Clinics & Services
Well Person Healthcheck
These are carried out by the healthcare assistant and include checks for raised blood pressure, kidney disease and diabetes as well as advice regarding weight, diet and smoking. Cervical smears, blood cholesterol and ECGs are offered when appropriate.
We are happy and able to perform a wide range of minor surgical procedures. Please ask at reception for details.
All female patients aged between 47-73 years will automatically be invited to attend the mobile breast screening unit at South Molton every 3 years. If you have concerns and queries about the service, please discuss them with your doctor or one of the Practice Nurses.
Phlebotomy (blood tests)
We offer blood taking appointments to patients every day of the week.
Appointments with our Healthcare Assistants are available Monday to Thursday from 8.30am to 5.00pm and on Friday mornings and can be made up to 4 weeks in advance. Patients requested by their GP to have a more urgent blood test may be offered an alternative appointment where necessary.
Smoking Cessation Help
Appointments are available with our healthcare assistants for help to stop smoking.
Please make an appointment at least eight weeks in advance of your holiday to ensure adequate cover. A charge will be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. A list of these charges is held at reception.
Devon Carers Information
A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support. To find out more call or visit 03456 434435 t www.devoncarers.org.uk
Additional information for carers is also available on the notice board in the surgery waiting room.
Depression and Anxiety Service
For people in North Devon who are 18 years and over who are feeling stressed, anxious, low in mood or depressed. Your GP can refer you or you can self refer by phoning 01271 335041.
Drug Abuse Services
Some of our staff have received special training in the management of Drug Abuse and we welcome patients with problems relating to drug abuse. We work in close liaison with North Devon’s Drug Abuse service based at the Quay Centre in Barnstaple. Please make an appointment with a doctor if you would like to discuss these issues further.
Medical Examinations – not part of the NHS
We offer a wide range of medical examinations e.g. HGV, PSV and Insurance medicals. Your appointments for these MUST be made with your own Doctor. These are not covered by the NHS and we charge rates recommended by the British Medical Association. Up to date prices are available from reception. Doctors letters, holiday cancellations, Insurance forms, all carry a fee. Please check before booking an appointment or requesting completion of forms what your fee will be.