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Welcome to Roborough Surgery

With patients' needs at the heart of everything we do, our website has been designed to make it easy for you to gain instant access to the information you need. As well as specific practice details such as opening hours and how to register, you’ll find a wealth of useful pages covering a wide range of health issues along with links to other relevant medical organisations.

Roborough Surgery is a Training practice for both undergraduate and post-graduate medical Training We work in conjunction with the University of Plymouth and NHS England to train future doctors and GPs. 

Dr Donald Hines, the founder of Roborough Surgery has sadly passed away. He was a true gentleman, a patient and caring doctor to all, who is still fondly remembered by numerous former patients and colleagues of Roborough Surgery. We thank you for laying down the foundations of our continuing success in providing healthcare to the people of north Plymouth.

 With deepest sympathy and sincere condolences to Don’s family from former and new colleagues at Roborough Surgery 

Family and Friends Test

The NHS wants to ensure that you have the best possible experience of care. The Friends and Family Test is a way of gathering your feedback about this experience and helping to drive improvement in all NHS services

For a short guide to the Friends and Family Test follow the link: FriendsAndFamilyShortGuide

To access this survey you can either select the friends and family survey under the "Have your Say" section on the website.

If we have your mobile phone number we will send you an SMS text message or alternatively you can pick up a questionnaire from the reception desk. 

The NHS Minor Ailments service

If you or your children don't pay for prescriptions you can use the NHS Minor Ailments service to get advice and medicines free of charge.

The NHS Minor Ailments service is available at pharmacies in Scotland, Northern Ireland and selected stores in England and Wales so check locally with your pharmacist for availability

What is the NHS Minor Ailments Service?

If you don't pay for prescriptions you may be able to receive advice and be given a medicine for a range of minor ailments, free of charge, on the NHS, without having to visit your doctor first. Minor ailments could include coughs, colds, headaches, hay fever, insect bites and stings, eczema, earache and diarrhoea.

Which ailments are commonly treated?
Back ache, sprains and strains     HaemorrhoidsMinor fungal infections of the skin
ColdsHay feverMouth ulcers
ConjunctivitisHead liceNappy rash
ConstipationHeadache and feverSore throat
CoughsHeartburn and indigestionTeething
DiarrhoeaInsect bites and stingsThreadworm
EaracheMild eczema and dermatitis    Thrush

Find a pharmacy that runs a minor ailment scheme.

Prime Minister’s Challenge Fund

In October 2013, the Prime Minister announced a new £50 million Challenge Fund to help improve access to general practice and stimulate innovative ways of providing primary care services.

In April 2014 twenty pilot schemes were selected. A wide variety of innovative ideas have been tested including extended opening hours, more ways for patients to access services and new services to better support patients with complex needs.

On 30 September 2014, the Prime Minister announced a new second wave of access pilots, with further funding of £100m for 2015/16.

As part of this second wave of access pilots Roborough Surgery will be offering extra Saturday morning clinics to ease the pressure over the Christmas period and on some of the usual Saturdays we will have extra GPs working. For details on the extra openings see the Opening Times tab

Book your Flu Vaccination now

We have now completed our 2 major Saturday flu clinics for this flu season and had 8 clinics during the week. If you have still not had your flu jab yet and are eligible for the vaccination we have a limited amount of vaccines left,  please ring the surgery to book your flu vaccination now.

To view information on the flu campaign this year click the following link Flu Campaign 2014/2015 Leaflet

The New Devon Primary Link Bookable Appointment service

A new GP service is being offered from 18th October via Devon Doctors.  Patients who wish to have a GP appointment over the weekend can now telephone 01392 269486 and book an appointment at Derriford treament centre between 09:00am - 17:00pm.

For more information on how to book your appointment and what problems they will deal with see the following information document:

The new Devon Primary Link Bookable Appointment service.docx

Technology - Contract

This practice currently offers patients’ facilities to:

o        Book, view, amend, cancel and print appointments online.

o        Order online, view and print a list of their repeat prescriptions for drugs, medicines or appliances.


This practice plans to offer patients facilities to view online, export or print any summary information from their record, relating to medications, allergies, adverse reactions and any other items agreed between the practice and individual patient, from January 2015*Note 1.

We will publicise and promote our online services to our practice’s patients through the practice website, practice waiting room leaflets, posters and the Patient Participation Group by December 31st 2014*Note 1.

GP Registrar training 

The practice has been accredited as a GP Training Practice. This means the practice will have attached to it a qualified Doctor training to specialise in General Practice and each doctor will remain with us for a period usually between 6-18 months.You may therefore be offered an appointment with the GP Registrar. By the time you see a GP registrar they will have spent at least 5 years at medical school to qualify as a doctor. Then they will have done 2 years working in hospitals (previously known as “house jobs”). They will then start a 3 year training programme to become a GP, during which they will spend 18 months in a training practice. So by the time you see this doctor they may well have been working as a doctor for 4 years.

As part of their training the GP registrars need to video record some of their consultations as part of their assessment. You may be asked by the receptionists if you would be happy to take part in this if you have an appointment with the GP registrar. At any time you are able to say "no" to being video taped and this will not prejudice the way your consultation is viewed or handled in any way. At the end of your consultation, if you don't wish the tape to be used, you can state this and the tape will be erased. However please note that all videos are kept confidential and are destroyed when no longer required.

At any time if you do not wish to be seen by a GP registrar at your consultation please feel free to bring this to the attention of the receptionist or GP. At no time will this decision prejudice your care with us.

Get Well, Keep Well

Of course we’re not just here for when you are unwell. Our team of healthcare professionals and back-up staff offer a number of clinics and services to promote good health and wellbeing whatever your medical condition.

Join In

We hope you enjoy having a look around the site and familiarising yourself with some of the online features such as ordering a repeat prescription. Whatever your thoughts, be sure to let us know via our feedback function. Comments and suggestions are always a great way of helping us continue to enhance the way we look after you.

Although we welcome all your comments and suggestions please DO NOT use the feedback form for any complaints, requests or problems you may require an immediate response to or to try and book or cancel appointments as the feedback forms are sent to a generic inbox that is not constantly monitored.


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(Site updated 19/01/2015)
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