COVID Vaccinations Update
All Practices in Torbay are in the process of delivering the COVID-19 vaccine at the Riviera International Conference Centre in Torquay. In line with current government guidelines we are currently administering one dose and vaccinating patients over the age of 80. The second dose will be arranged for 12 weeks after the first. When we move onto the next group we will update the website to let you know.
The vaccination programme will continue for many months and eligible patients will be invited to attend by their practice. The schedule of future vaccine deliveries is not known.
If you would like further information about the vaccine and what to expect after vaccination please check out the links below for patient guides.
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE PRACTICE TO ASK WHEN YOU WILL RECEIVE VACCINATION. THE PRACTICE WILL CONTACT YOU WHEN IT IS YOUR TURN TO COME FORWARD.
Please be patient when trying to contact us. Practice staff are needed to work at the vaccine centre, placing additional pressures on resources at all of the practices.
Thank you for your understanding and support at this time.
Delivering Extended Access During Evenings and Weekends
Monday — Thursday Extended Access Service
Please read for more information regarding our Extended Access service for evening and weekend appointments. We now offer additional evening appointments for our patients. These are different to the appointments some surgeries in the South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group area currently offer in the evenings. This is a requirement (known as Extended Access) where practices ensure that across the week, Monday-Thursday, a practice in their area is open from 6pm-8pm. To access these appointments, please continue to contact your registered practice.
The timetable for evening appointments is detailed below:
- Mondays - 6.00pm to 8.00pm – Chilcote Surgery & Southover Medical Practice (rotation basis)
- Tuesdays - 6.00pm to 8.00pm – Croft Hall Medical Practice
- Wednesdays - 6.00pm to 8.00pm – Chelston Hall Surgery
- Thursdays - 6.00pm to 8.00pm – Brunel Medical Practice
Weekend Extended Access Service
We will also be offering weekend appointments situated in a central hub location. The hub location for our patients is Pembroke House Surgery, Paignton, TQ3 2EZ. Pembroke House Surgery has been selected as the “weekend hub” as it is considered the most suitably based surgery geographically to serve 290,000 patients in the South Devon and Torbay area.
The appointments offered are booked in advance by contacting your local surgery. Patients can be seen by a GP, Practice Nurse and Health Care Assistant during these extended hours.
This service is very different to the current out of hours service, where patients contact 111 in an urgent/acute situation that cannot wait until their practice is open again on Monday. For any acute illness please continue to contact 111. This new service is just for pre-booked routine care and is not for acute/urgent/walk in situations.
Please note that as this contract is being delivered at scale across the locality, you will not necessarily be seen by a Clinician known to you from your practice.
Please see our timetable below for the dates and times of our new service.
Pembroke House Surgery, 266 Torquay Road, Paignton, TQ3 2EZ
- Fridays - 6.00pm—8.00pm
- Saturdays - 8.00am—6.00pm
- Sundays - 8.00am—2.00pm
Who will we share your information with?
As part of our Extended Access Initiative, Chelston Hall patients will be able to book evening and weekend appointments, both here and at other local GP Practices. This will benefit you as a patient as it ensures that there are more appointments available to you at times that are more convenient out of the practice’s usual hours.
To ensure that the clinician has full access to your medical records, when you book your appointment you will be asked to consent to sharing your medical records to ensure an effective and safe service. Sharing occurs electronically through our clinical system and only occurs when you choose to book an appointment at another practice. You will be reminded of this when you book the appointment and your consent to share your medical record is taken.
Your data will be kept secure using the same clinical system used to access your medical record when you visit us for an appointment. The clinician you visit will be required to gain your consent prior to accessing your record. If you change your mind and do not wish to consent, the clinician will only be able to access your Summary Care Record. This will contain limited medical information and will restrict the care that you can be offered. We will be notified of your record being accessed and of any changes made to your medical record. We will review this to ensure any follow up is actioned.
The practices who could be involved in sharing your data are: Brunel Medical Practice, Catherine House Surgery, Chilcote Surgery, Compass House Medical Centre, Corner Place Surgery, Croft Hall Medical Practice, Dartmouth Medical Practice, Leatside Surgery, Mayfield Medical Centre, Old Farm Surgery, Parkhill Medical Practice, Pembroke House Surgery, Southover Medical Practice and St Lukes and Greenswood Medical.
If you have any concerns about this or object to the sharing of your medical record in this way, please speak to one of our reception team, who will be able to record your decision and change the settings for your record.
Thank for you your co-operation and support and we hope you make full use of this service.
Pembroke House Surgery:
Outside the surgery there is street parking available. If there are no spaces there is a council car park directly opposite the surgery.