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Welcome to the Devonshire Practice

The Devonshire PracticeThe Doctors and staff at the Devonshire Practice in Southsea are proud to offer the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.

We run many clinics for the management of chronic diseases such as asthma and diabetes and offer a wide variety of other medical services including antenatal,contraception and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.

In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side. Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you wish.

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***PLEASE LOOK AT OUR DESIGNATED PAGE REGARDING THE PROPOSED MERGER**

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CHANGES TO THE APPOINTMENT SYSTEM

We currently find ourselves in particularly difficult times; with one senior GP on a phased return to work after extended sick leave

Another GP has now left the practice and we have not been able to secure a replacement yet. We are therefore operating with with two part time GP's and one GP doing reduced hours, not surprisingly this is still having a significant impact on our daily appointment availability.

We are receiving support from NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group, who commission Primary Care Services across Portsmouth City;and colleagues from Southsea Medical Centre, with whom we are merging with on July 1st - a merger which, as previously stated, will considerably improve our Business resilience and help us to improve our services to our patients

In the mean time, we regret that we are temporarily only able to book appointments on the day

We are unable to offer any pre- bookable appointments to our patients.

All appointments are booked on a ‘first come, first served’ basis

We are working hard to try and provide the best possible service for our patients during this challenging time

We apologise for any inconvenience and would like to thank you for your patience, understanding and support

    


NAMED ACCOUNTABLE GP
 All of our patients will be allocated a named GP who will be responsible for your overall care at the Practice.
Please contact the Practice if you wish to know who this is.
Should you have a preference as to which GP this is then the Practice will make all reasonable efforts to accomodate this request. 

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We sadly have to inform you that Dr Akthar will be leaving the Practice on the 27th June 2019.

We wish her all the best for the future

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Extended Access Services
 
In addition to the practice’s own extended hours services, Portsmouth Primary Care Alliance (which is an organisation made up of GP Practices in Portsmouth) provides sustainable services to support General Practice and our individual practices and patients. Some of these services are shown below and how to access them; they are the:
 
Integrated Primary Care Service
 
This is a new integrated 24/7 primary care service is set to improve care and patient access to GP services in Portsmouth. The Integrated Primary Care Service started on 29 June 2018 and incorporates the existing Acute Visiting Service and Extended Access Service and adds Out of Hours provision overnight.  The NHS is linking these services to provide a ‘streamlined and unified’ new model for people needing urgent out-of-hospital care. You can now access appointments during evenings and weekends at a city-wide hub at Lake Road Health Centre in central Portsmouth.  Additional routine appointments will be available as well as urgent same-day appointments every day until 10pm 365 days a year. To use the new service, during normal working hours call the surgery and at all other times call 111.
 
Acute Home Visiting (AVS)
 
Since September 2015 the Alliance has provided an Acute Visiting Service. This now runs during the hours of 9am-6pm Monday – Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). If you are feeling unwell and are not able to attend your usual doctor’s surgery, you can contact your GP Practice to request a Home Visit.  Some patients will be seen by their usual GPs but if following a telephone assessment your GP feels that you are unable to wait until after surgery for a visit, you may be offered a referral to the Acute Visiting Service. One of the team of GPs will then come out to see you as a representative of your practice. The doctors work across the Portsmouth area to visit registered patients at home. They provide appropriate treatment which helps to both reduce attendances at A&E and avoid unnecessary admission to hospital. Patients referred to the AVS are normally seen quickly (normally within 2 hours of us receiving the referral) and are given the best care in the most appropriate setting.    

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Dr Cordelia Evelyn- Edwards joined the Practice on 4th September as a salaried Practitioner

Dr Evelyn-Edwards will be working 6 sessions a week for the Practice

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(Site updated 18/06/2019)
 
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