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Our busiest times are between 8.30am and 10am. If you have a non-urgent enquiry please call after those times. Thank you.

 

 

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.


   


PRACTICE NEWS FEBRUARY 2017 

PRACTICE NEWSLETTER

For the February newsletter please press here: FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

REPORTS

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

NEW SURGERY DAYS FOR DOCTORS

If you wish to check the new surgery days for your GP then please go to: 2017 GP Clinics

HEALTHY LIVING

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

FLU VACCINATIONS STILL AVAILABLE

If you have not already had your flu jab then please book an appointment. If you are coming in for another appointment with a nurse then please ask if they can give you a flu jab during the appointment. If you are unsure whether you qualify, or wish to know more, please ask at reception or press FLU VACCINATION INFORMATION

STAFF NEWS

Nurse Jane Wason, formerly the Holsworthy Community Matron, has now joined us as an additional Nurse Practitioner, working as part of the ON THE DAY TEAM. Jane will also be doing visits to our care and nursing homes.

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 will not be with us during February and March. He is taking a two-month placement in the Paediatric Department at North Devon District Hospital. He'll be back with us in April along with Dr Samuel Milne who will be with us for four months. Both doctors are fully qualified doctors gaining experience in general practice.

SHINGLES Vaccinations

Letters have been sent out to patient who qualify for a free shingles vaccination. If you wish to know more about the vaccination go to: SHINGLES VACCINATION 

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.

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