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Chulmleigh Dispensary Opening Hours from 06.04.2020

Following a couple of weeks of reduced Dispensary opening times we are now in a position to increase the opening hours.

From Monday 6 April 2020 our Dispensary will be open:

Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm.

Please bear in mind staff are working through the high volume of incoming medication requests and queries.         We thank you for your support and understanding.


Coronavirus COVID-19 Advice

Check online at and at for advice on the latest COVID-19 information before attending the practice.


Update to all patients – Coronavirus

Following the Governments announcement the practice would like to confirm the surgery opening times remain as normal, access to the surgery will be provided for pre-booked appointments only and a collection facility for prescriptions will be provided at each site.

  • To gain access for pre-booked appointments at Wallingbrook or Winkleigh Surgery, please knock on the door. Patients will not gain entry unless a pre-booked appointment has been made.
  • To collect a prescription at Wallingbrook or Winkleigh Surgery, please knock on the door and wait for a member of the team to assist.
  • To organise an appointment, please access and complete an eConsult or telephone the surgery on 01769 580295


These measures have been taken to protect the patients and staff in an attempt to maintain services delivered to our community.

Thank you for your understanding.

Consult with you GP online using eConsult

eConsult is a platform that Wallingbrook Health Group provides to allow patients to consult with their own NHS GP simply by completing a quick online form. It helps our GPs to deliver better access to our registered NHS patients by providing a round-the-clock portal where patients can enter their symptoms and receive instant self-help advice, together with signposting to NHS 111, pharmacies and other healthcare services.

Click here to start your consultation or here for further information about the service.



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Useful Information - Local  Parish Support Group Information

Please click here for your Local Parish Support Group Contacts & Other Useful Information

Trading Standards Covid-19 Scan Alerts

The outbreak of COVID-19 has seen an increase in scams and doorstep traders who are trying to exploit fear and uncertainty during this difficult time. As individuals and communities, we urge you to keep safe and vigilant in teh current environment and look out for scams in your neighbourhood, which often target elderly and vulnerable people.

Trading Standards have produced this useful poster detailing typical scams and advice on how to stay scam safe.

Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Scam Aware

Coronavirus Book for Children  added 16/04/2020

Nosycrow have produced a great book to explain Cornonavirus to children.

Click here to view the book - Coronavirus A Book For Children

Medication Supply Issues - 26/03/2020

Our medication suppliers are experiencing on-going staff shortages which have impacted on our medicine deliveries. Currently only partial orders are arriving.

The practice would like to encourage those patients who do not take advantage of our monthly ordering system to use this, and order their next month’s supply at the time they collect their medication, we will then arrange a collection date in 28 day’s time for you.

This enables the dispensing team to order your medication in advance; allowing the supplier’s adequate time to fulfil our order during this time.

Karen Acott, Executive Partner and Clinical Pharmacist Leaving Wallingbrook After 17 Years

Karen Acott, Executive Partner and Clinical Pharmacist will be leaving Wallingbrook Health Group at the end of February after 17 years at the practice.  Karen has overseen many changes over the last 17 years and has always ensured that patient care has been at the forefront of practice decisions and changes made at Wallingbrook. She has also pioneered the role of the clinical pharmacist in general practice, a role now supported by the NHS.

We would like to thank Karen for the huge contribution that she has made to the practice over this time.

Karen will be greatly missed by everyone here and we wish her the very best for a well-earned, restful, happy and healthy retirement.

Goodbye Message from Karen

“It has been an honour and privilege to be part of Wallingbrook and the local community for the past decade. I leave today knowing that there is a great team who will adapt and work hard to deliver the best healthcare and wellness to our patients. Please be kind to each other and forgiving as sometimes it is not for the want of trying that things do not go to plan. I urge you to continue to support and protect this scarce resource so they can continue to look after you and your families for many years to come. Finally, my sincere thanks to all for your feedback and guidance over the years.”

Karen Acott

Next surgery closure date

Winkleigh surgery will next be closed from 12.30pm to 2.30pm Friday 13 March 2020.

Chulmleigh surgery will next be closed from 1pm Thursday 2 July 2020.

Should you require urgent same day attention please call 111.

Next dispensary closure date

Chulmleigh Dispensary is be closed between 1pm - 2pm on the third Monday of each month for staff training.

Monday 20 April          - closed 1pm to 2pm

Monday 18 May           - closed 1pm to 2pm

Monday 15 June          - closed 1pm to 2pm

Monday 20 July           - closed 1pm to 2pm

Monday 17 August      - closed 1pm to 2pm

Monday 21 September - closed 1pm to 2pm

Monday 19 October     - closed 1pm to 2pm

Monday 16 November  - closed 1pm to 2pm

Monday 21 December  - closed 1pm to 2pm

NHS England CCG Bulletin

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Defibrillators in Chulmleigh

Public Access Defibrillator

Winston Pincombe’s Garage (situated on the wall in the garage forecourt)

South Molton Street


Additional Defibrillators are kept on the following premises

Wallingbrook Health Centre

Chulmleigh Pavillion Playing Field

Chulmleigh Sports Centre

Chulmleigh Dental Practice

First Responder Service

Defibrillators in Burrington

Public Access Defibrillator

Pickard's Office (situated at the front of the offices)

Main Street


Defibrillators in Lapford

Public Access Defibrillator

Orchard Centre (situated outside the building)

(The Orchard Centre is located in the corner of the main car park in the centre of the village, often used for Parish Meetings, Post Office etc)

Defibrillators in Winkleigh

Public Access Defibrillator

Winkleigh Square

Winkleigh Sports Centre

Additional Defibrillators are kept on the following premises

Winkleigh Surgery

Defibrillators in Chawleigh

Public Access Defibrillator

Outside the village shop

Defibrillators in Ashreigney

Public Access Defibrillator

On the side of the village hall, next to the noticeboard

Defibrillators in Broadwoodkelly

Public Access Defibrillator

Located in the phone box, near the church.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Please find a list of useful Telephone Numbers in our Further Information section. Click here


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