Compass House Medical Centres

Compass House Medical Centres

King Street Brixham TQ5 9TF and 2 Langdon Lane Galmpton TQ5 0PG | Tel: 01803 855897 | compasshouse@nhs.net

Current time is 09:05 - Sorry, we are currently closed. Please call NHS 111. In the event of an emergency dial 999.

NHS

Practice Staff

Doctors

Dr D Ansley

MA BM Bch MRCGP

Dr R Bromige

MBBS MRCP(UK) DA MRCGP

Dr E Teesdale

MB BS MRCS (UK) MRCGP

Dr P J Avery

MA MB ChB DRCOG DCH MRCGP

Dr L Jones

MRCGP MBBCH

Dr J Lurie

BMBS RCGP

Dr J Gunning

BMBS MRCGP DRCOG DPD

Dr V Nute

BMBS MRCGP BSc

Dr C Delany

MBBS MRCGP BSc

Nursing Team

Debbie Ashworth

Lead Practice Nurse

Emma O'Hare

Deputy Lead Nurse

Stephanie Driver

Practice Nurse

Yvonne Andrews

Practice Nurse

Jemma Jakeman

Practice Nurse

Louise Vale

Assistant Practitioner

Sarah Batten

Assistant Practitioner

Shelley Stroud

Healthcare Assistant

Erica Fox

Healthcare Assistant

Amanda Bird

Healthcare Assistant

Daniela Milton

Healthcare Assistant

Advanced Clinical Practitioners

What is an Advanced Clinical Practitioner?

These are highly experienced medical professionals educated to master’s level. They have the skills required to diagnose, prescribe and treat your health care needs or refer you to an appropriate specialist if required.

Ian Parsonage

Lead Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Sonia Lake

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Ray Bowden

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Aly Thomson

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Senior Mental Health Workers

We have two Senior Mental Health workers, Georgina and Tara, who work at Compass House one day each a week. Both Tara and Georgina have lots of experience working in Mental Health, having worked in secondary care for many years prior to taking on their new roles in general practice.

They are able to provide patients with short term mental health interventions, signpost to appropriate services and also provide a level of emotional support to patients who may be struggling with their mental health. As they are limited resource, patients are unable to book directly into see them, instead those suitable will be health navigated to their services through our Patient Care Advisors team.

Tara

Senior Mental Health Worker

Georgina

Senior Mental Health Worker

Dieticians

Jade will be working with our clinicians to provide support to patients who are frail due to nutritional issues. While Jade will not currently see patients directly having her support and guidance to improve patient outcomes will be a great assistance to our clinical team.

Jade

Dietician

Physiotherapists

Sally & Steph, our Physiotherapists, will be working at the Practice a couple of days a week and will be able to provide Physio support to patients who meet certain criteria, as well as being able to carry out certain types of joint injections & musculoskeletal support.

Sally

Physiotherapist

Steph

Physiotherapist

Clinical Pharmacists

JJ

Clinical Pharmacist

Tomasz

Clinical Pharmacist

Claire

Pharmacy Technician

Social Prescribers

What is Social Prescribing?

Social prescribing involves helping patients to improve their health, wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to community services which might be run by the council or a local charity. For example, signposting people who have been diagnosed with dementia to local dementia support groups.

Social prescribing activities are community focused and may include arts and crafts, skills workshops, volunteering opportunities, social inclusion activities including friendship building and getting connected within the community, physical exercise and nutrition, support with employment, housing, money management and debt advice.

Our Social Prescribing Link Workers will focus on working towards personal aims through signposting to external specialist support networks.

Katrina

Social Prescribing Link Worker

Sabrina

Social Prescribing Link Worker

Carer Support Workers

Sarah works at the Practice on a Tuesday & Wednesday and will be able to offer support & health assessments to our unpaid carers. Referrals to the Carer Support Worker are able to be done via our Patient Care Advisors.

Sarah

Carers Support Worker

Practice Management

Stephanie Tedstone

Practice Business Manager

Kirsty Sharp

Operation & Finance Manager

Emma Trayhorn

Patient Liaison Manager

Admin Team

Our admin team carry out a wide range of essential roles supporting the clinicians such as arranging referrals for patients to hospital, following up on queries, typing letters, summarising patient record, dealing with all Insurance and Solicitor requests for medical examinations, reports and private forms. The team also support the practice management by producing patient communications such as leaflets and information, maintaining the website and managing the IT systems.

Our Admin Team: Claire G, Claire H, Emma, Kaye, Jess, Leanne, Viv, Hannah, Simon and Iuli

Patient Care Advisors

Our Patient Care Advisors welcome patients to the surgery, arrange appointments, answer patient queries and carry out administration tasks. They use Health Navigation, which involves asking patients a few questions to understand the nature of their query using clinically designed protocols. This enables them to offer the most appropriate professional for the patient, which may not necessarily be a GP. It is not a clinical consultation and it does not make a diagnosis or plan treatment, it merely connects the patient with the most appropriate person or service.

Please give the Patient Care Advisors as much information as you can in order to help them help you. They will need to ask for further details or check information in your medical records when you telephone the surgery. They are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the Doctors and Nurses and everything that you tell them is treated in confidence.

Our Patient Care Advisors Team: Kelly Ellis - Lead, Sophie and Catherine - Senior Patient Care Advisors, Amy, Laura, Debbie, Jo, Kirsty, Vikki, Nikki, Jess, Sam, Hannah, Katie and Coral

Other Staff

Care Coordinator: Rachel

Our Cleaning Team: Isabel and Debora

Brixham

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 20:00
    *6PM - 8PM Extended Hours
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED

Galmpton

  • Monday
    08:30 until 17:00
  • Tuesday
    08:30 until 17:00
  • Wednesday
    08:30 until 17:00
  • Thursday
    08:30 until 17:00
  • Friday
    07:00 until 17:00
    * 7AM-8AM Extended Hours
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED