1 The LawnBudleigh SaltertonDevonEngland, EX9 6LSTel: 01395 441212
Devon Safeguarding Children Boards - if you are worried about a child please call 0345 155 1071 or out of hours call 0845 6000 388
We are an approved training practice. Please read this information about Consultations with Medical Students.
Our normal opening hours are 8.30am to 6.00pm, Monday to Friday
Outside of these hours, if you have an urgent medical need which cannot wait until the surgery reopens, please ring NHS 111 where you will be assisted to receive the right care.
In an emergency when someone needs medical help to save their life dial 999.
Run by a community midwife on a Wednesday (variable booking times) to monitor your health throughout your pregnancy. Antenatal care can also be offered outside of this clinic if the times do not suit via the midwife. GPs are also able to carry out antenatal checks. Appointments can be made through reception.
Run by a specialst respiratory nurse who is trained in the diagnosis and management of respiratory disease. Annual check ups are advised for all patients with asthma and COPD for monitoring, advice, inhaler use and any other query can be discussed. Appointments can be made through reception.
Run by the community health visitor. This is a once weekly drop in clinic at the Methodist Church Hall.
This service is offered to women aged between 47 and 70 years. You will receive your first screening invitation by letter after your 47th birthday and prior to your 50th birthday. After this you will receive an appointment every 3 years until you are 70. After the age of 70 you can refer yourself directly on 01392 262600. The mobile unit is situated at the Estuary Car Park, Exmouth (behind the train station). The next invitations will be for screening from January to March 2013.
Run by a practice nurse. All women aged between 25 and 50 are invited to have a smear every 3 years and all women aged between 50 and 64 to have a smear every 5 years. There are many early stages of cervical cancer and if picked up early they are curable with simple treatment. You will be informed by letter from the local health authority when your next test is due and they will write to you with your result.
This includes coronary heart disesae; chronic kidney disease; impaired glucose; rheumatoid arthritis and peripheral arterial disease. Run by a practice nurse who is experienced in chronic diseases. The clinic aims to assess risk factors in relation to your chronic disease and to offer diet and cholesterol advice together with support and education regarding risk factors and methods of reducing those risks. Appointments can be made through reception.
Run by the diabetic nurse who is experienced and specially trained. The aim of this clinic is to achieve good control of diabetes and prevent complications by providing regular checkups and education. Appointments can be made through reception.
Advice is available from either a doctor or a practice nurse on all aspects of family planning including oral contraception, coil fitting and emergency contraception.
Run jointly by a doctor and a practice nurse. Minor surgery is available for removal of cysts and lumps etc. Appointments by referral from your GP.
Run by a practice nurse who is fully trained to offer advice to patients who want to stop smoking and they are offered ongoing support in this. Appointments can be made through reception.
Run by an experienced practice nurse who is able to offer full travel advice and immunisation. We are a yellow fever approved centre.
A Flu Clinic is carried out in October/November each year. It is recommended that if you are over 65 or suffer from diabetes, asthma, bronchial problems or heart and kidney trouble you should be vaccinated annually. Any patients under 65s at risk will be invited by letter. If you do not receive a letter and are eligable to have the vaccination please phone to make an appointment.
Fluenz is now available to all children aged 2 and 3 years old. A letter will be sent.
The childhood vaccinations are now given at 2, 3 and 4 months to protect small babies from whooping cough and Hib meningitis. The only reasons for not getting these injections are if your child has an acute illness with a temperature or has reacted very badly to a previous vaccination. Appointments can be made through reception.
All adults aged 65 years and over are recommended to have a pneumonia vaccination. One injection protects for life. Appointments can be made through reception.
Adults may book in for a general health screen. New patients will be offered an appointment soon after they register.
Are you worried about your memory? Do you care for someone with memory problems? Then come along to the Memory Café where you can meet new people in a relaxed and friendly environment and receive advice and support from our dedicated team.
Our Memory Café is a twice monthly get together for people with memory problems and their family and friends. It is:
The aims of the Memory Café are:
When phoning for results on 01395 441212, please be aware the results of most commonly done blood tests are available after 3-5 working days and less common tests may take up to 2 weeks.
If there is a significant abnormality your doctor will contact you. If you don't hear anything, that may be because the results are normal or your doctor has organised a follow up appointment.
You are welcome to ring the surgery on 01395 441212 and our receptionists can confirm the results are normal and leave a copy of the results for you at reception.
Occasionally there are slight abnormalities in some of the readings which will mean that the safest thing to do is to repeat the test sometime later - perhaps some months later. We will contact you with information with regard to the abnormality and why we wish to follow it up.
Please note our reception staff are only allowed to pass on information as described in the notes by your doctor and are not permitted nor qualified to pass on any opinion of their own.
Please read our Online Patient Services Leaflet and download a copy of our Online Application Form
Hospital @ Home is a local service which started on 5th December 2011 in the Budleigh and Exmouth areas. It is designed to provide health and social care for people in their own homes, who would otherwise need to be in hospital.
The service is for patients aged over 18 who have extended care and health needs. This could mean patients recently discharged from hospital, who require rehabilitation and support to regain independence after a fall or other medical problem, after assessment they could receive support in their own home - rather than going into a care home or community hospital. It could also mean that some people will be supported to remain at home, rather than be admitted to hospital unnecessarily. The service has access to a consultant and doctors but led by a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, occupational therapists and community care workers from Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.
Nicky Wood, Community Nurse Team Leader, November 2015
Dr Richard Mejzner said: "As healthcare professionals, we know that many of our patients, particularly the frail and elderly, end up being admitted to hospital when in reality their healthcare issues could have been dealt with in the local community. We have invested in our community services to help prevent unnecessary admissions to hospitals. This service will also mean patients can be discharged earlier to their own home where their care will continue."
Dr Anthony Hemsley, Lead consultant geriatrician at the Royal Devon & ExeterHospital said: "Patients with cognitive impairment and dementia respond better when their care and rehabilitation is provided in the familiar surroundings of their own homes. We intend to provide the same quality of care and consultant involvement the patient would have received on a specialist hospital ward, prevent unnecessary and often stressful admission to hospital and enable prompt discharge back home.”
To date there have been over 500 patients cared for by Hospital @ Home with an average of 14 days “stay”.
Feedback from patients has been overwhelmingly positive as they feel that they have been provided with the care they need at home where they would rather be. There have been some wonderful success stories and the service will continue to be delivered in its current format for the time being, whilst discussions take place with health and social care commissioners around future funding.
Our medical centre is in the area covered by the NHS North East and West Clinical Commissioning Group.
If you are a man aged over 65 you are more likely to have an abdominal aortic aneurysm. That is why the NHS AAA Screening Programme invites men for screening during the year (1 April to 31 March) that they turn 65.
Men over 65 who have not previously been screened or diagnosed with an aneurysm can request a scan by contacting their local programme directly.
Phone: 01803 655441
For more information: AAA Screening
This service is offered to women aged between 47 and 70 years. You will receive your first screening invitation by letter after your 47th birthday and prior to your 50th birthday. After this you will receive an appointment every 3 years until you are 70. After the age of 70 you can refer yourself directly on 01392 262600.
The mobile unit is situated at the Estuary Car Park, Imperial Road, Exmouth (behind the train station). The most recent invitations were sent out in September 2015 and screening took place during January and February 2016. If you did not receive an invite and would like to be seen then please contact the screening department direct on 01392 262600.
For more information: Breast Screening
The NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (NDESP) aims to reduce the risk of sight loss among people with diabetes by the early detection and treatment, if needed, of sight-threatening retinopathy. More than 80 local programmes deliver screening across England.
Most of the services we offer are free under the NHS, however we are more than happy to accommodate non NHS work such as insurance forms, medicals, passport applications, DVLA forms, TWIMC letters etc.
As these services are not covered by the NHS a standard charge may be made in line with the British Medical Association recommendations. The fee will reflect both the doctor's time to carry out the service and the doctor's professional opinion and it may also include the cost of nursing or secretarial support, stationary and consumables.
If you wish to pay an invoice electronically then please contact the Practice Manager for BACS details.
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