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IMPORTANT INFORMATION during COVID19

Emergencies during Covid19
Devon GP Practices Open
Hospitals Open during Covid19

Worried About Your Symptoms During COVID-19?

If you have symptoms that are new, persistent, concerning or progressive, contact your GP online via their website or on the telephone for an initial assessment. 

The best chance of successful treatment for cancer is through early detection. GPs are able to assess over the phone and by video and if necessary, they can plan for you to safely be seen face-to-face. 

We are treating people with cough or fever in separate locations from those with other symptoms to ensure it is safe for you to attend the practice,‚Äč if we think it is necessary. 

Clinicians are using protective equipment (such as masks) when they do see people face-to-face to minimise the risk of transmission. 

Hospitals are continuing to offer tests for cancer, and treatment for cancer. Social distancing measures are in place to keep patients and staff safe when they do come in for their tests.  The type of assessment may change and it may take slightly longer than normal, but this is still better than delaying until after the pandemic.Hospitals are taking care to make their cancer assessment services safe for patients to attend, where this is necessary. Some have moved cancer services off-site, some are using video consultations.

Worried about your Child during COVID-19?

We appreciate that everyone is trying to do the right thing by staying at home at this time, however, we are concerned that those caring for children, especially children with complex or underlying health conditions, may be too worried about going to hospital at this time to seek urgent medical help in the way that they normally would. 

 Nationally, the number of children with a delayed presentation to hospital is increasingly leading to further health complications and increased risk of serious illness, which could be avoided if medical help was sought sooner.

 If you’re a parent with a seriously unwell child, we want you to know that the NHS is here for you.  Children still get sick and we want you to connect with us when this happens

 If you have to go to A&E there will be special arrangements in place to protect you and your child from the risk of infection.

 You know your child better than anyone else, and if you think your child is unwell or deteriorating you must seek medical help and not delay presentation. Doctors will want to make sure that your child is treated before their condition deteriorates. 

Time to Talk Day: 6th February 2020

Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet too many people are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless because of this. Time to Talk Day encourages everyone to be more open about mental health – to talk, to listen, to change lives.

We know that talking about mental health can feel awkward, but it doesn't have to. This year, we're using the popular game 'Would you rather?' to help break the ice and get the conversation flowing.

CLICK HERE to learn more

DISRUPTION to TELEPHONES 14th January 2020

3rd December 2019

Due to essential works, we will be experiencing disruptions to our normal service throughout the day on 14/01/2020 affecting all telephone calls. If you are unable to get through on the phone, please call 01752 424138 or email wycliffesurgery.office@nhs.net and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Alternatively, you could submit and eConsult

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this and our carrier assures us that downtime will be kept to an absolute minimum.

WELCOME to our new Barton Patients

2nd December 2019

A warm welcome to our new patients from Barton Surgery. We endeavour to provide you with our best possible care.

We also wish to reassure all our valued existing patients that we are working hard to minimise the impact of a sudden expansion in our list size.

We are excited about the future of the Surgery and remain commited to excellent patient service and compassionate care. 

SURGERY CLOSURE November 2019

28th October 2019

Due to a Primary Care Network Meeting involving all practice staff, we will be closed next Monday afternoon 4th November from 12pm.

All urgent calls will be redirected to Devon Docs out of hours service. Please visit NHS 111 ONLINE by clicking here for self help information on all medical conditions

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. This is a mandatory meeting involving all staff of five local surgeries as directed by NHS England according to the new GP contract

WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE

16th October 2019

We hope you will find our new website easy to navigate and full of helpful information, resources and links.

We are working increasingly towards online based care and correspondence so you will note that we now have a number of online review forms including an online medication review which may save you from coming into the surgery if your condition or medications are stable.

We hope you enjoy the site and welcome your feedback.