Okehampton Medical Centre Tel: 01837 52233, NHS

Okehampton Medical Centre, GP Practice in Okehampton

New Patients

The Practice

We are a large semi-rural dispensing practice covering an area of approximately 300 square miles. We aim to provide a high standard of personalised health care for you and your family.

We have been in the present purpose built building since 1991 and work closely with an experienced and integrated team of health professionals within the practice, the community and our local hospital.

In October 2013 we expanded to the New Memorial Centre which has the new dispensary and seven clinical rooms.

Access for Disabled Patients

We aim to provide full services for all wheelchair users to all dacilities. All patient services are on the ground floor where there is also an accessible WC. We also have a hearing loop available. Please let the reception staff know if you experience any difficulties.

Practice Boundary

We are able to provide full services for people who live within the practice boundary shown on the map below.

Practice boundary map Practice boundary map

Please contact Reception if you are unsure whether you are in the catchment area or use the link below to see if your postcode is in the catchment area.

Catchment Area Map - Postcode Check

 

Registering as a New Patient

If you wish to register as a new patient with the practice, please download or call in at reception and complete a registration form and a Patient Health Check Questionnaire. Please bring two forms of ID, one photographic such as a passport or driving licence, and one showing proof of address, for example a utility bill or bank statement. You will also need to complete a New Patient Health Questionnaire.

Patient Registration Form

Patient Health Questionnaire

Out of Area Registration

You may be registered as an out of area patient if clinically appropriate. However if you require home visits as an out of area patient you would need to call NHS 111.

We are currently unable to accept new "out of area" patient registrations due to capacity issues. We need to ensure that we meet the needs of our current patients and prioritise those patients who live in our catchment area until such time as we have additional capacity. We apologise for any inconvenience.

To clarify, we are still accepting new patients who live within our catchment area; the only patients we are not currently accepting are those who live outside of our catchment area. To view our catchment area and check whether you live within it please use the catchment area tool on our website or speak to a member of staff. If you live within our catchment area and wish to register you will be most welcome.

 

Kiran Bakhshi, Practice Manager, kiran.bakhshi@nhs.net

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Choosing a Doctor

On registering as a patient you are able to express a preference of Doctor from those with open lists. However you may book in with any of the doctors for a particular appointment.

Transferring health records

Please be aware that when you register, your paper records take several weeks to be transferred from your previous GP. We can request information urgently in exceptional circumstances however this can also take some time. If you need to see a Doctor please be aware that they may not have access to your medical records and history. Please request important information from your previous GP if there is something that the Doctor should know about for your appointment.

For information about transferring your electronic health record, download the 'Transferring your electronic health record' Patient Leaflet .

New Patient Health Checks

As a new patient you are eligible for a new patient health check. Please speak to reception for further details.

Temporary Residents

If a visitor to your home needs to see a doctor, you may make arrangements for them to be seen at the practice on a temporary basis for a maximum of 3 months. Anyone staying longer than this should register with a doctor permanently.