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If you need help with a non-urgent medical or admin request, you can now contact us online.

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The Cost of Living Crisis - for anybody needing guidance the website below contains details of advice, information and services on a National, Regional and Local level.

The Cost Of Living Crisis

GP Enhanced Access

Primary care has the opportunity to extend the hours for patient appointments. This includes evening clinics till 8pm and Saturdays from 9am to 5pm and Sundays from 9am to 1pm.


Bideford Medical Centre run an extra evening GP and Nurse/HCA clinic every Tuesday till 8pm and we take part in the rota across North Devon to provide GP & Nurse appointments on some Saturdays from 9am to 5pm.

We continue to offer all our usual appointments during the week.
Bideford Medical Centre patients can also use any of the evening and weekend appointments provided across  North Devon run by other practices - just ask our Reception Team who can book these for you.


There are also no changes to the Primary Care out of hours service, so for any urgent health concerns please contact 111 or 999 as before.
 

Here is a summary of the recently updated COVID mask policy for healthcare settings, including Bideford Medical Centre, as of June 2022:

  • Patients are no longer required to wear a face covering (but are welcome to wear one as a personal preference)

  • Patients who attend with suspected COVID or respiratory symptoms should wear a mask or face covering if tolerated

  • Healthcare staff will continue to wear masks where there is a risk of COVID-19 transmission or the patient is vulnerable / has reduced immunity

  • Healthcare staff will also put on a mask if the patient makes a reasonable request for them to do so

  • We will continue to use social distancing in the surgery to help patients flow through the practice and reduce disease transmission

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We are an Armed Forces veteran friendly accredited GP practice.

This means that, as part of the health commitments of the Armed Forces Covenant, we have a dedicated clinician who has a specialist knowledge of military related health conditions and veteran specific health services. This is important in helping ex-forces to get the best care and treatment.

If you are ex-forces, please let your GP know to help ensure you are getting the best possible care.

The following very useful patient resource offers support for mental wellbeing, housing, employment and finances:

https://www.veteransgateway.org.uk/

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Please support your local GP practice team - they provide an amazing service to our community.

At Bideford Medical Centre we get thank yous, compliments and praise from many many patients which we really appreciate. However patients are not always kind to our staff and this YouTube video gives an idea of some of the things that are said to them....and yes some of this does happen in North Devon and at Bideford Medical Centre.
 
Please treat our staff with respect they have a difficult job and are here to help you. 


#Please be kind 
Caroline

Practice Manager 
Supporting GP Surgery Teams everywhere.

We have changed the way in which we manage long term conditions.

Please click the LTC button above for further information.

Long Term Conditions (LTC)