From Monday 28th June we will be reopening our doors and the doorbell system will no longer be required to enter the surgery.
It is important that we remain cautious at this time and we encourage patients to only attend the surgery when required (e.g for a booked appointment). Please continue to contact the surgery by phone or using our eConsult service for general enquires.
Please observe the following when attending the surgery:
Please DO NOT attend the surgery if you have symptoms of Covid-19.
There will always be times where unforeseen circumstances prevent someone attending an appointment. However, if at all possible, please let us know if you can't make an appointment so we can offer it to someone else, even if it seems short notice. With the constant pressure on appointments your support in this would be much appreciated.
If you are registered for our on-line services you can book and cancel non-urgent appointments on line which may help during those times when the phone lines are busy. Further information on this can be found our appointments advice page.
Please be aware that from week commencing 5th March 2018 all our incoming and outgoing telephone calls are recorded; On contacting the surgery the initial message will inform you of this. These calls will be kept for approximately 6 months.
Under normal circumstances a call will not be retrieved or monitored unless:
· It is necessary to investigate a complaint;
· It is part of a management 'spot check' that patient service standards are being met;
· There is a threat to the health and safety of staff or visitors or for the prevention or detection of crime;
· It is necessary to check compliance with regulatory procedures; or
· It will aid standards in call handling through use in training and coaching our staff.
Self help information can be found by clicking the self help and tools page, or speak to one of our local pharmacists who are highly skilled practitioners and may be able to offer advice. MIU at Honiton Hospital can also treat minor problems up to 48 hours old such as female urine infections, throat infections, sprains, strains, cuts, grazes, wounds, burns, nose bleeds, foreign bodies in the eye.
Useful information from the NHS Independent Living Service on aids for making life easier at home and where to seek advice.
Reading Well for Long Term Conditions - Libraries across Devon hold collections of nationally accredited books for adults and young people to access. A new list for long term conditions has been added offering 28 titles on various long term conditions.
Looking to make a change? Try One Small Step - Whether you’re looking to quit smoking, lose weight for that special occasion, become more active or reduce your alcohol intake, this website can help. OneSmallStep is a tailored service for the people of Devon.
The new Devon Single Point of Access (SPA) is a country-wide doorway into Devon's services for all enquiries, requests for advice and access (referrals) to the following services for children and young people:
Children and Young People's Children and Young People’s Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Children’s Learning Disability Team, Palliative Care, Children’s Community Nursing (CCCN), Specialist Children’s Assessment Centres (under 5s) and Social Care for Children with Additional Needs.
This service has now had a change of provider and will no longer run out of the Honiton Surgery. Patients who want support to quit can still seek advice and support to do so from 'I small step to quit'. Their telephone number as of 1/2/17 is 0800 298 2654. Patients can still self refer to this service as they could previously. Advice and information on stopping smoking can also be found from NHS.uk Stop Smoking page.
111 is the NHS non-emergency number. It’s fast, easy and free. Call 111 and speak to a highly trained adviser, supported by healthcare professionals.
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