PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY UNLESS IT IS ESSENTIAL
MOST MATTERS CAN BE DEALT WITH OVER THE PHONE, INCLUDING PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS
All visitors to the Surgery are required to wear a FACE COVERING and WAIT OUTSIDE or in your car, your Doctor or nurse will tell you when it is time to come into the surgery.
In order to reduce the risk of spreading Coronavirus, we are now changing all booked face-to-face DOCTOR appointments to telephone calls. This will be in place for the foreseeable future.
The doctor will call you in the morning, on the day of your booked appointment and if they feel you need to be seen, you will be given a time to come to the surgery.
Thank you for your continued support at this difficult time.
If you require a note for your employer as you have had to stay at home because of Coronavirus, please visit https://111.nhs.uk/isolation-note
The government have launched a new website for patients to use in finding out what help they can get if affected by coronavirus. This service is available to all patients who are seeking advice and guidance on the topics such as:
· feeling unsafe
· going in to work
· paying bills or being unemployed
· getting food
· having somewhere to live
· mental health and wellbeing
Message from Dr Smith:
As a number of you are already aware I have made the decision to retire as a partner at Yelverton Surgery at the end of June this year having completed 31 years at Yelverton Surgery. I have greatly enjoyed my work here and I will miss the role, the staff and my patients. I had hoped to continue a little longer but I was diagnosed with Parkinsons 4 years ago and it is a slowly progressive condition which makes work a lot more tiring. I look forward to spending more time with my family and in my garden. I will be leaving Yelverton in great shape, it is a wonderful practice with a superb team of doctors, nurses, managers and staff and we have had several very strong candidates apply for my role which will further help the practice to continue to provide exceptionally good patient care and access despite all the pressures on the NHS.
Dr Peter Smith
Welcome to Yelverton Surgery
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. The surgery at Princetown is only available to patients who live in Princetown. 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.
Please be aware that Yelverton Surgery NEVER shares any patient information with third parties, without your consent. We will never ask for any of your bank details over the telephone. If you are ever concerned about the validity of a call made by us please ring us back on our telephone number and report any suspicious calls to the police on 101.
- For many people things are difficult right now, and that’s why we’re supporting the @NSPCC who are still here for children who need their support now more than ever. If you’re worried about a child, please call their helpline on 0808 800 5000 or you can email email@example.com.