Cheriton Bishop & Teign Valley Practice, Yeoford Road, Cheriton Bishop, Exeter, Devon, EX6 6JA

Telephone:  01647 24272   Fax:  01647 24914

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CQC report for the practice

We are a busy rural GP Training Practice with four doctors and a GP Registrar. Our main surgery is at Cheriton Bishop and our Branch surgery at Christow. Our Practice Area covers approximately 80 square miles with 12 villages around the beautiful landscape in and around the Dartmoor National Park.

Our Aim

Our aim is to give a personal, caring, efficient and friendly service to all our patients. This not only includes the management of acute illness, but a proactive, holistic and sensitive  treatment of all chronic diseases, and a fully structured preventative health program for all age groups.


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NHS 111 Service

If you need medical help and your GP practice is closed, please call  the  NHS 111 number.  The call is free from landlines and mobiles.  When you call 111 an adviser will ask you questions to find out why you are calling and give you advice or direct you to the appropriate service.

For health needs that are not urgent, you should call your GP.  If a health professional has given you a number to call for a particular condition, you should continue to call that number.                     You should call 999 in an emergency.


Local Resources

We are compiling a list of resources both local and further afield in order to help everybody find the right services and information for health and well being. Further down this page there are links to these sites. The information on these sites is hugely useful and diverse so please give it a go.

GP Specialist Registrar

We have been joined by our new registrar Dr Sarah de Courcy. She is only just starting her GP training in practice having been in hospital jobs as part of her general GP training for 18 months. She will be with us for six months. Already she has become part of the team and I hope she will help many of our patients along the way. She has appointment surgeries on all days apart from Wednesday, so please feel free to book with her.

Our past trainees

Dr Omali Abeywardena has left us after six successful months and is now in hospital posts for the next 18 months.

Dr Bethan Woodfield has now fully qualified as a GP, and we wish her every success with her new career. Some hopefully will remember Dr Beth Timmins who has now been practicing as a GP for a year since she left us. She is due to deliver her first baby in late September and so we all wish her and her husband Paul well for the new addition to the family.



Following a rigorous assessment by the CQC we have been awarded an outstanding grading. So far only three other practices in Devon have been awarded this level of grading.

Understandably we are very proud. If you would like further information or would like to read the report then follow this

CQC info and report

Please find below some self help info for the seemingly more virulent upper respiratory viruses that are around this year. As always we are happy to see you any time but try this first:-

Information for coughs and colds

The Community Complex care team

The complex care team (a team comprising physios, occupational therapists, GP’s, district nurses and numerous other services including Acorn) based in Crediton, provide a multidisciplinary support to vulnerable patients in our community. Over the last year there have been running balance courses. As patients have come to the end of this course an on going group is being set up at Christow and Cheriton bishop. If you or others that would like to be involved please contact the practice for more information.

The PPG and Practice report to the CCG 2014/15 is available on the PPG pages or follow the link below

PPG report

100% of people would recommend us to friends and family

Friends and Family Test

Thank you very much to all who have submitted forms for the test and we are proud and pleased to say that all people would recommend us to their friends and family. This is no less than what we would aspire to.

Please fill the forms in (found at any surgery or dispensary) after any contact with our services and feel free to answer the supplementary question. The answers will be published by NHS England monthly.

If you would like to answer these questions then please follow the link below, and as always thank you very much for your help, input and support.

Friends and Family Test

Spring 2017

As always there are nasty viruses going around this spring. For information regarding how to self help please follow this link:

Cold and flu info

We had a very good uptake for the flu jabs this year so thank you to everyone. Hopefully this will stave off at least some of the illness this year.

So, best wishes to everyone for this  spring and roll on the sunshine

Practice and staff training dates

We feel it important to evaluate our services regularly and engage in staff training across the board. In order to do this we will close the surgery for an hour at lunchtime every two months. At this time the practice will be staffed for emergencies and the phones manned.

Also four times a year the practice (and all Mid-Devon practices) have a training afternoon which will be covered by the on call services for emergencies. In these cases medicines will not be able to be collected from either dispensary. The main site dispensary will open however from 5-6pm.

Your help and understanding would be appreciated.


Patient Access- for online services

We offer not only a simple and easy online way to order prescriptions but the opportunity on-line to view and book your appointments, and the ability to view your medication, allergies and immunisation schedule. Coupled with this is the ability to look at your notes in more detail including coded entries and results.

For more information please follow this link:

on-line access info

In order to access this service please bring photo ID and speak to one of the receptionists or dispensary staff. As you will understand for confidentiality purposes this needs to be done in person.

A simple registration process will then give you this access.

Follow the link above


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