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Appointments
Morning Surgeries start at 8:30am and afternoon surgeries at 2.00pm.  Appointments can be made by starting an eConsult, 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

Message from the Nursing Team

24/10/2019 

The nursing team has a problem currently with covering the minor injury aspect of our service. We have a new member of the team who is awaiting commencement of the minor injuries course, a nurse on long term sick leave, and a nurse who is just starting maternity leave!

This leaves only 2 members of the team with the minor injuries qualification for the foreseeable future. As we usually provide a 7 day a week service, this is going to be difficult, and there are not sufficient minor injuries trained staff available in other areas to help us out!

From the weekend of Nov 16th, we will reluctantly be reducing our minor injury service to 6 days.

Normal service will operate Mon-Fri, with practice nursing/minor injuries service from 8-6 and community nursing from 9-5.

Saturdays there will be community nursing cover from 9-5 and the minor injury service will be open 11-4 (as normal)

Sundays community nursing service will operate from 9-5 but there will be no minor injury service.

There are MIUs in Ilfracombe and Bideford at the weekend, or A&E in Barnstaple for more serious injuries or problems. Phone 111 for advice on minor ailments.

This will continue until January, when we will review the situation and adjust service times depending on the staffing situation.

We will try our best to resume our normal service as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding!

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NOTICE:

We are currently waiting for information as to when we are able to get supplies of the Child Flu Vaccine for the children aged 2 and 3 years.

As soon as we have a delivery date we will inform all parents with eligible children.

We can only apologise for this delay, unfortunately this is country wide for all GP's.

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EXTRA FLU CLINICS ADDED....

We now have 2 more Flu Clinics available for over 65's vaccines.  These are: Tuesday 15th October and Thursday 17th October.  If you would like to book please contact us on 01598 753226.

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Lyn Health is pleased to now offer a social prescribing service in addition to its medical services. 
 
Social prescribing allows us to refer people to a range of local, non-clinical groups, organisations and services.  This is organised through the use of a Community Connector who can offer advice and support on a wide range of non-clinical issues including recreational groups and activities, help to stay living at home, debt advice, carer support and much more.
 
For more information on this service please speak to a member of the Patient Services Team, your GP or nurse.

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FLU Vaccinations – BOOK NOW!

 

Our Clinics will be on Saturday 12h October and Saturday 16th November. Please ensure you book your appointment as soon as possible.

 

The injected Flu Vaccine is offered FREE of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk to ensure that they are protected against catching Flu and developing serious complications.

 

You are eligible to receive a FREE Flu Jab if you:

  • Are 65 years of age or over
  • Are pregnant
  • Have certain medical conditions (see below)
  • Are very overweight
  • Are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
  • Receive a carer’s allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
  • Are a healthcare worker with direct patient contact, or a social care worker

Medical Conditions covered;

  • Chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma (which requires an inhaled or tablet steroid treatment, or has led to hospital admission in the past), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or bronchitis.
  • Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
  • Chronic neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease or Motor Neurone disease
  • Diabetes
  • Problems with your spleen – eg. sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
  • A weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medication such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy.Those who receive their invitation to have the Shingles or Pneumococcal Vaccine may also have this given at the same time as the Flu Vaccine. However if you are entitled to all 3, a 2nd appointment at another date will be required for the 3rd vaccine as only a maximum of 2 can be given at one time.Please contact the Health Centre on 01598 753226 to book your appointment. We DO NOT send out invitations for the Flu Vaccinations so please ensure you contact us to book.

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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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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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