Clinics We Offer
We run a range of clinics at all our sites. Times and days may vary but you will be advised by your GP, nurse or Patient Services Advisor when they are held.
Letters or texts will be sent out to remind patients when they need to attend.
Annual recalls for long-term conditions will usually be on your birth month.
Long-Term Conditions' Reviews During Coronavirus
To ensure continued patient care whilst monitoring long-term conditions we have made the following changes:
- We will be texting patients to invite them to their annual review.
- We will be using accuRx for Asthma Reviews, and this will be rolled out to COPD & Diabetic reviews.
- We will ask for home BP reading and other measurements from home (eg pulse oxygen level, temp) where/if possible.
- We will be using video consultations (using a smart phone) as well as telephone appointments for patients, reducing the need for patients to attend the practice.
- If patients need a blood test for their annual review eg. for Diabetes, they will be invited in to an appointment at the practice and will have a further appointment over the telephone to discuss results and plan further care.
Please ensure your telephone number is up-to-date. You can change this directly using Systm1 on-line or NHSApp, or alternatively by sending in a note to your surgery if your number has changed. It is VERY important to keep this information up-to-date.
Long Term Conditions
Asthma sufferers can attend this clinic for advice and support from our nurses who specialise in asthma care.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Led by our nursing team, this clinic provides advice, support and health monitoring for patients diagnosed with a respiratory disease.
Led by our nursing team, this clinic offers advice and general health check-ups to patients diagnosed with diabetes.
For self help information regarding diabetes please follow the link: DIABETES CARE
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
CHD sufferers can attend this clinic for advice, support and health monitoring from our nurses who specialise in CHD care.
This clinic is run by the practice nursing team, who in liaison with the district nursing team and GPs provide support and health monitoring for those patients who have suffered a stroke.
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
We host clinics throughout the year run by the AAA screening service. This is for men 65 and over. If you have not been contacted and would like to be screened please call 01823 344567 for the booking hub. For more information on AAA screening press the link: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Babies are invited to attend clinics to receive their childhood immunisations. Please bring your child's red book with you when you attend. For guidance about the immunisation programme during Covid-19 please follow the link: Attending Immunisation Appointments
General dietary advice by experienced and qualified Health Care Assistants (HCAs) and nurses is available. Speak to the practice nurses for more information
Contraceptive Pill checks
If you are taking the contraceptive pill you will be invited in for a pill check at least once a year, sometimes twice a year, and more frequently if you have recently changed your pill. This will be a face-to-face appointment with a Practice Nurse to take your blood pressure, check your weight and talk through any concerns you may have. Our Practice Nurse will then arrange for a prescription to to authorised. Our nurses do not provide the supply of pills, but ask one of the clinicians to do that on your behalf, having checked all the necessary medical safeties. Please factor this in when needing to have an additional supply. Ideally, book in a pill check when you start your last packet. For more information about the contraceptive pill click HERE
Cytology (Cervical Screening)
Dedicated appointments are available throughout the week at all sites and in clinics run by our teams of very experienced nurses. Please await a letter from the screening service before you ring to book.
Holsworthy Medical Centre provides a Minor Injury service, during surgery opening hours, led by our nursing team. Outside normal hours, the nearest Minor Injury Unit for all our patients is at Stratton Hospital. Situated next door to Stratton Medical Centre, the MIU is only accessible by using NHS 111 online or by calling 111. It is not a walk-in service any longer. If injuries have occurred more than 48 hours earlier, patients should be seen by their own GP.
There is also a Minor Injuries Unit at Okehampton Medical Centre. This is open Monday - Friday 8.15am - 6.00pm - please call 01837 52233 to be advised. For weekend minor injuries services please call NHS 111 or go to NHS online using the link above.
In case of life-threatening emergency always call 999.