The following information is provided by Marie Stopes UK
Our confidential telephone line – One Call 0345 450 3964 – is fully operational, day or night, 7 days a week.
Our clinics continue to maintain their regular lists and in addition, following the recent change in legislation we are now able to offer “at home abortion pills” for those women eligible for this abortion option. This refers to the use of telemedicine to deliver early medical abortion with the home use of mifepristone. Eligibility for this abortion option means the woman meets the safety criteria to allow for a medical abortion without a scan and is assessed during our consultation process. These “at home abortion pills” can be collected from our clinic (St Leonards Practice, Athelstan Road, Exeter,EX1 1SB) or sent to patients by post.
Click here to watch Yvonne Neubauer, our Associate Clinical Director explain more about “At Home Abortion Pills”. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooJLHnJVvuI&feature=youtu.be
We’re still here
Please don’t feel that you can’t contact us if you are concerned about anything. We would recommend completing an eConsult (found here https://tavyside.webgp.com/) which will be responded to the same day if submitted before 16:30.
Please do not worry about calling us! We are here to help.
Some inaccurate information has been circulating in the public domain regarding special ‘rescue packs’ for patients with pre-existing respiratory conditions such as Asthma or COPD.
Patients will already have a COPD/Asthma rescue pack if they are in the cohort of patients that this is intended for. Patients are being advised to not contact their GP practice for a rescue pack if they have not had one before.
You are advised to manage your condition in the usual way and if you think you have COVID-19 symptoms, please contact 111 online.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update
The latest advice from Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England is for all GP Practices to push towards digital methods only during the outbreak of COVID-19.
We are now advising patients not to attend the Practice unless they have an appointment and to instead contact the Practice via telephone or by using eConsult.
The Clinicians will now be contacting all patients via telephone first and if they need to asses you in person, will offer you an on the day appointment.