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 JANUARY 2015
For the January newsletter please click HERE
NEW GP SURGERY DAYS
Some of the doctors have changed their surgery days for 2015. please see below for details:
Dr Wardle: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Dr Lee: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Dr Green-Armytage: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday morning, Friday
Dr Shaw: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Dr Stone: Tuesday, Wednesday morning, Thursday, Friday
Dr Brown: Monday, Tuesday morning, Wednesday, Friday
Dr Jones-Pahdi: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Dr Hall: Tuesday, Wednesday morning, Friday (Minor Illnesses)
PHARMACY FIRST SCHEME
Did you know that other people in the local area may be able to help with your healthcare needs? Simple winter ailments such as coughs, colds, diarrhoea, sore throats and headaches are now being dealt with at your local chemist. Under a new scheme, qualified staff at Boots and Lloyds are now able to prescribe some medications for minor illnesses. As well as winter ailments they can also treat conjunctivitis, impetigo, nappy rash, uncomplicated urinary infections and oral thrush. If your health is usually good then this service may be of use to you if you become unwell. Ask at your chemist for details.
Dr Samantha Cockburn joined the practice on 3rd December. Dr Cockburn is a qualified doctor who is gaining additional GP experience and will be with us for 4 months. She will be available for appointments later in December.
TRAVEL OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO PATIENTS
A number of transport options are available to patients needing to attend the practice who do not have access to a car. Please press HERE for details.
FLU VACCINATION CLINICS
If you have still not been able to book in for a flu vaccination please ring the surgery. Appointments are still avaiable
Patients who were aged 70, 78 or 79 on 1st September 2014 are also able to take advantage of a free shingles vaccination if they wish to.
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
The care we give you at Holsworthy Medical Centre is important to us. We are part of the NHS national programme for patient feedback, called the 'Friends & 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. Please use the Friends & Family Survey on the right to register your comments.
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 20/01/2015)