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 SEPTEMBER 2014
For the latest newsletter please click HERE September will soon be available
FLU VACCINATION CLINICS
Bookings for our two Saturday flu vaccination clinics on 4th and 18th October are now well underway. If you are over 65 or within on of the care groups that qualify for free flu vaccinations then please book in. Other appointments are available for those people who cannot attend these two dates. Children who are eligible for flu vaccinations will be called by letter. This will be given as a nasal spray again.
Doctor Whittle has now finished her time with the medical centre and has moved on to extend her practice experience elsewhere. Dr Cate Hall joined the practice on 6th August and will be with us for one year. She is able to offer a full range of GP services and can be seen regularly.
REGISTRATION ID NOW REQUIRED
New patients coming to the practice will now need to provide personal ID in order to register—either as a permanent or temporary resident. Photo ID is ideal but, if new patients do not have that, then two official documents (bills, bank statements, bus pass etc.) will be accepted to confirm address details.
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.
Patients who are prone to bone breaks are being invited 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 your letter before booking an appointment. The enclosed questionnaire should be brought with you to your appointment.
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 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 01/09/2014)