We have reached that time of year again! Flu vaccinations appointments are now available for booking for Saturday mornings in October 2016. If you are aged 65 & over, or are under 65 & have a long term health condition such as Diabetes or Asthma please contact the surgery to make an appointment.
Chiddenbrook Health Awareness for August
The secret to getting fit is to use every opportunity to be active. Armed with a bit of get up and go, and good planning, you can be fitter than ever.
Walking is an underrated form of exercise, but it's one of the easiest ways to get more activity into your day, lose weight and become healthier. Research shows that people who fit moderate activity, such as walking, into their daily life burn more energy than those who make weekly visits to the gym.
Crediton Running Network
Crediton Running Network is the local running club for all abilities and ages, for women and men. If you are new to running or if you have been running for a while there are lots of benefits to joining your local club. Membership is just £15 with concessions available. Each run is £1. All running leaders and coaches work voluntarily and all proceeds get fed back into the club. Club nights are on Mondays and Wednesdays. Meet at LMLC at 6.15 pm to leave at 6.30 pm prompt.
Cycle to Work
Cycling to work is one of the easiest ways of fitting exercise into your day. It'll also save you money on petrol or public transport costs. If you don't have a bike, you may be able to get a cheap bike through the Cycle to Work scheme.
If you're looking for an easy way to add more activity into your day, taking the stairs is a no-brainer. Stair climbing burns more calories per minute than jogging and counts towards your recommended 150 minutes of weekly exercise.
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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.
Registering for Online Services
For a quick and convenient way to order your repeat medication, book appointments and change your address details, why not register for SystmOnline? If you are not already registered, 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.
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 24/08/2016)