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There is a national shortage of blood bottles which is expected to last until 17th September 2021. This is affecting every healthcare service provider. We have therefore been told by the NHS to postpone all non-urgent blood tests. Please read the important information here.
Currently we at Ashburton are being asked to prioritise what bloods we can do as a Practice. Unfortunately this will mean that some routine blood tests i.e. for annual reviews may have to be postponed ensuring there is enough supply for those patients at higher risk.
Please note that routine tests will only be deferred if clinically safe to do so. You do not need to contact the Practice if there is a change to your appointment, we will be in touch.
Thank you for your understanding.
Physiotherapy can be very effective in treating sprains, strains, back or neck pains and can be very helpful in improving the symptoms of arthritis or tendinitis.
Self-help support videos for a number of conditions are available here.
If there isn't a self-help leaflet for you, or you'd like face-to-face help, please telephone 0300 456 9987 (Mondays to Fridays 8.30am to 12.00) or access online booking by clicking here Physiotherapy appointment service. The nearest physiotherapy base is Ashburton & Buckfastleigh Hospital but you can request to have your treatment at another local hospital such as Newton Abbot Community Hospital if that is more convenient, say for your work.
They will see you very swiftly and can treat the following:
Back and Neck Pain
Sprains and Strains
You can refer yourself direct for a specialist assessent in Paignton or Newton Abbot. Call 0300 0040335. Click on the link for more information.
Many people find that some simple stretches and exercises really reduce the pain from osteoarthritis. Find out more here!
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NON-EMERGENCY: Have a look at out "Get health information" page. Alternatively, call 111 for non-urgent medical advice.
MINOR INJURIES: We do not provide a minor injuries service. You should attend A&E or a local minor iunjuries unit. The LIVE WAITING times for these services are listed here.
EMERGENCY: Dial 999 or go to your nearest A&E Department (you must not dial 999 for anything other than an emergency)
If you do need to attend the emergency department at Torbay Hospital please read this leaflet.