The Medical Centre and Dispensary will be
MONDAY 29TH AUGUST 2016
The Medical Centre will re-open on Tuesday at normal surgery hours.
IF YOU REQUIRE A DOCTOR WHEN THE MEDICAL CENTRE IS CLOSED, PLEASE TELEPHONE 01837 52233 FOR DETAILS OR RING NHS 111
Okehampton District Community Transport Group
The new Community Transport Group newsletter is now available by clicking here. There are also additional trips being offered which you can view by clicking here. Please keep an eye out for more from the Community Transport group coming soon under the 'Useful Links' section of our website.
For advice on how to manage your hayfever symptoms please click here to see our information sheet.
Minor Injuries Services
From 1st June 2016 Okehampton Medical Centre will be providing Minor Injuries Services from the Surgery.
The Minor Injury Service will be provided
between 8:15am - 6:00pm Monday - Friday
Minor injury services provided by GP practices are available to everyone. Patients do not have to be registered with the practice to use the service, but can be registered with any other practice in the surrounding area, or can be visiting the area for example on holiday or for business.
Patients in the Okehampton area who may require a minor injury service at the weekend should first telephone NHS 111 to be directed to the most appropriate service.
To view the full letter from the Northern, Easter and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group by clicking here.
Dispensary - Price Increase
Please note that prescription
charges will increase to £8.40 per
item from 1st April 2016.
Okehampton Medical Centre
We currently care for over 14,000 patients in the local community. We have recently introduced new GP partners, employed additional doctors and nurses to the practice and since late 2013 have seen major developments of our site which means we can comfortably register and welcome new patients to Okehampton Medical Centre.
We are confident that we can offer a range of services to patients both now and as our community grows.
NEW TO PATIENT ONLINE ACCESS?
view data relating to their medications, allergies and adverse reactions and now also to communicate securely with the practice.
We currently provide online access for patients to book appointments, order repeat prescriptions,
Patients already registered for patient access and who would like this additional service, will need to contact the surgery to complete an updated registration form.
If you are not already signed up for patient access please, speak to a receptionist or visit www.patient.co.uk/access. You can download a registration form by clicking here.
DO YOU FORGET APPOINTMENT DATES?
OR THE TIME OF YOUR APPOINTMENT?
WOULD YOU LIKE A REMINDER?
We will soon be able to offer a text messaging service!
PLEASE REMEMBER TO LET US KNOW OF ANY CHANGES IN YOUR ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBER!
* Dispensary Information *
We have been advised by the CQC (Care Quality Commission) to amend our repeat prescription process, so we now need 48 hours’ notice for repeat prescriptions.
Also, in the interests of patient safety and accuracy, please note that we can no longer take requests for repeat medication over the telephone. This phone line is now closed.
All medication requests need to be in writing via one of the following methods:
1. by ordering online using Patient Access
2. by fax 01837 54950
3. by post to Okehampton Medical Centre, East Street, Okehampton EX20 1AY
4. on the medical request form available at the surgery, or by downloading the form from the website.
5. by email email@example.com
6. by using the request system in some of the village shops in the Medical Centre’s practice area
For more information about the online prescription service please go to the ‘prescriptions’ section of the website.
Please note that, although medication requests cannot be taken over the phone, if you have any queries about your medication Dispensary Staff will be able to help via the surgery number 01837 52233 and pressing Option 5 after 2.00 pm.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
Okehampton District Community
** Please note higher charge quoted is for those not in Okehampton or along the route of the trip.
6th August Trago Mills/Newton Abbot £12/16
20th August Otter Nurseries £12/16
3rd September Exmouth £12/16
17th September Bernaville Garden Centre £10/14
Contact Sue & Liz, ODCTG, Unit 3 Okehampton Business Park, Higher Stockley Mead, Okehampton, Devon EX20 1FJ. Tel 01837 55000 firstname.lastname@example.org www.odctg.co.uk
List Maintenance Project
The NHS is carrying out work in Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to make sure the patient details on GP lists are accurate.
Registration letters are being sent to some patients, but not all. Please respond if you get one!
If you do receive a letter, please either confirm your details or submit any changes. Changes can be made by returning the form in the prepaid envelope. If the details are correct, you can confirm by freepost, by freephone, via text message or online.
It is important to respond to the letter, as GP lists do get out of date over time. If we don’t have an accurate record of your name and address then we, or a hospital, may not be able to contact you with important information.
We may also need to contact you:
to invite you for bowel, breast or cervical screening to protect against cancer, for example
to offer vaccination against infectious diseases such as flu or measles, mumps and rubella
to give you an appointment as part of your plan to stay healthy if you have a long-term illness
Please respond to the letter within four weeks, so that the NHS can be certain about your details. Otherwise, the NHS will assume that you have moved away and begin the process to remove you from the practice
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