Welcome to Holsworthy Medical Centre
Holsworthy Medical Centre serves Holsworthy as well as its surrounding villages. Our team includes GPs, three nurse practitioners, practice nurses, health care assistants and phlebotomists as well as our practice management and administrative support teams.
We are responsible for advising patients on leading a healthy lifestyle as well as caring for the sick. We offer a full general practice service and run specialist clinics as indicated in this website. There is also an on-site dispensing service.
At Holsworthy Medical Centre we aim to treat all our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence. We feel it is important that you know who you are speaking to, so our office staff wear a name badge and identify themselves on the telephone.
A CQC Inspection level of 'Outstanding' given in 2015.
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PRACTICE NEWS JUNE 2017
For the June newsletter please press here:JUNE NEWSLETTER
To have a look at the Patient Participation Group 2014/15 Report please click HERE
Following a formal inspection of the medical centre, the Care Quality Commission gave Holsworthy Medical Centre the highest grade of 'OUTSTANDING'. To view the full inspection report press CQC Inspection Report 2015
AWARD WINNING FOOT CARE !
Congratulations to Jenny Hyslop who runs her private chiropody clinic at the medical centre. She has just won a national award as Chiropody Practitioner of the Year 2016. If you want to know more about Jenny's clinics and get your feet checked by a national award winner go to our Private Providers page.
SURGERY DAYS FOR DOCTORS
If you wish to check the surgery days for your GP then please go to: 2017 GP Clinics
If you want to move into 2017 living healthier and being more active, have a look at this link. Lots to think about and free apps to access to keep you on track: ONE SMALL STEP
RECEPTION TEAM QUESTIONS
We would like to thank our patients for being so supportive of our new On The Day Team appointment system and for answering our questions on booking. Please note that if you are not able or do not wish to give details of your condition at the time of booking you will be given a telephone appointment with a member of the team so that your condition can be assessed and an appointment given appropriately. Any information you give on booking is always treated as strictly confidential.
Dr Shiva has now left the practice to take up another GP post in the London area. We are currently in the process of recruiting a new GP to replace her. Patients previously on Dr Shiva's patient list will now be able to see Dr McMaster and Dr Milne for GP services. We wish Dr Shiva all the very best for the future and thank her for her time with us at Holsworthy.
John Green, our full-time Clinical Pharmacist has now been with us for quite a few months, working alongside our GP and nursing teams on issues to do with medication. For more information about the type of work John does go to: What is a Clinical Pharmacist? John is available for appointments if you wish to discuss medication concerns with him.
Dr Andrew McMaster is now back with us after taking a two-month placement in the Paediatric Department at North Devon District Hospital. He has been joined by Dr Sam Milne who will be with us for four months. Both doctors are fully qualified and gaining experience in general practice.
Sarah Westley-Thomas has now returned from her year away working for Devon Docs, resuming her role as a Nurse Practitioner on our ON THE DAY TEAM. Great to have her back! If you wish to book an appointment with a Nurse Practitioners specifically, then please let us know. Appointments can be pre-booked.
BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING
If you would like to use our own form for monitoring your blood pressure at home please press BLOOD PRESSURE FORM download and/or print off.
OUT OF HOURS SERVICE
If you have to contact the Out of Hours service through Devon Docs or NHS 111 and you are advised to be seen at a treatment centre, you do have a choice where you are seen. There are centres at Holsworthy Hospital (on Saturdays only) Stratton and Launceston as well as at Bideford and Okehampton. You must state where you wish to be seen otherwise you will be taken to Bideford or Okehampton.
WEDNESDAY LUNCHTIME CLOSURES
The medical centre does close for half an hour (occasionally slightly longer) on some Wednesday lunchtimes. Doors will be closed and, if you ring, you will be advised how to proceed and what number to call in case of emergency.
To access the online services available at the medical centre simply come in to reception to obtain a username and password. Please be aware that we can only give these details to the person to whom they belong. ID will need to be provided.
Postcode checker CLICK HERE to see if you are within the medical centre's catchment area.
(Site updated 21/06/2017)