COVID Vaccinations - if you have been booked an appointment by your GP practice they are now being carried out at Follaton House, Totnes and no longer at St Boniface
Two Primary Care Networks have been involved in making the vaccination centre a reality. One being the South Dartmoor and Totnes Primary Care Network, which includes GP surgeries from, Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Catherine House, Leatside and
South Brent. Along with the South Hams Primary Care Network which includes surgeries from Chillington, Dartmouth, Modbury, Norton Brook and Redfern.
Patients at these surgeries will be offered vaccinations at Follaton House that will allow the surgeries to double their current capacity.
Initially the site will be for patients who are due their second dose and patients at these surgeries will be contacted to inform them of the change in their location.
Martin Randall, Lead Manager, South Dartmoor & South Hams COVID Vaccination Service, said: “We are very excited about moving to Follaton House, which will enable us to double our capacity per day as we move to second phase of the programme. This will allow us to provide first doses for our younger population whilst administering second doses for our earlier cohorts. The site is located more centrally and will reduce travelling times for those who live in the south of the area.
“We are very appreciative of the support we have received from the Diocese of Plymouth and our incredible group of volunteers during the first phase of the campaign. We now look forward to our partnership with South Hams District Council as we move forward with this unprecedented vaccination programme.”
The Local Vaccination Service will move from St Boniface, Buckfast, to Follaton House, Totnes, from Wednesday 7 April and patients will be contacted by their practice to confirm this when providing an appointment for their second appointment.
Vacancy: Patient Services Lead
This is a new position to help develop and lead the ever expanding and changing role u ndertaken by the reception team. The right person will have previous medical reception/patient services experience. First class communication and IT skills and the ability to promoteand lead a harmonious and professional team are essential.
The post will be 37 hours over 4 days and a requirement to be flexible to change days and hours as needed.
Structured Medication Reviews
Structured Medication Review with a Clinical Pharmacist
You might be invited for a face-to-face or telephone consultation to discuss your current medication. Our Clinical Pharmacist is Pamela Nyatanga.
Why do I need to have a medication review?
The medication review appointment is a private and confidential meeting to discuss your medication. We know that people that take more than 4 or more different medicines each day need more help to ensure they are getting on well with their medicines. It is recommended that a review of your medication is carried out at least once each year (or more frequently if necessary).
The purpose of the structured medication review is to help you get the best from your medication as well as to help minimise problems arising from your medicines.
You and the pharmacist will discuss your all your medication in detail, including those prescribed elsewhere and bought over-the-counter. You will be able to ask questions about your medication and the pharmacist will amongst other things check your understanding of your medicines and that the relevant monitoring has been done. Any changes to your medication will be made with your agreement, and a record of the consultation will be kept in your medical notes.