Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
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Lynton Health CentreBurvill StreetLynton, EX35 6HATel: 01598 753226
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.
Antenatal ClinicThis is run by the community midwife, please make appointments at the Health Centre.
Minor Surgery Clinics A range of minor operations can be performed under local anaesthetic. Please discuss this with the doctor who will arrange an appointment.
Child Health Clinic
Child developmental checks are carried out by either the Health Visitor or doctor and will be arranged by appointment. You will be invited to bring your baby and pre school child for immunisations with the Practice Nurse.
Child Immunisation Consent Form
Family Planning Contraceptive advice is freely available from the doctor for all patients. Special arrangements are made to fit contraceptive coils.
Emergency ContraceptionFor emergency contraception please make an appointment as soon as possible to see the doctor.
Diabetic, asthma, heart disease clinics These are run by our practice nurse and are by invitation or on request.
Influenza vaccinations All patients targeted for flu vaccinations will be notified annually in October. Currently this comprises patients over 65, patients with a chronic illness and carers.
If you are over 65 and have never had a pneumovax vaccination please call the surgery.
Smoking Help and advice on stopping smoking is available from the doctors and the health visitor.
We are only be able to offer specific vaccinations for your travel requirements, which are free on the NHS. These are subject to availability and consist of - tetanus, diphtheria and polio combined vaccine, hepatitis A and typhoid.
Prior to booking any appointments for vaccinations you will need to find out what is required for the country (or countries) you are visiting. The nursing team are qualified to administer these vaccines but cannot give specific immunisation advice on any other vaccines.
To do this please visit website www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk. Our Patient Services Team will be able to give you a printout of your vaccination history.
If you require any of the above vaccinations please make an appointment with the practice nursing team, allowing a minimum of 8 weeks before travel. We will be unable to administer any of the vaccines within 8 weeks of travel.
For any other vaccinations that are not available on the NHS, including anti-malarial tablets, you will be asked to make other arrangements. Many of the larger chemists and supermarkets now offer travel vaccination services, particularly Boots and Lloyds, Pharmacies.
Download our Travel Assessment Form
Travel Clinic Brochure
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Attached to Lynton Health Centre is our nurse led minor injuries service. Contact telephone number: 01598 752520 (Weekends Only)
Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm
Saturdays & Some Bank Holidays 11am - 4pm
The nursing team can see, treat and discharge the following conditions in patients over the age of 2:
Problems that we would not be able to deal with include:
Serious problems such as severe asthma, chest pain, fractures (we have no xray facility), road traffic incidents, serious traumatic wounds or multiple injuries, should be seen in A&E or call 999.
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