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Flu Clinics

Our flu clinics in October 2015 were well attended and ran very smoothly.  

If you have been unable to attend the flu clinics but would still like to have the flu vaccination and are aged 65 or over or in the "At risk" group, please ring the surgery to book an appointment with one of our Practice Nurses. 




Children's Flu Vaccination

The annual nasal spray flu vaccine is available for all children aged 2, 3 and 4 years old as part of the NHS childhood vaccination programme.  It is also available for school children in Years 1 & 2 starting school in September 2015.


Information Sharing Agreement (MIG)

The practice has enabled software to share your GP medical record with urgent care services. This means that if you need urgent care treatment (A&E, Out of hours GP, Walk-in centre) the clinician treating you will ask for your consent for them view your GP medical record; if you do not wish them to view your GP medical record you can decline access.



Shingles Vaccination

From 1st September 2015, the shingles vaccine will be offered routinely to people aged 70 and 78. You become eligible for the vaccine on the first day of September 2015 after you've turned 70 or 78


Dementia Awareness

If you're becoming increasingly forgetful, particularly if you're over the age of 65, it may be a good idea to talk to your GP about the early signs of dementia.

As you get older, you may find that memory loss becomes a problem. It's normal for your memory to be affected by age, stress, tiredness, or certain illnesses and medications. This can be annoying if it happens occasionally, but if it's affecting your daily life or is worrying you or someone you know, you should seek help from your GP.


HSCIC and NHS England Service

How information about you helps us to provide better care

Confidential information from your medical records can be used by the NHS to improve the services offered so we can provide the best possible care for everyone.  This information along with your postcode and NHS number but not your name, are sent to a secure system where it can be linked with other health information. This allows those planning NHS services or carrying out medical research to use information from different parts of the NHS in a way which does not identify you.

We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.



Practice Newsletter

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





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. 


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.



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.


Avoiding Unplanned Admissions Service

The NHS has introduced a new service for people who are thought to be at increased risk of emergency hospital admission and who might benefit from more active support from their GP surgery. This service is being introduced as part of a move to reduce unnecessary emergency admissions to secondary care.


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.




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


Osteoporosis and diet

Bone is a complicated structure consisting of minerals, vitamins and protein. The main mineral is calcium. There is over 1Kg of calcium present in the body, but 99% of this is found in the bones.


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