Last opportunity for winter Covid-19 vaccine ‘walk-ins’ Monday, 11th December Christmas Raffle – Raising funds for Torbay and South Devon’s Breast Care Unit Pharmacy closure news – Day Lewis Pharmacy in Compass House Medical Centres, King Street, Brixham October Patient Newsletter Galmpton Opening Times 6,500 vulnerable patients get their autumn vaccine New contraception clinic at Brixham Hospital Charity Event – Jamie and JJ Raising funds for Torbay Hospital Breast Care Unit Autism and Us autumn 2023 dates Talkworks Wellbeing Course – starting Saturday 2nd September 2023 New Appointment System from 19th July Patient Newsletter May 2023 Patient Update – March 2023 Patient Newsletter March 2023 Final call for Covid booster vaccines Compass House – Additional branch site at Brixham Hospital Patient Updates October 2022 Patient Newsletter – August 2022 Children under 18 and the NHS COVID Pass Opting out of sharing your data Frequently Asked Questions – (COVID-19) boosters Waiting for treatment – Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust Covid-19 Vaccine Queries
Compass House Medical Centres regulated activities are:
The full range of services provided (including referrals) is:
Services are provided to the whole of the population and Compass House Medical Centres does not discriminate against individuals or groups on any grounds.
Patients aged 65 may be called for aortic screening by Torbay Hospital.
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.
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.
Women aged 50-64 are recalled every three years. If you have missed your screening appointment then please call 01803 655 350
We have one practice based Carer Support Worker, Sarah. Her aim to support our patients who have caring responsibilities for a spouse, relative, friend or neighbour. 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 care coordinators and they will be happy to pass your details on and arrange a phone call.
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.
Please click on the link below for the updated schedules:
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 our care coordinators 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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