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

May Bank Holiday

The Surgery will be closed on Monday 2nd May

WHEN WE ARE CLOSED

If you need an emergency doctor, and your condition cannot wait until we are next open, please telephone 111 to access Devon Doctors on Call, the out of hours service. If you have a life threatening emergency please dial 999. 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.

Waiting times for GP appointments

Whilst it is common knowledge that there is a national shortage of trained General Practitioners, due to early retirements and doctors no longer wishing to enter General Practice, up until now we have been relatively unaffected here at Honiton Surgery. However, we are now at a point where, despite our advertising extensively, we have been unable to recruit new partners to replace outgoing partners. We have tried to fill as many gaps as possible with locum GPs, but again these are in great demand from other local practices.

The knock on effect from this is that our patients will have to wait longer to see a GP, particularly one of their own choice. The doctors ask that you ask yourself if you really do need to see a doctor, or is there another way of managing your problem? Urgent problems will continue to be given priority.
 
We apologise for the waiting times, however please be understanding with our receptionists and doctors who are doing their best to accommodate you.

  • Self help information can be found at www.patient.co.uk or www.nhs.uk   
  • Our local pharmacists are highly skilled practitioners and may be able to offer advice
  • MIU at Honiton Hospital can treat minor problems up to 48 hours old  such as female urine infections, throat infections, sprains, strains, cuts, grazes, wounds, burns, nose bleeds, foreign bodies in the eye.

Electronic Prescribing System - Ward Practice

A new electronic prescribing system recommended by the North East West Devon Clinical Commissioning Group has recently been implemented. We expected there to be some implementation issues and unfortunately we have come across some problems that may well affect our patients. The main problem is affecting patients that have chosen to ‘collect’  their prescriptions from the surgery.

In order to rectify the problem we will need you to advise us again that you wish to collect your prescription from the surgery. Please do check with us to ensure we have the right information on your repeat prescription record.

We have also noticed some prescription destinations being automatically changed by our computer system which we will rectify as soon as we become aware of a problem.

We are extremely sorry for the obvious inconvenience caused to our patients.  This is very much beyond our control. Please be patient whilst we correct our systems as quickly as possible.

Sandy Wason – Practice Manager

Open Evening - Mens Health

Our thanks to our Surgery Patient Group for facilitating this evening.

This was well attended, with approximately 60 attendees.  We had three speakers to talk about Prostate cancer, Diabetes,  and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening.  Added to this we also had Leisure East Devon and our Practice nurses with side stands where our gentlemen could talk about other health issues (and even get their flu jab). We hope to organise another open evening later in the year.

 

Honiton Surgery awarded £400,000 from NHS England’s Primary Infrastructure Fund

Honiton Surgery is delighted to announce that we have been successful in securing £400,000 from NHS England’s Primary Infrastructure Fund.

This will help us build an extension on the existing flat roof here at the Surgery. Preparatory work commences Nov 2016 with the main building work planned to start in Jan 2016 with completion May 2016. This extra space will provide additional consulting rooms and space to allow us to enhance our service to patients. We feel this is a wonderful opportunity to ‘future proof’ our surgery in very challenging but exciting times within the NHS.

The Infrastructure Fund is a four year programme to help general practice make improvements, including premises and technology . More information can be found at www.england.nhs.uk/pcif

 

Dr David Lee

The Ward Practice welcome Dr David Lee as their new partner from 1st October.  Dr Lee will be job sharing with Dr Sarah Pedrazzini, and will be taking over the care of Dr Zoe Ghosh’s patients.

Dr Lee was born in Marlpits Hospital so is a Honitonian. He studied Sports Science at Loughborough and then went on to graduate from Leicester with a medical degree in 1997. He has been working as a GP in Devon for 9 years, but has recently relocated “home” to the Blackdown Hills.  He has a particular interest in cardiology and sports medicine, as well as using new technology to work for patients and practice team.  Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his young family, working on his small plot of land and hope to now find time to Resume his love of running.

We look forward to working with him.

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.

 

 

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:

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 all of our registered patients can now sign up to ‘on line’ booking of routine blood taking appointments, repeat prescriptions and access to medical records.

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