Clinics

Practice Nurses

The Practice Nurses provide the following services:

  • Asthma Clinics
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Clinics
  • Healthy Heart Clinics
  • Cervical Smear Tests
  • Childhood Immunisations
  • Contraception Advice
  • Diabetic Clinics
  • Complex Dressings
  • Travel vaccinations & Advice
  • Seasonal Influenza/Pneumonia Vaccinations
  • Weight Management Support

Healthcare Assistants

The Healthcare Assistants provide the following:

  • Blood Test Appointments
  • Warfarin Monitoring
  • Well-person Checks
  • NHS Health Checks
  • ECGs
  • Dressings
  • Seasonal Influenza/Pneumonia Vaccinations
  • Weight Management Support

Expert Patient Programme

The Expert Patient Programme (EPP) is an NHS self-management programme for anyone living with any long term health condition (s). Groups of 8—16 participants, with a mix of different conditions, meet over six weekly sessions and are led through a structured course by trained tutors who are also living with a long term condition. Each session (lasting two and a half hours) looks at ways to manage the effects of their long term condition such as:

  • Dealing with pain and extreme tiredness
  • Coping with feelings of depression
  • Relaxation techniques and exercise
  • Healthy eating
  • Communicating with family, friends and health professionals
  • Planning for the future

If you would like to be referred then please contact the surgery.

Family Matters

Family Matters is a service for families who are running into relationship difficulties. This could include communication issues, child and teenage behaviour, mental and physical health problems, bereavement, separation and divorce.

Families meet with trained therapists in a safe non- judgmental manner to look for solutions. Self referrals are welcomed but the practice may also refer.

For more information www.familymatters-plymouth.co.uk

Telephone: 01752 606826

Smoking Cessation Support

The Practice encourages all patients to stop smoking.

Where to find help:

Travel Vaccinations

Please click on the link below which will take you to the website where you can access information and advice from the NHS Travel Website on the area you are travelling to.

Once you have this information please submit via the link below to E-Consult and one of our team will contact you to book an appointment if required. Choose I want treatment and advice from my practice.

https://devonporthealthcentre.webgp.com/show-travel-advice

Young People

If you are Under 16 and worried about seeing a doctor or nurse anything you say to one of the doctors or nurses will stay between you and them. They won't even tell your parents or any other family member. The only reason they will consider telling someone is to protect you and give you the right treatment.

But they will ALWAYS talk to you first. Confidentiality applies to everyone, even under16's.

The doctor or nurse will only ask you personal questions to help you; not judge you! The doctor or nurse has probably seen someone in a more difficult situation, so don't be embarrassed when talking to them. Always remember they are there to help you!

Non-NHS Services

Some services provided are not covered under our contract with the NHS and therefore attract charges. Examples include the following:

  • Medicals for pre-employment, sports and driving requirements (HGV, PSV etc.)
  • Insurance claim forms
  • Prescriptions for taking medication abroad
  • Private sick notes
  • Vaccination certificates

The fees charged are based on the British Medical Association (BMA) suggested scales and our reception staff will be happy to advise you about them along with appointment availability.

Test Results

Please ring after 14:00 for the results of tests.

Tests which were carried out within the surgery should be available within one week, dependent on the type of test. It is the patient’s responsibility to contact the surgery for “normal” results. If the doctor is concerned about any results they will contact you either by telephone or letter.

Tests which are carried out at hospital often take longer to be returned to the practice. Be patient with our staff if the test result is not available when you expect it. If the hospital clinician has any concerns they will contact you or the doctor here at the surgery to discuss them further.  

Please note that we do have a strict policy regarding confidentiality and data protection. In this respect we will only give out results to the person they relate to unless that person has given prior permission for their release or if they are not capable of understanding them.