Welcome to Ruby Country Medical Group
Ruby Country Medical Group brings together Holsworthy Medical Centre, Stratton Medical Centre, Hatherleigh & Shebbear surgeries, serving Holsworthy and Stratton as well as surrounding villages. Our team includes GPs, a Clinical Pharmacist, paramedics, nurse practitioners, practice nurses, health care assistants and phlebotomists as well as our practice management and administrative support and patient services teams.
We are responsible for advising patients on leading a healthy lifestyle, as well as caring for people needing medical care. We offer a full general practice service and run specialist clinics as indicated in this website. There is also an on-site, independently run, pharmacy.
At Ruby Country Medical Group we aim to treat all our patients promptly, courteously and in complete confidence. We feel it is important that you know who you are speaking to, so our office staff wear a name badge and identify themselves on the telephone.
WE WILL BE CLOSED AT HOLSWORTHY ON THURSDAY 18th October FROM 12.30 onwards for staff training. Please call 111 for urgent medical advice and direction or 999 for life-threatening emergencies.
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NHS ENGLAND Community Bulletin: Shebbear & Hatherleigh
For the current news on developments in Shebbear & Hatherleigh please press: HERE
RUBY COUNTRY MEDICAL GROUP NEWSLETTER
For our October newsletters please press here:
Due to a nationwide shortage of flu vaccinations for patients in 65+ age group we are now waiting for further supplies to arrive and can only book in patients after 16th November. We have plentiful supplies of vaccine for those who are 64 and under however, so please call if you think you are eligible for a free vaccination. If you have been put on a waiting list for future clinics you will be called once they are available. Thank you for your patience.
To find out more and see if you qualify for a free flu jab follow the link. FLU VACCINATION
IMPROVED ACCESS FOR PATIENTS VIA DEVON DOCS
Devon Docs are offering GP appointments for patients during evenings and weekends. To book an appointment call Devon Docs on 01392 822354 or for more information visit nhs.uk/GPaccess
FOR SHEBBEAR & HATHERLEIGH PATIENTS
At the request of NHS England we have taken on the running of both Shebbear and Hatherleigh Surgeries as of 2nd July 2018.
NHS ENGLAND STATEMENT
For 19th July updates please press on the following links:
PATIENT LETTER WHERE TO GET MEDS QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
For the 2016 Stratton CQC Inspection report press STRATTON MEDICAL CENTRE INSPECTION REPORT
We have been informed that patients have been receiving calls from people saying they are from the medical centre and asking them to reveal personal details. This is a hoax. Please be very vigilant and do not reveal any details to any one you are unsure of. Always close the call. You may wish to contact the local Police to register the caller afterwards.
RECEPTION TEAM QUESTIONS
We would like to thank our patients for being so supportive of our Emergency Teams and for answering brief questions on booking. Please note that if you are not able or do not wish to give details of your condition at the time of booking you will be given a telephone appointment with a member of the clinical team so that your condition can be assessed and an appointment given appropriately. Any information you give on booking is always treated as strictly confidential.
BLOOD PRESSURE MONITORING
If you would like to use our own form for monitoring your blood pressure at home please press BLOOD PRESSURE FORM download and/or print off.
To access the online services available at the medical centre simply come in to reception to obtain a username and password. Please be aware that we can only give these details to the person to whom they belong. ID will need to be provided.
Postcode checker: CLICK HERE to see if you are within Holsworthy's catchment area. Stratton area patients please call 01288 352133 to verify.
If you are in the Shebbear/Hatherleigh area, please check the map in the following link to see if you are within the catchment area: CATCHMENT AREA
(Site updated 18/10/2018)