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Christmas Opening Hours
Please note our opening hours over
the Christmas period.
Thursday 24th December - Open, 8am - 6pm
Friday 25th December - CLOSED
Saturday 26th December - CLOSED
Sunday 27th December - CLOSED
Monday 28th December - CLOSED
Tuesday 29th December - Open, 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 30th December - Open, 8am - 6pm
Thursday 31st December - Open, 8am - 6pm
Friday 1st January - CLOSED
We are anticipating a really busy time in the run up to Christmas and New Year, so if you need a repeat prescription please let us have your repeat medication request by Friday 18th December or sooner if possible.
Out of Hours
Please note that if you require medical assistance outside of our opening hours, contact NHS 111 or in an emergency, 999.
All the staff at Townsend House Medical Centre wish all of our patients a very Happy Christmas and New Year.
Practice Nurse - Maternity Cover Required
We are looking for an experienced practice nurse to provide 24 hours per week on a 6 month contract for maternity leave. For more details please contact the Practice Manager - Elly Potter on 01297 626821 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Rob Daniels returns from Rwanda
Doctor Daniels has just returned from 10
days working in Rwanda, split between working in outpatient clinics in the
capital, setting up telemedicine services and working in rural clinics. The
clinics involved fitting hearing aids to patients who don't have access to
these services and over 3 days working with a team from all over East Africa
over 200 patients received free hearing aids.
Even more importantly he didn't catch Malaria or Ebola and is now now back at work!
Dr Rob Daniels
Townsend House Medical Centre advise that Dr Daniels has a speciality in Ear, Nose and Throat procedures. Earlier this year the local CCG agreed to commission Dr Daniels to provide community Ear, Nose and Throat clinics. These clinics are held each Wednesday on a rotation basis at the following community hospitals, Seaton, Ottery St Mary, Tiverton and Exmouth. (Exmouth clinics will start in January 2016). All patients must be referred by their usual GP.
This service is commissioned to run until at least March 2016, at which time there is the potential for this contract to be extended. As a result of this Dr Daniels will be available to see patients at Townsend House on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. We understand this may cause upset and distress to patients under his care and would like to reassure patients that they are free to see any doctor of their choosing should Dr Daniels be unavailable. Dr Jon Dove, who has recently joined the practice, works from both Seaton and Beer surgeries, covering 4 days per week; Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Should patients wish to transfer their care to Dr Dove, or any other Doctor, the surgery will accommodate that request as soon as possible.
From this week patients will now be able to book appointments with Doctors and Nurses up to 12 weeks in advance. For example: patients visiting the surgery for b12 injections will now be able to book their next appointment before leaving the surgery.
Healthy Lifestyle Clinics
Townsend House Medical Practice is pleased to announce that with effect from Monday 6 July 2015 we will be running healthy lifestyle weight management clinics with our specialist advisor - Mrs Alice Lamb. To qualify for these clinics you must be referred by your GP or other Health Care Professional. For further information please speak to your GP or a member of our reception team.
All patients at Townsend have a named GP who is responsible for your overall care at the practice, if you do not know who your named GP is please ask at reception, if you have a preference to which GP that is, the practice will make reasonable efforts to accommodate this request.
Care Quality Commission (CQC) Reports
For more information about the Care Quality Commission please click here
Friends & Family Test
We would like your feedback on the care and/or treatment we give you any time you visit us or have contact with the practice. It doesn't take long.
Put us to the test and tell us what is working well and what we can do to improve. You can say what you think without giving your name and we will use this information to plan improvements to our services.
To complete a feedback form please visit the surgery or fill out an online form by clicking here.
Minor Illness Service
Townsend House Medical Centre are delighted to announce a new Minor Illness service for our patients. We are pleased to welcome Aimee Seward who will be joining our team in April 2014. Aimee has previously worked in Chard Minor Injury Unit and is highly skilled in managing minor illnesses and injuries. She will be doing a daily clinic, Monday to Friday for patients registered at the practice with minor illness or injury problems who previously would have had to travel to Honiton MIU to be seen. If you have any queries about this new service please don't hesitate to contact the surgery.
A day in the Life of Your GP
The Doctors together with our Patient Representative Group thought it might be useful to provide a synopsis of the average day encountered by the GP's. This has been produced on the basis of a typical day, however, there are days when deviation occurs such as, emergencies that can come in at any time and these must take priority over routine work. Click here to access. (PDF File)
Interesting Facts & Figures
We have compiled a list of interesting facts and figures detailing how many patients we have seen in surgery, how many people use this website, how many prescritptions we have prepared and more. Please click here to download the PDF File.
New Devon CCG
From 1st April 2013 we are part of the Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group. Click here to visit their website.
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