Welcome to Holsworthy Medical Centre
Holsworthy Medical Centre serves Holsworthy as well as its surrounding villages. Our team includes GPs, three nurse practitioners, practice nurses, health care assistants and phlebotomists as well as our practice management and administrative support teams.
We are responsible for advising patients on leading a healthy lifestyle as well as caring for the sick. We offer a full general practice service and run specialist clinics as indicated in this website. There is also an on-site dispensing service.
At Holsworthy Medical Centre we aim to treat all our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence. We feel it is important that you know who you are speaking to, so our office staff wear a name badge and identify themselves on the telephone.
A CQC Inspection level of 'Outstanding' given in 2015.
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PRACTICE NEWS SEPTEMBER 2017
For the September newsletter please press here: SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER
To have a look at the Patient Participation Group 2014/15 Report please click HERE
Following a formal inspection of the medical centre, the Care Quality Commission gave Holsworthy Medical Centre the highest grade of 'OUTSTANDING'. To view the full inspection report press CQC Inspection Report 2015
FLU VACCINATIONS 2017
Our flu vaccination programme for adults and children starts on 25th September, with our all-day Saturday clinic being held on Saturday 30th September. Appointments available throughout the week as well. Don't miss out. For more information about the vaccine and to see if you qualify click on the link: FLU VACCINATION
If you want to move into 2017 living healthier and being more active, have a look at this link. Lots to think about and free apps to access to keep you on track: ONE SMALL STEP
RECEPTION TEAM QUESTIONS
We would like to thank our patients for being so supportive of our Emergency Team and for answering our questions on booking. Please note that if you are not able or do not wish to give details of your condition at the time of booking you will be given a telephone appointment with a member of the team so that your condition can be assessed and an appointment given appropriately. Any information you give on booking is always treated as strictly confidential.
John Green is our full-time Clinical Pharmacist. You can book an appointment see him for anything related to medications. For more information about the type of work John is involved in go to: What is a Clinical Pharmacist?
Dr Sam Milne has now finished his four month placement with us and will be working at North Devon District Hospital. We are happy to say that Dr Craig Chandler has now joined us. Like Dr Milne, Dr Chandler is a fully qualified doctor gaining experience in a GP practice. He offers the full range of GP services and has appointments most week days. Dr Chandler will be with us until the end of November.
We also welcome Zoe Short, our new apprentice, and Angela Blackman, our new reception team member.
BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING
If you would like to use our own form for monitoring your blood pressure at home please press BLOOD PRESSURE FORM download and/or print off.
OUT OF HOURS SERVICE
If you have to contact the Out of Hours service through Devon Docs or NHS 111 and you are advised to be seen at a treatment centre, you do have a choice where you are seen. The nearest treatment centre now is usually Barnstaple, however. Please ask what options you have when speaking to the out of hours adviser.
WEDNESDAY LUNCHTIME CLOSURES
The medical centre does close for half an hour (occasionally slightly longer) on some Wednesday lunchtimes. Doors will be closed and, if you ring, you will be advised how to proceed and what number to call in case of emergency.
To access the online services available at the medical centre simply come in to reception to obtain a username and password. Please be aware that we can only give these details to the person to whom they belong. ID will need to be provided.
Postcode checker CLICK HERE to see if you are within the medical centre's catchment area.
(Site updated 05/09/2017)