Message from Dr Smith:
From the beginning of March 2019 I will be reducing my hours. I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s 3 years ago which makes work more tiring and having worked at Yelverton surgery for 30 years it is time that I reduced my workload and spent more time with my family. I continue to greatly enjoy my work and very much hope that I will be able to continue to serve the community for some time to come.
We are very pleased to tell you that we have appointed an excellent GP, Dr Laura Burring as an additional partner. Dr Burring and I will be working closely together and I will work the beginning of the week and she will work the latter part. If you have complex problems or need to be seen frequently you may at times need to see both of us. We are delighted that Dr Hanson will also be increasing his hours to further strengthen our medical team.
Urgent Prescription Requests
Please note that processing urgent prescription requests can be very disruptive to the surgery and takes additional GP time.
Repeat prescriptions should be requested at least 72 hours before they are due.
Thank you for your co-operation.
Yelverton Surgery covers a large rural area extending from the north of Plymouth across to Dartmeet and Hexworthy in the east and Grenofen to the west.
We have a branch surgery at Princetown which is held Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays between 8.30am and 9.40 am. We dispense prescriptions for patients living in the Princetown area.
We are a training practice and have doctors training to become General Practitioners working in the Surgery. They work with us for up to a year at a time.
Shared Care Record
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - YOU MAY NEED TO ACT NOW
This practice is part of the local shared care record initiative. This means that from 15th November 2015 other health care professionals will be able to view your GP health record when they are providing you with care. If you wish to opt out please inform reception or complete the 'opt out' form which you can find on the Care Data section of this website (No 2 right hand side of this page) as soon as possible.
If you have any concerns or questions please refer to the leaflet in the Care Data section or collect a copy from the surgery "Making your health records work better for you"
There is some more information available at: www.newdevonccg.nhs.uk
Have you been referred to the hospital by your doctor?
Please let our medical secretary know if you have not heard in the following timescales:
2 Week Waits for Possible Cancer - 7 working days
Urgent Referral - 14 working days
Routine Referrals - 1 calendar month
Appointment times vary according to the department but we are here to help
Devon Doctors will be providing pre-bookable appointments on weekday evening and weekends at Mount Gould (Plymouth) treatment centre. To book an appointment call Devon Doctors on 01392 822354. For more information, visit nhs.uk/GPaccess
FOR OUR ONLINE APPOINTMENT & PRESCRIPTION ORDERING SERVICE
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You are now able to view any allergies recorded by the practice, if you believe these to be incorrect or not up to date, please contact reception.
The service is called 'The Waiting Room' which is linked to our clinical system.
To register, all you need to do is provide us with your email address
Please be aware that an email from the waiting room is not spam and may be found in your junk inbox.
Information from the Care Quality Commission
Yelverton Surgery is regulated by CQC to provide care at
Yelverton surgery is rated as GOOD
All standards found to be met following our assessment of the service during registration
Our last inspection was in June 2017 - please click on the link below for the report.
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(Site updated 21/03/2019)