Welcome to Holsworthy Medical Centre
Holsworthy Medical Centre serves Holsworthy as well as its surrounding villages. Our team includes GPs, a nurse practitioner, 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 DECEMBER 2013
Many thanks to all patients who completed the Patient Questionnaire in November. This survey of 300 patients will help us to identify areas within the practice that may need improvement. The results will be available on-line shortly.
MINOR ILLNESS CLINIC
From January 2014 the practice will be extending its minor illness clinic to cover every week day, Monday to Friday, from 8.30am to 12.30pm and 2 to 5pm. Sister Sarah Westley-Thomas will be joining Sister Teresa North-Lewis as an additional Nurse Practitioner. Both nurses are able to prescribe medication for minor ailments. If you are unsure whether you should be seen at this clinic then please ask at reception.
If you have been advised to have a flu vaccination and have not yet had one then please call the practice to make an appointment. Information regarding eligibility for the flu vaccine can be found here:Flu
We are open every day over the Christmas period apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day this year. All other days will run as normal.
Free NHS Health Checks
The medical centre is offering free NHS Health Checks to patients between the ages of 40 and 74. This helps to identify potential health risks such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and dementia. Patients will be sent a letter inviting them to attend along with a leaflet explaining what happens and why the check is being offered. If you have received a letter and would like to attend then please ring the surgery to make an appointment with the Health Care Assistant. Please do not ring in unless you have received a letter.
Dr Theon Rogers will be leaving us at the end of the month to continue his medical practice experience elsewhere. Dr William Pollitt will now be joining the practice. Along with Dr Maguire, who has been with us since August, Dr Pollitt will offer a full range of general GP services and can be seen on a regular basis.
Dr Harpreet Jones-Pahdi joined the practice in September to replace Dr Gunning. He joins us from Launceston practice, and he lives locally with his young family.
Patients who were registered with Dr Gunning have automatically been transferred to Dr Jones-Pahdi for all medical services. However, should you wish to transfer to another doctor please contact reception.
Dr David Lee
Dr Lee has reduced his hours in surgery each week so that he can participate in training junior doctors and therefore his patient list has reduced. This has resulted in some of Dr Lee's patients being transferred to Dr Jones-Pahdi. However, should you wish to transfer to another doctor please contact reception.
To access the online services simply contact reception at the practice to obtain a username and password.
(Site updated 05/12/2013)