Clinics & Services

Maternity Care:

All the partners provide ante natal maternity care shared with the attached Community Midwives. Most routine problems arising during the pregnancy can be managed locally. we have a full scanning service based at Tiverton Hospital. Occasionally we seek assistance from the specialist unit in Exeter, and mothers-to-be can chose to deliver their baby at the Exeter unit, or in the midwife led unit in Tiverton Hospital. Please feel free to discuss this choice with your doctor or midwife.

Family Planning:

Full and confidential contraceptive advice is available from each doctor during normal surgery times. All the doctors have the appropriate training and Family Planning qualification. Intra uterine device (also known as an IUD or coil) fitting is undertaken by Dr Sherwin, assisted by one of our nurses, by appointment only.

There is also a Family Planning Clinic held each Wednesday evening at Tiverton Hospital (Out Patient Department).

Child Health:

All childhood immunisations are given in the practice, usually by the nurses during their surgeries.

Your doctor or practice nurses will be happy to discuss all aspects of immunisation.

Child developmental checks are carried out by the GPs.

Health Checks:

All new patients are encouraged to have a medical check within three months of joining the practice. This can be done by one of the nurses or your doctor, and involve discussion of aspects of maintaining good health, together with a brief physical check.
Child developmental checks are carried out by the GPs.

Cervical Smear Tests:

New guidelines recommend that all women aged 25 to 49 have a smear test every three years and all women aged 50 to 64 have a smear test every five years. This would normally be carried out by one of the practice nurses.

Health Promotion:

Emphasising our commitment to healthy living, the practice nurses are available daily by appointment to give advice and practical help on a wide range of subjects including cervical smears, immunisation for travel, well person examinations, blood pressure measurements, diet, alcohol and smoking cessation. Hearing and cholesterol testing are also available. In addition, special checks for diabetic, asthmatic and overweight patients are provided regularly.

Non-NHS Services:

A number of items of service are not covered by NHS regulations and although these are available at the practice, a fee is charged in accordance with the British Medical Association recommendations. Such items include examinations for insurance companies, sporting activities and driving licences, compiling reports and signing certain private certificates. Examples of fees are displayed in the waiting rooms and at the reception desk.

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