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Shielding - Protecting those who are most vulnerable. The Government are writing directly to people this week (23rd March) whom they deem to be "vulnerable" depending on their medical background. The letter will advise these individuals to self isolate, in order to protect themselves and the population. Those affected will receive a letter in the post. Please refrain from contacting the surgery about this as we have no further information at this stage. We are working hard to continue to ensure the safety of our patients and thank you for your understanding at this time. More info here.
Please do not come to the surgery if you do not have an appointment.
This is in the interest of patient safety with the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. We are now operating a full triage service before you are able to enter the building.
This is a pandemic and guidance from the government is changing on a daily basis. Please go to the daily government public health information for the latest update.
Currently we are working on the basis that if you have a high temperature or a fever OR a new continuous cough, please refer to 111.NHS.uk to follow their guidance. If you don’t have access to the internet please telephone 111, we anticipate there may be delays in answering.
To protect others, DO NOT GO TO A GP SURGERY, PHARMACY OR HOSPITAL.
To access our services:
Please complete an E-consult which will be passed to a clinician to triage. (Click on “Get an eConsult response within 24 hours” on the right hand side of the webpage.)
You can email us at email@example.com
If you do not have access to the internet or if you don’t fulfil the criteria, in bold above, to contact 111 and believe you need to be seen urgently today please phone the surgery. We are expecting larger delays in answering than usual - please call 01803 495400.
We are suspending paper prescription requests until further notice to avoid spreading the virus. Please order your prescription electronically. You can do this via 1. Patient Access, 2. NHS App or 3. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have to stay at home because of Coronavirus, this is the Isolation Note for your employer.
Many thanks for your understanding and cooperation to help us protect our patients and staff
If you want to come off drugs, we will support you. Start by contacting the local specialist team on 01803 604330 (The Torbay Primary Care Drugs Service, based at Walnut Lodge and Shrublands in Torquay)
Alternatively, text Steven Humphreys on 07825 027845 who will call you back
You can’t really be sure what you have bought, or been given, or what effect it’s likely to have on you. We known that the use of many like ‘Clockwork Orange’, ‘Bliss’, ‘Mary Jane’ 'Mephedrone' , 'Ivory Wave', and '5-IT' have been directly linked to emergency hospital admissions, and in some cases, deaths.
Torbay Hospital and Old Farm Surgery are seeing an increasing number of patients having bad effects of these drugs, including a recent admission to Intensive Care and a teenager with a Stroke
These drugs used to be sold as ‘legal highs’ but they have been found to contain one or more substances that are, in fact, illegal
The facts about every drug you can think of, and how to get support for yourself or a friend
The drug, the effects, the risks, the law. Plus people's stories and FAQs
The Service provides Open Access sessions and Appointments, offering assessment, advice, information, treatment, support and onward referral to other adult drug services if indicated. It has four in-house prescribers (2 GPs and 2 Non Medical Prescribers), offering substitute opioid prescribing (rapid prescribing service available). Treatment is also available for all illicit drugs, legal highs, dependency on prescribed medication and relapse prevention support. There is wide provision of group work and care planned one-to-one psychosocial interventions to drug dependent adults aged 18+ with low to moderate needs. The service also offers Blood Borne Virus (BBV) testing and immunisation.
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NON-EMERGENCY: Take a look at our "Get health information" page. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
MINOR INJURIES: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or a local minor iunjuries unit. The LIVE WAITING times for these services are listed here.
EMERGENCY: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency)
If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.