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Support with improving home energy efficiency and reducing costs

Posted: 9th November 2023

What are we doing?
Okehampton Medical Centre (and the other practices in North Dartmoor Primary Care Network) are taking part in a local pilot project to support some of our at-risk patients to improve their home's energy efficiency and reduce their heating costs this winter.

Who are we trying to help?
If you have an ongoing health condition, or live with young children, your household is at particular risk of harm from living in a cold or damp home. These conditions can increase the chances of developing illnesses like pneumonia, but also worsen conditions such as asthma and high blood pressure.

Please click on 'view full news item' for more information

Queen's Nurse Award

Posted: 31st October 2023

Two of our Nurses, Fiona Cook and Judith Magowan, have been awarded the prestigious title of Queen's Nurse. This is an award given by the Queen's Nursing Institute in recognition of a high level of commitment to patient care and nursing practice. Congratulations both!

Autumn Covid & Flu Vaccinations

Posted: 27th October 2023

Seasonal Autumn Boosters are still available!

If you have been invited by us to attend a flu vaccination appointment, please follow the instructions within the invite to book.

You can book by either:
- Clicking on the link sent in your invite
- Contacting us on 01837 52233, and pressing option 2 from our main telephone menu to go through to our automated system
- Contacting us on 01837 52233, and pressing option 5 from our main telephone menu to go through to our booking team

You will be invited to have your covid vaccination alongside your flu vaccination, if you are eligible for both.

Housebound patients and carers will be able to have their vaccinations at home, as before.

If you have recently become housebound, please do let us know and we can update your medical records.

Children between the school years of reception and year 7 will be offered the flu vaccine at their school.

If your child falls into one of the eligibility categories in the attached image, they can choose to have the vaccine at the surgery.

Thank you,

Okehampton Medical Centre

Please click here to book a covid vaccination through the National Booking System (if you ONLY want to book a covid vaccination)

Would you like to play an important part in training future clinicians?

Posted: 7th September 2023

At Okehampton Medical Centre, we host various clinical students throughout the year. These include GP Trainees, Years 1-5 Medical Students, Student Nurses and Paramedic Students.

Part of their training may be observing clinics, assisting in clinics, or they may have their own clinics. Initially they will speak with you to take a brief medical history and consider your current ailment, all of which will be discussed with a qualified clinician.

If you are happy to discuss your medical history and any relevant symptoms with our students during their placement, please ask the Patient Service Advisors on the reception desk to register your details, so that we can contact you to arrange a suitable time for a chat/appointment.

We know how important patient care is, and by registering today, you can be part of developing the next generation of clinicians!


Posted: 14th July 2023

There is a national shortage and disruption to the supply of all Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist (GLP1) injections which are used for the treatment of some patients with type 2 diabetes.

Should you be affected by this, please contact us and we will be able to advise you on how to manage your diabetes until normal supplies of GLP1 become available again.

We are not booking appointments for Dr Price at present

Posted: 14th July 2023

If you are happy to see or speak to another GP or clinician, please continue to request appointments in the usual way. We will post an update when this changes.

MMR Vaccines

Posted: 28th April 2023

The MMR vaccine is a safe and effective combined vaccine, it protects against 3 serious illnesses (Measles, Mumps and Rubella).

These highly infectious conditions can easily spread between unvaccinated people.

Getting vaccinated is important, as these conditions can also lead to serious problems including Meningitis, hearing loss and problems during pregnancy.

You need two doses of MMR vaccine to protect you, it's never too late to have your MMR!

Search for 'MMR vaccine' on the NHS website to read further information.

Click here to book a vaccination appointment at Okehampton Medical Centre via Klinik (please select the 'Nurse/HCA appointment requests' tile)

North Dartmoor Mental Wellbeing Drop In

Posted: 23rd March 2023

Every Saturday, from 10am-12pm, there is now a Mental Wellbeing Drop-In at Okehampton Medical Centre. We are aware that some people find weekends difficult for their mental health, so the new Drop-In will be held every Saturday morning.

There will always be a warm welcome, someone to talk to, and a cuppa for anyone who wants to come.

Okehampton Memory Café

Posted: 10th February 2023

Tuesdays 1-3pm
at the Pavilion in the Park

The Memory Café will hold specific activities to help with memory problems, which will also include some physical activities. However, organisers are also aiming to hold more social activities, such as offering the chance to bake cakes.

For more information, please contact:
Ian 01837 54546 /
or Vicky 079336 63796 /

Cervical Screening

Posted: 10th February 2023

If you have received an invitation to attend a cervical screening appointment, you can now book it for a Thursday evening clinic from March at Okehampton Medical Centre, as well as during the day throughout the week.

Regular cervical screening appointments can prevent up to 75% of instances of cervical cancer, saving 5,000 lives per year. Despite this, many people are reluctant to have this test done, with a quarter of screening invitations not being responded to.

To book your cervical screening appointment, please use the 'follow up appointment request' option on Klinik, or ring us up on 01837 52233, and select option 3 to speak to a Patient Services Advisor.

Click here to read more information about cervical cancer and cervical screening on the NHS website


Posted: 6th January 2023

Sleepstation is a clinically validated sleep improvement programme that's free to access for NHS patients in this area. Their expert sleep team provide personalised guidance and one-to-one support. Most people see positive changes in their sleep within 3-4 weeks.

Sleepstation's team of sleep coaches, doctors and sleep experts will help you understand what's causing your sleep problems and give you all the support you need to get better.

Click here to access the Sleepstation website

PATIENT NOTICE: Please ensure you leave at least 72 hours for us to process your prescription

Posted: 13th December 2022

Thank you, Okehampton Medical Centre.

Contact Details

Posted: 18th August 2022

It is important that we have up-to-date contact details for you, so we can let you know about screenings, vaccinations and appointment reminders.

If you have changed your mobile number or email address recently, you can add it to your NHS record by following the guidance about managing your NHS account.

You may also receive a text or email from the NHS asking you to do this.

Click here to read the guidance on managing your NHS account

Information Update - Blood Tests

Posted: 7th April 2022

*Please do not book or request blood tests unless you have been specifically advised to do so by a GP or another clinician at the practice.

*HCA’s and phlebotomists cannot request any bloods without prior clinical assessment.

Thank you