Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Travel Advice

If you are going to travel abroad please plan your health requirements as soon as you book your trip. We prefer not to give travel advice by email or phone. Instead we ask that you go to the website www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk, print out the travel advice for each country you intend to visit and then make an appointment in our travel clinic. Please bring your print out with you. The nurse will discuss your health requirements and start treatment as required.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011


The practice team regularly raises funds for charity. Beneficiaries of this year's efforts are Cancer Research, Children in Need, Zambia Appeal, Devon Community Foundation, Hospiscare, Help Scheme and Comic Relief. We would like to thank everyone who has generously donated prizes, baked cakes, invented all sorts of ingenious ways to get us to part with our money and of course all those who give so generously to such worthwhile causes. In addition we would like to thank patients, visitors and staff who donated to the Poppy Appeal. You raised £82.23.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Disruption in June

We would like to make all of our patients aware of some disruptions which we will be experiencing during June 2011:

During the week commencing 6th June our builders will be refurbishing the patient toilet next to the Nurses suite. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

From the week commencing 13th June for a period of approximately 4 weeks, South West Water will be replacing the mains water pipes along Canaan Way. Our entrance will be between two sets of traffic lights which may make entering and exiting the car park difficult. Please use the public car park at Land of Canaan whenever possible.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Messages to Patients using Email and Text (SMS)

We have had a good response from patients who would be happy to receive electronic messages from us, but we would like to encourage more of you to consider this option. With your permission we can now arrange to contact you via email or Text message (SMS). We will only text or email you with messages that are relevant to your ongoing health care e.g. appointment confirmation and reminder, test results, health screening opportunities etc. If you would like to receive messages from us via email or text (SMS) please complete a consent form so that we can record your agreement on your patient record. Forms are available on the Reception & Prescription desks, in the Branch Surgeries and also on our website.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New Surgery Times

From 19th May 2011 Dr Cole and Dr Gibbons will change their work patterns. Dr Cole will see patients on Monday afternoons, Wednesday mornings and Thursday mornings and afternoons. Dr Gibbons will see patients on Monday mornings, Tuesday mornings and afternoons and Friday afternoons. Dr Stuart will move her Whimple to Monday mornings and Dr Cole will be at Whimple on Wednesday mornings.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Dr Jean Brown

Dr Brown has reduced her hours. To make her list of patients more manageable it has been necessary to reduce Dr Brown's list size. Patients who are affected by these changes have been informed that they will be transferred to the care 0f Dr Cole and Dr Gibbons.