sidmouth
EX10 8AQ
01395 513307
15:00-17:00
10:00-17:00
10:00-17:00
No