The Nursing Team
We have a team of experienced, trained Nurses available each morning Monday to Friday 8.30am-12.30pm and 2.00-5.30pm. They are trained to offer advice on the management of a wide range of minor illnesses.
If you are suffering from illness such as:
- Coughs and Colds
- Sore Throat
- Viral Illness
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Diarrhoea and Vomiting
then our Nurses will be able to offer advice on your problem. Please ring and speak to one of our trained Nurses in the first instance. If it is necessary, the Nurse can see you and/or refer you to a Doctor. Our Nurses are trained to manage a wide range of minor illness and can, if required, prescribe for your condition.
We offer the following clinics. Please enquire at reception for details.
- Long-term Conditions (eg Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Heart Disease/Stroke)
- NHS travel vaccinations
- Wound Care/Leg Ulcer
- Smoking Cessation
- Carers' Health/Wellbeing Checks
- Baby Immunisation Clinic
Breast Screening (Mammograph)
This service will be offered to women aged 47-70 every three years. You will be invited by letter when the mobile unit is due to visit Exmouth.
Cervical Smears (Between the ages of 25-64)
The National Screening Service Advises that all women between the ages of 25-49 should have a cervical smear every three years and women between the ages of 50-64 years every five years. This can be done either by a Practice Nurse or your own Doctor or, if you prefer, by one of our lady Doctors. You will be informed by letter when a test is due and we also advise you of the result by letter.
This can be tested within the Practice. Leaflets are available at Reception.
All the Doctors provide all aspects of family planning and emergency contraception. Fitting IUCDs (coils) and contraceptive implants can be fitted in Practice.
Our Practice-based Midwives offer midwifery-led care. You will also see your own GP during your pregnancy. Where necessary we will liaise closely with the R D & E Obstetric Team.
There are regular clinics where we give advice and support to patients trying to give up smoking.
Children's Health Developmental Checks
Your child's developmental checks will be done by your own Doctor and the nurse. Checks are carried out by the Doctor at eight weeks. You will be informed by letter when a check is due. Various pre-school developmental checks are carried out by the Health Visitor. For more information please contact them on: 01395 222736.
Your child's routine immunisations will be carried out by the Practice Nurse. When these are due, you will be sent an appointment by post. If you are unable to bring your child for the appointment arranged, please phone for an alternative time.
Well Person Checks
Our Practice Nurses offer health checks. These involve a blood pressure and urine test and advice on diet, exercise, alcohol and smoking. Immunisations are also checked. These health checks are available on request.
Please ask if you would like someone to accompany you during an examination.
If you are unable to keep your appointment, please phone to cancel AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
All the Doctors in our Practice are qualified to provide minor surgery services including Cryotherapy. These can be arranged by appointment with your Doctor.
Please see our Practice Nurse for the following:
- Holidays - Click here for information on travel vaccinations
- NHS vaccinations
- Influenza - Flu injections are available from October on request
- Pneumonia – Pneumovax is recommended for those patients aged 65 and over and for ‘at risk’ groups
- Shingles - For patients who are eligible
Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy And Chiropody
These services are available on the hospital site.
Patients who are confined to their homes and need nursing care may arrange with their Doctor for a District Nurse to call. The Hospital normally arranges for a Nurse to call on Patients discharged early who still require nursing treatment at home.
Complex Care Team and Core Group
This Team is based in Exmouth. Doctors and Nurses meet with the Core Group weekly to discuss management and support of patients and families with complex needs.
WEB (Woodbury, Exmouth & Budleigh) Locality Commissioning Group
Our practice is part of the WEB Locality Commissioning Group. The aim of the group is to commission high quality services for the WEB area in partnership with the local community.
Hospital at Home
This is a service for patients of WEB practices. It is led by a team of Nurses and overseen by Doctors, as well as Therapists and Community Care Workers, to ensure patients receive the right level of care. This new service will focus on patients discharged from hospital who need help to regain their independence as well as being able to treat some patients at home requiring IV antibiotics rather than going to hospital.
Exmouth Hospital - Tel 282000
Our Practice is able to admit Patients to Exmouth Hospital when necessary, where you will be cared for by your own Doctor together with the Nursing staff.
Visiting Consultant Surgeons perform operations at the Hospital on a regular basis.