SERVICES WE PROVIDE

Family Planning

Our Practice Nurses have appointments available to offer a wide range of advice concerning contraception and sexual health matters in general.

 If you are considering pregnancy in the near future we offer preconception counselling and dietary advice to prepare you for a healthy pregnancy.

Please make an appointment with a Practice Nurse regarding this.

When requiring a coil fit or a re-fit you will need to book a face to face consultation with the GP's who provide this service. THE CENTRE ( Sexual Health clinic, Exmouth) are also able to offer this service, please see there details below.

IUD Fitting Advice

 

THE CENTRE EXMOUTH DEWDNEY UNIT (sexual health clinic)

 

Alternatively did you know The Centre Exmouth is open every Thursday from 1.20-3pm and 4-7pm at the Dewdney Unit. There is a doctor and a specialist nurse every week.

They offer both appointments and an emergency-only drop in service.

Please call 01392 284982 or 01392 284983 and ask for an Exmouth appointment or call in on a Thursday afternoon / evening.

They offer:

  • Information and advice on contraception and sexual health related problems.
  • Emergency contraception up to 5 days after unprotected sex (and sometimes beyond).
  • All methods of contraception including: Pills Patches Injections Implants Coils – IUDs/IUS
  • Free Condoms
  • Unplanned Pregnancy testing
  • Unplanned pregnancy advice and onwards referral
  • Advice and Information about fertility and sterilisation.
  • Testing for all sexually transmitted infections, including HIV.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of warts, herpes, male urethritis, bacterial vaginosis, 'thrush' (candida), Chlamydia
  • Hepatitis vaccination where appropriate
 

Cervical Smears

It is national policy that all women between the ages of 25-65 years who have been sexually active at any time are advised to have a smear test.  These are important as they can detect early signs of serious disease which can then be easily treated.

A smear appointment may be booked with our receptionist.

 

Antenatal Clinics

These are held weekly at the Health Centre by midwives.

Antenatal clinics with the midwives are held on Monday and Thursday afternoons. Alternative sessions are available by arrangement with your midwife.

 

Long Term Condition Clinics

Our nurses are specialists in health promotion and Long Term Conditions.  These clinics are held weekly at the Health Centre and Treetops Surgery for conditions such as:

  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Stroke/TIA (mini stroke)
  • Stop smoking advice
  • Heart disease
  • Epilepsy

Patients will be informed when they are due to attend for these appointments, usually on an annual basis.

 

NHS Health Checks

The NHS Health Check is a health check-up for adults in England aged 40-74.  It's designed to spot early signs of stroke, kidney disease, heart disease, type 2 diabetes or dementia.  As we get older, we have a higher risk of developing one of these conditions.  An NHS Health Check helps find ways to lower this risk.  Patients who are not already diagnosed with one of the above conditions will be invited, once every five years, to make an appointment in one of our designated weekly clinics. 

 

Minor Surgery

The Practice GPs carry out minor surgery procedures.  Your GP will advise you and we can arrange this.  

 

Cryotherapy

Available by appointment with our Practice Nurses. These clinics assist in the removal of warts, verrucae and some skin tags.

 

Minor Injuries Unit

The Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) is open from 8.00am until 10.00pm for the treatment of day-to-day minor injuries.

 

Other Services

Your doctor can also arrange for you to receive physiotherapy, xrays and occupational therapy.