Devon Square Surgery

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Coronavirus update 30 March 2020

Please read the most up-to-date information on Covid-19 (Coronavirus) from the NHS
APPOINTMENTS
We are now in the delay phase of our response to COVID-19. Due to the current situation, the directive for GP surgeries is to triage all patients with a telephone consultation in the first instance. Should the GP feel it is necessary to see you face-to-face, they will arrange the appointment themselves. We have also suspended all online pre-bookable appointments until further notice. If you have a non urgent medical query, please use our eConsult service on our website. 

PRESCRIPTIONS
As of Monday 30th March 2020, the surgery will not be accepting any paper prescriptions in the short term due to Covid-19, We ask that all patients register for Systmonline to order your prescription. Please contact the surgery for our team to organise this for you. If you do not have internet access, please contact us and we will try to assist you with your prescription request.

Thank you for your cooperation at this difficult time.

What our local PHARMACISTS can do for you

Our local pharmacists at Day Lewis in Devon Square are able to assess you if you have the ‘flu, a sore throat, a cough, sinusitis or other similar symptoms. If they feel you need to see a GP they will let you know. Other local pharmacies may offer a similar service.

Lots of choice:

Pharmacies are open locally until:

  • 5.30pm Day Lewis,  42 Devon Square.
  • 6.30pm Superdrug Pharmacy, 2 East Street.
  • 6.00pm Buckland Pharmacy, 16 Haldon Road. 
  • 24 hours Asda, Highweek St.
  • 11:00pm Lloyds in Sainsbury, Penn Inn Roundabout.

Details of opening hours are available at the Practice, a local Pharmacy's window, from the Police or in a local newspaper 

What your pharmacy can do for you:

Pharmacies offer a wide range of services that can answer your immediate medical needs.  

You need don't need to make an appointment, so a visit to the pharmacy can often save you a wait for a GP appointment.

Did you know Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals able to advise you when you need to see a GP or other healthcare professional or help you with the following?

Diagnose and advise treatment for minor ailments such as coughs, sore throats, wound dressings, skin rashes, diarrhoea/vomiting, constipation, headache, minor eye conditions, hay fever, head lice, insect bites and worms.

  • Help you with insulin pen poblems or emergency supplies of regular medications.

  • Advise on medications including recommendations, advice on side effects (including for prescription medications).

  • Review existing prescribed medications. 

  • Advise on which medications (including over-the-counter or herbal remedies) can be safely be taken together.

  • Manage repeat prescriptions.

  • If you need late, Sunday or bank Holiday opening times call NHS 111 or search "pharmacies" at www.nhs.net.

Find out more at the NHS website.