A warm welcome

Kingskerswell & Ipplepen Health Centres are both open from 8.30am - 6.00pm Monday to Friday, except on Thursdays when they close between 1.00pm and 3.00pm to undertake medical update training and quality audits. We also have evening GP appointments on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6.30pm and 7.30pm for working people who have difficulty getting time off during the day.

Flu Clinics

Our Walk-in Flu clinics this year will be held at: Kingskerswell Health Centre on Saturday 30th September 2017 between 8.30am – 12.00pm Ipplepen Health Centre on Saturday 7th October 2017 between 8.30am – 12.00pm These clinics are for all registered patients aged 65+ or under 65 with one or more of the following: Respiratory, Heart, Renal or Liver conditions, Diabetes. Also included in the eligible categories are pregnant ladies or patients who have suffered a stroke. Included in these clinics we shall have a coffee morning at Kingskerswell and a cake sale at Ipplepen, so please come along that Saturday for your flu vaccination!

Changes to our services at Kingskerswell & Ipplepen Health Centre

From the 1st December 2017, Kingskerswell & Ipplepen Health Centre will no longer be accepting medication requests over the telephone. Click here for more details and view our newsletter

SystmOnline Newsletter 2017

Online patient services

To access SystmOnline select the following link: SystmOnline

  There are many benefits for registering for online access these are:
  • Book and cancel appointments with your Doctor or Nurse online 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • Order repeat prescriptions online – This is the safest and most convenient way to request your medication; it can save you time and costs as you don’t need to make a trip to the practice or make a telephone call.
  • Look at part of your GP record – View test results, coded entries and your summary care record from the comfort of your own home.
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NHS Health Checks

Receive your Free NHS Health Check.These checks are being offered to patients aged between 40 and 74 once every five years.  The check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes. If there are warning signs, then together we can do something about it.  By taking early action, you can improve your health and prevent the onset of these conditions and there is good evidence to support this. read more...

SHARING YOUR NHS PATIENT DATA.   Information sharing in the NHS is subject to rigorous regulation and governance to ensure your full identifiable and personal medical data is kept confidential and only ever seen by carefully vetted doctors, nurses and administrative staff responsible for overseeing your care. With the development of information technology the NHS will increasingly be sharing key information from your GP medical notes with Out of hours GP Services, Hospital A&E Units, looking after you.  Sharing information can improve both the quality and safety of care you received and in some cases can be vital in making life-saving decisions about your treatment.  There are currently three different elements of "sharing NHS patient information"

  •  SCR= The NHS Summary Care Record  -   
  • EDSM= The Enhance Data Sharing Model "SystmOne" 
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CQC Rating for Kingskerswell & Ipplepen Health Centre outstanding The Care Quality Commissioning (CQC) team carried out a planned inspection of Kingskerswell Health Centre on Wednesday 13th July and Ipplepen Health Centre on Thursday 14th July 2016. Ipplepen and Kingskerswell has been rated as outstanding in all five key areas, which are: Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well Led. To view Ipplepens CQC report click here Ipplepen HC - CQC report To view Kingskerswells CQC report click here Kingskerswell HC - CQC report CQC Website

 

Outside Surgery Opening Hours if you need to talk to or see a GP

For NHS medical support outside GP surgery hours, please call NHS 111. The staff at 111 have the ability to assess your needs and if appropriate link you to Devon Doctors On Call who have GPs in cars and at the Newton Abbot Hospital Treatment Centre. The Devon Doctors Out Of Hours GP service operates between 6.00pm and 8.30am Monday to Friday, Thursdays between 1.00pm and 3.00pm, Saturdays and Sundays and during public holidays.

Emergency Situations

If a serious accident or medical emergency occurs such as, difficulty breathing, unconsciousness, suspected heart attack, deep wound, haemorrhage, collapse serious fall, heavy blood loss, suspected broken bones. Ring 999 for an ambulance or if appropriate, transport the patient direct to casualty at NHS Torbay Hospital

If you are unsure what to do or who to call please dial 111