Monday, March 27, 2017

Staff training on Tuesday 28th March 2017

Please note the surgery will be closed between 1:30pm and 2:00pm on Tuesday 28th March 2017 for staff training.  The front doors will be open again from 2:00pm, however Devon Doctors will be covering our telephones until 2:15pm.  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

We will be open again as normal from 2:15pm.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Dr Simon Kerr

Appointment to Eastern locality chair role

The Northern and Eastern Planning and Delivery Unit (PDU) are delighted to announce that Dr Simon Kerr has been elected as Chair of the Eastern Locality as Dr David Jenner’s successor.  Dr Kerr was elected as Chair following a unanimous vote of the Eastern Locality Board members during the Northern and Eastern PDU Boards in common meeting on 22 March 2017.  Dr Kerr will take up his new role from 1 April 2017.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

News about our clinical team

At the end of March we will sadly say goodbye to Dr Ahmed.  Dr Ahmed is leaving to join a practice in Dorset practice.  We wish him all the very best.

Welcome to Dr Alex Werhun, who has recently joined us.  Many of you will know Dr Werhun as he has worked here as one of our regular locums.    Dr Werhun will available  on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Welcome to Dr Louise Knight who will join us from the beginning of April.  Dr Knight will be available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Friday mornings.

We are delighted to announce that Dr Caswell will be increasing her availability from May onwards to Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings and  all day on Wednesdays.

Gail Foreshew our Primary Care Pharmacist will increase her availability to Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Gail is a qualified and registered pharmacist who consults with patients over matters concerning medication.  She has a very close working relationship with the GPs, nurse practitioners, community and practice nurses and other healthcare professionals including the local dispensing pharmacists.  If you telephone to speak to your GP with a medication query you may be offered an appointment with Gail.