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Clinician Absences   

No absences for the rest of this week.


Dr Mike Kirwan is on annual leave from 22 - 29 December inclusive.


Self Help Information

A selection of folders are displayed in the surgery waiting room with information on a number of support groups and other helpful information.  Thank you to Jackie our receptionist for putting these together and keeping the information up-to-date. 


'You Said, We Did'

From our Comments & Suggestions Box at the Surgery

"We cannot read about past senior partners, the pictures are too high' - we have printed a leaflet with all the information, Link to Rogue's Gallery Leaflet 

"The Doctors and Nurses don't run to time" - the length of appointment times can vary depending on the level of care needed.

"Waiting room music not to taste, music too loud" The music helps with patient confidentiality.  Suggestions to appropriate CD's for us to play welcome!

Nurse Practitioner

Marlene Cann has qualified as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner after completing three years of advanced training at the University of Plymouth. Marlene is trained to take a medical history, carry out a physical examination, if appropriate, make a diagnosis and offer treatment and advice for all common health conditions ranging from serious problems such as heart disease and diabetes, to minor injuries, sore throats and cystitis.

As Advanced Nurse Practitioner Marlene works closely with our Doctors and other members of the health care team. She is a key part of the morning Same Day Clinic, as well as offering her own appointments in the afternoons. As Nurse Practitioner and Prescriber she is able to prescribe medication independently and refer patients to other health professionals e.g hospital consultants and counsellors.

Introducing Upstream

UPSTREAM reaches out into local communities to help people who are mentally, physically or socially isolated to improve their own health, well-being and quality of life, and to prolong their independenceLink to website

'Same Day' Clinic

If you are suffering with any of the following conditions, please ask to be booked into our morning 'same day' clinic, jointly run by our Doctor-on-call and Nurse Practitioner.   

  • Abdominal pain
  • Back pain/sciatica
  • Vertigo/dizziness
  • Breast lump
  • Chest Infection
  • Chest pain
  • Colds
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Cough
  • Diarrhoea
  • Earache/feeling deaf
  • Ear wax
  • Eczema
  • Emergency contraception
  • Eye problems
  • High blood sugars
  • Injuries 


  • Insect/animal bites
  • Itchy eyes (hayfever)
  • Moles
  • Palpitations
  • Runny nose
  • Shingles
  • STI’s/herpes
  • Skin infections/cellulitis
  • Skin rashes
  • Skin tags
  • Sore throat
  • Sprains
  • Stroke/TIA/weakness in arm/leg
  • Tired all the time
  • Thrush – mouth/vagina
  • UTI’s
  • Wheezy
  • Wound infections
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Verrucae


For everything else, please book to see your usual doctor.  Please remember that you can pre-book an appointment with your usual doctor up to two weeks in advance.

Pharmacy Opening Times

Contact 111 (NHS111)  to access Pharmacy opening times across Devon

Self Care Library

A new link has been added to our 'Useful Links' for the College of Medicine's Self-Care Library - a useful website to give you the reliable information  you need to look after some common everyday health problems.  It is uniquely wide-ranging, evidence-based and up to date, but still user friendly and easy to understand.

Repeat Prescriptions

For security reasons we ask that all repeat prescription requests are given to us in writing please, either by email, post, fax or by hand (to the surgery or to your chemist). 

Contacting us for Test Results

Please ring the surgery after 11am for test results.

Late Evening Nurse Appointments

Marlene runs late evening appointments on Thursdays from 6pm onwards, and Pauline runs late evening appointments on Tuesdays.

Automated Front Doors

To activate our doors when entering the surgery, please press the button situated just beyond the Charles Kent Memorial seat on the right hand side of the path for the outside door and again on the right just inside the entrance to open the inner door. The doors will shut automatically behind you. 

When leaving the surgery, please press the button on the wall to the left of the inside doors.



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Please note that we no longer send out invitation letters

We currently have the following clinics set up:

Wednesday 7th January 2015


Have you started at University this year?

Protect yourself against meningitis and septicaemia

by getting the MenC vaccination before you go. 

More Info on Meningitis





All residents of Mid Devon have recently been sent a leaflet explaining about the Care.Data programme. The programme aims to use health data from GP surgeries to improve health care. No action is required if you consent to your data being shared. If however after reading the information provided you would like to opt out, please complete the attached form and return it to the surgery. More information is available at  Link to Opt Out Letter Please note that the information will not be transferred until at least the Autumn.



Registering Online 

For a quick and convenient way to register as a patient, order your repeat medication, book appointments and change your address details, have you registered onto SystmOnline yet?  If not, go to the section 'Online Services' at the bottom of this page for more information, or ask when you come into the surgery.  Registering is very quick and easy and could save you some time in future.


Receiving Text


If you have a mobile telephone, we can now send you text reminders for booked appointments and cancellations, as well as test results.  Please let the surgery know if you would like to make use of this service so we can amend your medical records accordingly.


Links to Alternative Services

NHS Devon Choose Well Websiite

Local Walk-In Centres

Local Pharmacist Contact Details


Welcome to Chiddenbrook Surgery Online

The doctors and staff at Chiddenbrook Surgery in Crediton, Devon are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.

We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery and childhood vaccinations.

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like, and don't forget that you can order your repeat prescriptions, inform us of your change of address and contact details, and book doctors' appointments, using Patient Access; please see the 'Online Services' section below to register for this service.

Devon Doctors On Call 

After 6pm and at weekends, the practice is covered by the Devon Doctors Co-operative.


Patient Opinion

At Chiddenbrook Surgery we are continually trying to improve the service we provide and value the opinions of our patients and visitors. If you have a story to share about the care you have received at the Surgery we want to hear about it.

Patient Opinion is a new website which gives patients and carers a way of voicing what they think of the services they receive.


If you would like to leave a comment/story click on the Link to the right of this page under 'Further Information'.  Thank you for your time.


(Site updated 19/12/2014)
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