Clinics & Services
Experienced practice nurses are available in the treatment room for a wide range of services, including advice, dressings, removal of sutures, vaccinations and chronic disease management. Nurses are also available for minor illnesses. Please ask at reception for an appointment.
We offer appointments for all aspects of family planning and pre-conceptual advice with either the doctor or nurse - please ask at reception.
Child Health and Immunisation
Vaccinations are given by the nurses by appointment. It is very important we are able to offer your child protection against infectious diseases.
A clinic is run with the nurse in conjunction with the healthcare assistant. You will receive an annual review and the nurse will arrange additional appointments if required. For your annual diabetes check we require a blood test and urine sample 1 week before your review with the nurse.
Patients who have their own blood glucose-monitoring device are advised to bring their machine, test strips and any medication with them to the review appointment in order that it can be checked by the nurse.
Coronary Heart Disease Prevention
We are currently working to reduce the incidence of coronary heart disease and are targeting specific patients who are thought to be at greater risk of developing the disease - if you have a family history of heart disease or strokes, please let the doctor or nurse know.
If you suffer from chronic coronary conditions you may be called for an annual healthy heart review.
We offer appointments with a specially trained practice nurse for the management of asthma. You should be reviewed at least once a year if you suffer from asthma and should bring all your current medications and inhalers to your appointment. Failure to attend regular asthma reviews may result in medications and inhalers being taken off your medications list.
Well Woman Checks
Appointments for cervical smears, HRT, contraception and the opportunity to discuss women's health are available throughout the week. Please ask for details at reception. North Devon offers routine cervical smears in accordance with national guidelines, with reminders being sent from the age of 20-65. However if you have any concerns, please ask to speak to one of the nurses. Although the nurses do not examine breasts they will teach you how to check yourself and the problems to identify.
Minor operations and treatment for certain conditions are undertaken at the surgery by specially trained GPs. In order to have a minor surgery procedure you must be reviewed by your GP who will make the necessary referral. Once you have been referred by your GP, an administrator will contact you with details of your appointment. Please note there is a long waiting list of up to 3 months to be seen.
Advice on smoking, alcohol, obesity, heart disease prevention is available from the practice nurses - please make an appointment at reception.
Travel Vaccinations and Advice
Please make an appointment at reception to discuss your requirements at least six weeks before travelling.
Over 75 checks
We offer all patients over the age of 75 the opportunity of a routine check-up with the nurse - please ask at the reception for an appointment.
We offer regular blood testing clinics for patients on specialist warfarin treatment.
Attached Specialist Staff
We have a regular in-house physiotherapist who works with our patients. If you think you may need to see a physiotherapist please consult your GP who will arrange a referral to this service.
The doctors provide maternity medical services and work closely with the community midwives. A system of shared care between the doctors and midwives is operated.