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Seasonal Influenza Update

You will no doubt be aware that seasonal flu in now circulating the area. Flu vaccination appointments are still available to book for those patients eligible to have a vaccination. To book your appointment, log on to your online account or contact the surgery on 01769 580295.

Most cases of flu can be treated effectively at home. Patients are encourages to self-care, seek advice on treating symptoms via reputable online resources such as NHS Choices, or to seek advice from a local Pharmacist before contacting the GP.

Patients should be advised to:

  • Rest and sleep
  • Keep warm
  • Take paracetamol or ibuprofen to lower your temperature and treat aches and pains
  • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration

More information can be found on or via NHS111.

Patient Feedback

Thank You Dr Guildford

Thank you Dr Guildford, you have been a rock to our family over the past few years. I am very grateful. I am also glad to hear you are back now and again as a Locum.

RF-H March 2018

Helpful and Kind

VE was very helpful and kind to me yesterday when I felt so terrible and this made all the difference. Thank you!

Anonymous March 2018

Thank you

I would like to say thank you to KP and the doctors that have been involved whilst my son had been ill. For the quickness, fitting him in to see the doctors and getting him to the hospital. It has been very much appreciated, everything you have all done. 

JE February 2018 

Wonderful texting service

The texting service has been wonderful for me, how good it is that you offer this and I hope other patients use it.

KS August 2017

Thank you

I would like to thank everyone for fitting me in at such short notice and all that you have done.

Mrs B July 2017

Care plan good idea

I want to commend Sophie for being so professional this afternoon with her diabetes review. Sophie explained everything so well and the care plan she gave me to follow is a very good idea.

CR July 2017

Kind, professional treatment

I would like to thank Dr Guildford for his kind, professional treatment at my appointment today. Grade 1. Reception staff efficient and friendly.  Telephone staff equally friendly and helpful.  Email reminders welcome as I have memory problems.

JF April 2017

Grateful temporary resident 

Patient AK, an extended temporary resident, said thank you to everyone.  In a world full of people complaining she wanted us all to know how grateful she is.

AK February 2017


"I would like to say thank you to Dr Gosrani for the kindness and help that I received from him this morning."

BN February 2017

Highly impressed!

"I attended Chulmleigh on Saturday for my flu jab and was highly impressed.  I have lived in many locations throughout the country and this was the speediest, most efficient (yet still friendly) flu jab day that I have attended.  I was in and out in 5 minutes.  Very impressive."

JG October 2016

Thank you!

"Just a quick thank you for everyone's care of me, it is very much appreciated.  Please advise Karen Acott and Dr Guildford's secretary that I am comfortable for the first time in weeks, and I am grateful for their prompt and kindly assistance in getting me sorted out today.  In fact everyone has been so helpful.

Mrs RW

Polite, friendly and helpful!

"Bev Kemp who is covering Carlys maternity leave is a breath of fresh air.  Polite, friendly and helpful.  It would be lovely to see her remain working in the pharmacy. She is just what you need".23/09/2016 Mrs VE


"I thought the new options on the phone were brilliant, it was very clear and I was put through to the team I wanted, Alot better"



“Thank you very much to all who patched up and checked over my son after he came off his road bike on Monday. The minor injury service you provide is fantastic and certainly just what we needed this week. Many thanks to you all!”


Mrs AS


"The staff are amazing to myself and my family. Every phone call is dealt with quickly and efficiently. Dr Guildford is awesome and the Dispensary are always happy and positive!"

Mrs CK


“I think ALL the staff at Wallingbrook are brilliant. They are the best health centre I have ever been registered with! I am chuffed to bits with their service.”


Many thanks

“I would like to express my thanks to Dr Starks for her help recently, I am feeling much better and I really appreciate her advice.”


Thank You

“Many thanks to Wallingbrook Surgery for looking after my husband, they did a great job.”

Mrs W

Great Appreciation

“With great appreciation of the instant care taken by the doctor and nurse when I came for an emergency appointment in August.”


Great Support

“I would like to thank you so much for all the effort, time and help you gave.  The doctors, district nurses and dispensary were a great support with their knowledge and attitudes.  Chulmleigh were superb in their care and help to the family.”


Excellent Care

“My husband received excellent care from all the district nurses in Chulmleigh.”


Marvelous Practice

“Thank you so much for looking after our health for the past 20 years.  Also to all the dedicated staff, a marvelous practice.  We shall miss it.”

Mr and Mrs I

Working Hard

“Caroline (HCA) very kindly squeezed me in after she had finished, I turned up late and was happy to rebook, however Caroline very kindly saw me and on my way out I said Thank you. What a very nice lady she is”

Very Impressed

“Very impressed with the service I have received and the two GP’s I have seen recently, Ian and Tim.”

Excellent Service

“I have received excellent service from all staff at Chulmleigh since moving all my problems are treated with a great deal of respect and professionalism and the way hospital referrals has been seamless a great team thank you so much.”

JW – April 2013

The Dispensary at Wallingbrook

“I am taking an enormous amount of tablets at the moment so visit the dispensary quite frequently. The staff there provide a constantly efficient service which is always polite, helpful and cheerful in a friendly atmosphere. Queries and requests are patiently dealt with and kind advice is always offered.  I like the flexibility which is always evident. The dispensary is generally a very busy little unit and the staff there deserve credit for the way they look after their customers.”

The Quality of Care

“I have recently moved to Chulmleigh and am overwhelmed by the most impressive quality of patient care at Wallingbrook Health Centre. I received a warm and attentive welcome from your Reception Staff, Health Care Assistant, GP and Dispensary Staff and feel confident my future healthcare is in very capable hands.  Many thanks!”

Going the extra mile

“I would like to put on record my sincere thanks for everything you and your team have done, and are still doing for me, over the past few months.  I could not have been treated with greater care, attention, courtesy and speed.

People who criticise the NHS, which we all know has its faults, do not always stop and think and try to understand things from the doctors point of view.  I can honestly say that had it not been for your combined efforts, even to the extent of phoning unannounced to see how I was, I would not be in the much more comfortable position that I am now.  (if at all).”

Additional Comments…

Mr & Mrs  C of Burrington wanted us to know that they value the wonderful service given by the practice.

Patient DL has said that everyone at the Practice has been wonderful & very helpful to her.

I have just taken a call from a gentleman who just wanted to say how pleased he was with the practice and how well he was treated by Caroline Stapleton today at Winkleigh, she was very thorough and helpful and he felt he must let us know.

A patient told us that the consult she had in September had helped her so much. She was really appreciative of the trouble that was taken to explain everything in relation to her condition and said she “feels like a different person”. They said so many people are quick to complain so she wanted the Practice to receive praise as well.

A patient wanted to thank the GP for his help, for acting so promptly and for being so nice.

A patient sends their thanks to all the staff at the practice for their friendliness and concern.

A Patient called with praise for Karen Robinson, saying the consultation has ‘helped her so much’. She was really appreciative of the trouble Karen took to explain everything re her condition.

A patient who was referred 2WW by Deepun wanted to thank him for all his help, for acting so promptly and for being so nice. Well done Deepun.

A patient said in September that he liked ‘the friendliness of all staff/treatment and concern.’

A patient wanted to ‘thank all the staff involved with a baby that required medical attention. The baby is now home and doing well.’

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