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Clare House Surgery
 Clare House Surgery

Newport Street
EX16 6NJ
Tel: 01884 252337
Fax: 01884 254401


 Welcome to the Clare House Surgery Website

Latest News 


 We are moving to a new clinical computer system on 15th April 2014


This is a major piece of work for the practice team and we ask for your help, support and patience over the coming weeks. There may be some disruption to services leading up to and during the ‘Go-Live’ week.

IAN DURIE KERR (1939-2014)


We are sad to announce that Ian died on Monday morning at home with his family around him. He had had a long illness which he bore with typical dignity and lack of complaint.


Ian was born in Birmingham and educated at Bromsgrove School, Magdalen College, Cambridge and The Middlesex Hospital,London.


He did postgraduate training in Exeter and joined Clare House on his 30th birthday in March 1969. He was a partner for exactly 30 years.


During this time he was a full time GP looking after 1700 patients , and was on call 1 night in 6. He was an excellent GP , loved by his patients. He was also School doctor at Blundell’s for 10 years and was one of the first GP trainers. He was made Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 1989. He was a great partner whose first concern was making sure the practice ran well for the benefit of the patients.


He was also a superb anaesthetist. As well as regular sessions in Tiverton Hospital, he provided emergency anaesthetics every 3rd night and weekend for the Maternity and Casualty departments.


Ian was a great enthusiast and doer. He taught himself the flute to Grade 8 standard. He was a keen sailor and walker and his house was full of improvements he had done and things he had made. He spent many hours mowing the lawns which always were perfect.


He retired in 1999 to spend more time on his hobbies and was always occupied. His attitude was always positive even when he was unwell.


He leaves his wife Judith, 4 children and 8 grandchildren. His youngest grandchild (and first granddaughter) was born at the time of his death.


We shall miss him greatly.


Mike Seymour

Changes to Prescription Services

On 31st March 2014 the Repeat Prescription Order Line Closed.

Repeat prescription request are no longer taken over the phone

Important information about out of hours

Call 111 (free) when you need urgent health care out of hours but not for life-threatening (999) conditions.

From the 6th January 2014, if you need to call the out of hours service the telephone number you need to ring is:


The 111 service will help you to find the right care to meet your needs including the Devon doctors service.

This number is free of charge to ring from landlines and mobiles although you will need 1p credit on your mobile phone. It is be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

If you need urgent attention out of hours you will now be directed to call 111, the answerphone message has been updated to reflect this.


Choose Well



The Choose well campaign has been developed by Devon CCG to give people more information, to help you make the right decision on which services you choose based on your symptoms. This will help you access the right treatment and professional advice when you need it.


A&E Attendances - go to A&E for life threatening emergencies only


We were shocked to find out how much it costs every time one of us goes to A&E.  The CCG and practice has been working really hard to reduce inappropriate attendances but there are still approximately 300 A&E attendances every month.  Every time we go it costs the NHS between £56 and £245—even if you leave before you are seen.   



 Visit the CCG website for more details - Click Here



 Make, cancel and view your appointments online 24 hours a day!











Clare house is very pleased to announce the introduction of online appointments.








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