Monday, June 30, 2014

Staff training

The surgery will be closed between 1pm and 2pm on Tuesday 1st July 2014 for staff training.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Have you struggled to get an appointment today?

If so you are not alone.  Demand for GP services is increasing, there are more patients to see, more test results to read and more paperwork.  Many GP surgeries are simply overwhelmed.

We care about the current situation and want to work with patients and the government to find solutions to provide a better service.  The BMA is calling for long term sustainable investment in GP services now to:

Attract, retain and expand the number of GPs
Expand the number of practice staff
Improve the premises that GP services are provided from

Show your support for us.  Join the campaign at  Tell @The BMA on Twitter why you care about your GP practice #yourgpcares

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

The Future of General Practice

Did you know:-

  • waiting times to see a GP or practice nurse are soaring
  • Funding for general practice is plummeting
  • Up to 100 practices in the UK - serving 700,000 patients face closure
You may also be aware that there is an acute shortage of doctors coming into GP training and a significant lack of local GPs able to cover as locums when our own doctors are on holiday, off sick etc.  

Dont let this be the future of general practice.  Join the campaign today by signing the petition at
or sign the RCGP petition at our reception desk

you can also write to your local MP to share your concerns.

As our local LMC representative, Dr Gurney recently attending the national LMC conference held in York. The conference is an opportunity for representatives to create policy for future General Practitioners Committee (GPC) and  British Medical Association (BMA) action fro the following year.   Please follow this link to the BMA web site to watch GPC Chair Dr Chaand Nagpaul's keynote speech and webcasts of the two day conference in full.

National Carers Week

We are supporting carers and offer health and well being checks.  If you are a carer please contact us to book your appointment.  If you need support to attend a health and well being check or any advice concerning carers and your caring role please contact Devon Carers

Devon Carers is an information, support and short breaks service run by eight organisations working together to improve the quality of services for all carers in Devon; give us a call to find out how we can support you.  
Helpline (open Mon-Friday 8am to 6pm and Sat mornings 9am to 1pm)

  08456 434 435

 Benefits to carers include:
  • contact with someone to give you advice and support;
  • access to Flexible Breaks Grants for help towards a holiday, hobby
    or leisure activity;
  • access to the Take a Break sitting service, providing subsidised short
    breaks to give you time off from caring;
  • a Carer Alert Card to ensure the person you care for gets help if
    something unexpected happens to you
  • a regular newsletter with information about events in your area.