Clinics and enhanced services

Long term illness

Annual assessment and advice for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease.

Patients will be invited by letter. The scheme is led by our Senior Nurse Practitioner, Joy


 

Antenatal care

Routine antenatal check-ups by our qualified midwife.

Time: Alternate Tuesday mornings at Kingskerswell and alternate Friday mornings at Ipplepen. Please phone for an appointment.


 

Family Health Clinics – run by virgincare

For help and advice relating to children up to age 5 including the following:

  • Growth and development of your baby / child
  • Childhood conditions, allergies and infections
  • Breastfeeding, bottle feeding and weaning
  • Teething
  • Post-natal depression and parental mental and physical health
  • Child behaviour issues eg sleeping, eating, tantrums
  • Support with parenting, family health and relationships
  • Childhood vaccinations

You can attend drop-in clinics at the following locations / times:
Kingskerswell

1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month between 12:00 – 14:00 at The  Health Centre, School Road, Kingskerswell, TQ12 5DJ

Ipplepen

2nd Wednesday of each month between 13:30 – 15:00 at Saplings Pre-School, Ipplepen, TQ12 5QL, during term time only

Last Thursday each month 10:30 – 12:00 at Hubba Bubba, The Hub, East Street, Ipplepen, TQ12 5SX


 

Travel vaccinations

Travel vaccinations for all ages are available during surgery times by appointment with our nurses. Our Kingskerswell site is a nationally accredited Yellow Fever Centre and tries to keep a small stock of nearly every vaccine you might need (although sadly there are often national travel vaccine supply problems). You don’t have to be registered with the practice to use this service. ALL Travel Vaccination appointments fall outside the NHS and fees are chargeable for non attendance.

Please phone to book an appointment and ask for a Foreign travel health questionnaire leaflet and a foreign travel health information leaflet. You need to complete one questionnaire for each person travelling to tell us about your travel plans and help us make an assessment of your personal health risks.


 

Flu and pneumonia vaccinations

We run influenza and pneumococcal vaccination clinics every winter to vaccinate adults and children.

Go to the news page for details of the clinics that will run this year.


 

Minor surgery

Several of our GPs perform minor surgery procedures at the Health Centre – so no long waits for a hospital appointment.

Book an appointment with one of our GP team


 

Joint injections

Painful shoulders and joints can sometimes be relieved with the right injection – several of our GPs offer this service.

Book an appointment with one of our GP team.


 

Contraceptive services

Contraceptive advice can be given by our GPs and Nurses and 2 GPs will fit and check coil devices

Book an appointment with Dr Sally Roberts (Ipplepen) or Dr Anna Kennaird (Kingskerswell)


 

Minor injuries

If you have a minor injury (cut, bruise, sting, bite etc) after April 2009 the NHS Clinical Commissioners removed funding from our Health Centres and determined that patients must travel to the Minor Injury Units at either Newton Abbot, Totnes or Torbay Hospitals.

GP Minor Injury Service Discontinued – If you are unhappy about the centralisation or any aspect of the centralised Minor Injury Service please write to:-

Torbay & South Devon Clinical Commissioning Group, Pamona House, Oak View Close, Edginswell Business Park,Torquay TQ2  7FF

Tel 01803-652500


 

NHS Health Checks and Carers Health & Wellbeing Checks

Registered patients aged between 40 and 74 can have a free NHS Health Check every 5 years. The check takes about 30 minutes and is designed to give an assessment score to guage your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes

We also offer annual Health and Wellbeing Checks for any CARERS who are registered with us.

Book an appointment with Jackie or Dani our Healthcare Assistants


 

Child vaccinations

Our Nurses administer all the latest recommended childhood vaccinations

We will contact you based on information from the local child health service. You can ask your Health Visitor if you have any queries.


 

Anticoagulation monitoring

If you are prescribed Warfarin to thin your blood our nurses/phlebotomist will use the latest coaguchek devices and computer decision software to manage your medication

Book an INR blood test appointment with our Healthcare Assistant / Phlebotomist


 

Post operative care

Our nurse team can provide some post operative care for patients discharged from local hospitals

Book an appointment with one of our nurses


 

Cervical screening

Our Nurses administer a programme of screening for cervical cancer

We will write to you


 

Retinal screening

All our diabetic patients are invited for an annual retinal screening at the health centre

You will be written to if you are on the diabetic register


 

Smoking cessation

If you are you serious about giving up – we can help

Book an appointment with one of our Nurses


 

Ipplepen dispensary

At ipplepen we are fortunate to be able to offer patients who live more than 1 mile from a Pharmacy a Prescription Dispensing Service. Pick up a leaflet or click here to learn more about this important facility.


 

Walk this way

Fancy a healthy stroll and natter? It’s good for you.

Turn up any Wednesday 10am outside Kingskerswell Health Centre for a guided walk. To check details beforehand with the local volunteer organisers 01803-873177


 

Occupational vaccinations

If you need vaccinating against health risks inherent in your employment – we can help.

Ask for an occupational health questionnaire  which you and your employer need to complete together.


 

Counselling

We have a counsellor based at Kingskerswell and an expert in guided self help using the book prescription scheme run in conjunction with the Devon Library Service

Talk to a GP, Nurse Practitioner or Health Visitor

Or you can visit the Counselling Directory website: www.counselling-directory.org.uk


 

Alcohol mis-use

We can offer help to shake off your alcohol problem

Book an appointment with a GP


 

Drug mis-use

We can offer help to manage your drug problem

Book an appointment with Dr Melling


 

Expert patient programme

If you have a long term health condition which is taking over your life, this course which runs on one afternoon over 5 weeks can help you. It is entirely free and is run at locations around Torbay and South Devon.

Contact 0800 988 5550