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Appointments
Morning Surgeries start at 8:30am and afternoon surgeries at 2.00pm.  Appointments can be made by booking at reception, calling the surgery on 01598 753226 or via our online appointment booking system. Appointments are at ten minute intervals.

Telephone Advice
Sometimes a telephone call will avoid the need for a consultation. If you wish to speak to a doctor, please ask the receptionist to request that the doctor calls you back. It would be helpful if you could indicate the degree of urgency.

Cancelling your Appointment
If you are unable to attend an appointment with one of the doctors or nurses, please telephone or use the link at the bottom of this page to cancel your appointment.

By giving us as much notice as you can you are helping us to make sure that someone else is given your slot.

Latest News

Lynton Chemist Issues 

We are receiving an increasing number of complaints relating to the service and availability of items at Lynton Chemist. If this is a problem for you we would ask that you to take up any issues with them directly first.  We can assure everyone that we work very closely with the chemist and the GP’s are advised when there is a national shortage of any medications. If this is the case we will do our best to supply an alternative. However, please ensure that you check your items on collection BEFORE leaving the chemist.  Check that they are for you, the correct dose and the medications you have ordered and that you need them all.  It is too late to correct this once you have left the chemist's premises.   

Don’t forget that you need to order your medications at least 2 working days before you wish to collect them.  This can be done using our online service (sign up at reception) or by ticking the boxes on your repeat slip and dropping them into us.  If it is an item you do not have on your repeat list, a comment can be sent on the online service or you can drop a note into the surgery.  Please ensure you add your name, address and date of birth and the full name and dose of the required medication.  Also if you are asking for medications early ensure you have made a note on the repeat request to say why this is required early as any early requests more than 7 days before they are due will be rejected and not processed.

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Some of you may have noticed that it is taking slightly longer for you to get an appointment with your GP. Unfortunately Dr Mastrantonio is currently away from the practice on compassionate leave and we are also without a Registrar. Dr Allaway and Dr Cormack are picking up extra sessions but we are also seeing a rise in demand. We are also coming up to holiday periods which will also have an impact on availability.

There are various ways in which you can help us.
•If you cannot make an appointment please cancel it as soon as you can so that someone else can have it
•Please arrive early for your appointment as you might be asked to go on our health Pod for some basic observations (the Reception staff will advise)
•Make use of the Chemist to assist with some of the more common acute ailments.
•In this hot weather drink plenty and avoid being out in the sun during the middle of the day and don’t forget the sun cream.
•Phone as early as you can in the morning (phones open at 8am) – don’t leave it until later in the day.

Please be patient with the team whilst we all work together to make sure we continue to deliver safe, good quality and responsive care to all our population.

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TALKWORKS

Is the way that you are feeling affecting your daily life? Are you struggling to cope, feeling low, anxious or overwhelmed by your thoughts and feelings? Are you living with a long term health condition that is making you feel tired, frustrated and worried? You are not alone and we can help.

 

We are a free, confidential, NHS talking therapy service (previously the Depression and Anxiety Service), helping you to feel better and giving you the tools and techniques to improve your mental and physical wellbeing.

 

You can self-refer direct to TALKWORKS:

Call 0300 555 3344 or complete the online form on our website

 

Watch our film to see how TALKWORKS can help you. https://youtu.be/Ek5j1zdzqFw

 

More information can be found at www.TALKWORKS.dpt.nhs.uk

 

  • If you have a long term health condition section on your website you can use the copy below:

 

Long term health condition

Living with a long term health condition can be frustrating, tiring and worrying.

There are many challenges involved, especially when dealing with difficult or unpleasant symptoms, procedures or treatments. It’s understandable that this can cause people to feel down, stressed or just not their usual selves.

We know that people who have a long term health condition are more susceptible to experiencing low mood, anxiety and stress, or find it difficult to cope with their usual daily activities, which can make it even harder to manage their long term health condition well.

At TALKWORKS we have a dedicated Talking Health Team, consisting of experienced practitioners, who can work with people to help them manage the emotional difficulties that often go hand in hand with experiencing a long term health condition.

 

TALKWORKS is a free NHS talking therapy service offering proven psychological treatments to help people across Devon make changes that can help them live well with their long term health condition.

You can self-refer direct to TALKWORKS:

Call 0300 555 3344 or complete the online form on our website

Watch our film to see how TALKWORKS can help you. https://youtu.be/Ek5j1zdzqFw

More information can be found at www.TALKWORKS.dpt.nhs.uk

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Devon Carers week.  For more information click here

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Staff Training and Closure Dates

 The surgery will be closed for staff training on the following dates and times. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Minor Injuries will remain Open. 

Thursday 4th April—Closed from 12.30pm

Friday 19th and Monday 22nd April—Closed

Thursday 25th April—Closed from between 1pm and 2pm

Monday 6th May—Closed

Thursday 23rd May—Closed between 1pm and 2pm

Monday 27th May—Closed

Thursday 20th June—Closed between 1pm and 2pm

Wednesday 3rd July—Closed from 12.30pm

Thursday 25th July—Closed between pm and 2pm

 

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