Address

MARLPITS LANE,
HONITON,
DEVON
EX14 2NY

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday
8.30am – 6.00pm

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
  5. Self Treatment

News

Nurse

Vacancy for Practice Nurse - 13.5hrs per week ideally Tuesday pm, Thursday am and Friday pm. Pay range between £10.92 - £12.66.

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

Retirement of Dr David Seamark

Honiton Surgery is sad to announce that after 25 years Dr David Seamark will be retiring from his role as Senior Partner and GP at Honiton Surgery as of 30th June 2015.  We are sure all his patients will want to wish him well in his well-deserved retirement. Dr Seamark plans to continue leading the research team at the surgery

Dr Alex Werhun will be joining the practice in September for one year, and in the interim many of Dr David Seamarks sessions will be covered by……..Dr David Seamark! (as well as Dr Clare Seamark and Dr Alex Werhun).

Patients are requested not to ask to change GPs at this stage, as the practice plan to offer continuity of care.

 

 

Goodbye to Dr Zoe Ghosh

The Ward partnership are sad to be saying goodbye to Dr Zoe Ghosh in June this year. Dr Ghosh is relocating to Bow following her recent marriage. A new partner will be starting later in the year but in the meantime plenty of experienced regular locum cover has been put in place.

We would ask that Dr Ghosh’s patients wait to meet their new GP before requesting to change doctors. 

We wish Dr Ghosh every success in her new position.

Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission have completed their review of both the Ward and Seamark Practices. Both practices received good overall ratings. The posters can be downloaded here:

Open Evening - Womens Health

Honiton Surgery recently held a very successful“Women’s Health Open Evening” for all their female patients. Hosted by the very enthusiastic Patient Participation Group members, those patients who attended were able to listen to Dr Jennie Button (Lead GP for Womens’s Health) talk about contraception and the importance of cervical screening, and Dr Clare Seamark address the issues of Breast screening and HRT. During the break the ladies were invited to visit the stands where our practice nurses Nicki Groves, Anne Hitchens and Margaret Pinnuck were waiting to give advice on bone health (osteoporosis), travel health and healthy eating, whilst patients could also chat to our lady doctors including Dr Sarah Evans.  Sarah from the Stop Smoking Advice Service based in Cullompton and Vladka and Lucy representing LED Leisure were also available for patients to talk to. 

Our next open evening is planned for the Autumn, when we aim to talk about Men’s Health. If any patients wish to keep up to date on events at Honiton Surgery, please download our newsletter.  Better still sign up to become a member of our Virtual Patient Group and receive the newsletter by email.

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. 

Did you know as much as £5.5 million is wasted each year in Devon on unused medicines?

The same amount could pay for approximately:

  • 730 heart bypass operations
  • or 1,000 hip replacements
  • or 2,235 knee replacements
  • or 10,720 cataract operations

You can help us use this NHS money in Devon more wisely:

Check
Look at your supplies – order only the items that you need.

Listen
Listen to the advice from your doctor, nurse or pharmacist and take all medicines as instructed on the label.

Tell
Tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if your medicines are not agreeing with you or you have stopped taking them.

Tick
Using the counterfoil of the prescription, tick only the medicines you need, and remember "tick in haste – medicines waste."

Open
Open your bag of medication while at the pharmacy. If you have item(s) not requested, or surplus to your needs for the next month, please return these before leaving.