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Recently in the South West, NHS England South SW have received a number of reports from GP Practices regarding patients who have been “cold called” by representatives of various companies. These callers (both by phone and in person), seem to know the patient’s medical history and sometimes say that this information has been obtained from the GP Practice.

No GP Practice will ever divulge your medical history.

If you receive such a call please report it to ActionFraud by calling 0300 123 2040

Struggling to make an appointment?

Please let us know if you cannot make your appointment so that we can offer it to someone else.

Please also take advantage of our text reminder service and never forget another appointment. Just ask at reception and they can help!


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: 

Please be assured that we are working hard within the practice to ensure that the continuing national "hiccups" with the E-Referral system are not unduly affecting patient referrals. If you have been referred and not heard anything within 16 working days of seeing your GP from DRSS , our local referral service, please contact us in the first instance to confirm that the referral was made.

We have also been informed today that thousands of patients have erroneously been sent reminder letters from the national referral booking line (the letter has a password to enable you to book an appointment) please ignore this letter and contact DRSS on 01626 883888.   


Patient Survey on flu vaccinations for people with an at risk health condition. NHS and local authority partners across Devon and Cornwall are working to increase flu vaccination uptake in eligible groups. Around 50% of people with an at risk health conditiom already take advantage of their free flu vaccination and we're trying to find out what could increase numbers even further to better protect people this winter. For further information and to fill out the short online questionnaire click here.

 Invites will be sent out in due course to men aged 65 or over for the option of a quick and free NHS scan for the Peninsular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme. For more information please click here.

Ordering Prescriptions

In line with many other GP practices, we have decided not to accept telephone requests for prescriptions in the interest of safety.  This change will be effective from 1st June 2010.

You may order your repeat prescriptions through the website (click on Repeat Prescriptions to the right of this message) or you can bring your repeat slip to the surgery and put it in the box in the reception lobby.  Postal requests are also accepted.  If you do not have your repeat slip, please provide a written request to include your personal details and items required.

Repeat Dispensing For those patients on stable medication, we have a repeat dispensing system that allows six or twelve months of prescriptions to be sent to the chemist at one time.  For further information, please refer to our prescriptions page and enquire at the desk if you are interested.


Dr Peter Smith (m)

MA MB BS MRCGP DRCOG DCH Qualified Cambridge & Guys 1983.  Joined the practice in 1989. Interested in all aspects of family medicine especially paediatrics and care of the elderly.

Dr Beth Lynch (f)

MBCHB MRCGP DFFP DRCOG Dip Pall Med.  Qualified Leeds 1998.  Joined the practice in 2010.  Special interest in palliative care.

Dr Matthew Best (m)

MBBS BSc MRCGP.  Qualifed St George's Hospital Medical School, London 2005.  Joined the practice in 2011.  Interested in all aspects of Primary Care, especially ENT & Dermatology. Trained in joint injection and minor operations.

Dr Lisa Kelly (f)

MB BS BSc (Hons) DRCOG DFFP.  Qualified St Mary's, London (1993) Dr Kelly has a particular interest in family planning and women's health and is certified to fit both Nexplanon sub dermal implants and intrauterine systems ( Mirena and copper devices).

Dr Thomas Hanson (m)

MBChB, BMEDSCI, MRCP, MRCGP, DRCOG qualified Bristol University, 2007. Dr Hanson joined the practice in 2014, he has a particular interest in diabetes and renal medicine. Trained in joint injection and minor operations.

Dr Laura Burring (f)

BMBS Peninsula Medical School, BSc in Emergency Care (Hons), MRCGP. Qualified in 2010. Dr Burring joined the practice in 2019, she enjoys all aspects of family medicine, particularly child and women’s health.

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