The South Lawn Medical Practice
We are a friendly, dedicated team committed to providing excellent health care for you, your family and your future.
Our doctors and nurses take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.We offer appointments for chronic disease care and offer a wide variety of other medical services such as antenatal and postnatal care, minor surgery, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
Our practice also takes part in high quality medical research, which helps to improve the health and wellbeing of the nation.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side.
Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.
The media has recently drawn a lot of attention to doctor’s receptionists.
We wanted to thank our reception team for the excellent job they do in keeping the practice running smoothly and supporting our patients.
The information we ask receptionists to gather when patients contact the practice is always very important in helping us prioritise our work safely and efficiently, and enabling patients to be seen by the most appropriate person for their needs.
The Doctors - SLMP
Patients of Dr Harrison
Dr Andrew Harrison will be reducing the number of sessions he works at the Practice from 4th September 2017 as part of a phased retirement. He has no plans for final retirement at present.
He will continue to care for half his current patient list and the other half will become the responsibility of Dr Katherine Wood who will be increasing her commitment to become a full time partner. The list will be split alphabetically so those with a surname ‘A to K’ will continue to have Dr Harrison as their usual GP and those from ‘L to Z’ will have Dr Wood as their usual GP.
It is with regret that Dr Harrison will no longer be caring for many patients he has known and cared for over a long period of time, but the split by surname seems the fairest way to make the division. It may be that the changes will result in some households with some members remaining on Dr Harrison’s list and others with a different surname being allocated to Dr Wood. If this is an issue for you please contact reception to discuss.
In all other circumstances the split of the list will relate to surname and there will be no exceptions.
We trust you will understand the need for the changes, and Dr Harrison would like to take this opportunity to say how much he has enjoyed being your GP over the years.
Best in Exeter
July 2017 - The whole Team are delighted to have been found to be the "best surgery in Exeter" in terms of patients rating their general experience as "good" following an NHS-run survey involving hundreds of thousands of patient responses for the SECOND year running!
You can read the full article from 2016 here: http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/revealed-the-best-and-worst-doctors-surgeries-in-exeter-as-rated-by-patients/story-29513596-detail/story.html
NHS Friends and Family Test
Did you know that you can now leave anonymous feedback about our practice? There are forms and a ballot box in our waiting room - please ask a member of the reception team if you would like assistance with completing this.
If you wish to complete this short survey online, please press the "patient survey" button - results will be returned anonymously to the Practice.
Thank you for your help with this.
Please have a look at our latest Friends and Family Results below!
Friends and Family September 2017
Exeter Primary Care
This Practice is a member of Exeter Primary Care.
Because of funding cuts, demographic changes and workforce reduction, traditional General Practice partnerships will no longer be funded as before. In response to this challenge the 16 Exeter Practices have formed a company called Exeter Primary Care (EPC), to adapt imaginatively to the needs of our times.
We aim to:
- Maintain and develop high quality primary care services for the people of Exeter.
- Help the local community to improve their health and wellbeing, and to support patients when they are ill.
- Encourage people to use the wider health and social care system as efficiently and effectively as possible.
For more information please visit EPC’s website at www.exeterprimarycare.co.uk
Exeter General Practice Access for evenings and weekends
Patients in Exeter can now see a GP or a nurse 7 days a week as Exeter Practices join forces to provide increased cover at weekends and weekday evenings. Participating practices across the City now open on a rota basis on a Saturday and Sunday (9.00 am – 5.00 pm) and weekday evenings (Monday-Thursday) between 6.30pm and 8.00 pm. Early morning cover between 7.00am and 8.00am is being trialled on Friday mornings. For more information and details of opening times please visit
The Premises have been designed to allow easy access for the disabled. All patient treatment and administration areas are on the ground floor. There are two ground floor toilets for the disabled. A loop system is provided in the waiting room for people with hearing difficulties. The receptionists are happy to provide assistance to people with vision or hearing impairment. Please let the receptionists know if assistance is required. Please see the "Improving Access" section of our website for more information.
If you use our online services to order medicine or book appointments, you can now use an app to view access your account via your smart phone.
Details about the app are available online — search for “SystmOnline—the patient health management app” . Or follow the link using one of the buttons below.
(Site updated 13/09/2017)