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Useful links for advice & Information

The following are useful links for health information and other advice-

NHS Choices for health information and leaflets -

You can also give us feedback about our service via NHS Choices - just click on this link and leave us a review - for health information and advice -

Local Health Information for Devon

Devon Referral Support Service (DRSS)

DRSS manage all the GP referrals for patients who need to be seen by a hospital clinician.

If you have a query about your referral, or you have been waiting for an appointment or operation and wish to follow this up or discuss options for being seen at another hospital of your choice please contact DRSS directly on

Practice & Patient Helpdesk Telephone 01626 883 888 or email

Self care-  is the best choice to treat minor illnesses and injuries. A large range of common illnesses and injuries can be treated at home simply with over-the-counter medicines and plenty of rest.  Find our more

Or click on self care leaflet self care leaflet

Devon sexual health website

One-line support for young people (aged11-18)

Advice on toothache and getting the most appropriate treatment

NHS patient information leaflet on antibiotics and toothache

Help in finding a local dentist or an emergency dentist

Or ring 01271 324878 Mon - Friday 9am - 5pm or for an emergency dentist out of hours ring 03330 006 330

Wellbeing and health advice

Helping you and your doctor make the right decisions about your care

MacMillan Cancer Support -

Respiratory conditions -

Family Planning Association -

Leaflet to take to schools if your child needs to take medication during school time-

Medication in schools leaflet

North Devon Against Domestic Abuse -

Barnstaple Library, including regular events held in the library -

Are you sitting comfortably? Advice on getting more active -

Citizens Advice -

Relate -

Who support individuals, couples and families through all stages of their relationships offering various counselling and therapies

Young Devon - advice and information for young people in Devon -

The Barnstaple young people's counselling service as part of this is based near the Pannier Market at:

The Youth House,

6 Market Street,

Barnstaple, EX31 1BX

Ring 07860 404019 or 01271 326232






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