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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.

Latest News

ARE YOU LEAVING SCHOOL?

Are you leaving School? At the Seaton Surgery on Wednesday 19th September @ 5.00pm,, we are holding a drop in session for school leavers offering advice about looking after your health! Topics to be covered include healthy eating, sexual health services, alcohol, drugs and many more. No need to book, just turn up, we look forward to seeing you!

FLU 2018 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION

For patients over 65 our Saturday flu clinics are now available for booking appointments on the 29th September and 6th October. All GP surgeries have been advised that we must offer two vaccines this year, one specifically for everyone aged 65 and over and an alternative one for everyone aged 18 to 64 in the at risk groups.  The under 18s will continue to be offered the nasal flu vaccine. For eligible patients aged 18 - 64, please also call the practice to discuss booking your appointment.

Recent studies have proven that these vaccines are the most effective in preventing flu in these particular age groups.  Unfortunately due to the lateness of the study results, supplies of the vaccine for everyone aged 65 and over will arrive in smaller numbers and slightly later than usual. We will therefore continue to have flu clinics throughout October and November.

There will be enough vaccinations available for everyone at risk who wishes to have it, so there is no need for you to go elsewhere and risk having a less effective vaccine.

Please call the practice after 2pm to book your appointment

Text Messages

Do we have your correct Mobile Telephone Number on record?  If you are unsure, or would like to register your mobile number, please see a member of our reception staff. We now send Text Appointment Reminders and will also use this way of contact to advise you of seasonal vaccination campaigns such as Flu Clinics. No personal medical information will be included in any text messages.

 Online Services

You are now able to order repeat precriptions for any medications you take regularly and look at your medication and allergies record online using the links from the practice website.  You can also book or cancel appointments.

Using the online facilities is your choice and if you wish at any time to withdraw, the practice staff will continue to treat you in the same way as before.  The decision will not affect the quality of your care.

To register for these services simply visit the practice with a form of photographic ID such as a passport or driving licence.  You will be given login details, so you will need to think of a password which is unique to you.  This will ensure that only you are able to access your record - unless you choose to share your details with a family member or carer.

The practice has the right to remove online access to services for anyone that doesn't use them responsibly.

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.

 

Are your contact details up to date?

If your contact details change, please make sure you inform us in case we should need to contact you.We are happy to have mobile phone numbers and email addresses.

Important details about minor changes to your prescribed medicines. 

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Are you achieving a healthy lifestyle?

Have a look at our new health promotion  For details, click here

Important Information about Measles

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S&C Medical Practice Patient Participation Group report for 2014-2015 now available

Click here to read the report which we have to submit to the Clinical Commissioning Group

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