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Macmillan Cancer

Macmillan Cancer Support
One in three of us will get cancer and it’s the toughest thing most of us will ever face. If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer, or a loved one has, you’ll want a team of people in your corner supporting you every step of the way. Macmillan provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.

Marie Curie Cancer Care

Marie Curie Cancer Care is a UK charity dedicated to the care of people with terminal cancer and other illnesses. Over the financial year 2010/11, we reached a total of 31,799 patients

Youth Health Talk

YouthHealthTalk
Youthhealthtalk enables young people, their family and friends, and professionals such as doctors and teachers to understand young people's experiences of health, illness and life in general. The website feature real-life accounts of issues such as effect on work and education, social life and relationships, consulting health professionals and treatment.



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


 EXTENDED OPENING HOURS

Here at The Seaton and Colyton Medical Practice we continually look at ways in which we can offer additional appointments to fit in with our patients. We are pleased to announce that with effect from the 3rd July 2017, we will be offering additional pre-bookable appointments from 7.30am - 8.00am. These appointments can be booked using our on-line access or by contacting the practice direct. Our GPs will also be making some additional telephone calls after 6.30pm, so if this suits you, then please let us know when requesting a telephone consultation.


COLYTON

Please note that the Colyton Surgery will be closed on the following afternoons:-

  • Friday 21st July
  • Wednesday 26th July
  • Thursday 27th July

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and confirm that our Seaton Surgery will be open as normal.


ONESMALLSTEP

OneSmallStep is a new, free healthy lifestyle service for Devon residents commissioned by Devon County Council. You can access free support to help you to:

* Quit smoking

* Cut down on alcohol

* Maintain a healthy weight

* Start moving more

All OneSmallStep pathways are focused on encouraging people to identify, plan and commit to making small, gradual changes. They develop long-term relationships with service users through a scheduled approach towards change followed by 3, 6 and 12 month follow ups. Please click this link to access the website or alternatively contact can be via email at hello@onesmallstep.org.uk or Freephone 0800 298 2654/local rate 01392 908 139. The telephone service is accessible 9.00am - 6.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.


The Grizzly

On Sunday 12th March 2017 Dr Mark Welland,  Dr John Twaddle and Dr Katie Seaver took part in the Grizzly to raise funds for the Seaton & District Hospital League of Friends. They would like to once again thank you for your kind messages of support and sponsorship which raised a total of £959. 


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:

'Get Active Devon' 

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.


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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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Recently rated one of the top health websites by The Times for easy to understand, accurate and up-to-date evidence based information.  A useful source of medical information, wellbeing articles, blogs and videos.

 


 

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