Dr Joseph Kent
The GPs would like to inform patients that Dr Joe Kent will be leaving the Practice at the end of this year.
Here is a statement from Dr Kent:
"It is with mixed emotions that I am informing you that my family is relocating to Australia in January 2019. I will really miss working with such a fantastic team at the surgery.
During these past 10 years I have been very fortunate to be a General Practitioner at The Seaton and Colyton Medical Practice. It has been a real pleasure fulfilling this role.
I wish you all the very best"
The Surgery will be pleased to welcome two GPs in January who will be recognised by many patients, as they have both been regular Locums at the Surgery
Dr Helen Genton will be working on Wednesdays and Fridays whilst Dr Beth Timmins will be working on Mondays and Thursdays.
Dr Kent's registered list of patients will be shared between Dr Timmins and the four remaining partners. Patients will be informed of their registered GP if they contact the surgery in January.
All the GPs and staff would like to wish Joe the best of luck in his new venture........we are really sad to see him go. His dedication and enthusiasm will be missed within our team at the surgery.
Drs Bramley, Graves, Welland & Twaddle
FLU 2018 - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
For patients over 65 we have a Saturday flu clinic in Seaton on the 17th November . 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
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.
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.
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S&C Medical Practice Patient Participation Group report for 2014-2015 now available
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