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FACE MASKS ARE MANDATORY

To protect yourself, other patients and our staff, please wear a face mask to any attendance at the surgery. If you are exempt from wearing a mask, please press the buzzer and you will be asked to wait in your car/outside until it is safe to see you. 


There are extremely high levels of COVID in the local area so we would encourage everyone to work together to stay safe.

Preparing for a surge in January of COVID-19 cases

The NHS in Devon is expecting to be very busy in January due to a predicted surge in Omicron cases, peaking in mid-January.

Even with very high vaccination uptake in our patients and staff, the spread of COVID-19 is already having a significant impact on NHS staff absences and this is likely to become worse.  This will further impact on staffing and will cause more disruption to wider health and services.

Every additional person with COVID-19 impacts on the ability for the NHS to carry out other important work.  For every inpatient in hospital with COVID-19, on average more than eight other operations are postponed. 

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/

NHS England veteran friendly accreditati

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.

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Want advice from your doctor, self-help information or have an administrative request (such as a sick note or test results)?

Fill out a simple online form to get advice and treatment today if you submit your request between 8:00AM and 4:00PM. Otherwise your practice will respond by the end of the next working day.

How does the e consult service work?

  1. Complete a simple form about your problem or request

  2. Your GPs decide on the best treatment for you

  3. The practice calls you or emails you with advice, a prescription or an appointment

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)