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Services/Clinics

Minor Injuries Unit

There are no X-RAY facilities at Okehampton MIU

We run a Minor Injuries Unit from the surgery which is open Monday - Friday 8.15am - 6.00pm. For weekend minor injuries services please call NHS 111.

Minor Injuries can treat:

  • sprains and strains
  • minor burns and scalds
  • minor head injuries
  • insect and animal bites
  • minor eye injuries
  • injuries to the back, shoulder and chest

For our MIU nurses to be able to see you, your injury must be no longer than 3 days old. 

We can not see infections in minor injuries. If you are concerned you have an infection please call one of our patient service advisors on 01837 52233 who will add you to the triage list. 

Long-Term Condition Clinics 

Patients who have any of the following long-term conditions are invited to attend regular reviews (annually). These reviews consist of a physical assessment which is with one of our Health Care Assistant who will take your blood pressure, pulse, a blood test and foot check (if diabetic). They will also discuss with you your general health. Depending on the results of this initial consultation, you may then be invited for a follow up appointment with one of our long-term condition nurses. 

Cervical Smear Test

These should be performed at regular intervals. Every 3 years for 25-49 year olds and every 5 years for 50-64 year olds. 

You will be sent a letter inviting you for your smear test when it is due. If you think you are overdue or haven't received an invite then you can always contact the surgery on 01837 52233. 

For more information visit NHS Cervical Screening

Chaplaincy Service

If you are experiencing significant loss or dramatic change it may be that you would appreciate support in coming to terms with your new circumstances or it may just be that you want to talk to someone about matters of faith. The Chaplain to the Medical Centre is the Rev’d Stephen Cook. Stephen will see you in the Medical Centre. Your doctor or nurse may have suggested you speak to him, or you can self-refer. Appointments are for 45 minutes. The chaplain will not have access to your medical records and is not medically trained. To contact Stephen directly please email: scook9673@aol.com or call 01837 659297.

Child Health Surveillance

When baby is 6 weeks of age they should have a 6 week check which is carried out by a GP, this is normally combined with the mothers 6 week postnatal check. From then on the health visitor will carry on doing regular checks up until the child is 5 years of age. You will need to contact the surgery to make this appointment. 

We recommend all babies/children are up to date with their vaccinations. The vaccination schedule starts at 8 weeks for baby and you will receive an invitation to those and any further vaccinations that you child requires, you will need to make an appointment with the surgery for these. 

To find out more information on child health visit our Child Health Self-Help Page

Contraception

Here at the Medical Centre we offer a range of contraceptive services, including emergency contraception (morning after pill). 

We offer coil and implant fitting/removal as well as the injection and all forms of the contraceptive pill. 

If you would like to discuss which form of contraception would best suit you, you can contact us via Klinik to speak with one of the GPs/Clinicians. Or for more information you can visit the NHS Contraception Info Page

Wellbeing Coordinator

The practice has access to a Wellbeing Coordinator who can assist with social prescribing. The Wellbeing Coordinator can signpost patients to services within the community to support them with non medical problems. Please speak to your GP or nurse if you feel this service would be of benefit to you.