Compass House Medical Centres

King Street Brixham TQ5 9TF and 2 Langdon Lane Galmpton TQ5 0PG

Telephone: 01803 855897

compasshouse@nhs.net

Sorry, we are currently closed. Please call NHS 111. In the event of an emergency dial 999.

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Doctors

We have 9 permanent GPs with a wide range of clinical interests. They look after Patients with chronic illness, with the aim to keep people in their own homes and ensure they are as well as they can possibly be.

Our GPs work as part of a large Multidisciplinary Team and together, they support the care of our Patients.

Dr D Ansley
MA BM Bch MRCGP

Dr P J Avery
MA MB ChB DRCOG DCH MRCGP

Dr R Bromige
MBBS MRCP(UK) DA MRCGP

Dr C Delany
MBBS MRCGP BSc

Dr T Douglas
MBChB MRCGP

Dr J Gunning
BMBS MRCGP DRCOG DPD

Dr L Jones
MRCGP MBBCH

Dr J Lurie
BMBS RCGP

Dr E Teesdale
MBBS MRCS (UK) MRCGP

Dr T Longman
TBC

GP Registrars

Dr B Offa-Jones
GP Registrar

Dr R Shakman
GP Registrar

Advanced Clinic Practitioners

ACPs (Advanced Clinic Practitioners) are are highly experienced medical professionals who are educated to Master’s level. They have the skills required to examine/ assess, diagnose, prescribe, and treat Patient healthcare needs, or refer to an appropriate Specialist if required in a similar way to Doctors.

Ian Parsonage
Lead Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Sonia Lake
Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Ray Bowden
Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Aly Thomson
Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Antony Kitchener
Paramedic

Nursing Team

Practice Nurses (PN’s) aid Patients with queries and health advice including chronic disease management, wound management, and child health immunisations. They can also initiate investigations such as ECGs and blood tests.

Collectively Assistant Practitioners, Nurse Associates, Health Care Assistants, and Phlebotomists work alongside Practice Nurses to carry out blood tests, blood pressure checks, and ear care, provide lifestyle and stop smoking advice, assist with wound management, and are able to administer some vaccinations.

Debbie Ashworth
Lead Practice Nurse

Emma O'Hare
Deputy Lead Nurse

Yvonne Andrews
Practice Nurse

Jemma Jakeman
Practice Nurse

Louise Vale
Assistant Practitioner

Sarah Batten
Assistant Practitioner

Shelley Stroud
Nursing Associate

Erica Fox
Healthcare Assistant

Daniela Milton
Healthcare Assistant

Viv Moir
Healthcare Assistant

Clinical Pharmacists

Pharmacists have detailed knowledge about drugs and their effects. They help resolve day-to-day medicine issues and consult with Patients directly.

They also provide help to manage long-term conditions, advising those taking multiple medicines, and deliver clinical advice about treatments.

JJ
Clinical Pharmacist

Tomasz
Clinical Pharmacist

Jamie
Clinical Pharmacist

Beth
Pharmacy Technician

Physiotherapists

Steph & Sally work at the Practice a couple of days a week. They are able to provide Physiotherapy 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

Mental Health Workers

Our Mental Health Workers are able to assist in the assessment and treatment of most mental health conditions in any age group.

They provide follow-up care for Patients they assess if deemed necessary and, if appropriate, provide a short course of therapy.

They can also refer onto Mental Health Services such as the Community Mental Health Team, TALKWORKS, the Crisis Team, and the Adult Autism service.

Please talk to your GP if you feel you could benefit from their support.

Social Prescribers

Social Prescribers work with Patients to explore their individual support needs, develop a personal plan, and set goals to work to reduce barriers and motivate patients to make positive life changes. This could include addressing issues such as unemployment, loneliness, or money issues.

If you feel like you would benefit from some support from the Team, please inform a Patient Care Advisor and they will refer you onto them.

Katrina
Social Prescribing Link Worker

Sabrina
Social Prescribing Link Worker

Ellie
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
Carer Support Worker

Practice Management

Stephanie Tedstone - Practice Business Manager

Kirsty Sharp - Operation & Finance Manager

Emma Trayhorn - Patient Liaison Manager

Administration 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: Emma, Claire, Kaye, Jess, Leanne, Hannah, Vanessa and Antonia

IT Team: 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, Sophie, Catherine

Laura, Kirsty, Vikki, Nikki, Jess, Katie, Coral, Chloe, Jessica, Aleigha and Sophia

Other Staff

Rachel - Care Coordinator

Jane, Debbie and Isabel - Cleaning Team

Brixham

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 20:00
    *18:00-20:00 Extended Access
  • 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 Access
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED
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