CHERITON BISHOP &
TEIGN VALLEY PRACTICE
Cheriton Bishop & Teign Valley Practice, Yeoford Road, Cheriton Bishop, Exeter, Devon, EX6 6JA
Telephone: 01647 24272 Fax: 01647 24038 D-
CQC assessment: OUTSTANDING
We are a busy rural GP Training Practice with four doctors and a GP Registrar. Our main surgery is at Cheriton Bishop and our Branch surgery at Christow. Our Practice Area covers approximately 80 square miles with 12 villages around the beautiful landscape in and around the Dartmoor National Park.
Our aim is to give a personal, caring, efficient and friendly service to all our patients. This not only includes the management of acute illness, but a proactive, holistic and sensitive treatment of all chronic diseases, and a fully structured preventative health program for all age groups.
WELCOME TO CHERITON BISHOP & TEIGN VALLEY PRACTICE
NHS 111 Service
If you need medical help and your GP practice is closed, please call the NHS 111 number. The call is free from landlines and mobiles. When you call 111 an adviser will ask you questions to find out why you are calling and give you advice or direct you to the appropriate service.
For health needs that are not urgent, you should call your GP. If a health professional has given you a number to call for a particular condition, you should continue to call that number. You should call 999 in an emergency.
ONLINE ACCESS FOR SERVICES
We are pleased to say that we now offer not only a simple and easy online way to order prescriptions but the opportunity on-
For more information please follow this link:
In order to access this service please bring photo ID and speak to one of the receptionists or dispensary staff. As you will understand for confidentiality purposes this needs to be done in person.
A simple registration process will then give you this access.
Follow the link above
News from the valley
It looks as though spring has come.With that inevitably comes the flu season. Please visit the information pages for self help advice.
CARE QUALITY COMMISSION
Following a rigorous assessment by the CQC we have been awarded an outstanding grading. So far only three other practices in Devon have been awarded this level of grading.
Understandably we are very proud. If you would like further information or would like to read the report then follow this
Please find below some self help info for the seemingly more virulent upper respiratory viruses that are around this year. As always we are happy to see you any time but try this first:-
GP Specialist Registrar
Dr Bethan Woodfield has now been with us for over six months.She, like Dr Timmins before her at the end of this year will be fully qualified as a GP and has some years of experience both in general practice and as a hospital doctor. Appointments with her are available in the usual way so please feel free to book in with her.
The Community Complex care team
The complex care team (a team comprising physios, occupational therapists, GP’s, district nurses and numerous other services including Acorn) based in Crediton, provide a multidisciplinary support to vulnerable patients in our community. Over the last year there have been running balance courses. As patients have come to the end of this course an on going group is being set up at Christow and Cheriton bishop. If you or others that would like to be involved please contact the practice for more information.
The PPG and Practice report to the CCG 2014/15 is available on the PPG pages or follow the link below
100% of people would recommend us to friends and family
Friends and Family Test
So far 432 people have submitted forms for the test and we are proud and pleased to say that all people would recommend us to their friends and family. This is no less than what we would aspire to.
Please fill the forms in (found at any surgery or dispensary) after any contact with our services and feel free to answer the supplementary question. The answers will be published by NHS England monthly.
If you would like to answer these questions then please follow the link below, and as always thank you very much for your help, input and support.
Practice and staff training dates
We feel it important to evaluate our services regularly and engage in staff training across the board. In order to do this we will close the surgery for an hour at lunchtime every two months. At this time the practice will be staffed for emergencies and the phones manned.
Also four times a year the practice (and all Mid-
Your help and understanding would be appreciated. For times of these sessions please follow this link: training dates
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