Welcome to Holsworthy Medical Centre
Holsworthy Medical Centre serves Holsworthy as well as its surrounding villages. Our team includes GPs, a Clinical Pharmacist, four 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.
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PRACTICE NEWS DECEMBER 2017
WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR THE CHRISTMAS BREAK on MONDAY 25th and Tuesday 26th December, and on Monday 1st January, New Years Day.
For a list of local chemists open over the breaks please press the link : CHRISTMAS CHEMISTS
For the December newsletter please press here: DECEMBER NEWSLETTER
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
FLU VACCINATIONS 2017
Our flu vaccination programme is now well under way for both adults and children. We can offer appointments for adults throughout the week so please ring in to book at a time to suit. For more information about the vaccine and to see if you qualify click on the link: FLU VACCINATION. Patients who do not qualify for free vaccination should ask at their local chemist or supermarket for availability and prices (which do vary).
Children aged 2 & 3 on 31st August 2017 will be called by letter, along with under 18s who are in the critical care groups. Children aged 4 - 8 are being vaccinated at school. Unless medically advised all under 18s will be vaccinated by nasal spray. For information about children's flu vaccination go to: CHILDREN'S FLU VACCINATION
If you want finish the year living healthier and being more active, have a look at this link. Lots to think about and free apps to access to keep you on track: ONE SMALL STEP
RECEPTION TEAM QUESTIONS
We would like to thank our patients for being so supportive of our Emergency Team and for answering our questions on booking. Please note that if you are not able or do not wish to give details of your condition at the time of booking you will be given a telephone appointment with a member of the team so that your condition can be assessed and an appointment given appropriately. Any information you give on booking is always treated as strictly confidential.
John Green is our full-time Clinical Pharmacist. You can book an appointment see him for anything related to medications. For more information about the type of work John is involved in go to: What is a Clinical Pharmacist?
Dr Craig Chandler will be leaving us on Friday 1st December after his four month placement with us. Many patients have benefited from Dr Chandler's care and we wish him well as he moves on. Dr Hugh Dunkerley will be joining us in a similar capacity on Wednesday 6th December, again for four months until the end of March 2018. Like Dr Chandler he is a fully qualified doctor gaining experience in a GP practice and will be available for appointments shortly.
Dr Andrew McMaster has now left the practice to take up a new position in New Zealand. Dr McMaster was looking after Dr Shiva's patients until our new GP, Dr Sean Whitaker, starts in January 2018. In the interim Dr McMaster's/Dr Shiva's patients will be able to be seen by the experienced locum GPs that are coming in to cover for us.
LOCUM GPS covering until January are: Dr David Lee, Dr Esther Maguire, Dr Claire Lynch, Dr Jonathan Gillard and Dr Helena Murch.
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. The nearest treatment centre now is usually Barnstaple, however. Please ask what options you have when speaking to the out of hours adviser.
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 14/12/2017)