The Mid Devon Medical Practice comprises three surgeries at Witheridge, Cheriton Fitzpaine and Morchard Bishop. We provide a service to patients living around and between these three villages.
Ms Vicki Cole
Witheridge Medical Centre
Devon EX16 8EZ
Tel: 01884 860205
Dr A.J. Degan, Dr W.A. Edney and Dr T.J. Owens
The GP Patient Survey is an independent survey run by Ipsos MORI on behalf of NHS England. The survey is sent out to over two million people across the UK. The results show how people feel about their GP practice.
We have just received our latest results from this for 2020 … please take a look.
Planned dates will be posted when they are known.
To be confirmed
On these days, ALL Surgery Branches - in Morchard Bishop, Cheriton Fitzpaine and Witheridge are closed to allow training for all staff.
Our doors will be locked but our phone will be staffed for URGENT medical problems that cannot wait until we are open again the following day.
In the event of a life threatening emergency you should call 999.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
A recognition of our commitment to support breastfeeding in our surgeries
If you are interested in what SWAST have planned - check here
Each year certain age groups become eligible for the Shingles vaccination.
This year the age ranges are anticipated to be as follows:
Aged 78 and those who are 79 and whose 80th birthday is before 1st September 2020
Aged 70 and whose 71st birthday is before 1st September 2020
Unfortunately we are unable to vaccinate any one else for Shingles.
There are no specific clinics for these so if you fit the age criteria please make a nurse appointment for the vaccination.
From 1st October 2019 in addition to seeing our Practice Nurses you have the option of attending a drop-in service at Tiverton Hospital on Wednesday evenings between 5.30pm and 7.30pm. You can also attend a drop in clinic held in Clinic 2, Centre for Women's Health, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital every Tuesday between 6pm and 8pm and on Wednesday between 2pm and 4pm. To contact the clinic please call 01392 406500.
Are you due a Cervical Smear test?
This site contains health information specifically for patients in Devon
For information on Mid Devon Healthcare's Social Prescribers see the Thinking of Your Health section of our website and e-mail them!
Access Information for those living in Devon at the following website:
The site provides information on:
Advice and advocacy
Help and support services for the young, older person and everyone in between.
Carers and families.
Education, work and leisure.
Health and wellbeing
Things to do .....
When booking GP appointments it is important that you only select the Surgery Branch that you are registered with.
This will allow you to see and request your repeat medication, book GP but not Nurse appointments and tell us about changes in your address or contact details.
You can apply to do this if you are over 16 years old and permanently registered with the Practice. To complete your registration we will need to see proof of identity.
More detailed information, including a guide to registering for this service, can be found at:
Patients across Devon from October 2018 will have the ability to access routine pre-bookable appointments in the evenings and at weekends.
It is not a walk-in service.
Appointments cannot be booked after 1800 for weekday evening surgeries, after 1800 on Friday for the weekend surgeries or over the weekend for Monday evening appointments.
The aim of the GP Improved Access Service is to make it easier for people to get a routine appointment at a time that suits them. It is an extension of the existing GP service.
Practices across Devon are working together to provide the service and individual GP Practices are promoting it to their patients.
Please be aware that the surgeries are run each evening in one of several GP Practices in Devon and therefore patients may not see their usual GP or attend their usual GP surgery on a particular day.
We have established a Patient Participation Group in order to help shape our service for your future care.
The purpose of a Patient Participation Group is:
• To give Practice staff and Patients the opportunity to discuss topics of mutual interest.
• To provide a means for Patients to make constructive suggestions about the Practice and specific medical conditions.
• To give a Patient view on proposed changes to service
• To encourage Health Education activities within the Practice.
• To develop self-help projects to meet the needs of fellow Patients, e.g. befriending, help with transport and bereavement support .
• To act as a representative group that can be called upon to influence the local provision of Health and Social Care.
The aims of the Patient Participation Group:
• To be a voice for the Patients.
• To help the Patients to understand Practice decisions.
• Aim to maintain and improve Patient satisfaction and experience.
• Be a link between the Patient, the Partners and Practice staff.
• Support the Practice in continuing to improve the service to the Patients and discuss our Practice performance data.
• Help patients to understand how they can build on responsibility for their own health.
If you are a Mid Devon Medical Practice patient and you are interested in giving us some of your time please make contact with Ms Vicki Cole either:
This is a map of the contractual responsibility for Mid Devon Medical Care
We have introduced a service that will allow us to text you with various information such as reminders for flu clinics, medication reviews and annual medical reviews.
To begin with we are launching this service with Appointment Reminders ...
You will receive a text confirming your appointment once you have booked it and also a reminder of that appointment the day before.
To benefit from this service you will need to provide a current mobile number to the surgery.
We have sent a text message to all patients for whom we have a mobile number to allow them to opt out from this service.
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Last updated 11th January 2021