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There is always a Doctor available in the event of an emergency. Generally an emergency is the sudden onset of a severe medical problem or the sudden deterioration of an existing medical problem.

During the day ring 667 623 and the receptionist will either connect you to a Doctor or contact one for you if there is no Doctor in the surgery.

To deal with emergencies at night, from 6:00pm and at weekends please ring NHS Devon 111, your call will be triaged to the appropriate Out of Hours Service such as Devon Doctors. If it is a life threatening condition please dial 999 to contact an emergency ambulance.

If you are calling on behalf of someone else please have relevant information available, such as:

  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Current medication
  • Name of their GP

If considered necessary you will be referred to a duty Doctor or Nurse Practitioner who will contact you and, either give further telephone advice, or ask you to attend a local centre or in appropriate circumstances visit you at home.

Devon Doctors Website and Leaflets

You can download the following Leaflets here:

You can also visit Devon Doctors Website for more helpful information:


Devon County Council have set up a page that brings together a range of information about Coronavirus. It is a useful one to keep an eye on if you would like to keep informed: https://www.devonnewscentre.info/


Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. The Chief Medical Officer announced that the country is moving into the ‘Delay’ stage of the response to coronavirus from Friday, 13th March 2020.

The new advice issued by the Chief Medical Officer is as follows:

Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature
  • a new continuous cough

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Stay at home advice can be found here:

Everyone is being reminded to follow Public Health England advice to:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

More information can be found on the NHS website here