Coronavirus

Any patients requiring information about testing should visit the NHS website. Testing is now available to symptomatic people over the age of 5.  Patients who do not have access to or cannot use the internet can call a dedicated phone line below, which can be used to order a test if no other options are available.

The Coronavirus Testing Call Centre can be contacted on 0300 303 2713 between the hours of 07.00 and 23.00.  The majority of test results are sent automatically to the individual within four days but for any that aren’t, the Call Centre can help individuals to follow up on their results.

For sheilding queries - please call DRSS 01626 883899

NHS App - By using the #NHSApp you can check your symptoms and order repeat prescriptions whilst self-isolating at home. To find out more go to: http://www.nhs.uk/nhsapp    #coronavirus #COVID19 #StayHomeSaveLives

The cervical screening programme for routine screening is now open. Anybody who receives an invite for their cervical screen should contact the surgery for an appointment, don’t put it off. It’s one of the best ways to protect yourself from cervical cancer.

 

Drugs

If you want to come off drugs, we will support you. Start by contacting the local specialist team on 01803 604330 (The Torbay Primary Care Drugs Service)

The team is based at Walnut Lodge and Shrublands.

Alternatively, please come into any of the “drop in” sessions below to find out more or text Steven Humphreys on 07825 027845 who will call you back

  • Room 35, Paignton Hospital, Church Street on Tuesday 10am-12pm
  • Shrublands House Torquay on Wednesday 3pm-7.30pm

Psychoactive Substances 

You can’t really be sure what you have bought, or been given, or what effect it’s likely to have on you.  We known that the use of many like ‘Clockwork Orange’, ‘Bliss’, ‘Mary Jane’  'Mephedrone' , 'Ivory Wave', and '5-IT' have been directly linked to emergency hospital admissions, and in some cases, deaths.

Torbay Hospital are seeing an increasing number of patients having bad effects of these drugs, including a recent admission to Intensive Care and a teenager with a Stroke

These drugs used to be sold as ‘legal highs’ but they have been found to contain one or more substances that are, in fact, illegal