Closure - Thursday 18th September

The surgery will be closed from 12.30pm on Thursday 18th September for staff training.

In the event that you need a doctor, Devon Doctors will be covering the area. Please ring 01803 832212 for further instructions when we are closed.



Evolving Healthcare Provision in Dartmouth

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 week’s Chronicle.

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.



Flu Clinics 2014

We are running two flu clinics this year:


Monday 13th October - Townstal Community Hall
Wednesday 5th November - Flavel Hall, Dartmouth

You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:

- 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 treatment
- 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 Dartmouth.

To book your appointment, please called reception on 01803 832212.
   

Welcome

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.


Whats New...

PPG Report 2014
We have uploaded our Patient Participation Report for 2014. If you would like to view this file, please click here

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.

To read more, please visit our blog post here.

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 may develop.

To book your check, please ring 01803 832212 and ask for a Health Check.

The Blog

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!

 

The Practice

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 waiting rooms.


 

 
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