Cheriton Bishop & Teign Valley Practice, Yeoford Road, Cheriton Bishop, Exeter, Devon, EX6 6JA

Telephone:  01647 24272   Fax:  01647 24038

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Patient Access- online log in for practice services

NHS CHOICES- unbiased health information


CQC report for the practice

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

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.


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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.


Patient Access- for online 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-line to view and book your appointments, and the ability to view your medication, allergies and immunisation schedule as well as from 1st April the ability to look at your notes in more detail including coded entries and results.

For more information please follow this link:

on-line access info

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


Saturday 24th September:

Macmillan, practice and village Fete

What a fantastic day. Despite the wind, the rain managed to stay away. Hundreds of people attended what turned out to be a fantastic day with many highlights all set to a background of fantastically diverse music throughout the day. We have heard nothing but great comments from all involved and from those who came. There are far too many people to mention by name but the thing would not have happened without each and everyone of those who organised it doing as much as they did. The end result is still being accounted for but we have at least raised £5500 pounds, which is fantastic.

More info to follow, but thank you everybody, so much.

GP Specialist Registrar

Dr Bethan Woodfield has now fully qualified as a GP, and we wish her every success with her new career. Some hopefully will remember Dr Beth Timmins who has now been practicing as a GP for a year since she left us. She is due to deliver her first baby in late September and so we all wish her and her husband Paul well for the new addition to the family.

We have just been joined by our new registrar Dr Omali Abeywardena. She is only just starting her GP training having been practising in hospital for two years. She will be with us for six months and we will help with her training for the next 18 months. Already she has become part of the team and I hope she will help many of our patients along the way. She has appointment surgeries on all days apart from Wednesday, so please feel free to book with her.



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

CQC info and report

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:-

Information for coughs and colds

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

PPG report

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-Devon practices) have a training afternoon which will be covered by the on call services for emergencies. In these cases medicines will not be able to be collected from either dispensary. The main site dispensary will open however from 5-6pm.

Your help and understanding would be appreciated. For times of these sessions please follow this link: training dates


     New Newsletter now available                             here

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.

Friends and Family Test


 We will be starting our Flu Vaccination Programme from Monday 26 September 2016 so please telephone the surgery on 01647 24272 and book your appointment, if you fall into the list of following eligible groups:


All Patients aged 65 years and over

Chronic Respiratory Disease

Chronic Heart Disease

Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic Neurological Disease




Pregnant Ladies

Carers who are in receipt of a carer's allowance, or those who are a main individual carer

Note as above there will be a flu drop in service at our Macmillan Fun day 24th September