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Our Practice Booklet is a source of information about our practice and the staff and the services we provide. We hope you will use this website as a useful resource for other health-related information.
Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like. We can use your ideas to improve our online services and further develop the content of this site.
We are currently starting to change some Patients Repeat medication over to TWO monthly prescriptions at a time. This will not apply to all our Patients. Patients will be assessed individually as to their suitability for this.
The NHS have issued guidance regarding getting medicines if there is a ‘no-deal’ Brexit their advice is:
‘Order your prescriptions and take your medications as normal. The government has contingency measures in place to help ensure medicines continue to be in place.’
For further information regarding the NHS guidance on getting your medicines if there is a ‘no-deal’ Brexit please see the link
As a training practice we are involved in the teaching and training of medical students in different stages of their careers. We currently have a number Medical Students present in the surgery.
You may be asked if you would agree to have a medical student sitting in your consultation with you, we very much hope you will participate in the student teaching programme but understand that on some occasions you would rather not have a student present – please let us know if that is what you would prefer.
Message from Dr Saunders
I am sad to be announcing my retirement as a GP Partner at Honiton after 18 years. I have enjoyed working here and have been supported by excellent colleagues. I will miss being a partner and the involvement in the partnership at Honiton and will also miss many of my patients whom I have come to know well over the past 18years. The time has come to cut back on work and have time to develop other interests. I will remain working one or two sessions most weeks at Honiton but not as a list holding partner. All of my current patients will be transferred to Dr Laurence Heywood from July 2019.
We do offer some appointments up to 8:00pm on some evenings, which are outside of normal surgery hours of 8:00am to 6:30pm, Also open some Saturdays and Sundays. These are primarily aimed at patients who are unable to make an appointment between these normal working hours. If you would like one of these early or late appointments please contact the surgery on our normal telephone number. Please be aware you will not necessarily be able to see your own GP as there are a limited number of these appointments available.
We are proud to announce that a number of our staff were nominated and won awards at The Devon CEPN Primary Care Awards. Congratulations to the whole team at Honiton surgery for their continued hard work.
Sean C (Practice manager) - Inspirational Leader Award
Lorraine R (PA to Practice manager) - Lifetime Achievement Award
Emi W (Apprentice) - Student of the Year Award
Dr Sarah Pedrazzini - Supporting Learning in Practice
Escape the wait, consult with your GP online.
You will already have noticed the pop up about eConsult when you came onto the website. This offers a way of seeking advice from your GP online with a response back by the end of the next working day regarding what should happen next.
Please note WE WILL NOT ACCEPT REPEAT MEDICATION REQUESTS THROUGH THIS SYSTEM. If you want to order repeat medication online you will need to register for online services, see below.
The option to request a repeat prescription using a form on this website has now been withdrawn. If you wish to order prescriptions via an online method you will need to sign up for online services. For details please see below.
Instead of phoning or visiting the surgery to order repeat prescriptions, book or cancel your appointments - or get your test results - you can now do it all online, and it’s quick, easy and secure. You can also see your patient record. A carer, with your permission, may also do all or some of this on your behalf.
We are encouraging our patients to sign up for online services. Registering is simple and FREE. All you need to do is:
Children registering for online services
Under 16 years old - Please complete form and ensure you bring a copy of Child’s Birth Certifcate in with you. Please note we can only offer access to booking appointments and prescription services for this age range.
16+ years old – Should have sole access.
Going online really does make a difference. It not only saves you and the practice time, but will help you to take more control of your health care.
Patients who have registered to use online services are already seeing the benefits which include:
Registering online doesn’t mean you can’t see your GP, practice nurse or attend a clinic. It just gives you quicker and easier access to practice services whenever you’re online and wherever you may be.
Ask our receptionists about registering for online services next time you’re in the practice or on the phone, and we’ll support you in getting started.
Already signed up? Order a repeat prescription, book an appointment or view your medical record.
The SystmOnline app is available for Apple and Android devices. It can be downloaded free of charge from the relevant app store.
Did you know we have a virtual patient participation group?
A new Patient Group was established in 2005. There are quarterly meetings. These provide an opportunity to discuss developments in the surgery and to hear any concerns being voiced by patients to their representatives. Telephone numbers are listed below for the representatives who are very happy to hear from other patients.
See our Patient Group page for further information.
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