The Surgery will be closed for the afternoon on Tuesday 28th September 2021 for essential maintenance on our telephone system. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Primary care is the NHS’ front door, and the level of demand for GP services shows no sign of abating. Over the last year, there have been millions of face to face appointments in general practice in Devon, and our GP practices have seen a 14 per cent increase in demand since before the pandemic.
This sheer volume of calls has resulted in GPs and nurses working through long lists of requests to call people back. More and more people are contacting their GP surgery for support.
While GPs have continued to provide face to face appointments throughout the pandemic for anyone who needs to be seen in person and it’s clinically appropriate, the increase in requests has added significant pressure to primary care.
Like many frontline services, GP practices are still suffering the affects of the isolation rules for people who are household contacts of a positive case. Nearly all of Devon Clinical Commissioning Group GP practices have been impacted over the last year and are facing severe operational pressures.
The pandemic has not ended, we are deeply saddened to have experienced hurtful verbal abuse from a small number of patients whilst we try so hard to manage unprecedented demand during what is continues as the biggest challenge ever faced by the NHS.
We are striving to support all the people of Dawlish and truly value your ongoing understanding and patience as we enter the next phase of this pandemic.
Due to COVID-19 our flu clinic format will be the same as last year. We will be contacting eligible patients by either, text, email (new this year with a link attached to book an appointment directly), letter or phone inviting you to make an appointment. This will occur over a period of time so please wait for us to contact you in the first instance.
Various clinic dates from mid September to November will be made available at Barton Surgery, Barton Terrace.
In line with Government recommendations we will only be vaccinating patients that are aged 65 and over on the 31st March 2022 or are under 65 and are in a clinically at risk group:
Full details on who is eligible for the flu jab can be found on the NHS website www.nhs.uk and common questions about the flu jab can be found at www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-vaccine-questions-answers
For those that are aged 50 – 64 and do not fall in to one of the categories listed above, we will again be offering a vaccination. We expect the supplies of vaccinations for this group to be with us in October/early November, and will contact patients via text, email, (with a link attached to book an appointment directly), phone or letter to invite them for the flu vaccination.
When arriving for your flu vaccination we ask our patients to adhere to the following guidance:
The mobile Breast Screening van will be in Dawlish in September 2021. Make sure you book an appointment when you receive your invitation letter. Breast Screening saves lives.
Covid restrictions will end in many settings in England from Monday 19th July 2021. However, Public Health England’s infection prevention control guidelines are set to remain in place for all healthcare settings.
Therefore if you are required to visit the surgery please ensure you continue to wear a face covering, maintain social distancing and use the hand gel provided. Thank you
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We know it can be difficult to know what to do and how to get the best help and treatment when you or a loved one are feeling unwell or suffered and injury. But if it is not a life-threatening emergency please do call 111 or got www.111.nhs.uk first where you can get quick expert advice.
The Barton Surgery is the only GP practice in Dawlish and is situated in the upper part of the main car park in the town, adjacent to Dawlish Community Hospital.
The Warren Surgery is a small branch surgery situated in the centre of Dawlish Warren and is open for part of every day, Monday to Friday.