Clinics We Offer
Our Practice Nurses are available by appointment on:
- Monday 08:30 – 11:30 & 14:00- 16:50
- Tuesday 07:30 – 11:30
- Wednesday 08:30 – 11:20 & 14:00 – 16:50
- Thursday 0900 – 12.30
They have special skills and training in heart disease and strokes, asthma and diabetes. They can give advice on vaccinations for travel and carry out blood tests, wound dressings, stitch removal, blood pressure checks, vaccinations, cervical smears and healthy living advice.
Our Healthcare Assistant holds a clinics on Monday 08:30 – 11:50, Wednesday 08:30 – 12:00 and Thursday 14:00 - 17:00
The surgery provides maternity services and GPs like to see patients as early as possible in the pregnancy. In addition the midwife's antenatal clinic is held alternate Friday mornings with Jane Fowler.
Midwifery services are provided by the Templer Midwives Team,who are based in Teignmouth and give care to pregnant mothers in the South Devon Area.
We consider your child's health is very important. Advice is always available. The Health Visitor and Dr Waterfall run our child development clinics on Tuesday afternoons. Our HV, Hayley Beer, may be seen at the Child Development Clinic and at other times by arrangement.
- Child Development Clinic: Alternate Tuesdays 14:00 – 16:00
- Childhood Immunisation: Appointments via reception.
Contraception and Cervical Smears
All methods of contraception are available at the Health Centre including fitting contraceptive devices. Teenagers are welcome to use this service and this like all services provided by the practice is confidential. Dr Kidner runs a clinic on Wednesdays.
All women over the age of 25 are advised to have a cervical smear every 3 years and women between the ages of 50 and 64 every 5 years. A reminder letter is sent for you to make an appointment with the Practice Nurse when this is due.
District Nursing Team
The District Nurses provide skilled nursing care in a range of settings for those who are assessed as requiring it. The Nurses are based at the Moretonhampstead Health and Well Being Hub and are available between 09:00 and 16:30. Please contact the Hub on 01647 440217 if you need to contact them.
The Practice Health Visitor works mainly with families with young children, the elderly and patients with special needs. The Health Visitor is involved with all aspects of Health education including regular checks for children until they are 5 years of age.
Certain minor surgery procedures can be performed by the doctors on the premises (Dr Waterfall and Dr Penfold).
This may be more convenient and will save considerable waiting time at the General Hospital.
Minor Injury Service
During opening hours the surgery provides a walk in Minor Injury Service.
The Podiatry department offers a service at Moretonhampstead and District Health and Well Being Hub to all those in need who are suffering from certain chronic diseases.
The physiotherapist is available at Moretonhampstead and District Health & Well Being Hub by appointment on referral by your doctor. We also have on site a First Contact Physio - if you have a first occurance of a musculo-skeletal (bone joint or muscle) pain/problem/discomfort then you can phone reception and ask to be booked directly into their diary.
All patients over 75 years of age are invited to attend for a health check. Our Practice Nurse will generally see you and we hope you will take up this offer unless you are regularly seeing a doctor anyway. Home visits can be arranged.
Nail Cutting Service
Monthly nail cutting clinic every third Thursday of the month - Please contact the surgery to make an appointment.
Drug and Alcohol Sessions
Drop in sessions for patients who require support with drug and alcohol problems including over the counter medications - every 2nd Tuesday of the month between 14:00 – 16:00.
Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30 - Moretonhampstead Community Hall - please contact the surgery to discuss as this is through GP referral.
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)
The Citizens Advice Bureaux takes place at the surgery once a month. Please contact the surgery to arrange an appointment.
South West Counselling Services
Thursday 10:00 - 15:00 - Counselling appointments are on offer to our patients via a GP referral.