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Patient Participation Group


Quiz Nite


Friday 9th October


All Saints Church Hall

Market Street


7pm - 10pm      £2.50


For more details 01837 55037


Please come along!






This yearís flu clinics will be held on Saturdays at the Medical Centre between 8.30am Ė 12.00 pm on:


Saturday 3rd October

Saturday 10th October

Saturday 17th October

Saturday 24th October






Appointments available between 2.00pm Ė 4.00pm


     Wednesday 7th    October        Exbourne

                        Wednesday 14th October        Belstone

                       Wednesday 21st   October       Sourton

                       Wednesday 28th  October       South Zeal




Patients OVER the age of 65 are ALL eligible for a FREE flu vaccination on the NHS. 


We would encourage ALL patients UNDER the age of 65 who have CHRONIC ILLNESS, such as heart failure, diabetes, respiratory problems etc., or are immuno-suppressed to have a flu vaccination. Flu protection is also being offered to children  2 - 4 years old and school children in Years 1 & 2. Vaccines are also available for carers.


There will also be some other appointments available at the Medical Centre during the week. Please ask for details at Reception.


Please see leaflet for further information on protecting your child against flu:-


Protect your child against flu


Dr Watson's Big Triathlon

Dr Tim Watson, GP Partner at Okehampton Medical Centre is aiming to raise £500 for Prostate Cancer UK.

As a keen fitness enthusiast who has undertaken challenges before, Dr Watson is taking part in his toughest challenge yet "Tim's Big Triathlon".

"In September I'll be taking part in the River Dart 10k Swim, then the Wales in a Day 184 mile cycle ride from the North Coast of Wales of to the South Coast and then to round off a gentle little 26 mile jog up Scottish mountains in the Glen Coe Marathon. Three sports, three countries one slightly bemused muppet who thought it all sounded such a great idea!" said Dr Watson.

Prostate Cancer UK is the UKís largest menís health charity, which aims to help more men survive prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life. To help Tim reach his target of £500 people can donate via


New GP's at Okehampton Medical Centre 

The Partners are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Loveday and Dr Barker who will be joining the Practice in September and October respectively. Both doctors bring a wealth of experience and are looking forward to having an active role in the future growth of the Practice.

This follows the departure of Dr Mark Collyer who after 6 years of dedicated service to his patients at Okehampton Medical Centre has left the Practice for pastures new. Dr Collyer's patients are requested not to ask to change GPís as the other Partners will continue to provide you with on-going continuity of care.

Dr Tim Watson, Partner commented "The Partners thank and recognise the valuable contribution Mark has made to his patients and to the Practice since 2009 and wish him well for the future. He will be missed by colleagues and patients alike. Whist there is a gap between Mark's departure and the arrival of Dr Loveday and Dr Barker plans are in place to ensure all patients receive the quality of care needed".


August Bank Holiday

The Medical Centre & Dispensary will be CLOSED on Monday 31st August 2015

The Medical Centre will re-open on Tuesday at normal surgery hours, if you require a doctor when the surgery is closed please call: NHS 111


We have been advised by CQC (Care Quality Commission) to amend our
repeat prescription process, we now need 48 hours notice for repeat

Sorry for any inconvenience



 We currently provide access for patients to book appointments and to order repeat prescriptions online.

From the 1st April 2015 patients will be able to view data relating to medications, allergies and adverse reactions.
 Patients already registered for patient access and 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


List Maintenance Project

Registration letters from NHS England Ė please respond if you get one!
The NHS is carrying out work in Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to make sure the patient details on GP lists are accurate.  Letters are being sent to some patients, but not all.
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 donít 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:

  • with test results

  • 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 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 list.


Please see our latest Practice Report! Please go to the Patient Participation Group link on the website for the results.




We will soon be able to offer a text messaging service!

If you have changed your mobile number, or would like to receive automated reminders sent to your mobile, please see reception to complete a short consent form! 



 Have your say! Give us your opinion! Get involved with your Medical Centre!.... WE NEED YOU!!!!

The Practice has a Patient Participation Group. Meetings will be held regularly throughout the year. Contact us for more details.


ARE YOU A CARER? Please see our carers section!


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HSCIC Care Data Extraction:

You may have heard about the forthcoming service managed by the Health & Social Care Information Centre. There are further details below from the NHS England patient information leaflet, copies of which are available from the surgery:


Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.

It is important that we, the NHS, can use this information to plan and improve services for all patients. We would like to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community service, to help us provide a full picture. This will allow us to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, so we can see what has worked best.

Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure we provide the best care possible for everyone.

How your information is used and shared is controlled by law and strict rules are in place to protect your privacy. We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.

Benefits of sharing information

Sharing information can help improve understanding, locally and nationally, of the most important health needs and the quality of the treatment and care provided by local health services. It may also help researchers by supporting studies that identify patterns in diseases, responses to different treatments and potential solutions.

Information will also help to:

         find more effective ways of preventing, treating and managing illnesses;

         guide local decisions about changes that are needed to respond to the needs of local patients;

         support public health by anticipating risks of particular diseases and conditions, and help us to take action to prevent problems;

         improve the publicís understanding of the outcomes of care, giving them confidence in health and care services; and

         guide decisions about how to manage NHS resources fairly so that they can best support the treatment and management of illness for the benefit of patients.

What will we do with the information?

We will only use the minimum amount of information we need to help us improve patient care and the services we provide.

We have developed a thorough process that must be followed before any information can be shared. We sometimes release information to approved researchers, if this is allowed under the strict rules in place to protect your privacy. We are very careful with the information and we follow strict rules about how it is stored and used.

We will make sure that the way we use information is in line with the law, national guidance and best practice. Reports that we publish will never identify a particular person.

Do I have a choice?

Yes. You have the right to prevent confidential information about you from being shared or used for any purpose other than providing your care, except in special circumstances. If you do not want information that identifies you to be shared outside your GP practice, ask your practice to make a note of this in your medical record. This will prevent your confidential information being used other than where necessary by law, (for example, if there is a public health emergency).

You will also be able to restrict the use of information held by other places you receive care, such as hospitals and community services. You should let your GP know if you want to restrict the use of this information. Your choice will not affect the care you receive.

Do I need to do anything?

If you are happy for your information to be shared you do not need to do anything. There is no form to fill in and nothing to sign and you can change your mind at any time. If you have concerns or are not happy for your information to be shared, speak to your GP practice.

Where can I get more information?

Leaflets in other languages and formats are available from our website. For more information, including a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs), please go to the website at You can also get further information from the website at Or you can speak to staff at your GP practice. All 22 million households in the UK will be receiving a government mailshot in January 2014.

Download HSCIC data collection opt out form


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