Address

MARLPITS LANE,
HONITON,
DEVON
EX14 2NY

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday
8.30am – 6.00pm

Closed 4th and 25th May

Contact Numbers*

Normal Hours
Main telephone number
- 01404 548544
Appointments desk
- 01404 540074
Home visits desk
- 01404 540070
Results desk (2-6pm only)
- 01404 540071
Enquiries desk
- 01404 540072
Facsimile
- 01404 46621

Evenings and Weekends
111

 

*We will endeavour to answer calls as quickly as possible but inevitably, as with all large organisations, there will be busy times when waiting will be necessary. The telephone system will stack the calls in a queue and provide updates as to how many people are in front of you. These queues will be specific for the desk you dialled directly or the choice you made from the menu.

Smoking Cessation Advice - Call 0800 022 4 332 or visit smokefree.nhs.uk or see your local pharmacist.

 

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Welcome to the Honiton Surgery Website. The information on this site can also be downloaded as a booklet www.practicebooklet.co.uk/honit 

 

How to...

  1. Register at the practice
  2. Make an appointment
  3. Request a home visits
  4. Order a Repeat Prescription

News

Nurse


Vacancy for Practice Nurse - 16hrs per week - could be split role between 2 nurses. Pay range between £10.92 - £12.66.

For applications please download the following documents and follow the instructions on the letter.

Closing date for applications Monday 1st June 2015.

Open Evening - Womens Health

  • Thurs 14th May 7pm-9pm
  • Hosted by our Patient Participation Group

Come along and meet our doctors and practice nurses, and find out more about your health.  Dr Jennie Button and Dr Clare Seamark will be giving
presentations covering Contraception/Cervical Cytology, HRT and Breast Screening.

The Practice Nurses will be available to talk to about their own areas of expertise relating to Women’s Health ie Bone Health, Travel contraception. Honiton Sports Centre and East Devon Stop Smoking Team will also have a stand. Just turn up!

You can download a flyer here

NB. We are planning a Men’s Health event in the autumn

Spring Opening Hours

 The Surgery will be closed on

  • Monday 4th May
  • Monday 25th May

When we are closed

  • If you need an emergency doctor, please telephone 111 to access Devon Doctors on Call, the out of hours service.
  • If you have had an accident, please go to M.I.U. at Honiton Hospital.
  • To order your prescription - please post your prescription request through our letterbox

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause

Patient Participation Group Annual Report

You can download a copy of the 2014/2015 Annual Report here

Honiton Online

We are pleased to announce that patients registered with the Ward Partnership can now sign up to the ‘on line’ booking of routine blood appointments and repeat prescriptions.

For further information please ask for a leaflet at reception which will explain this facility and how to access it. Alternatively download the leaflet here. You must come into Honiton Surgery in person to register for Honiton Online


COMPUTER TECHNICAL PROBLEMS

Please note due to unforeseen circumstances the Seamark Partnership will be unable to offer remote ‘on line’ booking of appointments. We are working with our computer system supplier to rectify this as soon as possible. We will keep you fully informed of developments and apologise for the obvious inconvenience caused.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter

Sandy Wason Practice Manager

 

Two Practices

We would like to clarify to our patients that we have two separate practices here at Honiton Surgery .

The smaller practice is known as the Seamark Practice and looks after just over 4,000 patients. The doctors that work in this practice are:

  • Dr. David Seamark
  • Dr. Sarah Evans
  • Dr. Anne Saunders
  • Dr. Siobhan Gillespie
  • Dr. Daniel Murphy

The larger practice is known as the Ward Practice and looks after just over 12,000 patients. The doctors that work in this practice are:

  • Dr. David Ward
  • Dr. Fiona Short
  • Dr. Janet Ward
  • Dr. David Rampersad
  • Dr. Justin Geddes
  • Dr. Suzanne Ingram
  • Dr. Jennie Button
  • Dr. Charles Moody
  • Dr. Sarah Pendrazzini
  • Dr. Zoe Ghosh
  • Dr. Beth de Sousa

Both practices share the staff and building resources.

We are keen for the patients to be registered with a ‘usual doctor’ in their practice and would hope that you are able to see your usual doctor for the majority of the time, in order to maximize continuity of care.

If you think a home visit will be required, please try and request this before 2.00pm on the day so that this is done by your own practice and preferably your usual doctor.

From time to time, for example when the doctor is on call or you are seeing a nurse, they will look after patients from both practices and so will have access to your medical records. Confidentiality will be maintained as is our normal practice.

 

Open Evening at Honiton Surgery

The Honiton Surgery Patient Participation Group was delighted with the 70 strong turnout for their open evening at the surgery on Tuesday 11th November. The dreadful weather seemed not to deter people from coming. Sandy Wason, practice manager, had to arrange extra chairs. The large audience was a tribute to the efforts of Mrs Serena Sexton, chairman of the group, and her team. Serena led the evening and welcomed Heather Penwarden, from the Memory Cafe, who talked about 'Dementia friendly Honiton' and Kate Lock from Devon Doctors on call who talked about how out of hours care was organised.

Drs Janet & David Ward talked about to make the best of the surgery and talked about ways patients could help the staff and clinicians following a survey of the staff. These included phoning for visits as early in the day as possible to allow care options to be better organised and trying not to run out of medication to avoid 'urgent' requests on a Friday afternoon.

Dr Justin Geddes talked about the commissioning of care and the evolving role of the community hospitals. Members of the audience took the opportunity to address questions to the speakers. The feedback on the slips patients were given appeared very promising and there was an appetite for further events. 

Dr. David Seamark & Dr. Daniel Murphy

Please could all patients on the list of Dr. David Seamark be aware that he and Dr. Danny Murphy job share and therefore both should be considered as your  regular named doctors.

Change in GPs

Change in GPs.

We are pleased to welcome Dr. Zoe Ghosh and Dr. Sarah Pedrazzini who will look after  the patients that are on Dr. Barkers’s list from the end of the summer. 

Dr. Pedrazzini worked as a GP near Bristol and she is re-locating for family reasons. She joins us on Monday 15th September.

Dr Ghosh has been working as a locum for us over the summer to cover Dr Evans’ sabbatical. She joins us on Monday 13th October.  We are delighted to confirm their permanent positions.  


Whilst we are waiting for Dr Pedrazzini and Dr Ghosh to start in their permanent positions, Dr Barker’s patients will be covered by regular locums.  Drs. Ghosh and Pedrazzini will be working closely together on a job sharing basis to provide continuity of care to their patients.


All patients with surnames starting A to M will be automatically registered with Dr. Ghosh


All patients with surnames starting N to Z will be automatically registered with Dr. Pedrazzini.
 
 
If you have any concerns about your registered GP, please contact the surgery.

Patient Experience Survey Results 2013/14

For 2 weeks in November 2013, patients who attended the surgery were asked to complete a questionnaire on their visit experience. The results have been reflected on by staff members and by members of our Patient Group, and an action plan has been formulated to try to improve services in the areas we are falling down on. The poster summarises the results of the Improving Practice Questionnaire. Details on the outcomes of the Patient Survey and action plan can be found here