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URGENT PATIENT NOTICE

Due to health issues Dr Wielink is currently away from the practice, unfortunately we are not in a position to confirm when Dr Wielink will return.

Whilst Dr Wielink is away from the practice we are attempting to secure locum cover at short notice. However patients should be aware there are significant GP shortages in Devon.

This will have an effect on the service we provide; priority will be given to those with the greatest need including serious and potentially life threatening illnesses, the young, frail elderly and palliative care patients.

We would value your cooperation and understanding during this time. You may notice pre-bookable routine appointments will be difficult to arrange during this period.

Working with Local Clinicians

In common with most medical practices in North & Mid Devon we work from a limited list or ‘formulary’ of drugs and dressings. Local hospital consultants work from the same formulary. Prescribing exclusively from this formulary means that we use drugs with which we are familiar and whose benefits, dose range and potential side effects are known to us.

Drugs are not excluded from the formulary on the basis of cost but new drugs are only introduced when they have been extensively tried and tested and proved to be effective and safe. Only under exceptional circumstances will we prescribe drugs not in the formulary, usually because of recommendation by a specialist.

As part of the NHS campaign towards generic prescribing, you may notice a difference in the shape or colour of your medication. The actual medicine is exactly the same, only the company that makes it has changed. If you have any worries about this, please contact dispensary on 01769 580295.

 
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