Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Important - Call 111 for advice if you're worried about a baby or child.
If they seem very unwell, are getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call 999.
Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.
Use the quick NHS coronavirus status checker to tell us about your current experience of the virus.
This will help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus by showing where the virus is spreading and how it affects people.
Family Planning (including coil fitting, implants)
Specific Illness Clinics such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, menopause, weight
Sexual Dysfunction, Prostate Advice, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Child Health Checks - click here for the NHS child immunisation schedule
Antenatal and Postnatal Care
New Patient Checks
Hearing aid batteries are available at the surgery. Please bring your used batteries to the reception desk, where they will be exchanged for new ones.
If you have concerns about an elderly person near you and think that they would benefit from some extra help or support, please let us know and we will assess. We have a multidisciplinary rehabilitation team who meet regularly and who will try to provide a comprehensive service especially to the housebound elderly.
We offer a wide variety of services and clinics. To make an appointment for any of the following clinics please contact the main reception.
Asthma and Chronic Pulmonary Disease
The practice nurses regularly review all patients with these conditions to monitor their treatment.
First Thursday of every month 11:45 - 12:45. The doctors and health visitors monitor pre-school child development. Children are called when their assessment is due.
The practice operates a recall system for cervical smears. This is usually done by the practice nurses during surgery hours.
Contraceptive advice is offered during normal surgery hours by the doctors and practice nurses.
All patients with diabetes are seen regularly by the practice nurses. They monitor the condition, in conjunction with the doctors and advise on diet and blood sugar control to help prevent long term complications.
Patients with heart disease are reviewed by the practice nurses and doctors.
Other Chronic Diseases
Patients with long-term illnesses are monitored by the practice nurses and doctors during normal surgery hours. They are recalled by telephone or letter.
The physiotherapist runs clinics on Tuesday afternoon at the Thorverton surgery. Patients are seen following a doctor’s referral.
The clinic is run by the practice nurse. Patients enrol on a 6 week course to help them stop smoking following referral by a doctor or nurse. Patients are required to complete a questionnaire about their smoking habits and hand it into reception. The practice nurse will then contact the patient to arrange the appointment.
Weight Control Clinic
The clinic is run by the practice nurse. Patients enrol on an 8 week course to help them control their weight. The practice nurse will monitor their progress every week. Patients are encouraged to participate in the group session for support.
Crediton Surgery operates a confidential service to all of its patients including teenagers of all ages. All members of staff are open and non-judgemental. Please ask if you would like to speak to a staff member in a confidential area.
Please be bold and ask for your appointment, explain that you require emergency contraception (morning after pill), so that you can be seen a.s.a.p.
Remember, the sooner you take your emergency contraception the better. It is most effective within the first 24 hours, but can be taken up to 72 hours after unprotected sex or condom failure. If it is more than 72 hours since having unprotected sex or a condom failure, then still ask to be seen to discuss your options.
We are able to provide you with a limited supply of condoms free of charge. Remember taking the pill only protects you from pregnancy, NOT sexually transmitted diseases. So be wise and use condoms.
We are now able to offer Chlamydia screening, it is easy to do and doesn’t involve any embarrassing examinations. You take the sample and for boys it involves providing a sample of urine. The results will be sent directly to you. You choose how you receive the results, 'phone call, e-mail, letter, text to mobile 'phones. Please come and ask for this easy test to be done.
General Health Issues
Do you have a problem with your skin? Or perhaps body image? What about your diet, do you feel that you are eating too much, do you have 5 portions of fruit & vegetables a day? What about exercise, do you take regular exercise? Do you have any concerns about smoking or alcohol, these may be your personal concerns or those of a friend or relative. We are here to listen, advise and point you in the right direction for help.
Please don’t be afraid to make an appointment to discuss any of these problems or contact the appropriate help line, or visit one of the websites:
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below:
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the Practice Nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, please print and complete the form below and drop it in to the surgery before coming to see the nurse.
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe the EU has published useful information for travellers on the European website.
Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:
The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.
Medical examination and report:
Medical report with no examination:
£16.00 - £30.00
Private prescription fee:
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