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 JULY 2014
For the latest newsletter please click HERE
Many thanks to all patients who have filled out the GP questionnaire recently. We hope the results will help us to serve your needs better in future.
Doctor Ashdown has now finished her time with the practice and has moved on to another practice. We wish her well as she goes.
Dr Kate Hall will be joining the practice on 6th August and will be with us for one year.
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.
Letters are now going out inviting patients who are prone to bone breaks, to have a fracture risk assessment with a member of the health care team. This is a 20 minute appointment to provide patients with advice and guidance aimed at minimizing the risk of further fractures. Please wait to receive you letter before booking an appointment and bring your questionnaire with you.
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 Stratton and Launceston as well as at Bideford and Okehampton. If you wish to be seen there you must state where you wish to be seen, otherwise you will be taken to Bideford or Okehampton.
DRINKING WATER COOLER
Unfortunately we have had to remove the drinking water cooler near the nurses waiting room because of infection control issues. If patients feel they need water then please ask at reception or ask during your appointment.
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 simply contact reception at the practice to obtain a username and password.
Postcode checker CLICK HERE to see if you are within the medical centre's catchment area.
(Site updated 24/07/2014)