Welcome to Holsworthy Medical Centre
Holsworthy Medical Centre serves Holsworthy as well as its surrounding villages. Our team includes GPs, two 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.
PRACTICE NEWS OCTOBER 2014
For the October newsletter please click HERE
NOMINATED GP FOR ALL PATIENTS
All patients at the practice are given a named GP on registering. Your GP is responsible for the cordination of all your health care services and you will be asked to see this doctor when GP services are required. If you do not know who your named GP is then please ask at reception. The doctors will be advising all patients of this when visiting the practice.
FLU VACCINATION CLINICS
The flu vaccination clinics are now well underway and will be happening throughout October and November. There is one more Saturday clinic on 18th October and several weekday clinics after that date. If you are over 65 or within one of the care groups that qualify for free flu vaccinations then please book in. Children who are eligible for flu vaccinations will be called by letter and their vaccinations are being given on Saturday 18th October and Monday 10th November. This will be given as a nasal spray again.
GP APPOINTMENTS AT WEEKENDS
Devon Primary Link offers bookable appointments to patients from the practice at the weekend. If you need to book an appointment then please call 01392 269486. These appointments are held at Bideford Hospital 9-12 noon and Barnstaple Hospital 1-5pm at the Devon Doctors Treatment Centre. Please note that you cannot use this service for blood tests, referrals to secondary care services, issues relating to pregnancy or chronic disease management. Booking lines are open on Thursdays and Fridays 8am to 6pm.
FRIENDS AND FAMILY TEST
We would like to hear your views regarding your experience at the medical centre and if you would recommend the practice to friends and family. If you would like to fill this in please go to the Practice Newletter link at the top of the page and fill in page 2 and print off.
Doctor Whittle has now finished her time with the medical centre and has moved on to extend her practice experience elsewhere. Dr Cate Hall joined the practice on 6th August and will be with us for one year. She is able to offer a full range of GP services and can be seen regularly.
REGISTRATION ID NOW REQUIRED
New patients coming to the practice will now need to provide personal ID in order to register—either as a permanent or temporary resident. Photo ID is ideal but, if new patients do not have that, then two official documents (bills, bank statements, bus pass etc.) will be accepted to confirm address details.
Illnesses that are not on-going or chronic may be able to be seen at the Minor Illness Clinic held every day at the practice. Our two nurse Practitioners are able to prescribe medications and help in a wide variety or areas. Press HERE for details.
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.
PATIENT PARTICIPATION DES
To have a look at the Patient Participation Group Reports please click on the links below:
To access the FULL survey report click HERE
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.
Postcode checker CLICK HERE to see if you are within the medical centre's catchment area.
(Site updated 17/10/2014)