Devon Doctors have started a new weekend service available to our patients as part of the Prime Ministers Challenge Fund. To see a Doctor on the weekend please read the following information.
The clinics will be held each weekend, 9:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 17:00. Appointments will be every 15 minutes.
The clinics will be run at the following places:
- Bideford Hospital 9am-12:00pm
- Barnstaple 1:00pm - 5:00pm in the Devon Doctors treatment centres
The bookable appointment line is open Thursday and Friday 08:00 – 18:00 to book appointments for that weekend call 01392 269 486. You can only book for the weekend ahead. All other times, there is a message on the phone which tells patients to phone on a Thursday and Friday.
The message will ask you to phone the practice if you have a routine health care enquiry, and to phone 111 if you have an urgent health care need.
There are specific conditions that the weekend Devon Doctors Service cannot assist with. These are:
- Chronic disease management such as asthma, diabetes etc
- Blood tests
- Referral to secondary care services
- Issues relating to pregnancy
If you present with these issues, you will be advised to phone us at the surgery. Patients who call for an appointment will not be asked for the reason for that appointment.
If there are no appointments available, they will ask you to phone us here at the surgery.
If you feel you have an urgent health care need that cannot wait until we are open, you will be advised to phone 111.