We try to keep our GP appointments for patients with more serious health problems.
Before you book an appointment to see a doctor please consider whether an appointment with a practice nurse or health care assistant might be appropriate. They can help you with a wide range of medical problems.
Our receptionists can help you decide which is the right person for you to see.
If you have a cough, cold, headache or other minor ailment try treating yourself at home first. Find out more about treatments for common minor ailments.
Please remember that self-care for common conditions can help free up our GPs’ time, making it easier to get an appointment when you have a more serious condition.
Your pharmacist can help too
Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals and can give you confidential health advice for a range of common illnesses and complaints.
Don’t wait for a GP appointment for coughs, colds, aches and pains. Just call your local pharmacy or drop in – there’s no need to make an appointment.
Your pharmacist can also help you decide if you need to see a doctor or nurse.
Devon Doctors Improving Access
GP appointments are now available to patients of this practice during the evenings and weekends. To book an appointment call Devon Doctors on 01392 822354
for more information :-https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/gpfv/redesign/improving-access/
111 is the free NHS non-emergency number.
You should use the NHS 111 service if you urgently need medical help or advice but it’s not a life-threatening situation.
Call 111 if:
- you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergency
- you think you need to go to A&E or need another NHS urgent care service
- you don’t know who to call or you don’t have a GP to call
- you need health information or reassurance about what to do next
A&E is for life-threatening accidents and emergencies only. Before you go there, ask yourself, “Is it a real emergency?”
If not, please consider using other local health services before you visit A&E.
Other NHS Services
- Urgent care Centre, Tiverton & District Hospital – 01884 235400 – 24 hour facility for the treatment of minor injuries and illness (e.g. cuts/grazes and lacerations, sprains and strains, broken bones, bites and stings, infected wounds, minor head injuries, minor eye infections, foreign bodies and scratches)
- Accident & Emergency Department, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford), Barrack Road, Exeter – 01392 411611
- Contraception Clinics are held at Tiverton & District Hospital each Wednesday evening between 6.00-8.30pm. Appointments must be made in advance by calling 01392-284982 or 01392 284983.
- Emergency Dental Services are available at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Heavitree), Gladstone Road, Exeter – 01392 405700 (Open Monday to Friday)
- NHS Walk-in Centres are located at Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (Wonford), Barrack Road, Exeter and 31 Sidwell Street, Exeter.
- Tiverton and District Hospital Sexual Health Clinic – This service is by appointment only, please call to book 01392 284982/3 – Wednesday: 4.00pm – 7.00pm.
Useful Telephone Numbers
|Out of Hours||111|
|Tiverton & District Hospital||01392 384100|
|Social Services||01884 235400|
|Lloyds Pharmacy (Town)||01884 254170|
|Lloyds Pharmacy (Hospital)||01884 254102|