We run a range of clinics and services for patients. For an appointment or further details please contact the Surgery on 01392 874646.
Annual Health Check Clinic
This clinic is run by the Practice Nursing Team. Patients with a chronic disease (Asthma, CHD, COPD, Diabetes, Epilepsy or Stroke) are invited in according to their birth month, An initial appointment is made for a blood test, if necessary, followed by an appointment with the Practice Nurse. We aim to cover all aspects of monitoring your condition/s in just these two appointments.
These clinics are run by our Community Midwives and appointments can be made at Reception.
This screening service is offered to women every three years from the age of 49-64 and you will be invited to attend by letter.
It is very important for all women between 25-64 to have a cervical smear test. The current interval time between smears is 3-5 years. There are many early stages of cervical cancer and if picked up early this is totally curable. The check is carried out be the Practice Nurse. You will be written to inviting you to make an appointment when this review is due.
The Practice will send an invitation to you for you to make an appointment for your child’s vaccinations when they are due. The Practice Nurse will perform the vaccinations and complete the record book. The Nurses and Health Visitor can give up to date advice on childhood immunisation programmes.
The Practice has an attached Continence Adviser and access to this clinic is by GP referral.
The Practice Nurses offer this service – appointments made at Reception. If you require an IUCD for contraception this is fitted by a Doctor. Please make two appointments – the first with a GP for a consultation. After your consultation with the GP you will need to make a further double appointment with that same GP and a Practice Nurse. Please make this clear when booking your appointment.
Holiday Travel Vaccinations
The Practice Nurse can give you up to date information and vaccinations as required. Please make appointments in plenty of time before you travel as some vaccine regimes are complex. Please be aware that not all vaccines for travel are available on the NHS and will have to be paid for in advance.
These are given annually during the Autumn for those patients at risk.
All the GPs perform extended minor surgery services, removal of lumps and bumps etc. Please make an appointment with the GP prior to a minor surgery appointment for a clinical assessment. Appointments for minor surgery procedures are with the GP and Nurse and will need a double appointment. Please make this clear when booking your appointment.
Smoking Cessation Advice
Not smoking is the best way to help yourself to a healthier lifestyle. If you do smoke and would like help in giving up our Nurses and Healthcare Assistant are trained Smoking Cessation Advisers and will be happy to help.
This clinic is to assess lung function in patients with a chronic chest infection.
This is held weekly at Topsham and appointments are by assessment through the Nursing Team.