Chillington Health Centre Orchard WayChillingtonDevon, TQ7 2LBTel: 01548 580214
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The Doctors provide a full range of general medical services, including maternity care, contraceptive services, well woman care, minor surgical procedures, child health surveillance and health promotion.
The Doctors see antenatal patients by appointment, during routine surgery. For newly pregnant ladies, please contact South Hams Hospital to speak with a community midwife on 01548 852349 to access midwifery services. The Doctors and practice nurses provide pre-pregnancy counselling. Pregnant women seeking urgent midwifery advice should phone the Labour Ward at Torbay Hospital (01803 654631) or Derriford Hospital (01752 763610), depending upon where they are booked.
The Doctors work closely with the Health Visitor and do regular checks on all pre-school children (by appointment only). The Health Visitor holds regular clinics on Thursday afternoons, from 2.00pm - 3.00pm. Please contact the surgery if you require further information.
The Doctors and Practice Nurses provide health checks on request for any adult patient. In addition every woman between the age of 25 and 49 are currently recommended to have cervical smears every three years, and every five years for women between 50 and 65. It is currently advised that all patients should receive five Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio vaccinations, at different times, in order to provide lifetime protection. Please talk to either of our practice nurses to check if you are safely covered.
The Doctors are trained to perform a variety of minor surgical procedures under local anaesthetic, at the Health Centre.
All diabetics are invited to undergo a regular diabetic review (usually every 6-12 months). They should make a routine appointment with the Health Care Assistant who will perform a blood test, and to make a further twenty minute appointment with the practice nurse, about two weeks later for a review. Arrangements can be made to visit housebound diabetic patients.
The practice has a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. We will only release test results to the person to whom they relate unless that person has given prior permission for the release of this data or they are not capable of understanding the results.
Please ring for results during the afternoon between 12 o'clock and 3 pm
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT RESULTS CAN SOMETIMES TAKE UP TO 7 DAYS BEFORE THEY ARE RECEIVED AT THE SURGERY AND HAVE BEEN CHECKED BY YOUR DOCTOR
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A minor injury is considered to be a cut, bruise, sting, twisted joint or other minor condition and treatment has in the past been provided in the majority of local GP practices.
However from 1st April 2009 Devon Primary Care Trust has determined that this service will mainly be available from the following venues:
Devon PCT will now only commission and resource GPs to provide a “minor injuries” service where the practice is more than 10 miles from such a venue.
The nearest minor injuries unit to Chillington Health Centre is at
In the event of a life threatening medical emergency call 999 or attend your nearest Accident and Emergency unit
Unfortunately this service, previously funded by SCOF is now unavailable at the Health Centre. However we are able to refer patients on the NHS for certain conditions - please seek advice from the practice via reception.
Seafarers: medical certification guidance
Your ENG1 or ML5 medical: what to take with you
Although you’ll be told what to take when you make your appointment, don’t forget:
It’s important that you tell the approved doctor if:
If you don’t, it can be seen as ‘doctor shopping’ - and could invalidate your ENG1.
During your ENG1 medical you’ll be:
If you are employed in the UK, your employer will pay this.
For further information please see: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/seafarers-medical-certification-guidance
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