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Starcross Tel: 01626 890368 The Limes Surgery Tel: 01392 833230

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www.westbankpractice.com 31st July 2015

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Practice Newsletter

For the latest news on our Practice please click on the link below for details of our June Newsletter 2015.

 

 

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Carers

Are you a Carer who needs practical support or information about the services available to you?

The practice will be supporting monthly Carers' Clinics which will be held at the Westbank Healthy Living Centre, Farmhouse Rise, Exminster. 


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New SystmOne Online

Changes to our online appointment and repeat prescription service

Please note we have now changed the method for making appointments and ordering repeat prescriptions online. To use the new service, you will need to bring some form of photo ID (eg Passport or Driving Licence) to the surgery in person to obtain a password.

 

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Patient Experience Survey Report 2014/15

We now have the results of the IPQ (Improving Practice Questionnaire) Report by CPEP for 2014/15.  
We are pleased to announce that we have achieved a high result of 84% for the Practice.

 

 

 

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Glue ear

This is a very common condition usually in children, although some adults have been known to have glue ear.

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Constipation

This is a common problem as we get older, since we do not eat so much, nor do we take as much exercise.

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Colds

Even in the 21st Century there is no magic cure for colds. Antibiotics do not work on viruses. There are hundreds of cold viruses, that is why we can catch a cold frequently.

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Are you worried about someone's safety?

Do you have concerns about the safety and safeguarding of someone you know? 

In Devon there are dedicated professional teams you can contact.  They  will look in to your concerns and make sure that the person you are worried about is safe and well looked after.

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Named GP for patients aged 75 and over

From April 2014, all patients aged 75 and over will have a named GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that our surgery provides to them.

 

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ON LINE APPOINTMENTS NOW AVAILABLE

We are now able to offer a limited number of on line appointments for patients wishing to see their GP. 

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Healthy eating

Healthy Eating is all about getting the balance right. That is, the balance between all the different nutrients that exist in food and drinks.

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Weight loss

The risks of being overweight are many, ranging from painful feet and knees to coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer. The vast majority of people who are overweight would like to weigh less, but we know that instead of the incidence of overweight and obesity decreasing, it is in fact increasing.

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Healthy bowels

Today, cancer of the bowel is responsible for thousands of premature deaths a year. The role of diet in maintaining healthy bowels is indisputable and every year, it appears that more and more is understood about the development of disease in the lower end of the gut.

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Healthy heart

It is well recognised and accepted that there are many 'risk factors' for heart disease, many of which are lifestyle risk factors.

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