Welcome to the Blake House Surgery Website
Our aim is to provide friendly, personal health care which combines the traditional values of General Practice with evidence based modern medicine, and we welcome new patients to the surgery.
If you wish to register you can do so on-line, or by calling into the surgery and completing the appropriate forms.
You can find out information about medical conditions and diseases through our patient information leaflets as well as keep up to date with all the latest practice news and developments.
We are always looking to improve our services so please fill in our patient survey or leave some feedback on our Contact details page or our Facebook page
Coronavirus vaccine update following new information released on the 30th Dec.
We will be continuing our second COVID vaccination appointments on the 7th Jan 2021 for those who had their first vaccination in December.
Please bring your appointment & vaccination card that were given at the last appointment.
We are going to try to call as many of our patients as possible in the next week to confirm their appointment, but please spread the word to any friends or family members who came for their first vaccination with us that their appointments are still booked.
As with the updated guidance, all further vaccines given will not have a second dose until up to 12 weeks after the first. This is to match new government advice.
The new AstraZenica vaccine & Pfizer vaccinations are due to be delivered in the new year but currently we do not yet have delivery dates. The surgery will contact you to book your COVID vaccination, please do not contact the surgery. Thank you.
𝗕𝗹𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗛𝗼𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗦𝘂𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗺𝗮𝘀 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 & 𝗰𝗹𝗼𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀:
𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐓𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟒𝐭𝐡 𝐃𝐞𝐜 - 𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝟖:𝟑𝟎𝐚𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟔𝐩𝐦. 𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐩𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 & 𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐆𝐏 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬.
𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟓𝐭𝐡 𝐃𝐞𝐜 - 𝐂𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐝.
𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟖𝐭𝐡 𝐃𝐞𝐜 - 𝐂𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐝.
𝐓𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟗𝐭𝐡 𝐃𝐞𝐜 𝐭𝐨 𝐓𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟑𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐃𝐞𝐜 - 𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐥 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝟖:𝟑𝟎𝐚𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟔𝐩𝐦.
𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝐬𝐭 𝐉𝐚𝐧 𝟐𝟏 - 𝐂𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐝.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐨𝐧 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟒𝐭𝐡 𝐉𝐚𝐧 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏.
𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝘂𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝟭𝟭𝟭.𝗜𝗻 𝗮 𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗿𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗰𝘆 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝟵𝟵𝟵.
𝐌𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐦𝐚𝐬 & 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 🎄
The NHS has started the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccination programme and is prioritising the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. When it is your turn to get the vaccine you will be contacted. This may be by phone or letter from your GP or national NHS booking service.
Please do not contact the Surgery/NHS to get an appointment until you are contacted. Thank you. 18/12/20.
1/12/20 UPDATE: Flu Jabs - Book now
We have another supply of flu jabs for the eligible, vulnerable groups of 18-64 year olds and we have a clinic on the 1/12/20 2pm-5pm and 10/12/20 2pm-5pm
Extended roll out for over 50's:
We now have a supply of flu jabs and have a clinic 1/12/20 2pm-5pm and 10/12/20 2pm-5pm
There is also additional information on your 'staying healthy' page.
Blake House Surgery Coronavirus Update
Thank you for your kind messages of support. This is an extraordinary time for all of us and with many challenges still to come. Please continue to reach out to each other in positive ways and as a surgery, and a community, we will face the Winter period with strength and solidarity.
The Blake House commitment to excellence of care and service provision requires that we evolve our working practices in line with NHS advice and guidance around Covid-19. Please respect the need for NHS services to be as safe as possible. Please be polite and courteous to our staff always. We are extremely busy and working hard to meet your needs.
Please refer to the following updates:
We continue to operate GP telephone triage.
We are acutely aware that this is disappointing to many of you, but this system vastly improves our infection control capabilities, protecting you and our staff. Those patients that need to be seen will be booked appropriately by the consulting GP. Telephone appointments aim to be completed between 9-3pm, recognising that this is not always possible due to on-the-day emergencies. If your call is not urgent for the same day you will be booked into the next available routine telephone appointment slot. There are 2 GPs on a Monday and Friday and only 1 GP Tues, Wednesday and Thursday.
This is a fast and efficient online service to treat and triage patients remotely. You can use the E-consult for a variety of problems including acute ailments, prescription requests, sick note requests, referral questions and many more. Please feel encouraged to use the E-consult and we will respond to these within 48 hours.
Nurse/Health Care Assistant appointments.
Our excellent team continue to be able to meet all nurse-led care demands. You must attend the surgery alone unless you have a carer.
We are now booking in for flu clinics, give us a call to book in if you are among the vulnerable groups, including people over 65 years of age, pregnant woman and those living with an underlying health condition, such as:
Chronic Respiratory diseases
Chronic Heart Disease, such as heart failure
Chronic Kidney Disease
Chronic liver disease
Chronic Neurological conditions, such as Parkinsons disease
Spleen problems, for example sickle Cell disease or if you have had you spleen removed
A weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV or AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
Being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above)
If you or someone you live with have symptoms associated with coronavirus, including a new continuous cough, high temperature, flu-like symptoms, change in taste or smell, then stay at home for 10 days. Do not attend a GP surgery, hospital, or pharmacy. If you live with other people, they should also stay at home for at least 14 days, to avoid spreading the infection outside the home.
If your symptoms are serious, or get worse, NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need further medical help and advise you what to do. For the latest Covid-19 advice please visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus.
The surgery is currently experiencing very high telephone call volumes. We would ask you to kindly review whether your call is urgent for the same day and if it is not, then please use our eConsult forms.
Did you know that you can also use this form for medicines enquiries or blood test enquiries? You can also attach your photographs to this for review. The GPs can then screen your message and decide on the next step in your patient pathway.
Please take a look at the below video. This gives a quick run through of eConsult and how to use it.
eConsult is a way to contact your own NHS GP practice online, for free, anywhere and anytime you have access to the internet, quickly and safely.
Please be aware we may ask for this to be completed on behalf of the doctor.
North Dartmoor Primary Care Network The practices in the network are Okehampton Medical Centre, Chagford Health Centre, Moretonhampstead Health Centre and, as of 1st August 2020, Blake House Surgery. Our clinical director is Dr Emma Chapman, GP partner at Okehampton medical Centre.
We work together to try to improve services for all of our patients by working with local healthcare partners as well as community, voluntary and statutory services.
We provide additional services for our patients such as a pharmacist, social prescribers, first contact physio service and a free counselling service for our patients. We also provide Improved Access evening and weekend appointments to all the PCN patients.
For more information about the PCN or if you have any questions or comments please email Kiran Bakhshi, Management Partner, Okehampton Medical Centre Kiran.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in being referred to one of our additional services please contact your practice in the usual way.
(Site updated 31/12/2020)