How to protect yourself in hot weather
While hot summers can bring a much needed change from the cold and miserable winter months, older people are at higher risk of developing heat-related illnesses.
Fortunately, by taking a few simple precautions, the summer can remain safe and enjoyable for everybody.
Please click here to view the latest summer wise guide from Independent Age.
Digital Health Devon
Are your digital skills in shape?
An award-winning FREE service has been rolled out across Devon designed to show people how to access local health, social care and wellbeing services using the internet.
Following successful work running free digital tutorials in Torbay, funded by Ageing Well Torbay and the Big Lottery Fund, independent healthcare consumer champion Healthwatch Torbay has launched ‘Digital Health Devon’ - an E-Learning Tool that shows people to access local online resources like appointment-booking and medication-ordering at GP Practices right through to self-referral services and self-help resources.
Monday – Thursday Improved Access Service
Please read for more information regarding our Improved Access service for evening and weekend appointments.
We are now offering additional evening appointments for our patients. These are different to the appointments some surgeries in the South Devon and Torbay CCG area currently offer in the evenings. This is a requirement (known as Improved Access) where practices ensure that across the week Monday -Thursday that a practice in their area is open between 6pm-8pm. To access these appointments please contact us.
The timetable for evening appointments is detailed below:
Mondays – Teignmouth Medical Group
Tuesdays – Channel View Medical Practice
Wednesdays – Dawlish Community Hospital (for Barton Surgery)
Thursdays – Dawlish Community Hospital (for Barton Surgery)
Click read more to find out about the Weekend Improved Access Service.
National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society
Changing Minds, Changing Services, Changing Lives for people living with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.
Torbay NRAS Group
Venue: Barton Baptist Church, Happaway Road, Barton, Torquay, TQ2 8HJ
Lots of parking (over 20 spaces) and access from the car park to the entrance is level.
Click read more for the dates.