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If you have travelled from China or have been in contact with someone confirmed as having Coronavirus in the last two weeks, you may be at risk of Coronavirus. Please do NOT leave the house. Instead, ring 111 if:

  • You have been in China in the last 14 days and develop cough, fever or shortness of breath; or
  • You have been in Wuhan or Hubei Province in the last 14 days or have been in contact with someone confirmed as having Coronavirus, even if you feel well

Sound Primary Care Network (PCN) 

From 1st July 2019 Budshead joined forces with five other practices to form Sound Primary Care Network. This will allow us to work on a larger scale to improve services for our patients. Sound PCN consists of Budshead Medical Practice, Elm Surgery, Estover Surgery, Friary House Surgery, Southway Surgery and Oakside Surgery and covers just over 41,000 patients.


Consult your doctor ONLINE!

Our eConsult service lets you request advice and treatment from our practice online and offers self-help advice for hundreds of common conditions. You may also request administrative help online (e.g. sick notes, blood results, requests for reports). You simply need to be 18 or over and a registered patient of Budshead Medical Practice. Get started with eConsult here.             

Improved Access Access to a GP appointment when we are fully booked
GP appointments are now available for our patients during the evenings and at the weekend, to book an appointment please call Devon Doctors on 01392 822354. This number is available to call from 8am - 6.30pm between Monday - Friday and from 8am - 1pm over weekends and bank holidays. Appointments are located at Mount Gould Medical Centre.


CQC Inspection

Following our inspection by the Care Quality Commission in December 2018, Budshead Medical Practice have been rated as Good in all areas inspected. You may view our CQC inspection report by following this link.


Western Locality Resource Hub

This is a central source of information about healthcare in West Devon. Here you’ll find advice and instructions about: 

  • Medical conditions 
  • Treatments 
  • Medications 
  • Care options 
  • Hospital details 


MyHealth Devon – NEW Patient Website (To visit their website please follow this link).

  • Enables patients to make informed decisions about their care and treatment options 
  • Promotes Shared Decision Making conversations between patient and clinician
  • Promotes self-management of their conditions
  • Promotes a healthy lifestyle
  • Informs people in Devon about local services and support groups
  • Explains how referrals are managed


Stop Smoking

A stop smoking service is held at the Four Greens Wellbeing Hub, you may call them on 01752 437177 to arrange an appointment. 


Repeat Prescription Requests
From 1st September 2018 we stopped accepting telephone prescription requests. You can order online, by post or in person. Please let us know the pharmacy of your choice for sending your request to. This will be sent electronically. To order your prescription online please ask our receptionist about setting up online access.

Healthy Futures
We now offer a social prescribing service. This new service can help with all non-medical matters. Please telephone 01752 203673 and make an appointment with Sarah. The service is based in the practice. For more information click here.

Dr Peter von Eichstorff
Dr von Eichstorff will no longer be available on Thursdays. However we are pleased to announce that we will have Dr John Hambly as a long term locum in his place.


Training Practice
We are very proud that we are a training practice. This means that we are helping to train GPs of the future. For more information please click here.

Shingles Vaccination

We are currently offering vaccination against Shingles to eligible patients. This is currently for patients aged 70, 71, 72, 78, 79 years of age. If you wish to receive the vaccination please telephone 206002 to book an appointment. The admin staff will be happy to inform you if you are eligible.

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