Our Practice Manager has overall administrative responsibility for the practice staff, services, premises, dispensary and finances and will be happy to help you with any queries, comments or suggestions you may wish to make.
MSc(Econ), BA (Joint Hons)I joined Okehampton Medical Centre as a Practice Manager in March 2016 having previously worked as a Practice Manager in North London. I enjoyed my studies at Cardiff University, where my first degree was in French and German, allowing me to live for a short while both in Annecy and in Berlin, and my Masters was in Western European Labour Studies.
Health visitors have a particular responsibility for all children under 5. They are registered nurses with extra training in health promotion in the community. As well as running regular clinics, they are happy to give advise on any aspect of health and welfare of children and babies. They can be contacted on their direct line, telephone number 0333 234 1904 on which there is an answer phone facility for when they are out of their offices.
There is a team of midwives working in the community and in the Maternity Unit at the Okehampton Community Hospital and visiting new mothers until the baby is 10 - 14 days old. They can be contacted via the Community Hospital on 01837 658013 on which there is an answer phone facility for when they are out of their offices.
There is a team of Community Nurses (District nurses) based in the Okehampton Community Hospital. They provide care to patients in their own homes.
There is a full physiotherapy service at Okehampton Community Hospital. Appointments are made after consultation with your doctor
The practice has links with this team and people suffering with mental health problems may be referred to them for assessment, counselling and support.
We have in-house DAS counsellors that provide a service for patients with long term conditions. Patients can also self refer by phoning 01392 675 630 or visiting their website.
The Medical Centre has independent counsellors that the doctors can refer patients to for a couple of sessions. These are offered at a reduce rate.
These specially trained nurses are involved in the care of people with cancer and other terminal illnesses. They offer support and advice to patients and their relatives. They can be contacted on 01837 658077.
This is a support worker who is involved in helping people who have long term care of sick and dependent relatives and she can be contacted through Devon Carers on 03456 434 435, www.devoncarers.org.uk.
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