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 09:06 - Sorry, we are currently closed. Please call NHS 111. In the event of an emergency dial 999.

NHS

Services Provided

Compass House Medical Centres regulated activities are:

  • Diagnostic and screening procedures
  • Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
  • Minor Surgical procedures
  • Maternity and midwifery services
  • Family planning

The full range of services provided (including referrals) is:

  • A full range of General Medical Services as set out in our PMS practice agreement
  • Anticoagulant Service
  • Baby Clinic & immunisation
  • Blood Pressure Reviews
  • Cervical Cytology
  • Child health surveillance
  • Childhood developmental checks, vaccinations and immunisations
  • Contraceptive services
  • Dietetics
  • Disease management services including Asthma, Diabetes, Hypertension, Coronary Heart Disease and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • District Nurse, Health Visiting
  • Dressings
  • Ear Syringing
  • Flu Clinics
  • Health promotion services for young people and adults of all ages (Well man / Well woman)
  • Immunisations
  • Maternity Medical Services
  • Minor surgery services
  • New patient consultations
  • Obstetrics services
  • Podiatry
  • Phlebotomy
  • Removal of Stitches
  • Warfarin Monitoring

Services are provided to the whole of the population and Compass House Medical Centres does not discriminate against individuals or groups on any grounds.

Aortic Screening Services

Patients aged 65 may be called for aortic screening by Torbay Hospital.

Asthma

We have an asthma nurse. If you are asthmatic, it is important that you come for a check yearly to review your technique and step your asthma medicines up or down appropriately in order to achieve optimal control.

Yearly checks are usually done on your birth month.

Bowel Screening

FIT programme invites all men and women between the ages 60 and 74 years who are registered with a GP surgery.Those aged 75 and over can request a kit by ringing 0800 707 6060.People are invited every 2 years by the screening programme.

Breast Screening

Women aged 50-64 are recalled every three years. If you have missed your screening appointment then please call 01803 655 350

Carers Support Worker

We have one practice based Carer Support Worker, Liz. Her aim to support our patients who have caring responsibilities for a spouse, relative, friend or neighbor. The support extends to either consultations at the Practice or in the Carers home. If you would like support from our Carer Support Worker please call our patient care advisors and they will be happy to pass your details on and arrange a phone call.

Cervical Smear

You will have your appointment with one of our Practice Nurses to perform your smear. The test can detect cell changes in the cervix (neck of the womb), that can sometimes lead to cancer in the future. If the changes are present, treatment is nearly always simple, effective and of a minor nature. We recommend a test every five years and we would especially encourage ladies aged 25-65 to have it done. Patients who have had a total hysterectomy do not need a smear. You will be contacted directly by letter from the Wiltshire Screening Programme when you are due.

Child Immunisations

Please click on the link below for the updated schedules:

Complete routine immunisation schedules

Contraceptive Services / Gynaecological Procedures

If you are booking for a possible gynaecological examination, swabs, or cervical smear please try and inform the practice as this allows us to provide the time required and also a nurse or chaperone where needed.

If you need emergency contraceptive advice please let reception know so they can ensure you speak to a member of our healthcare team the same day. Levonelle 2, the emergency contraceptive pill, can now be bought confidentially over the counter at chemists provided you are over 16 years of age. Please speak to your pharmacist for further details.

If you cannot book an appointment for a contraceptive procedure such as IUD / IUS (coil) within the timeframe you would like, please contact the Family Planning Office at Castle Circus (Torquay) on 01803 656500.

COPD

As with Asthma, we have a specialist COPD nurse. It is important that you attend regular review appointments.

Yearly checks are usually done on birth your month

Diabetes

Dr Bromige has a specialist interest in Diabetes; we also have a nurse practitioner, two practice nurses and one assistant practitioner that run weekly clinics offering annual reviews on all aspects of your diabetic care.

Hospital Car Service

If you need to use this facility, please contact 01803 656 777 as you receive confirmation of your appointment.

Also, Karing (a local Registered Charity that supports the community of Torbay) provides an affordable transport service to medical appointments at the Doctor’s Surgeries, all the Hospitals including Exeter, Plymouth and the greater South West. Please call them on 01803 524 799 to discuss your transport needs and check if they can assist you.

INR service

For patients on warfarin or other similar anticoagulants, the nurse or health care assistant taking your INR sample will inform you of your regime during your appointment. We run 2 x INR clinics, one in King Street on a Tuesday afternoon and Galmpton on a Thursday afternoon.

Please advise the surgery if you wish a carer, relative or nurse to receive your result on your behalf. This can be done in writing.

If your blood tests are taken at home by the district nurse, please advise us when you call for your result and we will arrange for your next blood test to be taken when it is due.

Non – NHS Services

We also carry out a number of Non-NHS Services such as medical examinations, private sick notes, insurance and holiday cancellation forms. This work is not covered by the NHS and a seprate charge is payable for these services.

Please check out this link for further details

Phlebotomy Services

Our fully qualified Health Care Assistants take bloods, ECGs, audiograms, lung tests and blood pressures. Phlebotomy appointments are available up to 4 weeks in advance

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