Support with improving home energy efficiency and reducing costs
Posted on 9th November 2023
What will we do next?
We will be sending this information via text/letter/email to those we feel are most at risk and could benefit most from this support. A member of our wellbeing team will then call those patients to discuss the offer. They will not ask for any personal or financial information. For those who accept, they will make the onward referral to our local partner organisation, Tamar Energy.
For further information, please click here (pdf).
For more information about Tamar Energy, please click here.
Queen's Nurse Award
Posted on 31st October 2023Two 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 on 27th October 2023Seasonal 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.
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 on 7th September 2023
Please note that there is no obligation to agree to this and if you do not wish a student to be present, please tell one of the Patient Services Advisors or Clinicians.
All students are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the Doctors and other staff.
PATIENT NOTICE - GLP1 Shortage
Posted on 14th July 2023There 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 on 14th July 2023If 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.
Ear Microsuction Appointments
Posted on 12th May 2023Lee Curran from Devon Ear Clinic will now be offering Ear Microsuction appointments to patients at Okehampton Medical Centre on Thursday mornings.
Please note: this is a private service.
For patients who are over 75, you will be booked in with Okehampton Medical Centre as usual.
For more information and to book, please click here to visit the Devon Ear Clinic website
Posted on 28th April 2023The 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 on 23rd March 2023
The Drop-In will be provided by Okehampton Medical Centre, Community Links, and West Devon CVS for the North Dartmoor Primary Care Network.
Dr Emma Sircar from the Okehampton Medical Centre said "People have told us that when they feel low they wish there was someone to talk to at the weekend. We look forward to seeing them at the Drop-In. This is for everyone in Okehampton and the surrounding towns and villages."
For further information, please contact - Okehampton Medical Centre - 01837 52233, or Vicky at Community Links - 07933 663796.
Okehampton Memory Café
Posted on 10th February 2023Tuesdays 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 / email@example.com
or Vicky 079336 63796 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on 10th February 2023If 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
Okehampton Medical Centre has partnered with Holly Health
Posted on 3rd January 2023This gives you 6 months of free, habit-change coaching (to help with sleep, exercise, eating and mental wellbeing).
The app can help you to feel physically and mentally better and find new energy and motivation.
For more info, please click here to access the Holly Health website (this is the same link that has been sent out via texts)
Posted on 6th January 2023Sleepstation 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 on 13th December 2022Thank you, Okehampton Medical Centre.
Devon's Community Mental Health
Posted on 18th August 2022The way we deliver community mental health services in Devon is changing. Click the link to watch a short animation to find out more about the changes we're delivering and what this means for people and communities across the country. If you want to find out more or get involved, email email@example.com.
Click here to watch the short animation on community mental health services in Devon (this will open YouTube)
Posted on 18th August 2022
If you are unable to update your details online or through the NHS app, please get in touch with us and we'll update your records for you. You can update your details via Klinik, by selecting the 'update your details' tile and writing what you would like to be changed in the free text box: https://access.klinik.co.uk/contact/okehampton-medical-centre?fbclid=IwAR0Z7r07uHFUTKp-5C0yPylH1_9_A0W1-_yd_kGtxB7XtfJ5CUU88JgH78g.
Click here to read the guidance on managing your NHS account
Information Update - Blood Tests
Posted on 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.