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
Saturday 24th September: Hold the Date
Macmillan, practice and village Fete
What started as a fundraising coffee morning has slowly become a fully fledged fete in support of Macmillan, primarily based at Cheriton Bishop Practice, village hall and the adjoining field.
Starting at 10am and aiming to finish when the last person leaves, this is looking to be a huge event throughout the whole day. Some of the events are:-
Continuous live music bar and BBQ, skittles, events organised by young farmers for the young folk, many many different stalls run by many different people and of course a Grand Draw. All prizes have been kindly donated including tickets to many south west events and attractions, vouchers for many local pubs and restuarants, tickets to Exeter Chiefs rugby and many many more, the list is far too long to fit here. If of course you come you will be able to see the whole VERY long list.
Draw tickets are available from both surgeries and dispensaries, or please contact any member of staff,
AND SEE YOU THERE
Note also that there will be a flu vaccine drop-
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.
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:-
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
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
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.
FLU VACCINES 2016
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
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