As a practice we are proud of the complete range of services that we can offer our patients. Below is a list of what we can offer. For more information just click on the links which will give much more detailed information.
As a practice we offer the service of managing minor injuries between 8 am and 6 pm. If you or friends and family were to have an accident we could be able to sort out at the practice rather, than having to go in to the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital. This may include minor head injuries, soft tissue injuries (tendon and muscle sprains) lacerations and wounds, minor burns. We do not have access to X ray on site and so if this is required an onward referral would be made.
To ensure you are directed to the best service for your needs, we suggest phoning to speak to the reception team. We may need a doctor or nurse to call you back to triage where best to deal with your medical need to avoid unnecessary journeys or delays.
Chronic Disease Management
We run a robust recall system for our chronic disease management. We run clinic for all cardiovascular disease, asthma, chronic lung disease and diabetes. Please follow the links below for more information.
Investigations, Blood Tests and Healthchecks
Our healthcare team is able to perform a wide range of diagnostic investigations at the surgery. Please follow the link below for more information.
Immunisations and Vaccinations
Our nursing team carry out the full range of childhood and adult immunisations and vaccines, including a yearly seasonal influenza vaccination program. Please follow the links below for more information.
Pregnancy from Preconception to Postnatal Care
We provide all aspects of maternity care. This includes pre-conceptual advice provided by the Doctors at regular surgeries. Ante-natal Clinics by appointment with Maureen are held by appointment each week at Cheriton Bishop and Christow, The midwives will also advise on Parent-craft classes, home deliveries and post-natal care including Shape-up group and Breast Feeding support group. Both midwives are based at Okehampton Hospital – Tel. 01837 658013. Following birth, the Health Visiting team will offer post natal information and advice up until 5 years old.
Women's and Men's Health
- Cervical screening
- Routine breast screening
- Contraception and Family Planning
- Emergency Contraception (including that for under 16’s!)
- Bowel screening
Please follow this link for full information:
- Bowel screening
- Male health check
- Prostate check
- Sexual health check
- Erectile dysfunction
Please follow the following link for further information:
The Health Visiting team look after the holistic care of families with children from 0-5 years of age. Full details can be found at the link below.
The community nursing team will visit patients confined to their own homes who need nursing assistance. You can contact the district nurses on 01647 24272.
Physiotherapy is available to all our patients with our practice affiliated physio. Referral is made either through the doctors or via self referral.
Services for Young People
We offer all the range of GP services to young people. As well as dealing with any medical issues, we can also help with things like contraception advice, advice about diet and food issues and a change to talk to someone if you are finding things tough at the moment. Please follow the link below for more information.
Our nurses run a comprehensive travel advice and immunisation service.
Minor Surgery and Injection
Dr Hayter and Dr Clunie are able to offer a range of musculoskeletal injections if clinically appropriate, assessment for removal of minor lumps and bumps and cryotherapy for benign skin lesions. Please book directly for an assessment.
We are pleased to host clinic for this invaluable counselling/therapy service. It is aimed to improve the mental health of people with depression and anxiety. They encourage self-referral or referral from any health professional. There are leaflets in the receptions and with all the practice health professionals. The telephone number is: 0300 555 3344.
We recognise the hidden burden of caring for other people. We try to keep as much information around this as possible and offer health-checks for any carer. Please follow this link for more information:
Citizens Advice Bureau
We host a once monthly CAB clinic. Please speak to the receptionists regarding booking for this.
Health and Well-being Co-ordinator
We have an affiliated health and well-being coordinator to whom we are able to refer people. They are able to help with signposting local services, improving social isolation and improving well-being. Please ask any of the doctors.
Podiatry and Toe-nail Clipping
We are pleased to be able to host a podiatry clinic which aims to look after the foot care of medically ‘at risk’ feet. We also host at Cheriton Bishop a clinic for simple toe nail clipping. Please ask the reception team for details.
These can be arranged through the Receptionist and there will be a charge.
Charges for any non NHS requests are displayed in Reception.
Fitness for Work Certificate
If you are off work sick for seven days or less, your employer should not ask for medical evidence that you have been ill. You can complete a Self-Certification Form (SC1). This can be picked up from reception or a post office.
If you are off work sick for more than seven days, your employer will usually ask you to provide evidence or proof that you have been ill. They will normally ask for a fit note from your GP. Fit note is the informal name for the Statement of Fitness for Work. Fit notes replaced sick notes from 6 April 2010.
The seven days include days that you do not normally work. So when you work out how long you have been off sick, you should include weekends and bank holidays.
In this rural area, we would recommend everyone to be up to date with tetanus protection. We frequently give a polio booster in association with this. The procedure for tetanus protection has however changed recently and the time interval for adults increased to 10 years. Because of your occupation, you may benefit from protection from Hepatitis B. We also advise immunisation from Pneumonia and an annual influenza immunisation if you are aged over 65 or at risk because of chronic illness. IF YOU ARE IN DOUBT – PLEASE ASK