Coronavirus Information

The free NHS COVID-19 app is a vital part of the NHS Test and Trace service in England, and the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect service.

Visit the download page - contains links for App Store and Google Play.


We would like to inform everyone that from 8th June 2020 it will be compulsory that anyone coming into the practice will need to wear a face covering. Social distancing is still vital, however, face coverings are an added precaution.


There are guidance on face coverings and how to make them on the government website -

Booking and access to the surgery

Bideford Medical Centre has made some TEMPORARY changes to the booking system and patient access to the surgery.

We have made these changes so that we can preserve the service that we are offering during the Coronavirus outbreak and to keep staff and patients fit and well.


With immediate effect we are changing all appointments to be held via telephone in the first instance.

We will make an appointment for you to come to the surgery if you need to, otherwise you will be treated over the phone, or offered a video consultation or online consultation.

We will keep our patients updated via this page – please feel free to share. Please be assured that we are open as usual and that we are making these temporary changes to protect the health of our patients, staff and doctors.

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Coronavirus - A book for Children

Easy read COVID information to support parents to explain the virus to children.

NHS Volunteer Responders

​This programme enables volunteers to provide care or to help a vulnerable person, which is permitted under the new rules announced by the Government on 23rd March 2020. Volunteers may be asked to show the active task they are responding to if asked. 

Follow this link for more information or to join up



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