Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fantastic News

We are the first Practice in East Devon to have a student nurse allocated to us for a placement!Lets hope its the first of many.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Seasonal Flu Appointments for SystmOnline Users

If you use SystmOnline to order your repeat prescriptions, you can now also book your Flu appointment!
Flu Clinics begin in September and appointments are available to book now.
More dates will be added later.

Please remember that for these Flu Clinics, parking in the Coleridge Car Park is for Disabled patients only.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dr Cole's Fundraising

Dr Sam Cole is planning a fundraising swim at the end of August. Along with Dr Kate Gurney they will be swimming from Europe to Asia across the Dardonelles, the worlds busiest shipping lane. If you would like to support Sam please visit her fundraising webpage on https://web.nhs.net/owa/redir.aspx?C=4e8f2833ec274f06a4759be5d6d2d866&URL=http%3a%2f%2fwww.justgiving.com%2fsamantha-cole1Thank you

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Whimple Branch Surgery

We are now able to offer Nurse appointments to all of our patients at our Whimple Branch Surgery.

The Nurses offer all routine appointments e.g. blood tests, Blood Pressure checks, dressings, ECG's, hypertension reviews etc.

The only appointmens which they can not offer at Whimple are :-
-1 Audiograms
-2 24 hr BP /cardiocall/24hr ECG monitor fittings
-3 Coils
-4 Spirometry at present but hope to address that soon
-5 Yellow fever vaccinations
-6 Cryotherapy

In the near future the Whimple Branch Surgery will be in regular use, allowing us to see patients in both Whimple and Ottery.

It will become common that you may receive letters inviting you for checks at the Whimple Branch Surgery, this is to allow us to increase the number of patients which we can see.

If you are unsure as to where the Whimple Branch Surgery is, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

Friday, July 8, 2011


It has been a busy year for our research team and we are grateful to the sixty people who have agreed to take part in a wide range of studies. Thank you to those who may have volunteered but did not quite fit the required criteria for study.

Last year we recruited patients to the 'SNIFS' (Steam Inhalation and Nasal Irrigation For recurrent Sinusitis) research project run by the University of Southampton. We have just started a pilot study organised by the University of Warwick called 'DDELPHI' (Doctor Delivered Physical activity Intervention) in which a select group of six people are given a pedometer and measure the number of steps they take in a week. These studies are long term, but eventually we will be able to report results in our newsletter.

We also work with our local researchers at the RD&E Hospital and Peninsula Medical School. The Diabetes department is particularly active and diabetic patients get regular invitations to take part in studies. This research is very useful in developing treatment in the long term but there is no pressure on anyone to take part. Please let us know if you would prefer not to be contacted.