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PATIENT NOTICE

Retirement of Dr Diana Wielink

As many of you may be aware, Dr Wielink has been off work since April 2018 due to a serious illness.   It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that Dr Wielink has decided to retire from Wallingbrook, earlier than planned, due to her on-going health issues.

Dr Wielink joined Chulmleigh Health Centre in 1994 and has seen the group through many changes. Over the last 24 years Dr Wielink has made an immense contribution to the practice; she has been passionate about rural healthcare and instrumental in shaping and expanding the service, including the opening of the new practice in 2003. Dr Wielink has always been a true patient advocate and we know her patients will be devastated with this news.

We all send her our very best wishes for the future and that she takes this time to rest and recover.

We will be reallocating Dr Wielink’s patient list over the next month.

Please DO NOT ring up just to find out who your GP is.  We request that you ask the Patient Services Team when you next contact the surgery.

We would like to thank Dr Wielink’s patients for their understanding during this period.

Extended Opening Hours - 1 October 2018

As of 1 October 2018 Wallingbrook Health Group will be extending their opening hours .

Chulmleigh Reception will now open from 8.00am to 6.30pm, the telephone lines will be open from 8.30am to 6.00pm.

Chulmleigh Dispensary will be open from 8.30am to 6.00pm.

*Please note: Chulmleigh Dispensary will be closed on the 3rd Monday of each month between 1.00pm and 2.00pm for staff training.

Winkleigh Surgery opening hours remain as 8.30am to 1.00pm, 2.00pm to 6.00pm

 

 

Travel Vaccinations

Travel Vaccinations

Wallingbrook Health Group is able to offer specific vaccinations for your travel requirements, which are free on the NHS. Not all travel vaccinations are included in the services we provide. We can give the following vaccinations subject to availability – tetanus, diphtheria and polio combined vaccine, hepatitis A and typhoid. We will ask you to help us by letting us know if you require these vaccinations for your trip abroad. Please visit website www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk.

It is important to make your travel vaccination appointment as early as possible  - at least 6-8 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment may be required with the practice nurse, if several vaccinations are needed.  Vaccinations must be completed 4 weeks before you travel to be fully effective. 

For those patients without internet access, please let the patient service team know so that they can print off the relevant information for you. If you require any of the above vaccinations please make an appointment with the practice nurse.

We no longer prescribe malaria prophylactic tablets. These can be obtained through the private travel clinics, larger supermarkets with pharmacies e.g. Tesco. For any other vaccinations you need, that are not available on the NHS, you will be asked to make other arrangements. To help you we have a list of private travel clinics you can access below.

Travel Health Consultancy

22 Southernhay West

Exeter

EX1 1PR

Tel: 01392 430590

Website: www.travelhealthconsultancy.co.uk

Anti malarials can be purchased from the Exeter Travel Clinic without the need for a prescription. However, patients will need to complete a patient assessment and have a consultation with the Travel Health Consultancy so an appointment will need to be booked in advance of attending.

MASTA – Alphington

25 Ide Lane
Alphington
EX2 8UP                            

Tel: 0330 100 4200

Website: www.masta-travel-health.com

Tesco – Crediton

Well Parks
Crediton
Devon
EX17 3PH

Tel: 0345 671 9454

Crediton Tesco Superstore Opening Times

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Travelling in Europe

If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.

There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below

Europe Europe & Russia North America North America
Central America Central America South America & Antarctica South America & Antarctica
Caribbean Caribbean Africa Africa
Middle East Middle East Central Asia Central Asia
East Asia East Asia Australasia Australasia and Pacific

European Health Insurance Card

The old E111 paper form has been substituted with the new European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Your EHIC lets you get state healthcare at a reduced cost or sometimes for free, in all European Economic Area (EEA). It will cover you for treatment that is needed to allow you to continue your stay until your planned return. It also covers you for treatment of pre-existing medical conditions and for routine maternity care, as long as you’re not going abroad to give birth.

It is advisable for all UK residents travelling abroad to carry these cards. It should be ensured before every trip that the card is valid. EHIC is valid for up to five years.

Apply for your FREE EHIC card at this website: https://www.gov.uk/european-health-insurance-card



 
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