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We are pleased to announce that Drs Sam Menon and Suresh Logarajah have now joined our practice team, this means that we now have a full complement of 6 GPs!

If your contact details have changed, please can you update Reception with the correct details for mobile, landline and email address if you have one.  Can you also please ensure that you let Reception know if you are unhappy for us to text you.

Please note that all our telephone calls are recorded for training and security purposes.

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Welcome to Queens Medical Centre

We are confident that our website will provide clear and concise help and give our patients the information they require in an easy and convenient format.  You can find a copy of our practice leaflet here: QMC Practice Leaflet.

Further information about our Surgery

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Covid vaccinations

You may have heard through national media reports that GP practices will start COVID-19 vaccination of priority groups (over 80s) from Dec 14 onwards. In North Devon all the practices are working together to be able to provide the vaccines in a safe and co-ordinated way.  Due to the nature of this first vaccine it cannot be sent to individual practices so we are developing a central site location. 

We are preparing everything so we have a safe and effective process for inviting eligible patients, have all the staff trained and everything we need ready for the site.  As soon as we get the go ahead we will then be in a position to start the invitation process for the first group of patients who are 80 and over and able to attend a clinic.  It is likely that this will from the end of December and we will contact patients directly. For residents of care homes or all other groups of patients we do not yet have the details for rolling out vaccines.

Please do not contact the practice about these vaccinations as we will contact patients directly and we will share all the information as it develops on our websites and social media to keep you as informed as possible.

We are delighted that there is a vaccination and we will be playing our part in the NHS wide roll out over the coming months as it will take some time to vaccinate everyone as and when more vaccines become available – we thank you for your patience and understanding.

 

50 - 64 Flu Vaccinations 

Those of you that fall within the 50 - 64 year old bracket without a long term condition have been written to by NHS England to invite you to receive a flu vaccination for the first time.  We are currently setting up our clinics and sourcing stock so would ask us to bear with us whilst we get this finalised.  We will invite you as soon as we are ready to go and thank you for your patience.

Advice on patients wearing face coverings in practices

The surgery has a legal responsibility to protect staff and patients from risks associated with COVID-19.  We have conducted our own risk assessment to determine necessary controls, and we ask that patients please apply a face covering before entering the surgery, when possible.  

 

Wearing a face covering is an added precaution that may have some benefit in reducing the likelihood that a person with the infection passes it on. Evidence shows a face covering can help in reducing the spread of droplets; it stops them from leaving the mouth and nose area and reduces the size of area in which they spread.

 

A medical grade clinical mask is not necessary. These need to be prioritised to clinical staff working in high risk areas. Instead, for patients who are visiting healthcare sites, a face covering is sufficient and there is guidance for people to make these at home with items they may already own.

 

Contaminated droplets can also be picked up from surfaces by touch and subsequently from touching the face. It is important people refrain from touching their face covering when wearing it, where possible, to avoid hand to mask transmission of the virus. Face coverings are not a replacement for social distancing. Regular hand washing remains an important action.

 

Quick eConsult links: 

Asthma review

Contraception review

Sick note

Depression

I want help for my child

Travel advice

Hypertension review

Anxiety

Back & joint pain

Diabetic review

Medication review

Urine infection men

COPD Review

Thyroid review

Urine infection women

 

Coronavirus - A Book for Children

This book is for parents to help explain Coronavirus to children.

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Coronavirus - A Book for Children pt2

Coronavirus - A Book for Children pt3

 

You can use the website to book appointments and order repeat prescriptions, you will need a log on for this. Please contact reception for more details.

Catch It Bin It Kill It

 


eConsult and get a response before the end of the next working day or sooner

 

For more information about eConsult, view this video:

 


 

For information on booking appointments online, download this leaflet and application form to complete and bring to Reception with the relevant i.d.:

GP online services


 

 

Comments from Patients

 

"Last Thursday I was told by Sister Clare that I am type 2 diabetic. I was a little 'taken aback' at this and very shocked and tearful.
I am writing to say that she was, at once comforting and explained what would happen next and what I had to change in my life style.
Sister Clare was so understanding, (had tissues at the ready) was not in the least bit critical of my of how I came to be in this position. I am so grateful for her kindness, understanding and good advice.
Thank you Sister Clare.....I'm 'on it', see you next month."

 

"Thank you for your help today, 30/3/16, especially the very helpful receptionist and GP who called me (sorry, can't remember the name). I'm very grateful for the assistance you gave me when I was away from home and unable to see my own GP."

 

“Thank you all for looking after me so well!”

 

“Thank you for your friendly, kind and encouraging approach – it was worth moving back to Barnstaple to have such good care and services again!!”

 

“I am eternally grateful for your support a few years ago, given professionally and with such warmth and care."

 

"I have been coming in since August for an ongoing problem and the treatment I have received At Queens Medical Centre has been excellent! The receptionists do a thankless job and I think they are all wonderful, not a lot of people appreciate what they do."

 

(Site updated 15/01/2021)
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