Welcome to Imperial Surgery Online
The doctors and staff at Imperial Surgery in Exmouth are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare. We are a small practice aiming to give personal, friendly, efficient and high-quality service to our patients.
We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.
All patient areas allow full wheelchair access and all consulting rooms are located on the ground floor.
We are members of the East Devon Coastal Towns Dementia Action Alliance.
Where to go if the surgery is NOT open
If you have diarrhoea, earache, painful cough, sticky eye, teething or rashes - go to your local Pharmacy
If you have arthritis, asthma, back pain, vomiting stomach ache - call Out-Of-Hours GP on NHS 111 where you will receive advice and treatment by phone, at a Treatment Centre or via a home visit.
If you have cuts, sprains, strains, bruises, itchy rash or minor burns - go to the Minor Injuries Unit at Exmouth Hospital
If you have severe bleeding, breathing difficulties, severe chest pain, loss of consciousness or serious or life threatening situations - call 999 or go to A&E (Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital)
You can visit www.nhs.uk at any time for health advice
Flu Clinic 2016 - We offer a comprehensive safe environment with a GP present
We are holding our flu clinics on the:
24th September and 15th October 2016
Book your appointment now!
You are entitled to a free flu vaccination if you are pregnant, aged 65 and over, have diabetes, suffer from long terms conditions of the heart, kidneys or liver. Have asthma or COPD. Long terms conditions of the brain and nervous system, compromised immune system and spleen.
Help Protect your Child against Flu
Children qualifying for a free nasal spray flu vaccine are all 2, 3 and 4 year olds (on the 31st August) but NOT 5 years or older. Children aged 2-17 years with chronic long term conditions such as heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, neurological disease, asthma and diabetes.
On Saturday 24th September we had a cake sale to raise money for Macmillan cancer support.
May we say a huge THANK YOU to all of you, staff and patients who contributed to this very worthwhile event.
We raised the princely sum of just under £340.00
WELL DONE EVERYONE!
Macmillan nurses are trained to provide the nest cancer care possible and your donation will help to make sure everyone gets the help they need.
Age UK - Lifebook
The Lifebook is a free booklet where you write important and useful information about your life, from who insures your car to where you put the TV Licence. Age UK have developed the Lifebook to help you find exactly what you need without searching. It not only helps you to be more organised but could also be invaluable to a family member or a friend if they need to find important information about you in an emergency.
To order a Lifebook call 0345 685 1061 or visit Age UK online: www.ageuk.org.uk/lifebook
In an NHS Survey, Imperial Surgery was ranked 'Best in East Devon' with 71% of its patients rating is 'Very Good'.
We would like to thank everyone that took part in this survey.
We offer many patient groups including a Knitting Group, Walking Group, Volunteer Patient Transport Service, together with a new Carers Support Clinic. We also have the Imperial Patient Group which is one of the longest established patient groups in Devon, supporting the work of the practice.
We are looking for more patients to join our Imperial Patient Group, if you would like more information regarding this group, why not come to our AGM on Wednesday 12th October 2016 at 6:30pm at the Holy Trinity Church, Rolle Road, Exmouth. Teas and Coffees will be served. We also have a guest speaker at this event, details to follow....
We are pleased to advise you we are supporting the new mobile app that will give you up to date advice about common childhood illnesses and how to treat them. The App has been developed by paediatric consultants at Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and subsequently Northern Devon Healthcare Trust together with the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust have worked in partnership to launch the app in Devon.
It gives parents access to home care plans as well as GP and hospital clinical guidelines for the most common childhood health care concerns such as diarrhoea and vomiting, chesty baby illnesses, high temperature, abdominal pain and common newborn problems.
East Devon: https://app.reactor15.com/downloads/Exeter_Desktop_App.zip
Of course, you should seek further help where necessary. This app is really about ensuring children are cared for in the most appropriate environment for their condition.
Online Services - Records Access
If you wish to, you can now use the internet to book appointments with a GP, request repeat prescriptions for any medications you take regularly, look at your summary medical record and see part of your GP records online. This is enabled via our clinical system.
You can still use this website to order your repeat prescriptions if you prefer, and telephone or call into the surgery for any other services as well. It is your choice.
Being able to see your summary care record and GP records online will give you information on your regular medication, any alleries you may have and any adverse reactions you may have had particularly to cetain types of medication. Your records are written to help medical people look after you and so in some cases you may not understand everything you see. If you find anything difficult to understand; have a chat with your GP or nurse when you next attend for an appointment.
Should you wish to apply for this service, please ask at reception, you will be asked to complete a form and supply ID. After this has been processed login details will be sent to you via email only.
Just like online banking it will be your responsibility to keep your login details and password safe and secure. You should keep your password secret. If you think someone has seen your password you should change it as soon as possible. You should not share your user name or password. No one should force your to show them your login details, you have a right to say no. If someone forces you, tell the surgery as soon as possible.
The Practice has the right to remove online access for anyone who does not use it responsibly.
Imperial Surgery follows the Accessible Information Standards 2016
Imperial Surgery Knitting Group
With the help of Tesco and Coop, Hairlines, Panters, and the surgery, either with donations or helping to sell knitted items, the Knitting Group have raised the sum of £378.15 for the surgery. This will go towards purchasing medical equipment that can benefit our patients.
So a big THANK YOU to all the 'Knitters' and to all of you who bought the lovely knitted items.
Your 'Named' GP
All GP practices are now required to provide you with a 'named' GP who will have overall responsibility for the care and support that the surgery provides for you.
We would like to reassure you that this does not prevent you from seeing any GP in the Practice as you currently may do, and that it will not change the care or support that we provide.
If you have any concerns regarding this, or you would like to know who your 'named' GP is please feel free to discuss this with a GP at your next visit. Alternatively you can contact the surgery on any day, after 11:00am and an Administrator will be happy to tell you who your named GP is.
Registration Letters from NHS England
The NHS is carrying out work in Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to make sure the patient details on GP lists are accurate. Letters are being sent to some patients, but not all.
If you do receive a letter, please either confirm your details or submit any changes. Changes can be made by returning the form in the prepaid envelope. If the details are correct, you can confirm by freepost, by freephone, via text message or online.
It is important to respond to the letter, as GP lists do get out of date over time. If we don’t have an accurate record of your name and address, then we or a hospital may not be able to contact you with important information.
We may also need to contact you:
· with test results
· to invite you for bowel, breast or cervical screening to protect against cancer, for example
· to offer vaccination against infectious diseases such as flu or measles, mumps and rubella
· to give you an appointment as part of your plan to stay healthy if you have a long-term illness
Please respond to the letter within four weeks, so the NHS can be certain about your details. Otherwise, the NHS will assume that you have moved away, and begin the process to remove you from the practice list.
Who Can Have The Shingles Vaccine?
If you are eligible for the Shingles Vaccine you will receive a letter invitation from the practice.You will need to bring this letter with you at the time of your vaccination for confirmation. For further information please follow this link.
DEVON NHS 111
The free number is for patients with urgent, but not life-threatening symptoms
· This includes people needing fast medical help, but who are not a 999 emergency
· Trained advisers who answer the phones offer basic health advice and direct the caller to the most appropriate service for their needs.
· For emergencies, 999 is still the number to call but the new line will direct people with an urgent health need towards the most appropriate service.
NHS 111 in Devon is being run by the South Western Ambulance Service Foundation Trust, and is operated from a call centre in Exeter.
New Devon CCG
In April 2013 the New Devon CCG website was launched and this is already full of information about the CCG, their boards, local events, patient involvement and much more, however the website is still very much under development.
They are constantly adding new information to the site and have already received a range of feedback and suggestions from the public during focus groups about information to add and things that could be improved.
If you would like more information about the New Devon Clinical Commissioning Group please follow the link.
For Information about:
click on 'Healthy Living' (on the right hand side of this page)
(Site updated 17/10/2016)