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++ BOOK your FLU JAB appointment NOW++

We are now taking bookings for our Flu Vaccination Clinics on:

  • Saturday 26th September  (over 65s only)
  • Saturday 10th October
  • Saturday 24th October

Ide Lane Surgery Saturday Flu Clinics  this year will be different to previous years.

Careful precautions will be in place to ensure safe social distancing and allow time for infection control measures.  

We aim to get each patient through our system in less than 5 minutes. Please read all the instructions below carefully before booking an appointment.

  • Car Parking at the surgery is limited to disabled persons only - please attend on foot where possible or park nearby and walk

  • You must wear a face covering unless you are exempt from doing so. (Please be aware that a small number of patients will be unable to wear face masks. Please respect their right to privacy regarding their reasoning for this

  • Hand sanitiser available at the entrance.   

  • To help us run efficiently please remember to use your own toilet at home before attending.   We cannot guarantee that the toilet will be cleaned between patients

  • You must not enter the building if you are unwell, please return home and re-book your appointment for another time.

  • We will not be able to deal with any general queries or medical problems during flu clinics.

  • If you are receiving chemotherapy treatment, please check with your consultant in advance as to the best time to receive your flu jab.

Once in the building follow the signs and guidance from our reception staff. While in our waiting room space you will be asked to undress enough to completely expose your upper arm on one side ready to receive the vaccine. Please wear clothes that make it easy to do this. For example, wear a short-sleeved top underneath your outer clothing. You will move in a clockwise direction through the building, receive your vaccine, and then continue clockwise to leave through the automated doors, which are usually the main entrance.

Once ready with your arm, the receptionist will guide you through to numbered doors where you will be vaccinated standing in front of the doorway, then leave.  Please try not to touch anything on the way. We ask that you attend alone but if you do need help, there will be a member of staff to assist you.

If you think you will be unable to follow the system described above, for example if you are unable to remain standing for 5 - 10 minutes, or if you mobilise extremely slowly, then please contact the surgery to discuss this.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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.

 

Weekend and Evening access to GP Appointments

Exeter GP Access Evening and Weekend Opening Times

 

Exeter General Practice Access for weekends and evenings

Patients in Exeter can now see a GP or a nurse 7 days a week as Exeter Practices join forces to provide increased cover at weekends and weekday evenings. Participating practices across the City now open on a rota basis on a Saturday and Sunday (9.00 am – 5.00 pm) and weekday evenings (Monday-Thursday) between 6.30pm and 8.00 pm. Early morning cover between 7.00am and 8.00am is  being trialled on Friday mornings. Details of opening times.

 

Online booking of appointments 

Patients can book appointments with their own GP up to 6 weeks into the future. Only one appointment will be bookable. If you have any difficulty or questions please contact the surgery through the usual channels. See our Online booking page.

 

Change to travel vaccination policy

Details of the changes to the travel vaccination policy

 

Protecting The NHS For The Future  

To help to protect the NHS for everyone, Ide Lane Surgery are supporting an initiative to help avoid unnecessary attendances at Accident and Emergency. A&E are set up to manage emergencies well, whereas General Practice is far better suited to the management of non-emergencies. Patients attending Accident and Emergency unnecessarily can put the health of critically ill patients at risk, while receiving less suitable management of their own problems. In addition, the extra cost takes resources away from other services. If you are not sure whether your health problem is a medical emergency, please see this campaign page.

 

Please note that the surgery closes every Thursday lunchtime from 12.30 to 1.30 pm. 

When the surgery is closed there is always a doctor "on call" for urgent medical care.  Please call NHS Devon 111 by telephoning 111.

 

Anxiety and Depression Study

Are you...

  • Aged 16+?
  • Living in the UK?
  • Experiencing clinical levels of depression and/or anxiety, or have experienced these in the past?

If so, Glad Study are looking for patients to take part in a study. also see the Glad Study Poster.

 

Don't let Hay Fever ruin your day

Get your Hay Fever medicines from your local Pharmacy at low cost.

 

National Diabetes Audit

See how your information is used to help improve diabetes

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