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 and 2015/16. 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.
Here at Chagford Health Centre we are now offering (from the 3rd Thursday in the month) starting September 15th a nail cutting service from 230 in the afternoon. This service is offered to all patients who cannot manage to cut their own nails except patients who suffer with diabetes and/or some other medical problems such as surgery to arteries in legs or feet, intermittent claudication/severe poor circulation, painful corns, callus, severely thickened or deformed toe nails, severe foot/toe deformities, recurrent foot infection requiring antibiotic therapy.
This service is offered by Age Concern and each appointment lasts around 30 minutes, the cost to the patient is a donation of between £10-£12 pounds to cover administration costs. The clinics are open to all with no restriction on where you live but transport is not provided.
If you are not a patient of Chagford Health Centre you will be asked to provide details of all the medicines you regularly take by bringing a copy of your current prescription list to your first appointment.
ACOT volunteers have been trained and certified by NHS Podiatrists to cut toe and finger nails ONLY and given general advice about foot care, they are not chiropodists.
If you would like more information please ask at Chagford Health Centre or contact Age concern on 01837 55838 (please leave a message if they cannot answer)
(Site updated 21/07/2016)