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Welcome to Modbury Health Centre

Modbury Health Centre New Partner

Dr Clare Day and Dr Angus McMyn are delighted to announce that they will be joined by 2 new partners

Dr Helen Keenan will be joining Modbury Health Centre as a Partner from 8th September and will be here on a Monday , Thursday and Friday

Dr Helen Keenan grew up in Sussex, and studied Medicine at Leeds University. After completing her GP training in York she worked in a variety of GP practices in Yorkshire and Bristol, whilst moving with her husband’s surgical training. She then spent 6 months working in a bush hospital in Papua New Guinea, before moving to Exeter where she was a partner in a GP practice. For the last 6 years, whilst her children have been young, she has worked locally as a part time GP. She is now very much looking forward to joining the practice in Modbury. Outside of work she is kept busy with family life and enjoys watersports and spending time walking on Dartmoor

We will be announcing the details of our second new partner when all the final details have been confirmed

We will be saying goodbye to Dr Matt Waterman in September when he leaves to replace Dr Keith Gillespie as the full time principal at Wembury Surgery. We wish him well and thank him for all his help over the last 6 months

Repeat Prescriptions

We are updating the way patients can currently order their repeat prescriptions to a new system via our clinical system. To ensure total patient confidentiality and data security we have to ask you to come into the surgery to confirm your identity and give you your login details and then this will allow you to access your repeat prescriptions

In future when you order via this way you will be able to see your repeats list and your request for the items will then be added straight away to your clinical notes. This way will ensure total accuracy when issuing your requested repeat prescription

We will be phasing out the existing online service


Practice Survey 2013/2014

We have just uploaded our latest survey  results on the website. The survey  results can be accessed at the right  of this page  under further information. If you would like to comment on the results please use the contact form. If you would like to join our virtual patient group please complete the sign up form.

GP Data Extraction

How Information about you helps us to provide better care

Information about you and the care you receive is shared, in a secure system, by healthcare staff to support your treatment and care.

It is important that we, the NHS, can use this information to plan and improve services for all patients. We would like to link information from all the different places where you receive care, such as your GP, hospital and community service, to help us provide a full picture. This will allow us to compare the care you received in one area against the care you received in another, so we can see what has worked best.

Information such as your postcode and NHS number, but not your name, will be used to link your records in a secure system, so your identity is protected. Information which does not reveal your identity can then be used by others, such as researchers and those planning health services, to make sure we provide the best care possible for everyone.

How your information is used and shared is controlled by law and strict rules are in place to protect your privacy.

We need to make sure that you know this is happening and the choices you have.


About the NHS Health Check

The NHS Health Check programme aims to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions or have certain risk factors, will be invited (once every five years) to have a check to assess their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes and will be given support and advice to help them reduce or manage that risk


We will be  inviting patients betwen the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions or have certain risk factors you to attend for free NHS Health Check

By taking early action, you can improve your health and prevent the onset of these conditions. There is good evidence for this.

The check should take about 20–30 minutes and is based on straightforward questions and measurements such as age, sex, family history, height, weight and blood pressure. There will also be a simple blood test to measure your cholesterol level.

Following the check, you will receive free personalised advice about what you can do to stay healthy.

Take a look at the attached  link to the leaflet for more information about the NHS Health Check and how it could benefit you.


Practice Survey 2012/2013

We have just published our latest practice survey results 2012/2013  and report. We have asked members of our patient group and our practice  for their feedback on the results and any suggestions on the actions we should take.

The results and the report  can be viewed from our website (under further information on the left hand side of the home page and under Survey Results)

We are also displaying the results and the report  in our waiting room

When We Are Closed

Emergency Ambulance Service

If you need an ambulance for an emergency ring 999, but remember that the service is for emergencies only. If you are in any doubt, call NHS Direct who will advise you and call an ambulance if it is needed.

NHS 111 service

Call 111 when it's less urgent than 999

NHS 111 is a new service that's being introduced to make it easier for you to access local NHS healthcare services in England. You can call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency. NHS 111 is a fast and easy way to get the right help, whatever the time.

NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Calls are free from landlines and mobile phones.

When to use it

You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation.

Call 111 if:

  • you need medical help fast but it's not a 999 emergency
  • you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
  • you don't know who to call or you don't have a GP to call
  • you need health information or reassurance about what to do next

For less urgent health needs, contact your GP or local pharmacist in the usual way.

If a health professional has given you a specific phone number to call when you are concerned about your condition, continue to use that number.

For immediate, life-threatening emergencies, continue to call 999.

How does it work?

The NHS 111 service is staffed by a team of fully trained advisers, supported by experienced nurses and paramedics. They will ask you questions to assess your symptoms, then give you the healthcare advice you need or direct you straightaway to the local service that can help you best. That could be A&E, an out-of-hours doctor, an urgent care centre or a walk-in centre, a community nurse, an emergency dentist or a late-opening chemist.

Where possible, the NHS 111 team will book you an appointment or transfer you directly to the people you need to speak to.

If NHS 111 advisers think you need an ambulance, they will immediately arrange for one to be sent to you.

Calls to 111 are recorded. All calls and the records created are maintained securely, and will only be shared with others directly involved with your care.

Use of NHS Numbers

Plese read this information about your NHS number and its usage.

Have Your Say

We would like to hear your views on how we can improve services at Modbury Health Centre.

You can have your say by becoming part of the Modbury Health CentreVirtual Patient  Participation Group .

(Site updated 18/08/2014)
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