Thursday, May 31, 2012

A notice from Dr Kerr

Simon Kerr writes:...."Many apologies to those of you who are currently unable to see me in Ottery St Mary & particularly in Newton Poppleford. Subject to the passing of the Heath & Social Care Bill through the House of Lords earlier this year I have been helping to ensure the highest of clinical standards are provided to our patients locally here in Devon. I am spending time with NHS Devon staff & have taken lead roles in the services for Carers, addtional primary care support in A+E & the acute admissions unit in Exeter. I am engaging and co-ordinating regular joint working in the seven Eastern Devon GP practices & been integral to the construction of the N.E.W Devon clinical commissioning group. We have held public meetings in Honiton & Ottery St Mary to engage with local opinion & plan a third event in the Guildhall in Axminster in June.

The coalition's buzz-phrase "no decision about me without me" is about local clinicians steering healthcare in the direction to meet the identifed needs of their local populations. Inevitably this process will lead to some of us having less face to face time with patients overall but these changes have already led to services closer to patients here of which there are now many examples .

I am confident Dr Peter Milner who is currently locuming for me for three sessions/week will provide an excellent alternatve in Newton Poppleford over the forthcoming months, many thanks for your understanding"

The surgery will not be affected by the national Doctor's strike

You may have heard on the news that the BMA has asked all doctors to go on strike on the 21st June.

We would like to reassure all our patients that the surgery will be unaffected by this. All care, both routine and urgent, will continue as usual.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Coleridge Bank Hoiday opening hours -

Ottery St Mary

Friday 1st June - OPEN
Monday 4th June - CLOSED
Tuesday 5th June - CLOSED
Wednesday 6th June - OPEN

Newton Poppleford

Friday 1st June - OPEN
Wednesday 6th June - OPEN
Friday 8th June - OPEN


Friday 1st June - OPEN
Monday 4th June - CLOSED
Wednesday 6th June - OPEN
Friday 8th June - OPEN

Monday, May 21, 2012

Coleridge Medical Centre is One Step Ahead!!

Here at the Coleridge Medical Centre, we are one step ahead with regards to online appointment booking and repeat prescription ordering!

If you haven't already signed up to the ColeridgeOnline service, bring a form of photo ID to Reception and a Receptionist will issue you with a username and password.
ColeridgeOnline allows you to book appointments with your GP and order your repeat medication.
It is quick and convenient!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bank Holiday

A Bank Holiday is fast approaching!

We will be closed on Monday 7th May 2012 and will re-open on Tuesday 8th May 2012.

*Please ensure you have ordered your repeat medication*