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Seasonal Influenza Update

You will no doubt be aware that seasonal flu in now circulating the area. Flu vaccination appointments are still available to book for those patients eligible to have a vaccination. To book your appointment, log on to your online account or contact the surgery on 01769 580295.

Most cases of flu can be treated effectively at home. Patients are encourages to self-care, seek advice on treating symptoms via reputable online resources such as NHS Choices, or to seek advice from a local Pharmacist before contacting the GP.

Patients should be advised to:

  • Rest and sleep
  • Keep warm
  • Take paracetamol or ibuprofen to lower your temperature and treat aches and pains
  • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration

More information can be found on or via NHS111.

Activities and Services in the Local Area

Local Services

Forget me not Cafe - Okehampton

Okehampton District Community Transport Group Newsletter 56

A Sure Start Childrens Centre - Crediton

Devon Home Library Service

One small Step

Are you looking to quit smoking, lose weight for that special occasion, become more active or reduce your alcohol intake?  If so you will find lots of useful guidance and resources from Onesmallstep, a tailored service for the people of Devon.  

Information available in the surgery waiting rooms or via the following:

One small step website


Telephone: 0800 298 2654 or 01392 908 139

You can also see our Health Care Assistant, Caroline Stapleton for support with weight loss and / or smoking cessation.  Please speak to one of our Patient Services Advisors.

School Nursing Service Update

The School Nursing service across Devon has been developing their service to improve access to a School Nurse and to information and support for all school aged children. For more information see their current newsletter.

School Nursing Newsletter

Dental Helpline

For dental issues there is a Dental Helpline for information.

Veterans' Gateway

Veteran's Gateway is for any ex-service personnel and their families looking for advice or support, whatever they're looking for.  For further information see Veterans Gateway

Useful Health Links

Respiratory: Information for patient and healthcare professionals


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