Welcome To The Practice

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Please note that if you have been contacted by text or letter that you are due for your Covid-19 vaccine booster,   which will be six months from the date of your 2nd vaccine (unless you are immunosuppressed),   you can now book the booster online or by contacting 119.   Appointments are now available for you to book at Follaton House, Totnes.’   ‘Unfortunately these appointments cannot be booked  by us.’

13.4.21 - The NHS has started inviting people age 45 and over for a coronavirus vaccination.  If you receive an invite from the National Booking Service, you can book directly with them, or we will be in touch when we have appointments available. At present we are in the process of inviting patients for their 2nd COVID vaccine.


Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine - patient information leaflet
AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine - patient information leaflet




You will have heard through national media reports that GPs have started COVID-19 vaccinations for priority groups (over 80s).  Please note that we will contact patients, who have been identified as priority, to be offered the vaccine first.  Please do not contact us as these vaccines are being made available in limited numbers at a time per practice.  Be assured that all patients will be contacted to take up this opportunity for vaccination.   Many thanks for your patience during this difficult time.





Stay at home if you have:

a high temperature - this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back

a new, continuous cough - this means coughing a lot for more than an hour or 3, or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

For further information follow the governments advice on www.gov.uk, www.nhs.uk or use the online 111 coronavirus service.   Only call 111 if you cannot get help online

How long to stay at home:

if you have symptoms of coronavirus, you will need to stay at home for 7 days.

if you live with someone who has symptoms, you will need to stay at home for 14 day from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms.

If you live with someone, who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.

If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible

For information on:

Social distancing visit: https://gov.uk/guidance-on-social-distancing

Isolation notes visit: https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note


Patients can order their prescriptions via our email address: d-ccg.enquiriessalcombe@nhs.net

You can also register to order prescriptions online,  by contacting us for the registration process and password.  we aim to process prescription requests within 48 hours.

The GPs are triaging calls from patients requesting medical advice or an appointment.  If an appointment is deemed necessary following the telephone consultation, we are advising the following:

We ask that patients telephone the health centre when they arrive in the car park and a helath care professional will escort them into the building.  No member of the public should enter the building if they have a cough or a temperature.

For other requests please telephone the health centre.

We are aware of patients who are housebound, but please inform us of anyone in the community you feel needs our attention.



General Data Protection Regulation

                                                                How we use your medical records

Important information for our patients

This practice handles medical records in- line with laws on data protection and confidentiality.

We share medical records with those who are involved in providing you with care and treatment.

In some circumstances we will also share medical records for medical research, for example to find out more about why people get ill.

We share information when the law requires us to do so, for example, to prevent infectious diseases from spreading or to check the care being provided to you is safe.

You have the right to be given a copy of your medical record.

You have the right to object to your medical records being shared with those who provide you with care.

You have the right to object to your information being used for medical research and to plan health services.

You have the right to have any mistakes corrected and to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office. Please ask a member of staff for a copy of our practice privacy notice or for more information about your rights.

Our Data Protection Officer is:  Bex Lovewell bex.lovewell@nhs.net









To download the practice leaflet click here.