Practice News

13th Jan

LATERAL FLO AS YOU GO

Just a reminder that the Devon County Council community testing van is still with us at Holsworthy Medical Centre in the car park every Wednesday morning from 9am to 12.30pm. This is for people without coronavirus symptoms who wish to have a lateral flow test done for reassurance, and/or get advice about the virus and testing. This is a free service. Unfortunately, due to the national supply issues, kits are not currently being given out to members of the public from the van. Quick testing and good information are, however.

12th Jan

LOCAL COVID VACCINATION CLINICS

For all details of the most local vaccination walk-ins, have a look at our Covid Vaccine pages on this website. If you are able please go to our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information.

12th Jan

COVID PASS SCAMMERS

Devon and Cornwall Police are higlighting the activities of scammers in regard to the NHS Covid Pass. They say:

Criminals are using the NHS COVID Pass to target the public by convincing them to hand over money, financial details and personal information.
REMEMBER: The NHS COVID Pass is FREE and available through the official NHS app (which should only be downloaded through your usual app store), the NHS website or by calling 119. You can find more information by visiting www.nhs.uk/nhscovidpass. The pass is not mandatory and you won’t be fined for not having one.
**If you suspect you have been contacted about a fraudulent NHS COVID Pass, follow these steps:
**If you’ve received a phone call, hang up
**If you’ve received an email, forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk
**If you’ve received a text message, forward it to 7726
**If you’ve fallen victim to fraud, report online at www.actionfraud.police.uk or call 0300 123 2040


You can find more information about the NHS COVID Pass scam on the Action Fraud website.

11th Jan

VACANCY - CLINICAL GOVERNANCE & QUALITY MANAGER

This is a new and exciting role with Ruby Country Medical Group that will work closely with the Managing Partner to ensure that Clinical Governance, Quality Management and Quality Assurance policies, processes and procedures are implemented. You will be involved in creating the Quality Improvement Strategic Plan and the Quality Account and leading the development work in relation to the Quality Strategy and Quality Standards ensuring CQA quality standards are met. 

For more information and to apply please visit Job Advert (jobs.nhs.uk)

Closing date 23rd January 2022

22nd Dec 2021

MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS NUMBERS

If you, or someone you know, are experiencing a crisis with their mental health the following numbers may be of help. Please don't hold off from speaking to someone today if you need to. All numbers are available 24/7:

For Cornwall Mental Health Crisis, please call 0800 038 5300

For Devon Mental Health Crisis, please call 0808 196 8708

Samaritans are available on 116 123