Clinics & Services
Well Person Healthcheck
These are carried out by the practice nurse and include checks for raised blood pressure, kidney disease and diabetes as well as advice regarding weight, diet and smoking. Cervical smears, blood cholesterol and ECGs are offered when appropriate.
Dr Payne, Dr Gibb, Dr Bowyer and Dr Pike carry out minor surgical procedures at the surgery by appointment and the doctors will be happy to advise you on this.
Phlebotomy (blood tests)
We are pleased to announce our Phlebotomy service has now been brought back 'in house'. This means we can offer blood taking appointments to patients every day of the week and also that patients no longer have to wait at the open clinic we had in the past.
Appointments with our Healthcare Assistants, Paula, Suzanne, Juliet & Lyanne are available Monday to Thursday from 8.30am to 5.00pm and on Friday mornings and can be made up to 4 weeks in advance. Patients requested by their GP to have a blood test done on a more urgent basis may be offered an alternative appointment where necessary.
Smoking Cessation Help
You can be referred by your GP to the Health Trainers for one-to-one therapy. Advice is also available from the practice nurses.
Yellow Fever vaccinations
South Molton Medical Centre is now an authorised and licensed yellow fever vaccination centre. Currently the Yellow Fever vaccine is on allocation to practices and may be in short supply. Please contact the practice as soon as possible to ensure we have vaccine in stock for your travel needs.
Please make an appointment at least eight weeks in advance of your holiday to ensure adequate cover. A charge will be made for certain immunisations and vaccinations which are not covered by the NHS. A list of these charges is held at reception.
Medical Examinations – not part of the NHS
We offer a wide range of medical examinations e.g. HGV, PSV and Insurance medicals. Your appointments for these MUST be made with your own Doctor. These are not covered by the NHS and we charge rates recommended by the British Medical Association. Up to date prices are available from reception. Drs letters, holiday cancellations, Insurance forms, all carry a fee. (min £18) Please check before booking an appointment or requesting completion of forms what your fee will be.