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
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.
Information for Patients regarding Dr Ruth Greaves
As you may already know, Dr Greaves is currently away from the practice. Dr Greaves has asked us to provide the following information to our patients:
Dr Greaves was completely well until the end of February and then quite unexpectedly she had a seizure. A brain scan has revealed a benign longstanding tumour called a meningioma (not cancer) which is treatable and curable by surgery. Dr Greaves will be having surgery sometime before the end of July. We are expecting her to be away for up to six months but look forward to welcoming her back to the practice when she has recovered from her operation.
The Partners would like to assure patients that steps are being taken to provide additional cover during this period. All the GPs have access to medical records and will therefore be able to offer continuity of care. When you phone the practice you will be offered available appointments with Dr Webb, Dr Bramley, Dr Kent or Dr Welland but also with other GPs who will be helping us while Dr Greaves is away.
We are sure many patients will want to pass on their good wishes to Dr Greaves. We are happy to forward cards and messages to Dr Greaves on your behalf.
If you have any questions about your medical care while Dr Greaves is away please speak to the Practice Manager, Mrs Loraine Robinson.
Doctors 'On the Run' in Aid of New Local Health Charity.
Our GPs all successfully completed the ‘Grizzly Challenge’ – a 20 mile multi-terrain race which took place on Sunday 1 March. Dr Joe Kent completed the course in 3h 18m (234th), Dr Roger Bramley in 3h 28m (326th) and Dr Mark Welland in 3h 32m (385th). It was the first time Dr Welland had run The Grizzly, and he says he was very happy just to have completed the course! They ran in support of new local health charity Eating With Dignity, for which they have so far raised over £600. They would like to pass on their thanks to all who supported them
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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