Welcome to Chagford Health Centre Online
The doctors and staff at Chagford Health Centre in Devon 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 and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
There have been doctors practicing in Chagford since at least 1804. The current Health Centre was purpose-built in 1979 and underwent major alterations in 1983, 1991 and 1998. It has both access and toilet facilities for the disabled plus a toilet for wheelchair users.
We at Chagford Health Centre have agreed to take part in some research and our 1st project is CANDID.
This study is looking at common early symptoms, or combinations of symptoms, to try and identify which may be important for a possible diagnosis of cancer, and which are not. When doctors and researchers are trying to understand more about diseases like cancer, we often ask thousands and thousands of people to share information with us about their symptoms and lifestyles. When we have large amounts of information, we can sometimes identify factors that look like they have an impact on the development of disease. That's why at Chagford Health Centre we're inviting patients who have chest or bowel symptoms of any kind to take part in the CANDID study. Being asked to take part does not mean anybody thinks you have a serious illness or cancer, only that you have some of the symptoms we are looking at.
If you are invited to take part, you will have the study explained to you (including being given the contact details of the study team) and given the opportunity to ask any questions you may have before you make your decision about whether or not you wish to be recruited to the study. You can decide when you see your GP or take the information home and decide later. Even if you agree to participate you can change your mind.
IF YOU ARE SEEING YOUR GP WITH BOWEL SYMPTOMS OR WITH LUNG SYMPTOMS LASTING 3 WEEKS OR MORE AND YOU ARE OVER 35 YOUR GP MAY ASK IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE PART.
As you know Dr Claire Hart joined as in April 2015 to job share with Dr Maria-Teresa Claridge and therefore we have now transferred patients in the alphabet A-K to Dr Claire Hart and L-Z will stay with Dr Maria-Teresa Claridge. This is a paper exercise only to make the sharing of patients equal as they both work similar hours. As always in our practice you can see whomever you wish to see but if you feel strongly about being registered with either partner then please do let us know and we will transfer you. The number to call us is 01647 433320 or email us on L83082.firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU
(Site updated 28/04/2016)