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Please click on the surgery you are registered with above to progress eConsult.
Your eConsult will be with a member of one of our clinical teams with a response no later than the end of the second working day. This service is not suitable for emergency conditions.
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All 3 of our practices are very much STILL OPEN and available to patients who need us. Please don't be afraid to get in touch: use eConsult, NHSApp or accuRx for non-urgent, minor ailments or call us on 01409 253692 (for Holsworthy and Hatherleigh patients) or 01288 352133 (for Stratton patients). One of the clinical team will then be able to get back to you and decide whether or not you need to be seen. Please do not come to the surgeries if you have a cough, high temperature or loss of taste or smell. Always ring first.
If you have been asked to attend an appointment with a doctor or a nurse, we will advise you how to proceed and whether to wait in your car or come to the front door.
We have and will continue to take steps to protect the health of our patients and staff, meaning we have substantially reduced the amount of patients attending the practice. Patients who ring in will be assessed clinically by phone first, to ensure we are only asking people to come in who need to do so.
Please follow the link for our Coronavirus information page found on the tab to your right: COVID-19 PAGE
For NHS information giving help having a video consultation call follow the link: VIDEO CONSULTATIONS
For a general statement about how our group will be operating going forward from June 2020, please follow the link :GOING FORWARD TOGETHER
COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION
We are delighted to inform our patients that we are running COVID Vaccination clinics.
When will I be vaccinated?
The first patient groups to receive the COVID-19 vaccination are patients over 80 years of age. We have over 3400 patients eligible for the vaccine in the first group. We have been allocated only 975 vaccinations but anticipate more stock will be forthcoming. We will keep you updated as and when more stock arrives.
We do not know when we will be able to move onto the other age groups, but we will update you as we know. Please do not call your surgery to ask for a time scale because we do not know. We will invite you as soon as we can to ensure we can get everyone eligible vaccinated. Please see the JCVI Priority Group Progression further down this page to view our progress through the cohorts.
For further information about the vaccine follow the link: VACCINATION GUIDE FOR OLDER ADULTS
Where will I be vaccinated?
The designated vaccination site for our PCN as agreed by NHS England, is Holsworthy Medical Centre
The team at Holsworthy are busy facilitating the vaccination service for the five practices of the Holsworthy, Bude & Surrounding Villages Coast Primary Care Network (Neetside, Stratton, Bradworthy, Hatherleigh & Holsworthy). We are working closely with our local practices and staff will be coming from all practices to support the programme.
How do I book?
We will be contacting all the eligible patients with details of how to book an appointment. PLEASE DO NOT CALL YOUR PRACTICE as they will not be able to book an appointment for you.
We are aware our previous invitation process was ineffective and are reviewing the process.
If you or a family member is eligible for a COVID vaccine please consider how you will travel to the practice (it is likely to be on a weekend). We are working to identify with local volunteer services should you require assistance, and we will be able to provide details at the time of booking.
JCVI Priority Group Progression
We are currently vaccinating Group 1-elderly care home residents and Group 2-80+year old and Health and Social Care workers.
Please be aware that new Government guidance advises we need to have our patient's ethnic group listed in their medical record. We are sending out text messages to patients through December with mobile numbers over the next month, and you may be asked this information by one of our team if you ring in.
If you are not asked by the team, or sent a text message, we may already have your ethnic group listed. If you are sent a text, please reply so we do not contact you again for this matter. If you have any queries in relation to this please use our accuRx online consultation tool above, or by sending an email to our reception email address.
For more information on ethnic groups please follow this link to the gov.uk website: https://www.ethnicity-facts-figures.service.gov.uk/...
FLU VACCINATION PROGRAMME 2020/21
Our main Saturday vaccination clinics, for those in the usual qualifying groups, have all now happened. If you still haven't had your flu vaccination them please call us so we can advise on appointment availability.
The following patients are eligible and able to book in:
- Over 65s as usual, also 50-64s as part of the extended roll out.
- Pregnant ladies
- Carers (providing they are registered with us as a carer)
- Patients with chronic diseases
- Asthma patients using an inhaler currently
Children's flu vaccinations will be provided at school for children aged 4-11. We will be running clinics for 2-3 year-olds and those children aged 12-17 who fall into one of the at risk groups. We will be in touch with parents once we have received the vaccines.
If your child misses their jab at school or are home-schooled, then please call Virgin Health on 0300 247 0082 to be advised.
For more information about this year's clinics at RCMG follow the link:
FLU VACC 2020
INTRODUCING LIVI APP
Patients of Stratton Medical Centre can now see an NHS GP by video using Livi (comming soon for Holsworthy and Hatherleigh)..
To access the service, simply download Livi from the App Store
(iPhone) or Google Play (Android), and sign up. You can get medical
advice, prescriptions and referrals by video, with appointments
available on the same day, even at weekends.
Get the Livi app here: LIVI
For a link to information on Covid-19 testing and how to get your test go to: COVID-19 TESTING
Care Homes and Care Home staff can access testing via this link or by calling Public Health England on 0300 303 8162
FOR a link to the NHS Covid-19 App go to: NHS COVID-19 APP
If you are a visitor to our counties please follow the link for information on how to proceed: VISITORS NEEDING GP SERVICES
If you are asked to take a photograph of a rash, spot or other similar condition, to send to us instead of attending the surgery, here are a few tips to help you: TAKING BETTER PHOTOS
TAKING BETTER PHOTOS 2 with pics
Ruby Country Medical Group brings together Holsworthy Medical Centre, Stratton Medical Centre and Hatherleigh Medical Centre, serving Holsworthy and Stratton as well as surrounding villages. We see patients at three sites: Stratton Medical Centre, Holsworthy Medical Centre and Hatherleigh Medical Centre. Our team includes GPs, a Clinical Pharmacist, paramedics, nurse practitioners, practice nurses, health care assistants and phlebotomists as well as our practice management and administrative support and patient services teams. We also have access to two social prescribers, first contact physiotherapists and a mental health practitioner employed by the local Primary Care Network.
We are responsible for advising patients on leading a healthy lifestyle, as well as caring for people needing medical care. We offer a full general practice service and run specialist clinics as indicated in this website. At two sites there is also an on-site, independently run, pharmacy. At Hatherleigh we have an integral dispensary.
At Ruby Country Medical Group 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.
RUBY COUNTRY MEDICAL GROUP NEWSLETTER
For our January group newsletter please press the link below.
JANUARY 21 NEWSLETTER
GP QUALITY PANEL
Delighted to show you our GP Quality Panel results as 'Excellent'.
If you would like to see the RCMG Handbook please follow the link:RCMG HANDBOOK
Please note, due to Covid-19, some of our services may be operating slightly differently in line with PHE and NHSE guidance.
HOLSWORTHY EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
CLICK HERE to see if you are within the Holsworthy catchment area.
CLICK HERE to see if you are within the Stratton catchment area.
CLICK HERE to see if you are within the Hatherleigh catchment area.
CLICK HERE to see if you are within the Shebbear catchment area.
Alternatively call 01409 253692 for Holsworth, Hatherleigh and Shebbear and 01288 352133 for Stratton.
(Site updated 22/01/2021)