Dartmouth Medical Practice

Tel: 01803 832212

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Coronavirus Alert

Stay at home for 7 days and self-isolate if you feel hot to touch on your chest or back or if you have a new continuous cough (coughing a lot for more than one hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours). Those you live with also need to self-isolate for 14 days. This will help protect others in our community. 

DO NOT ATTEND THE GP SURGERY OR PHARMACY. Click here for NHS 111 advice including tips to avoid catching / spreading the virus. And click here for what "self-isolation" actually means. If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, your condition gets worse or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days then click here for the NHS 111 Online Covid-19 Service. Or call 111 if you have no online access. And here is the Isolation Note for your employer. 

Click here to be clear about what "social distancing" is - we all need to be doing this now, especially if you are over 70, have an underlying health condition or are pregnant.

Daily Government Public Health Information here

Drugs

If you want to come off drugs, we will support you. Start by contacting the local specialist team on 01803 604330 (The Torbay Primary Care Drugs Service)

The team is based at Walnut Lodge and Shrublands.

Alternatively, please come into any of the “drop in” sessions below to find out more or text Steven Humphreys on 07825 027845 who will call you back

  • Room 35, Paignton Hospital, Church Street on Tuesday 10am-12pm
  • Shrublands House Torquay on Wednesday 3pm-7.30pm

Psychoactive Substances 

You can’t really be sure what you have bought, or been given, or what effect it’s likely to have on you.  We known that the use of many like ‘Clockwork Orange’, ‘Bliss’, ‘Mary Jane’  'Mephedrone' , 'Ivory Wave', and '5-IT' have been directly linked to emergency hospital admissions, and in some cases, deaths.

Torbay Hospital and Old Farm Surgery are seeing an increasing number of patients having bad effects of these drugs, including a recent admission to Intensive Care and a teenager with a Stroke

These drugs used to be sold as ‘legal highs’ but they have been found to contain one or more substances that are, in fact, illegal