JANUARY. Our health topic for this month is 'Pain Management' and 'Avoiding Medicine Wastage'. There is an excellent display on and around the surgery's main waiting area noticeboard.
You can visit your local pharmacy for advice on pain management. Remember that some pharmacies run 'Pharmacy First' where they can help treat minor ailments without you needing to see a doctor. These include impetigo, conjunctivitis, oral thrush, urinary tract infections and infected nappy rash.
Flu vaccinations still available - spread the word, not the virus!
The vaccine is free for patients over 65 years, children and adults with a chronic disease,
pregnant women, carers and well children aged 2, 3 and 4 - older children who do not have a chronic disease will be offered the vaccination in school.
Dr Martin Murphy
As most of you will probably be aware, sadly Dr Murphy will be retiring in March 2017.
We are currently holding a book at the surgery for patients and colleagues to write in their good wishes and maybe a few fond memories of Dr Murphy's time at Chiddenbrook. Please enquire at reception, or alternatively find our Facebook page and post a few words there and these will be transferred to the book.
Welcome to Chiddenbrook Surgery
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 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 'SystmOnline'. Please see the 'Online Services' section below to register for this service.
Registering for Online Services (SystmOnline)
For a quick and convenient way to order your repeat medication, book appointments and change your address or contact details, why not register for SystmOnline? Go to the section 'Online Services' at the bottom of this page for more information, or ask at reception when you next come into the surgery. You will need to fill out a form and bring two forms of identification with you (one photo ID). Registering is straight forward and is likely to save you time in the future. There is also an App available for Smartphones.
Receiving Text Reminders
If you have a mobile telephone, we automatically send you text reminder for booked appointments. Please let the surgery know if you would rather not make use of this service and we will amend your medical records accordingly.
Devon Doctors On Call
Overnight from 6pm to 8.30am and at weekends, the practice is covered by the Devon Doctors Co-operative http://www.devondoctors.co.uk/.
They can be contacted by dialling 111.
(Site updated 19/01/2017)