Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Important - Call 111 for advice if you're worried about a baby or child.
If they seem very unwell, are getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call 999.
Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.
Use the quick NHS coronavirus status checker to tell us about your current experience of the virus.
This will help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus by showing where the virus is spreading and how it affects people.
The Beacon Medical CentreTel: 01395 512601
Blackmore Health CentreTel: 01395 512601
We run a range of clinics. For an appointment or further details please call 01395 512601.
Child Immunisation Clinics are held at The Beacon Medical Centre every Wednesday from 14:10pm – 15:50pm
For more information about child immunisations, please open the below link
Child Immunisation Programme
This service is offered by the Midwife and the doctors. If you become pregnant you will be referred to the Midwife who will carry out general health checks. You will be seen regularly throughout your pregnancy either at the practice or at the local hospital.
Minor operations are performed in our treatment room at The Beacon Medical Centre. Please discuss this with your doctor who will then arrange for you to be given an appointment.
Led by our nursing team, patients with diabetes are offered a regular reviews of their diabetes status. Liaison, if appropriate, is made with the specialist diabetic team at RD&E Wonford.
We only offer vaccines which are available on the NHS
Please see the above tab for more information
Nurses who specialise in asthma care are available to give advice and support to asthma sufferers. All patients who are prescribed medication for their asthma need to be reviewed at least once a year.
These nurse led clinics offer general health checks including blood pressure monitoring, advice regarding diet and exercise and cervical
Our nurses also carry out routine care in the treatment room including dressings, removal of sutures, ear irrigation and injections.
Speech Therapy (for children), Family Therapy, Community Psychiatric nurses and Counselling Professionals visit the practice.
A physiotherapy service is available at Sidmouth Victoria Hospital.
GP referrals are required for all these appointments.
Since February this year, Sid Valley Practice has played host to the ‘Ways2Wellbeing’ Scheme; a project founded on social prescription, which is a term used to describe the process of accessing non-medical, community-based services, to improve health and wellbeing. It is recognised that people may have needs that would be better supported in a non-medical, community setting, as opposed to a medical one, such as social isolation or low physical fitness.
Successfully accessing community-based activities can be challenging for many people – as such, the scheme offers a Health and Wellbeing Coach that GPs/Health Professionals can refer people to. As well as being able to advise the person on groups and services in the local area, the role of the coach adds an additional dimension to social prescribing, in that people are also empowered and motivated to access the services they have identified.
So far, the ‘Ways2Wellbeing’ Scheme has seen many local community members improve their well-being, by setting and achieving their own goals, based around the ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ – ‘Give’, ‘Connect’, ‘Take Notice’, ‘Be Active’ and ‘Keep Learning’. These have included anything from accessing exercise classes at the local leisure centre, to becoming a volunteer for a local charity:
‘The scheme is really helping me to learn that I am able to do things on my own and the benefit of socialising and being with other people – it has really helped improve my confidence and I feel a lot better because of it’
If you feel like this is a service that could benefit you and your wellbeing, please contact the practice for more information. Thank you.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
· Hepatitis A * CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE *
Travelling in Europe
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
The NHS provides healthcare to most people free of charge. There are exceptions; prescription charges for example have existed in England since 1951. The doctors and healthcare team however are required to make a charge for all services that fall outside of the NHS contract. The services which are not NHS funded tend to fall into two categories as follows
Those where GP's can charge their NHS patients
Those where GPs can charge other institutions / organisations:
Our Non NHS fees are generally in line with BMA national guidelines and must be paid up front before any work is undertaken.
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