Reduce your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes
A new FREE health programme is now available. The programme will provide patients with the knowledge and support to make small but significant changes to not only reduce or reverse their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, but also other conditions such as heart disease and stroke.
Across the country thousands of people have attended Diabetes prevention programmes and there have been some real success stories. People have gained access to expert advice and encouraged their family and friends to also make healthier lifestyle choices to feel fitter and happier.
Check your risk at diabetes.org.uk/risk and ask your GP Practice about our local Diabetes Prevention Programme. This can be done via our online service E Consult.
Click on the links below to find out more information:
Help to significantly reduce your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes
Know you risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme
The practice is working in partnership with Public Health England and the University of Oxford to deliver a new research study to patients with symptoms of COVID-19. ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE TESTED FOR COVID-19 AS PART OF THE STUDY PROTOCOL.
If you have developed a temperature (hot to touch) or a new cough in the last 14 days, the Research Team at Oxford University would like you to consider taking part in their research trial which is investigating potential treatments for coronavirus. Please note that the time frame has been extended to 14 days.
More information about the study can be found in the PRINCIPLE Participation Information Leaflet.
Alternatively, if you have developed EITHER of the above symptoms in the LAST 14 DAYS, and would like to take part, you can ENROLL YOURSELF INTO THE STUDY HERE.
Eligible patients will be randomised to usual care or to start a drug called Hydroxychloroquine.
If you have any questions relating to the study, please visit the study website here, or alternatively email the Principle Study Team on firstname.lastname@example.org
The main symptoms of coronavirus are either:
•a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
•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)
•loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
Use the 111 online coronavirus service. It will ask about your symptoms and tell you what to do. The website address is www.111.nhs.uk
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online. The telephone number is 111
If your symptoms are mild, you’ll usually be advised to not leave your home for at least 7 days.
Anyone you live with should not leave your home for 14 days.
For further information go to www.nhs.uk/coronavirus
THE SURGERY WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY 25TH MAY 2020
WHILST THE SURGERY IS CLOSED PLEASE CONTACT NHS 111 IF YOU HAVE A MEDICAL NEED
If you’re in need of community support during these difficult times please read the attached:
For Asthmatic patients who have NOT received a shielding letter please go to the Asthma UK website in the first instance to confirm the criteria www.asthma.org.uk
Until further notice the maximum quantity of paracetamol we will be issuing is 100
The staff have now caught up with the backlog of prescriptions and the Pharmacy opening hours are now:-
8.00 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 18.30 – Monday to Friday
Closed – Saturday & Sunday
09.00 – 18.00 – Monday – Saturday
10.00 – 14.00 – Sunday
DAWLISH WARREN PHARMACY
09.00 – 16.00 – Monday – Friday
Closed – Saturday & Sunday
Patients who are asked to wait at least 3 working days before presenting to any of the Pharmacies to collect their prescriptions. This will allow the staff to process any prescriptions requested.
MINIMISING THE RISK OF CORONAVIRUS WHILST VISITING THE SURGERY
We are trying to keep the flow of patients through the surgery as safe as we can, so could you please:
• Arrive literally at your appointment time, i.e. if you are early please stay in your car or outside until your appointment time and not in the surgery.
• Do not wear multiple layers of clothing that will need to be removed for the procedure/examination to be performed as this will also help to minimise any risk.
Thank you for your co-operation
In line with NHS England’s advice we are NOT issuing repeat medications for longer durations. This
is to avoid any supply chain issues.
Prescriptions should be sent electronically. You can sign up to our online services please see link at the bottom of this page.
Despite the current situation we will NOT be taking prescription requests over the telephone. This is to ensure patient safety.
Prescriptions can, as always, be ordered by email, in writing (please leave requests in the box outside the surgery entrance, by post or using SystmOnline.
We are trying to adhere to our 48 hour processing time but patients should be aware that the local pharmacies are struggling to keep up with demand.
From Friday 20 March onwards, those who have COVID-19 or are advised to self-isolate will be able to obtain an “isolation note” by visiting NHS 111 online and completing an online form, rather than visiting a doctor. For COVID-19 cases this replaces the usual need see a GP to provide a “fit note” after seven days of sickness absence. Isolation notes will also be accepted by Jobcentre Plus as evidence of a patients inability to attend.
We have been advised by Public Health England to take further measures to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus. Therefore we have suspended all online pre-bookable appointments until further notice.
We are taking steps to minimise the risk of exposure to Coronavirus to protect both our patients and staff and are reviewing our ‘face to face’ work.
As a result of this, we have moved, temporarily, to a telephone consultation system for all appointments.
If the GP does need to physically see you, they will still ask you to present at the surgery. In such cases, risks for both the patient and our staff will have been assessed.
We will continue to book essential Nurse appointments but will phone all patients to check that patients are free of COVID – 19 symptoms.
In doing this, we reduce footfall through the surgery thereby minimising the risk of any transmission to staff and patients alike.
If you already have a pre booked GP appointment, you will be contacted personally if you are affected by these measures.
We would also welcome the use of our Web Based service, eConsult. eConsult allows patients to self-check their symptoms and, if appropriate your consultation will be sent to your GP within the practice who can act on this the same day. The system is fully NHS accredited.
WARREN SURGERY – DAWLISH WARREN
Please be advised that as from 20th March until further notice the Warren Surgery site is closed.
Guidance updated 20.3.20
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild infection
Who this guidance is for
This advice is intended for people with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), including those with a diagnosis of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, who must remain at home until they are well.
Will I be tested if I think I have COVID-19
No- no testing of those self-isolating with mild symptoms. The following advice is designed to help people prevent the spread
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.
Read our advice about staying at home
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BARTON SURGERY IS STILL OPEN
We have received reports that Social Media Sites have said that the practice is closed due to the Coronavirus but this is not the case. The Barton Surgery Practice which is closed is in Torquay and people may have become confused because the Practice names are the same. We apologise to our patients for any inconvenience caused.
WARREN SURGERY – DAWLISH WARREN
Please be advised that as from 20th March until further notice the Warren Surgery site is closed. The
main site at Barton Terrace is open.
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.