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
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
- 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:
1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month between 12:00 – 14:00 at The Health Centre, School Road, Kingskerswell, TQ12 5DJ
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 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.
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
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 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)
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
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
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.
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
Our Nurses administer a programme of screening for cervical cancer
We will write to you
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
If you are you serious about giving up – we can help
Book an appointment with one of our Nurses
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
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.
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
We can offer help to shake off your alcohol problem
Book an appointment with a GP
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