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 MAY 2016
The Medical Centre will be closed for LATE MAY BANK HOLIDAY on Monday 30th May. A full out of hours service is available. For medical emergencies please call 999.
For the May newsletter please press here: May Newsletter
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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
Liz Gliddon, one of our wonderful Health Care Assistants, who has been with us for many years, has now retired from active duty. We wish her well for the future.
Sarah Westley-Thomas, one of our excellent Nurse Practitioners, has now left us for a year, using her Nurse Practitioner skills with the Out of Hours Service. Bridget and Teresa will continue to offer minor illness appointments Monday to Friday.
Dr Huw Adams has now joined the practice to take on the GP training post vacated by Dr Matthew Brown who left us on Tuesday 5th April. Like Dr Matt, Dr Adams is a fully qualified doctor who will be with us for four months. He will be available for appointments from Thursday 28th April
SELF HELP PAGES
Many common ailments can be effectively treated at home. For tips on self-management of minor complaints please see our SELF HELP INFO pages using the tab with that title on the right of this page.
MENINGITIS B Vaccinations
If you wish to have up to date information about this vaccination program for babies and children please go to this link: MENINGITIS B
Patients who were 70, 71, 72, 78 and 79 on 1st September 2015 are now eligible for a free shingles vaccination. You will be invited by letter and can book in with a practice nurse up to the end of August 2016. Once you are 80 you will not be entitled to this so please book in before that birthday happens! For more information go to: SHINGLES VACCINATIONS
We will contact you with your results if any further action is required. If you wish to speak to your doctor about them, you will be offered the next available non-urgent telephone appointment.
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.
(Site updated 03/05/2016)