We are aware that some patients might be understandably anxious about the Government’s recent announcements around the use of face masks in various public settings.
GPs are unfortunately not in a position to provide individual risk assessments or letters for patients who feel that they should be exempt from wearing a face mask, whether in regard to their use on public transport or in any other setting as required by legislation.
The practice is working in partnership with Public Health England and the University of Oxford to deliver a new research study to patients with symptoms of COVID-19. All participants will be tested for COVID-19 as part of the study protocol.
A book has been published for children explaining the coronavirus. Click on the image above to download a copy of this free book.
Supported self-management approaches such as health coaching, peer support and self-management education help people to build their knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their own health and care.
Evidence shows that when people are supported to increase their knowledge, skills and confidence they benefit from better health outcomes, improved experiences of care and fewer unplanned care admissions which is more important than ever at this time.
The main charities for specific conditions have published guidance and information for self-managing during this pandemic including access to helplines and online peer support. There are self-management education programmes available on the NHS apps library some conditions and more generally for maintaining a healthy lifestyle as well as lots of information available on nhs.uk.
If someone in your household has either of these symptoms, the entire household is to also self isolate for 14 days
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do.
Only call 111 direct if you are advised to do so by the online service or cannot go online.
For the latest COVID-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
If you are expecting a sick note (MED3) we will be emailing or texting these whenever possible.
Please ensure that we have your mobile number / email address on record to facilitate this.
You can update your information here: Update email address
We are trying to encourage all of our patients that have items on repeat prescription to order them online whenever possible and not attend the surgery to order these during the Coronavirus situation.
We have two surgeries; Glendevon Medical Centre in Teignmouth and the Riverside Surgery in Shaldon.
You may register at whichever surgery is convenient to you.
We provide consultations throughout the day.
If the GP wishes to see you, they will agree a mutually conveinent time for you to attend the surgery.
On a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, all face to face appointments will be at Glendevon Medical Centre, Teignmouth. Calls during this time will also be diverted to Glendevon.
Services are diverted from Riverside Surgery to Glendevon Medical Centre from on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:30pm and from 3pm on a Friday afternoon.
Please contact Glendevon Medical Centre on 01626770955 regarding all matters.