Welcome to Roborough Surgery
With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.
Roborough Surgery is a Training practice for both undergraduate and post-graduate medical Training We work in conjunction with the University of Plymouth and NHS England to train future doctors and GPs.
Book your Flu Vaccination online now
Autumn is not far and like every year we will be undertaking a large scale flu immunisation campaign. We will be holding two dedicated Saturday flu clinics on 27th September and 11th October 2014.
Like previously we will not be sending out written invitations but instead we will be operating an online booking system on this website. This has been set up to be as easy and convenient to use as possible and in fact it should not take you more than half a minute to book your appointment online. The online booking system will be available from July to November 2014. Please call the surgery for bookings after that.
Are you eligible for a flu jab? Broadly speaking if you are 65 or over, if you suffer chronic ill health, if you are a carer, are pregnant or are a front-line health or social care worker, you are eligible. This is based on Department of Health recommendations and will apply to about 1 in 3 patients registered at the surgery. If you received an invitation in the past you are also eligible this year.
Click this link to book your flu vaccination
Your GP Cares Campaign
This month has seen the launch of a major media campaign on behalf of General Practice. The BMA has launched Your GP Cares , designed to raise the profile of the dedication and hard work of GPs and to warn of the need for significant new investment if this jewel is to survive the current crisis in workload and manpower.
This campaign has been prepared over some months and is being coordinated by the GP Committee of the BMA. Devon LMC, along with other LMCs nationally, will be playing its part in making every effort to get this message across. It is vital that we all play our part in raising awareness about the terrible problems facing the profession, and of the risk of its collapse in the face of unprecedented demand, deteriorating premises and workforce exodus.
Your GP Cares is calling for long term sustainable investment to attract, retain and expand the number of GPs and their support teams. It is also calling for significant new investment in GP premises, the poor quality of which severely restricts our ability to deliver 21st century healthcare.
We would like to ask you to support the GPC campaign.
Sign the e-petition by following this link to call for more investment.
For those of you that are able to view videos on your computer you could even download the video so that you can watch it and be better informed about the strains under which the service is now working.
Follow this link to view the video Your GP Cares
GP Registrar training
The practice has been accredited as a GP Training Practice. This means the practice will have attached to it a qualified Doctor training to specialise in General Practice and each doctor will remain with us for a period usually between 6-18 months.You may therefore be offered an appointment with the GP Registrar. By the time you see a GP registrar they will have spent at least 5 years at medical school to qualify as a doctor. Then they will have done 2 years working in hospitals (previously known as “house jobs”). They will then start a 3 year training programme to become a GP, during which they will spend 18 months in a training practice. So by the time you see this doctor they may well have been working as a doctor for 4 years.
As part of their training the GP registrars need to video record some of their consultations as part of their assessment. You may be asked by the receptionists if you would be happy to take part in this if you have an appointment with the GP registrar. At any time you are able to say "no" to being video taped and this will not prejudice the way your consultation is viewed or handled in any way. At the end of your consultation, if you don't wish the tape to be used, you can state this and the tape will be erased. However please note that all videos are kept confidential and are destroyed when no longer required.
At any time if you do not wish to be seen by a GP registrar at your consultation please feel free to bring this to the attention of the receptionist or GP. At no time will this decision prejudice your care with us.
Get Well, Keep Well
Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.
We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.
Although we welcome all your comments and suggestions please DO NOT use the feedback form for any complaints, requests or problems you may require an immediate response to or to try and book or cancel appointments as the feedback forms are sent to a generic inbox that is not constantly monitored.
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(Site updated 28/07/2014)