A meeting took
place on 4th September 2014 of key stakeholders concerning
the planned move of healthcare from the current three
sites ( Dartmouth Hospital, Dartmouth Clinic and
Dartmouth Medical Practice) onto one site at the ‘top
of town’. There is a report of the meeting in this
Although these are early days it is gratifying that
there was unanimous support for the idea at the
meeting. This is an exciting time and it is important
the views and ideas of healthcare users are heard and
shared. A formal consultation process is likely to
follow soon, but you can starting thinking now about
how you might to contribute to the debate.
Post your thoughts on our blog, contact the PPG,
e-mail the surgery.
We are running two flu
clinics this year:
13th October - Townstal Community Hall Wednesday 5th
November - Flavel Hall, Dartmouth
You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if
- Are 65 years of age or over
- Are a child aged 2,3 or 4 years
- Are pregnant
- Have asthma, COPD, diabetes, heart disease, history
of stroke, kidney disease, liver disease, neurological
disease or a lowered immunity due to disease or
- 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
Serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) to flu
vaccines are very rare and with prompt treatment
patients make a quick and complete recovery. To ensure
appropriate treatment is available and rapid access to
the emergency services secured, this year the Flu
Clinics will be held at the Flavel Centre and Townstal
Community Hall only. A doctor will also be on site
during these clinics.
Whilst we recognise that this might be inconvenient
for some of you, it is our overriding responsibility
to ensure your safety when administering vaccinations.
Flu vaccinations will continue to be available at the
surgery as previously with special provision for those
using public transport links from outside of
To book your appointment, please called
reception on 01803 832212.
We are happy to introduce our website.
We think we have thought of everything! If not.... let
us know so we can offer you the best possible care. We
would be grateful if while you are here on the website you
could visit our Patient Toolbox and update your personal
and medical details. This will help us provide the best
possible healthcare to all our of patients.
Yours, The GPs of Dartmouth Medical Practice.
PPG Report 2014 We have uploaded
our Patient Participation Report for 2014. If
you would like to view this file, please
Care.Data Information about
you and the care you receive will be shared, in
a secure system, by healthcare staff to support
your treatment and care.
FREE NHS Health
Check We are delighted to
be offering FREE NHS Health Checks
to patients between the ages of 40 and
73 (some 74 year olds will qualify
dependent on birthdate)who do not currently have vascular
disease including Heart Disease, Stroke,
Diabetes or Chronic Kidney Disease. If you
already have one of the above you will already
be offered yearly checks.
Half of all of us will develop some form of
Cardiovascular Disease in our lives.
Cardiovascular Disease remains one of the
biggest causes of premature death in the UK
despite huge advantages in medical
understanding. Catching the early signs can help
prevent the rate at which Cardiovascular Disease
To book your check, please ring 01803 832212 and
ask for a Health Check.
The Website Blog is a new feature we have implemented.
It allows several of the staff at the practice to write
posts and also allows patients and the general public to
leave comments. Please do take a look!
Situated in the picturesque town of Dartmouth, which lies
approximately 50 minutes from Plymouth & Torquay.
The practice comprises of 10 consulting rooms, one of
which is downstairs with wheelchair access. There are three
ground floor rooms for Practice Nurses and Healthcare
Assistants, A Practice Managers Office, Admin Offices,
Common Room and a Registrar / Medical Student Room. As well
as staff and patient toilets, there is a disabled access
toilet all equipped with panic buttons. A modern children's
play area is situated on the ground floor of two comfortable