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
COMMUNITY HOSPITAL INPATIENT BEDS
NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has released a consultation document detailing plans which involve the closure of many community hospital inpatient beds in East Devon.
The document features 4 options for the future of services in the region, and retaining beds at Seaton Hospital appears in only 2 of these options.
GPs at Seaton & Colyton Medical Practice are opposed to any closure of community hospital beds, and particularly support the retention of beds Seaton Hospital due to the rural location, the lack of good transport links and the increasingly frail and elderly patient population.
The CCG have launched a 13 week consultation period from 7th October and we would encourage all of you to take the opportunity to make your views known. Questionnaires are available at both Seaton and Colyton surgeries, or by clicking here.
For more information, please visit the CCG website by following the link here.
Following on from the successful public meeting on Friday 4th November, at The Gateway Theatre, Seaton Town Hall, there will be an additional one on Thursday 24th November 2016. On this occasion there will be two sessions, 2.00pm - 4.30pm & 5.30pm - 8.00pm
Please try to attend to make your voice heard and to show your support for our local community hospital
As well as the public meeting, the CCG has also arranged for a number of roadshows in the area which will give you the opportunity to call in for a quick informal chat. In Seaton it will be held on Friday 16th December at the Seaton Town Hall from 9.30am - 11.30am. For a full listing of all roadshows please click here
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.
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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(Site updated 21/11/2016)