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


Podiatrist– The visiting podiatrist treats patients who are referred via a doctor or other health care professional. Patients registered at Kingskerswell and Ipplepen need to telephone the podiatry centralised appointments booking office at Castle Circus Health Centre on 01803 217712 for any queries or to book an appointment at either Kingskerswell or Ipplepen Health Centre.


Community Nursing Team – Our patients are served by the Newton Abbot Locality Community Nursing team who work for the Torbay & Southern Devon Healthcare Trust. The team have specialist skills in the delivery of general nursing and healthcare to patients who are housebound. Some of these patients are terminally ill and the team have access to the Palliative Nursing Service who specialise in end of life care. By the very nature of their job the nurses are mobile in the community and if you need to speak or get a message to them they can be contacted on 01626 358666


Counsellor – If you would like to see our Practice Counsellor or another member of the Primary Care Mental Health Network, please see a GP, Nurse Practitioner or Health Visitor to request a referral.


Antenatal care

Midwife – A midwife normally visits Kingskerswell on a Friday and Ipplepen on a Tuesday. To make an appointment with the midwife, call 01803 874455 and choose option 1. If you need to speak to a midwife please telephone 01626 324530 and leave a message, the midwives will ring you back.



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

Health Visitors are present at the Kingskerswell Practice on a 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for appointments that have been prebooked by the Health Visiting Team

Health Visitors are present at the Ipplepen Practice on a

Monday all day and a Thursday morning for appointments that have been prebooked by the Health Visiting Team

Baby Clinics are held at different locations on the following days:

Monday – Newton Abbot Children’s Centre, Coronation Road (1st and 3rd of the month) 9.15-11.15 am and ABC Children’s Centre, Buckfastleigh (2nd and 4th of the month) 1-2.30 pm

Tuesday -Dawlish Community Hospital (1st and 3rd of the month) 9.15-11.15 am and Kingsteignton Community Hall (2nd and 4th of the month) 12.30-2 pm

Wednesday – Teignmouth Children’s Centre 1-3 pm and Ashburton, St Andrews Hall (1st and 3rd of the month 10-11.30 am

Thursday – Buckland Community Centre, Newton Abbot 1.30-3.30 pm

Friday – Moorsedge Children’s Centre, Healthfield 9.15-11.15 am

You can contact the Child Health Team on 0333 234 1901 Monday to Friday 9-5

They aim to respond to all phone messages within 48 hours if you are not able to get through to the duty HV/SN in the local PHN hub at the time of your call.

They aim to respond to referrals into the service within 14 days of receipt, and to see children/young people/families within a 12 week timescale of the request which will usually be in an appointment clinic in a community venue.

They aim to respond within 48 hours of text contact with the service via ChatHealth. Young people aged 13-19 can speak to a school nurse on 07520631722 and parents and carers to a health visitor on 075206317

Useful sources of information include:

Birth to five book –

NHS Choices –

Handi paediatric App (common childhood illnesses and how to treat them) –

First Steps nutrition –

The Brestfeeding network –

Start4Life and Change4Life

ERIC (The Children’s bladder and bowel charity)-

You can self refer at any stage via a variety of methods which includes:

  • Text (ChatHealth),
  • Phone call to PHN hub,
  • Drop-in child health clinic (mostly under 5’s)
  • Written referral
  • Referral via another service



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 complete a travel vaccination form as soon as possible when you know of your travel plans.  Travel Form for Patients.

You need to complete one questionnaire for each person travelling to assess your personal health risks.

Please  hand  in at reception and one of our Receptionists will book an appointment for one of our Practice Nurses to assess your form and we will contact you to book an appointment for any appropriate vaccinations.


Flu and pneumonia vaccinations

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

Go to 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 our GP’s will fit and check coil devices

Book an appointment with Dr Helen Burlington, Dr Anna Kennaird & Dr Laura Woollett


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 gauge 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, Carol 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 from your employer.



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:


Alcohol mis-use

We can offer expert help

Book an appointment with a GP


Drug mis-use

We can offer expert help

Book an appointment with a GP


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