Welcome to Ide Lane Surgery

Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

COVID-19 current NHS England guidance for general practice is that ALL patients should be triaged remotely and that an online consultation system should be in place to support this.


Please do not come to the surgery unless you have been asked to a member of the practice team  - all patients seeking medical attention are being triaged remotely.

We are asking all patients who feel they need medical care to first use our eConsult service 

This system will ask you in detail about your problem and support us to safely prioritise our work and provide you with efficient care. In most cases we will respond with a phone call from a GP and where possible this will be your own GP. We also have facilities for video consultation or SMS response and if a face to face examination is essential we will arrange one.

In an effort to help protect the health of staff and patients we are asking ALL patients to wear face protection, covering your mouth and nose when entering the practice. This is after recent government guidance encouraging people to wear face protection in public places. 

If you need to order your repeat medication the easiest way to do this is by setting up an Online Account.  Your Doctor’s secretary or one of our Reception Team can help with this over the phone.

Our busiest time is Mondays. You can help us to manage our workload by avoiding completing eConsults for non-urgent problems at the weekend or on Mondays


For the latest information and advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) check online for:

NHS advice on the Wuhan Novel Coronvirus

Government advice on the Wuhan Novel Coronvirus

If you are concerned that you may have Coronavirus, or may have come into contact with someone who has, the NHS 111 online service has created Coronavirus pages that tell what you should do based on your particular circumstances.  Please do not visit the surgery until you have contacted NHS 111.

If you have a clinical question or concern please use the eConsult e-consultation Service - Click the link below for online advice and treatment within 1 working day

econsult service


Join a COVID-19 clinical trial

The PRINCIPLE trial aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with COVID-19. You could be eligible to join if

  • You have had these symptoms for fewer than 15 days:
    • a continuous new or worsening cough
    • and/or a high temperature
    • OR have a positive test for SARS-Co-V2 infection with COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days
  • You are aged 50 to 64 with a pre-existing illness or
  • You are aged 65 and above

Find out more at the PRINCIPLE Trial website

Also see this Help the fight against COVID19 poster


About Ide Lane Surgery

We hold a vision for the type of service we try to offer, based on values we believe to be important. We aim for a blend of traditional, personal and family practice, using the most up to date equipment and proven treatments. To do this we work from purpose built premises, easily accessible to all, designed to be light and friendly. We believe it is important that every person has a named, usual doctor.

We encourage you to see your own doctor whenever possible, to help build relationships. Planned appointments are booked at 15 minute intervals to allow time to deal with problems more fully. We know that continuity of care is important to many patients, especially the elderly and those with complicated or multiple problems. We also think it makes sense, and value it in this practice.

We realise, too, that some problems are urgent and need dealing with on the day. So we run an urgent appointments session in the mornings, shared amongst all the doctors working that day, to deal safely and promptly with patients who are acutely ill.

Doctors, nurses and office staff meet together often to help keep the practice running smoothly. We value our work in training young general practitioners; and in teaching medical students by involving them in patient consultations.

We welcome any comments you have about how we can improve our work.

Our website introduces you to the staff, provides surgery news, allows you to order your repeat prescriptions, make or cancel appointments, contact us, and make links to useful information sites on the internet.


eConsult e-consultation Service

Did you know that we can provide e-consultations?

Click below for online advice and treatment within 1 working day

eConsult Details


General News

Our current news stories include:

  • Weekend and Evening access to GP Appointments
  • Flu Clinics
  • Exeter General Practice access for weekends and evenings
  • Online booking of appointments
  • Change to travel vaccination policy
  • Protecting The NHS For The Future
  • Surgery closure every Thursday lunchtime
  • Anxiety and Depression Study
  • Don't let Hay Fever ruin your day
  • National Diabetes Audit
    Read the Surgery News...


Other News and Information


Visit our Research page where we invite you to take part in various research projects.


Ide Lane Friends

The purpose of Ide Lane Friends is to help us access and use your ideas for new projects, and gaining your views as to how the practice can improve and develop.

Friends Page

On-line Appointments and Prescriptions and viewing your Medical Record

You can now book your appointment, order your repeat prescription and view your medical record online using our online patient service. Available 24 hours a day, it's especially useful when the practice is closed or telephone lines are busy.

In order to use online repeat prescription requests you will require a username and password. This can be requested by telephoning your doctor's secretary on 01392 439868.

Appointments for vaccinations, injections, dressings, blood tests and long term condition reviews are with the practice nurses. Please contact the surgery by telephone and we will make sure you see the appropriate clinician for your needs.

Visit systmonline to order a repeat prescription, book an appointment or view your medical record.

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