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 Seasonal Influenza Update


You will no doubt be aware that seasonal flu is now circulating in 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 encouraged 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 https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/flu or via NHS 111.



Community Midwives

The midwife provides the full range of midwifery care, including preconception advice, antenatal (pregnancy) clinics and classes; hospitals and home births and mother & baby care at home.

Please note, this service is provided by Northern Devon Healthcare Trust. For more information please contact the patient services team at the surgery.

Community Nurses

The community nurses provide a comprehensive nursing care service to patients of all ages in their own homes, who are unable to attend the surgery. Often care is undertaken in collaboration with other agencies.

If you wish to contact a member of the community nursing team during the week please phone the practice on 01769 580295 between 9:00am - 5:00pm. 

Please advise the patient services team if your needs are urgent and they will contact the district nursing team immediately.

For other enquiries please leave a message with the patient services team and a nurse will contact you on their return to the office.

For out of hours care please telephone 111 and they will triage your call and arrange for care provision as appropriate from either a GP or nurse.

Please note, this service is provided by Northern Devon Healthcare Trust. For more information please contact the patient services team at the surgery.

Health Visitors

A health visitor is a registered nurse who has received training particularly related to babies, children and pregnant women. Their role is to provide families with children under five years old with support and advice around the general aspects of mental, physical and social wellbeing.

Attached Staff

Chartered Physiotherapist

The physiotherapist works with all age groups giving advice and treatment for back and neck problems, strains and sprains. Treatments are also given for chest and neurological problems.

Please note, this service is provided by Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Healthcare Trust. For more information please contact the patient services team at the surgery

 
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