Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing

Prescribing of over the                                     counter medicines is changing
Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of short-term, minor health concerns.
Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community.
The team of qualified healthcare professionals at your local pharmacy can offer clinical advice to safely and effectively manage minor health concerns. This includes:

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For more information and support
Visit the NHS website,

Friday, November 2, 2018

Car park access on Monday 5th November

Please be aware that due to the Tar Barrel event on Monday 5th November, there will be restricted access through the town from 3:45pm and road closures from 5:00pm.  If you have an appointment with us, please take this information into consideration when planning your journey. 

Thank you

Friday, October 19, 2018

Vacancy for Medical Secretary

We are currently advertising for a medical secretary.  For a job description, person specification and to apply please go to NHS Jobs by clicking on link below type in job reference: J180-A-18-251259 or postcode EX11 1EQ

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Essential Maintenance Friday 9th November 2018

Due to essential maintenance on our computer system we will not be able to access information between 1230 and 1430 on Friday 9th November 2018.  If possible please avoid contacting us between these times as our patient advisors will not abe able to book appointments, give out test results, process prescriptions or answer queries.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.     

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

National Shortage of Epipen Update 17 Oct 18

Updated advice has been issued for people with Epipens.

The devices with the biggest shortages are the Epipen junior 150micrograms.  A letter for parents and information on how to use the alternative brands is available on the NHS choices website. Search for anaphylaxis and read the treatment section or click this link

Thursday, October 4, 2018

National shortage of Epipens

There is a national shortage of both adult and children's Epipens which has led to the following advice for patients and carers:

Adults: The expiry dates of some Epipens have been extended. The first step is to ask a pharmacy to check if your batch has had the expiry extended by four months.

Adults and children: There are alternative devices available, although supplies are very limited and there may be some delays in obtaining them. If you have been prescribed one of the alternatives Emmerade or Jext please ensure you have read the leaflet carefully as there are differences in the way the pens work, there is a video you can watch online to help.
You may need to try more than one pharmacy to get a supply so it may be helpful to ask for a paper prescription so you can take to a pharmacy of your choice.
Patients are asked to only order when a supply is needed as over ordering may increase demand on the limited supplies available.

Gail Foreshew
Practice pharmacist

Monday, October 1, 2018

Staff Training Date

We will be closed for staff training from 1pm on Thursday 4th October 2018. We will be open again as usual on Friday 5th October 2018. If you need help with a medical problem that cannot wait until we reopen please ring 111

Improving access to General Practice - Starting 1st October 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Coleridge Medical Centre closed Thursday 4th October from 1:00pm

Coleridge Medical Centre

Telephone: 01404 814447 • Fax: 01404 816716 •

Planned Half Day Closure
Please note on
Thursday 4th October 2018
The Coleridge Medical Centre will be closed
from 1:00pm  for staff training which is being held across all East Devon Practices. We will re-open as normal on
Friday 5th October 2018 

If you require medical assistance while we are closed please follow the below advice:

In an EMERGENCY please dial 999

For medical assistance please ring:  
NHS 111 service by dialling

For Medical advice please ring:

NHS 111 service by dialling 1 1 1

Friday, September 14, 2018

Changes to Newton Poppleford surgery w/c 17th September 2018

Due to unforeseen circumstances, there will be no Newton Poppleford branch surgery on        Monday 17th September and Friday 21st September 2018.

Appointments can still be made for Coleridge Medical Centre at Ottery St Mary.

Normal service will resume at Newton Poppleford on Monday 24th September 2018.

We apologise for inconvenience this may cause.