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The GP Practices in the Newton Abbot area are excited to announce that from Monday 1st October 2018 we will be offering extended access clinics Monday-Thursday between the hours of 6pm-8pm across our sites. This will benefit you as a patient as it ensures that there are more appointments available to you at times that are more convenient out of the practice's usual hours. 

Extended hours is not a walk in service, appointments offered are for routine general practice issues and not for urgent care, we will offer pre-bookable appointments. To ensure that the Clinician has full access to your medical records, when you book your appointment the reception team will ask you to consent to sharing your medical records, which will ensure an effective and safe service. 

This sharing occurs electronically through our clinical system and the sharing only occurs when you choose to book an appointment at another practice. You will be reminded of this when you book the appointment and your consent to share your medical record is taken. Your data will be kept secure using the same clinical system used to access your medical record when you visit us for an appointment. The clinician you visit will be required to gain your consent prior to accessing your record. If you change your mind and do not wish to consent, the clinician will be able to access your Summary Care Record. This will contain limited medical information and will restrict the care that you can be offered. We will be notified of your record being accessed and of any changes made to your medical record. We will review this to ensure any follow up is actioned. 

If you have any concerns about this, or object to the sharing of your medical record in this way, please speak to one of our reception team, who will be able to record your decision and change the settings for your record. 

This service is offered to all patients who are registered at the following surgeries. Appointments will take place at:-

Albany Surgery

Ashburton Surgery

Barton Surgery

Bovey Tracey and Chudleigh Practice (Riverside)

Buckfastleigh Medical Practice

Buckland Surgery

Channel View Surgery

Chillington Surgery

Cricketfield Surgery

Devon Square Surgery

Kingskerswell and Ipplepen Health Centres

Kingsteignton Medical Practice

Teign Estuary Medical Group (Glen Devon)

Teignmouth Medical Practice

To book an appointment, please contact our reception team on 01626 357080

If urgent care is required, please call 111 to speak to the NHS 111 service.

In an emergency situation, please dial 999 to contact the ambulance service.

 

 

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