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

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 29th January 2015

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New Computer System

We are moving to a new computer system called SystmOne and our "Go Live" date is Wednesday 10th December 2014.

You may find that appointments will take longer than usual while we all get to grips with the new system so please bear with us. 


Flu Clinics

Our flu clinics in early October 2014 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 please ring the surgery to book an appointment with one of our Practice Nurses.  

Find out if you are eligible for a flu jab and check.


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.



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


Stomach Ache

Most attacks of stomach pains are not serious and are usually caused by indigestion or wind. If the pain increases in intensity you should consult your doctor.



Gastroenteritis describes a group of diseases affecting the stomach or part of the intestine.


Bites and Stings

Insects are everywhere! They can bite at any time of the day but bites are more likely to occur in the evening so lots of repellant is needed after sunset.


Patient Experience Survey Report 2013/14

We now have the results of the IPQ (Improving Practice Questionnaire) Report by CPEP for 2013/14.  
We are pleased to announce that we have achieved a high result of 84% for the Practice.




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. 


Pneumococcal Vaccination

If you are over the age of 65 or under 65 and in the "at risk" group you can now have the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine (PPV)  to protect you against serious forms of pneumococcal infection. You won't need it each year and for most it's a one-off vaccination.



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.


Healthy heart

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


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.


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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