Welcome to the Seaton and Colyton Medical Practice
The Seaton and Colyton Medical Practice is based on two sites and provides a full range of primary care services to patients who reside within the practice boundaries. Both surgeries have disabled access.
We have five doctors working as an unlimited partnership supported by a full primary health care team. The team includes practice nurses, healthcare assistants, a community healthcare worker, community nurses, midwives, health visitors, counsellors and a physiotherapist, plus a full team of administration staff.
Our aim is to provide a high quality service that is sympathetic to the needs of our patients. The standard care will include health promotion advice, referral as appropriate and reflect patient choice wherever practicable. We aim to work with our patients to encourage patient responsibility for his or her well being
AUGUST 2016 BANK HOLIDAY
The Seaton & Colyton Medical Practice will be Closed on the Monday 29th August 2016. For your information, please click here to view the Pharmacy Opening times for the Bank Holiday, within our area.
FLU VACCINATION 2016
We are now taking bookings for flu vaccinations. If you are 65 and over or diagnosed with having coronary heart disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, renal failure, have suffered a stroke, are a carer or are pregnant we strongly recommend that you have a flu vaccination. Please phone and speak to one of our receptionists after 11am to book an appointment. Clinics are available at both Seaton and Colyton as detailed below:-
Saturday 24th September - Seaton 9.00am - 1.00pm
Saturday 1st October - Seaton 9.00am - 1.00pm
Saturday 8th October - Colyton 9.00am - 1.00pm
On Sunday 13th March 2016, Dr Mark Welland and Dr Joe Kent successfully completed the gruelling 20 Mile Grizzly to raise funds for the Seaton & District Hospital League of Friends. Both completed the course in 3hours 20mins, raising in excess of £1,300 plus gift aid for the League and its work supporting Seaton Hospital and for the Seaton Friends Hospiscare at Home Team, which is also funded by the League. Dr Welland and Dr Kent would like to express their appreciation and thanks to all those who supported and sponsored them for this event.
Named Accountable GP
All our patients are free to see any GP of their choice, but each patient has a named accountable GP on their clinical record, and this is the GP they are registered with. If you are unsure who this is then please ask at reception. This GP has overall responsibility for you care, but you can request an appointment with any doctor that is available.
The charity has a website, which you can reach here
More details are available here
New Year's Resolution?
Inactivity is a significant health risk, but we know that by keeping active for 30 minutes 3-4 times a week you can significantly reduce your risk of harm. Try this new physical activity finder:
Visit this new website, where you are able to choose either activities that you already know you like and are comfortable with, or search for all local options, meet people and try something fun and new!
Friends and Family Test
The Friends and Family Test (FFT) was introduced in 2013 as a method of asking patients whether they would recommend healthcare services to their friends and family if they needed similar care or treatment. From the 1st December 2014 this Practice will be using this patient feedback to recognise success and to identify areas for improvement. The FFT does not replace the current NHS complaints procedure or any other form of feedback regarding healthcare services.
Patients who have a consultation with a GP or another member of staff employed by the practice can fill in the FFT form either on line by clicking here or in paper format. Forms will be available at the practice and may be given to patients in their own homes. Your consultation can include home visits, telephone consultations or appointments or even contacting the surgery to request a prescription or some other information. We are interested in your experiences and if you wish you can fill in a form each time you have contact with the practice.
Your feedback will be publicised and used to help us ensure our service meets your expectations.
New Clinical Commissioning Group
From 1st April 2013 we are part of the new Northern, Eastern and Western Devon clinical Commissioning Group. Click here to visit the website.
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