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If you want to come off drugs, we will support you. Start by contacting the local specialist team on 01803 604330 (The Torbay Primary Care Drugs Service)
The team is based at Walnut Lodge and Shrublands.
Alternatively, please come into any of the “drop in” sessions below to find out more or text Steven Humphreys on 07825 027845 who will call you back
You can’t really be sure what you have bought, or been given, or what effect it’s likely to have on you. We known that the use of many like ‘Clockwork Orange’, ‘Bliss’, ‘Mary Jane’ 'Mephedrone' , 'Ivory Wave', and '5-IT' have been directly linked to emergency hospital admissions, and in some cases, deaths.
Torbay Hospital and Old Farm Surgery are seeing an increasing number of patients having bad effects of these drugs, including a recent admission to Intensive Care and a teenager with a Stroke
These drugs used to be sold as ‘legal highs’ but they have been found to contain one or more substances that are, in fact, illegal
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The Service provides Open Access sessions and Appointments, offering assessment, advice, information, treatment, support and onward referral to other adult drug services if indicated. It has four in-house prescribers (2 GPs and 2 Non Medical Prescribers), offering substitute opioid prescribing (rapid prescribing service available). Treatment is also available for all illicit drugs, legal highs, dependency on prescribed medication and relapse prevention support. There is wide provision of group work and care planned one-to-one psychosocial interventions to drug dependent adults aged 18+ with low to moderate needs. The service also offers Blood Borne Virus (BBV) testing and immunisation.
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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.
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Posted at 08:33 on 20/09/2018
We have been working closely with Mayfield Medical Centre just down the road for over a year now, in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of General Practice in this area. We share a Paramedic who helps with visits, a Pharmacist, a Practice Manager as well as some GP, Nurse and administrative resources. Hurrah! We are now proposing a formal merger.
Posted at 17:02 on 31/07/2018
We are pleased to let you know that we are working closely with the Mayfield Medical Centre just down the road, in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of General Practice in this area. For example, we are sharing a Paramedic who is helping with visits, as well as sharing some GP and Nurse resources, and some management and administrative support. Hurrah!
Posted at 15:36 on 09/05/2018
Obesity is a cause of cancer!! There's lots in the news about this. Contact our lifestyles team for support (0300 4561006) or click on the green weight button for lots of tips to help you lose weight and reduce your chance of getting Cancer.
Posted at 14:59 on 12/04/2018
The new shiny Old Farm Surgery website will soon be live!
Posted at 11:42 on 16/12/2017
Phone the surgery on 01803 556403