Dr Martin Murphy has started his sabbatical and returns at the end of September. Dr Emma Williams is covering Dr Murphy.
Dr Jo Fearon is now on annual leave, returning on Tuesday 2nd September.
Dr Claire Griffiths is now on annual leave, returning Wednesday 3 September.
The practice will be closed from 1pm on the following date to enable GPs and staff to attend Mid Devon educational events.
If you need medical assistance during these afternoons, please dial 111
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!
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.
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 independence. Link 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
- Breast lump
- Chest Infection
- Chest pain
- Earache/feeling deaf
- Ear wax
- Emergency contraception
- Eye problems
- High blood sugars
- Insect/animal bites
- Itchy eyes (hayfever)
- Runny nose
- Skin infections/cellulitis
- Skin rashes
- Skin tags
- Sore throat
- Stroke/TIA/weakness in arm/leg
- Tired all the time
- Thrush – mouth/vagina
- Wound infections
- Vaginal discharge
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.
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.