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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.

Latest News

Next surgery closure date

Winkleigh surgery will next be closed on Friday 30th March 2018 - closed all day

Chulmleigh surgery will next be closed on Friday 30th March 2018 - closed all day

Should you require urgent same day attention please call 111.

NHS England CCG Bulletin

To sign up to the NHS England CCG Bulletin please click here

National Diabetes Audit

Wallingbrook Health Group are taking part in the National Diabetes Audit (NDA).  The NDA check whether people with diabetes are getting good care.  The NDA collects information about diabetes care from GP Practices and hospitals.  This information helps the NHS to improve care.  The use of NDA information is controlled by law and strict rules of confidentiality.  For more information please read the patient leaflet or click here for the poster.

Gluten free food on NHS Prescription

New prescribing guidance for gluten free products are being introduced from 1st July 2017.  Further information can be found here


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