Thank you to those patients who have completed and returned the National GP Survey. We are delighted with the results which can be viewed here.
We are pleased to announce that Dr Miranda Hill has given birth to twins! A boy and girl arrived in early June and all are doing well!
Congratulations also go to Dr Amelie Heidelberg who is currently pregnant and will be going on maternity leave later in the summer. We are currently endeavouring to obtain cover at a time when there is a national shortage of GPs!
Our fees for non NHS work are increasing as of April 2019. Please click here for further details.
Evening and Weekend Appointments
We are pleased to announce that we are working with Devon Doctors so that GP appointments are now available for our patients at Tiverton Hospital during the weekday evenings and at weekends.
Patients that have used the service say:
"no waiting, the doctor was excellent. Super-fast, fantastic NHS service"
"great times available for people who work during the day. Caring service and thorough"
"easy, efficient, convenient, friendly, helpful"
"lovely premises, staff and doctor A* service"
To access these appointments please call Devon Doctors on 01392 822354. This telephone line is open 8:00am-6:30pm Monday to Friday and 8:00am-1:00pm over weekends and bank holidays.
Please note the 01392 822354 is for booking weekday evening and weekend appointments only.
If you need an appointment at Bramblehaies during the day, you can contact us on the usual surgery numbers.
People across Devon and Cornwall can now download a free app which gives them information about waiting and travel times for their local urgent NHS services.
The app, NHSquicker, shows up-to-date waiting times for local emergency departments (A&Es) and minor injuries units, based on the user’s location.
It also shows live travel times to help people make informed decisions about where to go when they are in need of urgent treatment for a minor injury or illness.
People can also use NHSquicker to find information about less urgent NHS services, such as GPs, pharmacies, sexual health services, dentists and opticians.
NHSquicker is available for smartphones and tablets, on Apple and Android.
The app has been launched by the Health and Care IMPACT Network, a collaboration between the NHS across Devon and Cornwall and academics from the University of Exeter.
The launch comes at a time when doctors are urging people to consider using another urgent care service, if the issue is not serious or life-threatening, rather than an emergency department, as hospitals become busier through the winter months.
Click here for further details.
Cullompton Town Bus Service
Dartline buses are now stopping in Station Road making it easier to get to the surgery. Please click here for the timetable
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If you are registered with our surgery did you know you can:
- access all blood results saving a telephone call to the practice
- order repeat prescriptions, and change pharmacy if wish
- book, and cancel, GP appointments
- view your summary care record – this is the information that health professionals access if you’re seen “out of hours in hospital or another site”
- access details of vaccinations you’ve received through viewing your detailed coded record – will assist you when filling out forms and saving you a call to the practice
Click here for further details.
** Be Aware **
We'd like to inform you of the change you will face should you sign up to any payable online GP services that have recently been advertised on television (e.g. www.pushdoctor.co.uk). This is different to the online access registration service that we offer at Bramblehaies Surgery.
These companies act as a GP practice and offer online GP consultations, prescription services and more.
Should you opt in and register on any of these websites it will trigger a new practice registration with NHS England. This, in turn will de-register/deduct you as a patient at Bramblehaies Surgery.
This will mean that any service (consultation, prescription etc) notes that are recorded will not be transferred to your current patient record at the practice.
Please ensure to check their terms and conditions prior to accepting any agreement.
Let your friends and family know.
Comments and Suggestions
We are always looking for feedback on ways we could improve current services and facilities for our patients, and welcome ideas for new services you wish for us to consider. Please follow this link to provide your feedback.