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Latest News

Forthcoming Practice Closures

Thursday 26th April from 1pmCCG Practice Closure for Statutory Training

Monday 7th May - Early May bank holiday

Monday 28th May - Spring bank holiday

(14/04/18)

 

Couch to 5k - running is free and burns more calories than many other exercises

Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks. Grab your trainers and follow the step-by-step instructions in this free app.

(06/04/18)

 

Pinpoint Devon is a directory of community services in Devon

You can find care and support services, community groups, activities, family support, registered childcare and much more across Devon.

Pinpoint learning disability

Pinpoint older adults

Pinpoint families

(06/04/18)

 

86% of all patient ratings about this practice were good, very good or excellent

Thank you to all of our patients who completed this survey. It will be discussed at the next P3 meeting.

survey

(23/03/18)

 

Is pain slowing you down?

Is pain slowing youdown

(23/03/18)

 

No longer need an appointment? Let us know

In January this year, there was a total of 250 appointments missed. That averages out to be 11.9 appointments per day being missed. If you no longer need the appointment or cannot make it, please let us know so we can give the time to someone else.

(09/03/18)

 

SMMC's March Newsletter

Download this months Newsletter here: March 2018 

(02/03/18)

 

Folic Acid Leaflet

This leaflet contains information about why your baby needs folic acids as well as how to take folic acid.

Folic Acid leaflet Folic Acid leaflet 

(02/03/18)

 

When stroke strikes, act F.A.S.T.

Click here for an Easy Read version on how to recognise the signs of stroke.

Act F.A.S.T.

(23/02/18)

 

SMMC's January Newsletter

Download this months Newsletter here: January 2018 

(26/01/18)

 

PRESS RELEASE: South Molton patients to benefit from revamped GP premises 

as practice receives a share of NHS England Estate and Technology Transformation Fund.

SOUTH MOLTON patients will benefit from a major NHS funding boost to improve local GP facilities.

South Molton Medical Centre will receive £2.2m from the NHS England Estates and Technology Transformation Fund.

Together with £1.2m of investment from South Molton Medical Centre Partnership, it will fund a large extension and refurbishment of the medical centre in the centre of the town, to continue to provide modern day healthcare to their patients.

The NHS England Estates and Technology Transformation Fund is a national funding programme to support GP practices to make improvements to services for local patients including more modern, expanded facilities and use of new technologies.

Dr Simon Chappell, of South Molton Medical Centre, said: “We are really excited to see the culmination of our bid for NHS funds for improvements start on site.

“Over the next twelve months there is bound to be some disruption for which we apologise, as the builder works around us in phases, but the end result of improved premises for staff and patients will be worth. It will assist us in our mission of delivering the best quality primary healthcare for our patients.”

Laila Pennington, Head of Primary Care for NHS England in the South West, said: “These are really exciting plans that the surgery has developed – they should make a real difference for patients. We’re pleased to be able to add funding to an impressive scheme that will stand the town in good stead for years to come.”

David Wilson Partnership Architects have worked with the Practice on the design of their premises for the past 18 months and director David Wilson said, “We believe that the scheme will transform the Medical Centre into light and airy premises suited for modern primary healthcare.

“We understand that it was important for patients and staff to retain their presence in the heart of the town and are pleased to that the extension and refurbishment retains the facilities on their original site. State of the art facilities and crucially more room will help will help the Medical Centre’s staff in their mission to deliver the best care for their patients. ”

Nigel Whelan, area manager at Morgan Sindall, the construction company appointed to deliver the works, said: “This is a key project which will significantly enhance healthcare services for South Molton residents. We’re delighted to have been appointed to deliver the expansion and refurbishment and look forward to handing over a much improved facility on completion.”

(22/01/18)

  

Are you worried your kids are having too much sugar?

Over half of the sugar that kids eat comes from snacks and drinks. Look for 100 calorie snacks, two a day max. Visit http://www.nhs.uk/Change4Life for more information.

50 percent of sugar that our kids eat comes from snacks and drinks

(05/01/18)

 

Planning a journey to an NHS medical appointment?

Patient Transport Advice Service can give help and support if you need transport assistance to an NHS medical appointment.

Patient transport

(22/12/17)

 

Think Pharmacy First...they play a key role in providing quality healthcare

Pharmacists and chemists play a key role in providing quality healthcare to patients. You do not need an appointment to see a pharmacist and most pharmacies will have a private consulting room or a quiet area where you can discuss your symptoms if you wish. They can also help you decide if you need to see a doctor, or whether to use any other type of local NHS service.

 North Devon Pharmacies Opening Times

 Pharmacies providing Pharmacy First Services

Pharmacy First

(15/12/17)

 

Keep Antibiotics Working TV campaign

Taking ANTIBIOTICS when you don't need them puts you and your family at risk.

Always take your doctor's advice on antibiotics.

(03/11/17)

 

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