Monday, October 20, 2014

Telephone cover Monday 20th October 2014

Our phone lines will be closed today between 12.00pm - 2.00pm

The surgery is however open as normal.

In a life threatening situation, please ring 999.  For urgent needs, please ring 111 where your call will be answered by an advisor who will ask some questions to assess your symptoms.

111 will give you the healthcare advice you need or direct you to the appropriate local service - for example, Devon Doctors, minor injuries unit, emergency dept, community nurse or Pharmacy.

Our phone lines will be open as normal from 2.00pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Staff training Thursday 16th October

The surgery will be closed between 1pm and 2pm on Thursday 16th October 2014 for staff training.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you need medical assistance when we are closed you can:
  • phone the  NHS 111 service for medical advice by dialling 111.
  • pop in to your local pharmacy for advice and over the counter medication.
  • If your problem is urgent phone the NHS 111 service by dialling 111. To avoid putting undue pressure on this service, please only phone  if your problem cannot wait until we reopen.
  • phone 999 immediately in the event of a life threatening, medical emergency.

Monday, October 6, 2014

They're back

Free seasonal flu vaccinations are now being offered to all eligible*patients.  Please book your appointment by telephoning 01404 814447 (after 1030 am please).  Please do not wait for us to write to you.  

A flu vaccine is available free on the NHS for:

  • anyone over the age of 65 
  • pregnant women
  • children and adults with an underlying health condition (particularly long-term heart or respiratory disease)
  • children and adults with weakened immune systems
  • adults over the age of 18 at risk of flu (including everyone over 65)
  • children aged six months to two years at risk of flu
  • children aged two to 18 years at risk of flu
  • healthy children aged two, three and four years old

It is given as an annual injection to:
The flu vaccine is also given as an annual nasal spray to:
Despite popular belief, the flu vaccine cannot give you flu as it doesn't contain the active virus needed to do this.
The flu vaccine is available from October each year.

Health Services in Devon Are Changing

This includes changes in the way in which the following are provided:

Community hospitals
Community services
Stroke services
Minor injury units
Walk-in centres

The NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group would like to invite members of the public to a series of public meetings and drop-in sessions where you can find out more about these changes and how these may affect you.

If you would like to find out where the closest meeting is happening to you or you would like a copy of the proposals, but you don’t have access to the internet, please call Keri Ross on 01392 267680. Alternatively, you can email

Details of all meeting dates and drop-in sessions can be found on the CCG website here: