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.

 

cherry
newreception
welcome
bwd fwd

 

Welcome to the Honiton Surgery Website

How to...

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

News

Health Care Assistant

Honiton Surgery has a vacancy for a Health Care Assistant

  • 2 morning sessions (9 hours per week)
  • Duties include blood taking and various clinical measurements
  • 4 weeks annual holiday plus bank holidays, with opportunity to join NHS pension scheme.

We are looking for a committed and responsible person, preferably with previous experience but training can be given for the right person. Flexibility, a pleasant personality and the ability to work calmly under pressure and as part of a team are essential. Overtime for holidays and sickness would be expected.

If you would like to apply, download the following documents:

  1. Application Letter
  2. Practice Profile
  3. Job Description
  4. Equal Opportunities Form
  5. Application Form

Please read the Application Letter and then complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form. Return with a copy of your CV to:

Lorraine Ritchie,
Honiton Surgery,
Marlpits Lane,
Honiton.
EX14 2NY

Tele: 01404 548544

Closing date for applications 28th November, 2014

Medical Receptionist

Honiton Surgery has a vacancy for a Medical Receptionist

  • 32 hours spread over 5 days. (Please note this was incorrectly published in the Midweek Herald as being 32 hours over 4 days)
  • 4 weeks annual holiday plus bank holidays, with opportunity to join NHS pension scheme.

We are looking for a responsible and committed person with good communication and keyboard skills. Flexibility, a pleasant personality and the ability to work calmly under pressure and as part of a team are essential. Overtime for holidays and sickness would be expected. Full training will be given.

If you would like to apply, download the following documents:

  1. Application Letter
  2. Practice Profile
  3. Job Description
  4. Equal Opportunities Form
  5. Application Form

Please read the Application Letter and then complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form. Return with a copy of your CV to:

Lorraine Ritchie,
Honiton Surgery,
Marlpits Lane,
Honiton.
EX14 2NY

Tele: 01404 548544

Closing date for applications 28th November, 2014

Office Assistant

Honiton Surgery has a vacancy for an Office Assistant

  • Lunch time cover Monday to Friday (10 hours per week)
  • 4 weeks annual holiday plus bank holidays, with opportunity to join NHS pension scheme.

We are looking for a responsible and committed person with good communication and keyboard skills. Flexibility, a pleasant personality and the ability to work calmly under pressure and as part of a team are essential. Overtime for holidays and sickness would be expected. Full training will be given.

If you would like to apply, download the following documents:

  1. Application Letter
  2. Practice Profile
  3. Job Description
  4. Equal Opportunities Form
  5. Application Form

Please read the Application Letter and then complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities Form. Return with a copy of your CV to:

Lorraine Ritchie,
Honiton Surgery,
Marlpits Lane,
Honiton.
EX14 2NY

Tele: 01404 548544

Closing date for applications 28th November, 2014

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

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.

 

SMS (TEXT) Messaging with appointment reminders

 If you would like to receive reminders about your appointments direct to your mobile phone, please complete this form and return a signed copy to Honiton Surgery. We may also use this facility in the future if we wish to send you a message.

 

Over the next couple of months we also hope to be able to offer a limited on line appointment booking facility as well as ordering repeat medication (when a full list of all available repeat medication for yourself will be available to view and order). Please keep checking the website to know when this facility becomes available. We will then need you to attend the surgery with an official form of photo ID (ie passport/driving licence/bus pass). At this stage you will be given a password to be able to access the facility through this website.