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We offer all the usual services that would be expected in a general practice surgery. This includes contraceptive services, maternity services, cervical screening, child health surveillance and some minor surgery. We also provide services for immunisations and anti-coagulant (warfarin) monitoring.
Our practice hosts the following services and clinics:
Annual assessment and advice for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease. Patients will be invited by letter
6-8 week baby checks. Advice on vaccinations and health issues for all children up to age 5. GP for baby checks and any ongoing health issues Book an appointment with one of our nurses regarding immunisations
Travel vaccinations for all ages are available during surgery times by appointment with our nurses. Please call the surgery on 01626 334411 and provisionally book a call back from a nurse so vaccinations can be discussed.
We run influenza and pneumococcal vaccination clinics every winter to vaccinate adults and children. There will be surgery advertisements and website posts with details nearer the time.
Several of our GPs perform minor surgery procedures at the surgery – so no long waits for a hospital appointment. Book an appointment with one of our GP team to enquire about this.
Painful shoulders and other joints can sometimes be relieved with the right injection – several of our GPs offer this service. Book an appointment with one of our GP team.
Contraceptive advice can be given by our GPs and Nurses and 2 GPs will fit and check coil devices, please note you will need a telephone appointment first to discuss it with the GP.
We also advise on fitting and removal of contraceptive implants. Please call they surgery and a member of the team will book an initial telephone call with the GP. The GP will book the appropriate appointment for you.
Registered patients aged between 40 and 74 can have a free NHS Health Check every 5 years. The check takes about 30 minutes and is designed to give an assessment score to gauge your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes. Book an appointment with our Healthcare Assistants.
Our Nurses administer all the latest recommended childhood vaccinations.We will contact you based on information from the local child health service. You can ask your Health Visitor if you have any queries.
If you are prescribed Warfarin to thin your blood our nurses/phlebotomist will use the latest coagucheck devices and computer decision software to manage your medication. Book an INR blood test appointment with our Phlebotomist
Our nurse team can provide some post operative care for patients discharged from local hospitals. Book an appointment with one of our nurses or HCAs.
Our Nurses administer a programme of screening for cervical cancer. We will write to you when this is required.
All our diabetic patients are invited for an annual retinal screening at the health centre.You will be written to if you are on the diabetic register.
If you are you serious about giving up – we can help. In the first instance please phone Devon Stop Smoking Service on (01884) 836024
We can offer help to shake off your alcohol problem. Book an appointment with a GP.
We can offer help to manage your drug problem, book an appointment with a GP.
To attend one of these clinics please ring our reception on 01626 334411.
It may be helpful for you to know about the following services in particular:
As a young person we will offer you advice and care whatever your age. You can make an appointment to see any of the doctors or nurses, not just the one with whom you are registered. The doctor or nurse might encourage you to discuss your health concerns with your parents but, whether or not you decide to do so, your consultation will be treated in confidence in the same way as any other patient.
Mammography (breast screening) is offered every three years to all women between the ages of 50 and 70 years. If you are older than this but would like to continue being invited for mammography screening please telephone 01803 656354.
If you have a long term health condition which is taking over your life, this course runs on one afternoon over 5 weeks and can help you. It is entirely free and is run at locations around Torbay and South devon. Contact 0800 988 5550.
Your Doctor may offer the availability of a chaperone in certain circumstances. You can also request a chaperone to be present during your consultation. Please let your Doctor know if you wish to have a chaperone present.
A chaperone may take an active role such as participation in the examination or procedure or have a passive role such as providing support to the patient during the procedure. An informal chaperone is a person accompanying the patient but without taking an active part in the examination or to witness procedure directly. Formal chaperone implies a clinical health professional, such as a nurse. Family or friends should not be considered to be acting as formal chaperones.
Please note, during the current pandemic we are restricted to what we can offer and not all clinics will be running. Please contact us on enquiriesatalbany.L83034@nhs.net if you have any queries.