Clinics & Services
New registration appointments
If you have an on going medical condition it is recommended that you attend for a new patient health check with one of our nursing team. Please bring a urine sample with you.
Comprehensive confidential advice is available during normal surgery times by all the doctors. We offer general advice on contraception and in particular oral contraceptives, injectable contraception and coils. The “morning after pill” or emergency contraception is prescribed when appropriate, but you need to seek advice within 72 hours.
The Practice Nurses do these unless you request otherwise. Please inform the reception staff if you prefer to have a doctor rather than a nurse. Our policy is to test every woman aged 25 to 55 every three years and women over 50 every 5 years by invitation (unless the cytologist/consultant recommends repeating the smear more often). At the appropriate time, we will invite you by letter to make an appointment for your smear test.
Antenatal and maternity care is offered by our Midwives in conjunction with the hospital consultant and/or GP. Hospital deliveries take place at the maternity unit of Torbay or Exeter hospitals. The six week post natal check of mother and baby is carried out by our GP’s.
Child Health and Development Screening
Clinics for child health and developmental screening are held regularly by Health Visitors. The Practice Nurses undertake vaccinations and immunisations. Invitations are sent by post. Alternative appointments can be arranged through reception.
Most minor surgery is carried out by Dr Farrar. Arrangements will be made at Newton Abbot Hospital or, when appropriate, at the surgery.
We offer some specialist chronic disease clinics such as Diabetes, Heart Care, Blood Pressure and Asthma.
These clinics are designed to assist patients who require support or advice such as smoking cessation or dietary advice. If you want to quit smoking there is more information about the NHS Stop Smoking Service, click here for details
We have specialists who visit the surgery. These include a Podiatrist, Speech & Language Therapist and Psychological Therapist.